*I have been compensated for this post in the form of a product. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Goliath Games sponsored this post*
Between sports, swimming lessons, camps, and other activities, it gets hectic around my house during the summer months. With so much going on, we tend to forget how important it is to spend time together as a family. To guarantee we have that time together, we have dedicated one evening a week to family game night. Along with strengthening our relationships, playing board games also helps improve memory, build cognitive skills, and reduce stress. I love that we experience all of these benefits — while having fun! Needless to say, we were excited to check out some of the upcoming releases from Goliath Games. They have a great selection of puzzles and games for all ages.
Get the kids involved in some out-of-this-world fun with Pop Rocket. Place the Rocket in the middle of the table, pull the string, and place your catchers where you think the stars will land. You better move quickly however, because you have only seconds until take off. When the rocket launches, stars shoot into the sky and if you are lucky, they will land in your catchers. The player to catch enough stars to fill their constellation first wins the game! This 2 to 4 player game is suitable for ages 4 and up.
Since this game involves more luck than skill, it is perfect for the little kids. My boys are both a bit too old for it, but before long, my toddler will be able to play. The game takes only a few minutes to set up and since the rules are pretty simple, it is easy to learn. It also goes fast, which is nice since the little ones tend to get bored rather quickly. The game is a great teaching tool for learning colors.
Kids Know Best
Do your kids think they know more than you? If so, put them to the test with a friendly game of Kids Know Best. With over 1,000 questions, it covers a variety of topics and the team that answers enough correctly wins the game. Watch out though, there are special spaces on the board that will either help you advance or send you backwards. This game is for 2 to 4 players ages 6 and up.
My boys are know-it-alls, so they absolutely love this game. The questions range in difficulty, but there are plenty that even the younger players can answer. Some examples are:
Who is the villain in the movie “Frozen?”
What animal only eats bamboo?
This game is great family entertainment and the boys and I really enjoyed playing. The boys are very competitive with each other and they like to play this game to try to prove they are the “smarter” brother.
Be sure to bring your wits with you to the table when you sit down for a game of Kwirky. This fast-paced game for 3 or more players, ages 10 and up is quiz-based with the questions ranging from simple to impossible. There’s a catch though — the cards do not have the answers on them. You will know the answer to some, but on others, you will bluff your way through. Practice that poker face because if someone thinks you are bluffing, they will challenge you and the other players will help decide if you are correct. If you do answer correctly, you keep the card, but if not, you lose one. The player with the most cards in the end wins the game.
Kwirky is loads of fun. Since the answers are not on the cards, it is more about sounding confident with your answer, even if it is wrong. The game extremely entertaining, especially when you think a player is bluffing. My boys enjoy bluffing entirely way too much and they sometimes give the wrong answer just to see if I catch it. Since you decide the length of game play, this game is perfect for nights when you are short on time.
i-Top puts a new, exciting twist on an old classic. The high-tech top has a light up display and it keeps track of the number of spins. There are over 10 ways to play, so the fun never stops. Spin it an exact number of times to see special animals or challenge a friend and see who scores higher. i-Top is recommended for ages 7 and up.
The i-Top is vastly different from the tops I played with as a kid. It uses smart technology to light up as it spins and it displays numbers and various graphics. The boys played with this for hours after we opened the package. They had a blast not only watching it spin around the house, but also competing with each other. The top folds, which is perfect for storing or carrying it.
Since 1980, Goliath Games has specialized in toys and games that encourage people to spend quality time together. In 2014, Goliath acquired Pressman Toys and the two companies continue to operate as separate entities.