Saturday, December 4, 2010

Great Learning Tools...Games

This Thanksgiving, Little Guy played his first ever Monopoly game with Daddy. He is hooked. He has always loved games. Counting money, planning strategies and taking turns are some skills that are 'caught' as opposed to 'taught' while playing. Little Guy is only six but he has a few favorites already:
  • Battleship
  • Monopoly
  • Uno
  • Trouble
  • Memory
  • Banagrams(we bend the rules here)
  • crazy eights
  • Guess Who
I came across this one the other day. This creative game is funny, but if I think too hard about it, I may cry.

This homeschooling family obviously has some insight into our current economic climate. Bailout The Game is available for only $7.99 and has been out for about a year. I am not sure how successful it has been, but I think it could be a great tool. It would be nice if each member of congress, the President and his cabinet had this game. Perhaps they could 'catch' some important principles they missed along the way. 

This could be the gift to give to the family member who has everything. If $7.99 is too steep for you, they make a card game for $4.99. 

Does your family have some favorites?
Do you use games in your homeschooling?
I would love some suggestions for games to play with mixed ages, 6 to adult. I'm ready for some new games.

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Gretta said...

What a unique game and I have never heard of it before! As a Mom to 4 kids, some of their current favorites to play are Pictureka, the card game Sorry Revenge, Sequence Numbers board game and Snorta (well, Snorta is actually a big family favorite).

TerriG said...

Gretta: I have never heard of any of these. We do love Sorry, we play it as Sorry in the hand. I'll have to look for Sorry Revenge.