“I have not been compensated for this post. All opinions are mine and mine alone. This post is sponsored by Winning Moves Games”
When I make my boys unplug from the video games or tablets, they usually head right for the board games. At 8 and 11 years old, they tend to get bored easily, so I try to add new games to our collection so they can mix things up. Winning Moves Games offered to send me two games to review and the boys were thrilled to have something new and exciting to play.
In 1995, Mike Meyers, Tom Kremer, Phil E. Orbanes, and Alex Randolph, all successful professionals in the game industry, created Winning Moves USA. During its first year, the company created close relationships with other major gaming companies including Hasbro, Inc. Over time, it has become well-known for producing variants of popular games including Monopoly: The Mega Edition.
Winning Moves Games offers a large selection of games for kids and adults. From classic card games to adult puzzles, they have something to suit any age and any skill level. Some of the company’s best-selling games include Rubik’s® Cube, Scattergories® Categories and Pass The Pigs® Big Pigs™.
Winning Moves Games was generous enough to send me Sunk! and Rubik’s Triamid to check out.
With Sunk! Players add water to a cup floating inside the Sunk Tank a drop at a time without causing it to sink. You fill the tank halfway with water and place the cup inside. Players then roll the die to determine how many drops of water they will add to the cup. One side of the die has a “C.” If a player rolls the “C,” they pick a challenge card. These challenges require the player to perform a specific action while adding the drops of water. For example, one card reads “close one eye while pouring 3 drops.” The first person to sink the cup while adding drops of water is eliminated. You can end the game at this point, or empty the float cup and continue until there is only one player left. Designed for ages 10 and up, it accommodates 2 or more players. You can purchase it on the Winning Moves Games website for $15.95.
This game is a little tricky at first if you are as uncoordinated as I am. I tend to pour more than indicated and manage to sink the cup rather quickly. My boys are better at pouring the required amount of drops and they beat me every time. They love this game and my oldest even took it to the neighbors to play with his friends. My favorite thing about this game is that it is so easy to play. I do not have to search the instructions continuously to brush up on the rules.
Winning Moves put a geometric twist on the classic Rubik’s Cube to offer the Rubik’s Triamid. This puzzle features 10 individual pieces, four joining sections, and four colorful sides that you can solve. The goal is to get one color on each side. Designed to introduce players to basic geometric and engineering concepts, it also offers hands-on tactile experience. It is designed for players ages 8 and up and it is available on the website for $17.95.
If you are like me and refuse to give up on something until you are successful, you will spend hours and hours with this puzzle. It is challenging and at times, exasperating. I still have not figured it out. My 11-year-old is a huge Rubik’s Cube fan, so it came as no surprise that he loved this puzzle as well. He has not solved it yet either, but he has come closer than I have. This Rubik’s Triamid is ideal for taking in the car, especially on long trips to keep the boys entertained.
Both of the games were a big hit with our entire family. The Triamid was a little too challenging for my 8-year old, but he keeps trying to solve it. We will definitely be checking out Winning Moves Games to pick up some more games to add to our collection.
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