board game

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

Clue

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Love detective games? Clue is one of those classic murder mysteries wrapped up into a board game. In the American version, players must try to determine who killed Mr. Boddy, which weapon was used to kill him, and in which room of the mansion he was killed. One card from… read more

Guess Who?

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [Amazon product description] The beloved 1980’s version of the classic mystery face game is back! There’s a mystery person on your opponent’s card. Can you find the matching face in the crowd? Start with your game full of silly-looking characters. Then ask the right questions to eliminate the wrong faces! Does your person… 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

Cathedral Wood Strategy Game

Reviewed by Syndee Howgate, LearningRx Sugar Land and Houston-Clear Lake What It Is: [Family Games America product description] A multi-award-winning strategy game that has been a favourite world wide for over 30 years. Played within a medieval walled city, Cathedral™ is a top notch strategic game of power and position where rivals strategically battle to place all of… read more

Ticket to Ride Europe

Reviewed by Syndee Howgate, LearningRx Sugar Land and Houston-Clear Lake What It Is: [Amazon product description] Get ready for a train adventure as you travel across Europe with Ticket to Ride – Europe, the new edition of the worldwide hit from Days of Wonder. From Edinburgh to Constantinople and from Lisbon to Moscow, the game will take… read more

Q-bitz

Reviewed by Joan Emerson, LearningRx Shreveport What it is:  [Amazon product description] Mindware’s Q-bitz is a visual challenge game that employs a litany of cognitive skills, including spacial and pattern recognition, organization, hand eye coordination, quick decision making, and a sharp memory. Q-bitz is a 3 round game. Round 1 is all about speed as players… read more

Color Clash

Reviewed by Becky Frankenfeld, LearningRx Milwaukee-Brookfield What It Is: [Amazon product description] Race to find the correct tile as the colors clash in your mind! Each of the 36 Color Clash tiles has 3 Attributes: A Picture of different color chameleons, a Word that refers to a specific color, and a Color that the Word is… read more

Othello

Reviewed by Nicole Rotondella, LearningRx Red Bank What it is: [Toys-R-Us product description] A minute to learn…. a lifetime to master! The Internationally acclaimed two player strategy game. Can you out-think your opponent? Trap and capture your opponent by placing your disks on the board. “Sandwich” at least one of your opponent’s pieces to turn their disk to… read more

Cirplexed

Reviewed by Suzi Donovan, LearningRx Santa Rosa What it is: [MindWare Product Description] Cirplexed is the quick-start game where strategy comes full circle. Everyone plays at the same time, drawing and matching up tiles to construct the most solid-color circles on his or her game board. It takes visual thinking and 360° of strategy to maximize your score.… read more