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nicoletergeist {Social Gamer} Dec 3rd, 2016
“Creative game for kids”

I played this with my kids at the Boys and Girls Club. It was one of the few games I would allow them to play during power hour because it got their creative problem solving and critical thinking skills going. One of the best parts about bringing this game to a place where pieces get lost easily is that the pieces can really be anything! If a pom pom got lost, I could replace it with a tile, or a block, or a marble! It was fun to watch what the kids would come up with. I definitely recommend it in either a family or education setting.

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nicoletergeist {Social Gamer} Dec 3rd, 2016
“Candyland for adults”

Much like Candyland, Tokaido involves very little skill. Due to the many different cards and little pieces, it can be hard to explain, but is pretty easy to pick up once you play it once.

I find this game best to play with a few friends in the middle of the day with some tea. It’s definitely not a game for a raucous party night.

Tokaido is very relaxing and has beautiful artistry. It is perfect if you want to chill out and have something to do while having a nice conversation. If you are looking for a competitive game you might lose a few friends over, this is not the game for you!

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nicoletergeist {Social Gamer} Dec 3rd, 2016
“Quick-thinking random knowledge”

I have played this game several times with friends at game nights and it is a great game to start out the night with! You have a stack of cards with words and symbols on them. The stack is upside-down and on your turn, you flip over one. If your symbol matches the symbol of someone else’s card, you shout out something that THEIR card describes. For instance, for “astronaut”, you would said “Buzz Aldrin!” or “Sally Ride!” And then you get that card. The object is to get the biggest pile of cards. It gets fun and difficult, though, when a card gets picked up and then the symbol and word underneath is revealed, which is then in play, and can trigger a domino effect of shouting and card grabbing!

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nicoletergeist {Social Gamer} Dec 3rd, 2016
“Surprisingly fun and simple”

I played this game with my cousin for the first time a few years ago and was skeptical at first, but then found myself on the fourth or fifth round and getting really into it. It is fun and very easy to learn-I got it after only a round or two. It’s one of those games you have to learn by playing.

Love letter serves as a great “warm-up” games at game nights, or filler game when waiting for your food at a restaurant, etc.

It’s important with love letter to get the right amount of players. You technically can play with 2 players, but four is the best amount in my opinion. The price point is also just right. Who doesn’t love a good game for under 10 bucks?!

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nicoletergeist {Social Gamer} Dec 3rd, 2016
“The easiest way to lose a friend ”

I have played this game since I was a kid. It is a favorite at family reunions, dinner parties, and other get-togethers. Scrabble takes a fair amount of time to play, but does not dominate the entire evening by taking hours and hours.

This game is easy to learn (hence playing as a kid), although somewhat hard to score. Fun for the whole family, especially the wordsmith know-it-alls. Very good social game until someone gets all consonants or makes up a word.

Scrabble would make a great present for a relative who is a librarian, english teacher, or just likes word games. The pieces also make great crafting materials if you don’t like the game!

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