I have been compensated for this post in the form of a product. All opinions are mine and mine alone. This post is sponsored by Winning Moves Games.
As the kids get older, it becomes increasingly important to me that we spend quality time together as a family. This is easier said than done as everyone has different interests and hobbies. One thing we do have in common however, is that we all love a good board game or puzzle. Breaking out the games for family night is one sure-fire way to get my kids away from their devices and interacting with me. Winning Moves Games offered to send me one of their new games, Cranium® Cadoo and a Rubik’s® Junior Bear to try and I jumped at the chance to expand our family collection.
Winning Moves Games was founded in 1995 by four successful game industry professionals: Mike Meyers, Tom Kremer, Phil E. Orbanes, and Alex Randolph. Over the years, they formed beneficial relationships with major gaming companies such as Hasbro. Winning Moves works with marketers and developers to continue providing games and puzzles that keep players engaged. They carry a wide selection to meet the needs of any age and skill level. One of their most popular games is Scattergories® Categories.
Cranium Cadoo, a spin-off of the popular Cranium game, has players puzzling, sketching, sculpting, acting, and code-cracking. Players roll the die then choose a card from the designated deck and follow the instructions. Solo cards instruct players to do simple tasks such as answering a question and if successful before time runs out, the player puts a token anywhere on the board. The combo cards involve having the player do a physical activity like sculpt something from clay. With these cards, the other players have to guess what the player is trying to create before time runs out. The first player to guess correctly places one of their tokens on the board. The first player to receive four in a row wins! A winning row must have at least one solo card.
Cranium Cadoo is designed for 2 or more players ages 7 and up.
The game includes:
- Game board
- 2 decks of challenge cards
- 1 custom die
- 40 plastic tokens
- Red decoder mask
- Modeling clay
- Sketch pad
You can find the game on the Winning Moves website for $25.95.
I played this game with the boys and they loved it. It was different from anything they have ever played and it was incredibly fun. They had to mold different items with the clay, draw things, scavenge for items, and so much more. It definitely keeps them engaged and they enjoy doing all of the little tasks on the cards. Cranium Cadoo will keep the entire family entertained and it’s perfect for game nights. It is also easy to play, which is a huge plus in my book.
The Rubik’s Junior Bear is ideal for the little puzzle solvers in your life. It stands just over 4.5″ tall and has an easy grip that is perfect for a child’s hands. The 3 x 2 x 1 puzzle is simple to solve and kids love the adorable look. It is great for encouraging fine motor and problem solving skills. The Rubik’s Junior Bear is recommended for players 4 and up. You can find it on the Winning Moves Games website for $12.95.
My boys love the Rubik’s Cube, but so far, it has stumped them. They get so frustrated, yet they continue to play with it. This is why I was excited to review the Rubik’s Junior Bear. While the cube teaches them so many valuable skills, it has not given them a sense of accomplishment and I knew the bear would do just that. As soon as it arrived, the boys were eager to try it out. They liked the fun design and how easy it was to twist and turn. By the end of the evening, they both solved it! Now they take turns trying to solve it while timing each other to see who is the fastest. The Rubik’s Junior Bear is definitely a must-have.