I have said this before, but family game night is something we really enjoy and value. There is nothing better than spending time together giggling and laughing, especially if it involves a bowl of popcorn:) We love trying new games, so when we received a couple games from Thinkfun to play and review we were really excited. If your kids love brain teasers, puzzles and logic games then they will love the following games created by ThinkFun!
The first games we tried was Thinkfun Mini Mouth. This multi-player game is a great way to help kids build vocabulary, improve reading skill and work on their spelling. It is a fast paced word race game where the object is to be the first player to say a word that includes the turned over letters.
We spent most of our time giggling at the silly words the kids came up with. My favorite letter combinations were “z,r,u” or “k,x”. Simply because my kids have no reservations about just saying whatever come to mind. Mini Mouth is a a great compact game that is all about learning while kids are giggling and having fun.
Being a travel game, it is the perfect size to keep in the car or purse. This is a fun way to encourage your kids to flex their vocabulary muscles no matter where you are. The game comes with 26 playing tiles (Letter A-Z) and a handy little storage bag. I also love that it is affordable.
The next game we played was ThinkFun UnHinged. It is a fun pocket sized brain teaser that is challenging no matter your puzzle solving skills. It is a clever puzzle that includes a little booklet of 40 puzzle challenges that increase difficulty from beginner to expert. You recreate the challenges by folding and unfolding various hinged blue and white hexes.
My kids love brain-teasers and thinking games, so they jumped right in with this challenge. This game is designed to be played as a single player, however my kids turned it into a fun family challenge. They set a timer and we tried to “beat the clock.” When the time was up the puzzle was passed on to the next player to see if they could solve it before the time ran out. For our house, the timer was a fun way to get the whole family involved in playing and it built a little excitement.
Since it is compact and all one-piece (plus the challenge book) it would be perfect for long car rides, on the plane, or in general just on the go. I love that there are no little pieces to loose!
I would love to hear what your favorite way to spend family night is. Do you enjoy playing games together, and if so what are your favorites?
Disclosure: I received a free product from the sponsor to review. I received no monetary compensation and my opinions are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor.