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Games tested by a 3-year-old...

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Earlier this week we hosted Family Game Time at the NW Library.  Everyone had so much fun!  One 3-year-old guy even played games for an entire hour - totally uninterrupted!  Here are the games that kept his attention:

Peek-a-Doodle-Do!, Ages 3+, 2-4 players  $22.99

As our young friend said, "this is a hunting game!"  In this memory game, players attempt to find all twelve eggs that are hiding under the chickens.  On your turn you'll pick a chicken and check under it for an egg, then put it back on a different nest.  If there's an egg, add it to the egg crate.  If not, you'll have to move your score keeper one spot, adding a crack to your egg.  Be the player with the fewest cracks at the end and you win!  

The kids loved looking under the chickens and making chicken noises.  The adults found the game trickier than you think.  Since the chickens move after each turn it's harder to keep track of the eggs than you think it will be.  

The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game!, Ages 3+, 2-4 players  $22.99

An oldie but a goodie, this game uses a spinner (!!!) and squirrel shaped tweezers (what? What?!)  On your turn spin the spinner to find out how many acorns you get to collect.  Be the first to collect an acorn of each color and you win!  But, watch out for sneaky squirrels!

Our game tester LOVED spinning the spinner.  Like really loved it.  Second love, the squirrel tweezers used to pick up the acorns.  Definitely a fun way to build hand-eye coordination.

Picture Bingo by Melissa & Doug, Ages 3+, 2-4 players  $7.99

The best part about this game is the push down spinner.  Push it down and watch it spin!  You can even test it out before buying.  Besides the spinner this is a pretty classic bingo/ matching game.  Spin the spinner, cover up that fruit on your board, be the first to get four in a row.  At only $7.99 this is an excellent buy.  Great for a camping trip or playing at a picnic in the park.

What games have you been playing lately?

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