Our designated family game night is every Saturday from 6-9 pm. As a parent I know family game nights are a great way to spend quality time at home and bond with our family. Did you know that family game nights are also a wonderful way to help kids develop certain skills that will eventually lead to better performance in school and prepare them for adulthood? Well it does, so I want to make sure we have the best family game nights ever. I start by getting the kids together, having all our favorite snacks to munch on, reinforcing some basic game playing rules, then we grab for some of our favorite family games from ThinkFun!!
Enjoy The Best Family Game Nights Ever With ThinkFun!!
We simply love ThinkFun! They are so much more than fun, their games empower minds through play. ThinkFun is the world’s leader in addictively fun games that stretch and sharpen your mind. From lighting up young minds to creating fun for the whole family, their innovative games make you think while they make you smile. We were sent 6 “funtastic” games that my whole family enjoy! Our ThinkFun package included the following games; Math Dice Chase, Yoga Spinner, Escape the Room, Back Spin, Code Master and Balance Beans.
Math Dice Chase– For ages 8 and Up, 2 or more players, this awesome game was designed to encourage STEM and creative thinking. Fabulous for helping my kiddos improve and sharpen their math skills while having the time of their lives! Math Dice Chase game is kind of like the hot potato game using numbers. Easy to play kids roll the dice, call out their number answer, and quickly pass the dice before they get caught with a second pair in front of them! It’s perfect for testing your kids ability to quickly do mental math. It comes with instructions, 2 Blue 12-Sided Dice, 2 Purple 12-Sided Dice and a really cool Game-Go Bag.
Escape the Room Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor– We love this mystery game, best for ages 10 and up, 3 or more players. This is an awesome game to invite friends over to play. Using logic and problem Solving everyone will be on edge. Can You Escape The Room?? Escape the Room games began as digital adventures and quickly turned into real-life events all around the world where players are locked in a room and must uncover clues and hidden objects to escape. ThinkFun’s version of Escape the Room allows you to bring all the excitement of these experiences into your very own home! You will have so much fun spending an evening working with family and friends solving puzzles, unlocking hidden clues, and unraveling the mystery of the Stargazer’s Manor.
Back Spin– if your kids are into brainteasers, then this is the game for them! This single player game is perfect for ages 8 and up. Logic and problem Solving is the object of this super fun game from ThinkFun. Your job is to scramble the colored balls, then figure out how to get them back into their matching slots on both sides. This Oppenheim Award winning puzzle is shaped like a flying saucer with two halves that you twist to pass balls from one side to the other. Back Spin might look simple at first, but this cleverly addictive puzzle could leave your head spinning!
Code Master-Do your kids love Minecraft as much as mine do? Code Master is a single player game for ages 8 and up, another wonderful Logic and problem solving game that makes programming fun by learning the basics without using a computer! In Code Master, the Avatar travels to an exotic world in search of power Crystals. Along the way, players use programming logic to navigate the Map. You must think carefully, in each level, only one specific sequence of actions will lead to success. Once all the Crystals are collected and land at the Portal, you win! Playing Code Master won’t just teach kids principles behind programming, they’ll also build planning, sequential reasoning and problem-solving skills.
Yoga Spinner– Yoga Spinner is a delightful introduction to yoga that encourages teamwork and healthy physical activity, exercising has never been more fun! Designed for ages 5 and up, 2 or More Players, kids will have a blast spinning the chart, stretching and twisting into all different types of Yoga positions.Yoga Spinner is a delightful introduction to yoga that encourages teamwork and healthy physical activity. Simple to play, Give the spinner a whirl and perform the pose on the corresponding Yoga Pose Card. If you can hold the pose for 10 seconds, you keep the card, and the first player to collect a card in each color wins! You’ll need a little luck and teamwork, and a bit more flexibility and balance to win this entertaining yoga game. Be sure to swing by the blog and read my full Yoga Spinner review!
Balance Beans– This bean-filled logic game is a fun way to introduce young learners to elementary algebra. Another fabulous logic and problem solving single player game for ages 5 and up. Balance Beans is a logic game and math game all in one. Kids simply set up the Red Beans according to the Challenge Card. Then carefully place the colorful Beans on the Seesaw to keep it from teetering. When they balance the Seesaw, they are actually balancing an equation! As the challenges get harder, kids rely less on trial and error, more on math and reasoning skills.
ThinkFun loves being the spark that ignites young minds, giving children an early learning advantage. All of these ThinkFun games are available at online and at most retail stores nationwide!
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