Three New Fun Games for Kids Review
Powered by Mom Blog shares another fun post from our reviewer Victoria!
Disney and Marvel have three new games that are sure to please your little one this summer. Take a look at the new games we received:
Recommended for ages 3+.
This matching game was very easy for the littlest ones because several of the same tile were included. Instead of the standard two for each tile, there were three, or more, matches for each picture. Multiple tiles increased their matching odds when playing with a full setup. It also allows young players to enjoy the game when a tile, or so, goes missing – just play with a smaller number of tiles and they don’t notice the difference.
This game was a hit with my youngest bunch. Even my one year-old toddler girl, enjoys playing with her older brother AND can successfully find matches on her own!
Marvel Matching is available online at Amazon.
Recommended for ages 3+.
My nine year-old loves playing her Frozen Matching game with everyone in the house. She is known for including everyone and takes great delight in the entire process no matter who wins.
The tiles included with this game are a greater difficulty than that of the Marvel Matching Game discussed above. Each character has multiple tiles with different scene images. This means there is one matching set for each image, with approximately, five sets per main character. Why does this make this game more difficult? It may be easy to remember where you last saw the character, but it is much more difficult to remember which character’s image you saw.
I think the difficulty level keeps older players interacting with the game. Everyone in my home enjoys playing it with my daughter because it doesn’t allow you to become bored or disinterested.
Frozen Matching is available online at Amazon.
Planes Sky Race Action Game:
Recommended for ages 4+. Game has 8 Stage Markers, a Leaderboard, Flight Control Tiles, Advance Racing Tiles.
My little guy really enjoyed playing this game. It is interactive and has the kids flying planes in several different ways. The difficulties of each stage is based upon weather and driving conditions. Examples: A “snow” Flight Control Tile requires the player to toss their plane while laying on their back. The “Breakdown” tile requires the player fly their plane with their eyes closed.
At first my guy was hesitant to do what the Flight Control Tiles instructed. He didn’t want to lay down and fly the plane, or any of the other flying prompts. To say “he wasn’t cooperative” would be an understatement, so I asked him to take a break with his plane while the bigger bunch showed him how they play the game. After seeing how much fun they were having following the instructions, he returned to join the rest of the group.
Quick Tip: If your little one is having difficulties following the rules, it may help if you demonstrate for them to better understand. This is especially helpful for young players and those with special needs.
*Note: He did continue to struggle with the concept of leaving his plane where it lands until everyone has completed the stage to determine the winner after all of the planes have flown. If you have a little one that is struggling to keep the plane on the floor, have that child participate in each stage last.
Planes Sky Race Action Game is a great game for the little ones. It is great for movement, following directions, and even a little hidden exercise. Find this game online at Target.
Planes in the Classroom:
Create a memorable day of learning for your students by using the Sky Race Action Game in your classroom. The game could be adapted using the Stage Markers and Flight Control Tiles only. Create your own Leaderboard on the classroom white board. Have children make paper planes while discussing the physics of flight. After the paper planes are complete, the class can play the game together.