You’re out on the open ocean in the hot sun with crystal clear water lapping the sides of your wooden canoe. The bottom of your canoe crunches against the sand as you discover a new island rich with coconuts, fresh water, bamboo, precious stones, and mysterious tiki statues. The vibrant color and sun-soaked artwork of this game will immediately suck you into its island-exploring adventure setting! This one is perfect for children and families to play together or as a light-weight, warm-up game for heavy game nights.
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As a child, were you strangely obsessed with the classic Connect 4 game? I sure was! I wanted to play multiple times a day. I couldn’t form the concept then, but I loved the underlying strategic nature behind the simplicity of connecting four colored pieces in a row. I loved trying to predict what the other player would do, setting her up to do what I wanted her to do, and then delivering the final blow for the win. You will love the simple way that Brix ramps up and amplifies that strategy by adding a dimension to aligning color.
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A seed is planted, a young tree sprouts, its roots start to crawl deeper into the earth, its branches begin to reach toward the sky…then it gets crowded out by surrounding bigger trees and dies. =-( Your job is to be those bigger trees by hungrily soaking up the lion’s share of sunlight at the expense of other trees around you!
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Someone walking into a room while a game of Wink is in progress would find a group of intense, mostly silent players, all with smiles or smirks on their faces, scanning the other players’ eyes, back and forth, back and forth until someone erupts in laughter or yells in accusation! I don’t think I’ve ever laughed as hard playing a party game as I have when playing Wink.
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Doodle Quest is an insanely clever, creative game that breaks the bounds of the standard feature sets of 80% of kid games out there. It encapsulates a great combination of memory, spacial awareness, and creativity which I love watching my kids develop.
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