all ages

Parcheesi

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Billed as “the royal game of India,” Parcheesi is old family board game that is still sold today. Supposedly, the game was first played in the United States in the late 1860s, but I remember it being really popular during my childhood (1970s and 1980s). The object is to… read more

Rory’s Story Cubes

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Feeling creative? Not feeling creative? Either way, Story Cubes can help! Story Cubes are dice with images (e.g., a turtle, a castle, a hot air balloon) printed on each face. They’re designed to spark creativity, and can be used by individuals, families or business groups or in the classroom to… read more

Battleship

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [Amazon product description] Take on your friends in head-to-head battles in the exciting naval combat game of Battleship! Search for your enemy’s ships on the high seas and eliminate them one by one. Do it fast, because they’ll be trying to destroy your fleet at the same time! The game’s realistic naval… read more

Chicken Shuffle

Reviewed by Syndee Howgate, LearningRx Sugar Land and Houston-Clear Lake What It Is: [SmartGames product description] From SmartGames, the worldwide leader in single player puzzle games, comes Chicken Shuffle. Slide the plastic pieces around the board until all of the eggs shown on the included challenge cards are covered by chickens. A bigger challenge than you might… read more

Simon

Reviewed by Katelyn Young, LearningRx Shreveport What it is: Simon is an electronic hand-held game featuring colorful lights that make musical sounds when you touch them. As the colors light up, the player must focus on the pattern they are shown and then repeat it back by touching those same colored lights. Players won’t want to… read more

Qwirkle

Reviewed by Suzi Donovan, LearningRx Santa Rosa What it is: [Amazon Product Description] TACTICAL STRATEGY: Featuring a massive amount of in-game choices, including three tiles each of thirty-six possible color-symbol combinations, Qwirkle is the perfect game to hone player’s tactical maneuvers, strategical planning, and forward thinking. Will you see the monolithic move that catapults you into first… read more

Bop It

Reviewed by Tanya What it is: Twist it, Bop it, and Pull it in the sequence the game tells you to! Bop it has many different versions, but all of them challenge your child to focus and make quick decisions.Bop it could be a LearningRx brain training procedure all by itself! I have purchased several Bop its… read more