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LearningRx Charlottesville Reviews Chickapig Game

Chickapig LearningRx Charlottesville

Reviewed by LearningRx Charlottesville What it is: This engaging table-top board game is easy to learn but will challenge thinkers of any age! Players compete to be the first to direct their chicken-pig hybrids across a board through their goal while impeding opponents’ chickapigs and avoiding consequences from the pooping cow. Brain Benefits: Attention, logic & reasoning, working… read more

LearningRx Reviews the Exploratorium Website

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Exploratorium is actually a public learning laboratory in San Francisco, but the website itself also helps kids, teens and adults explore the world through science, art and human perception. Brain Benefits: logic & reasoning, visual processing, working memory, auditory processing, attention What I love: The website has more than… read more

Scrabble

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: Perhaps my all-time favorite board game, Scrabble is a word-lover’s dream! Scrabble may be a bit more of a generational icon, ranking at the top of the list for fun for those of us who grew up without cell phones, tablets and computers. So for those handful of people who… 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

UNO

Reviewed by Wendy What it is: [Mattel product description] UNO™ is the classic and beloved card game that’s easy to pick up and impossible to put down! Players take turns matching a card in their hand with the current card shown on top of the deck either by color or number. Special action cards deliver game-changing moments as… read more

Avalon

Reviewed by Mark Sherrill What it is: “Easy to learn, impossible to master” is a great way to describe this card game.  While the rules are easy to learn, other players are not.  Players are allowed to be cunning so that they are not caught; meaning they can lie, misrepresent and mislead other players.  Players are… read more

Ninety-nine or Bust

Reviewed by Kim What it is: [from Legendary Games site}: Quick…what is twenty-four plus seven? What’s seven plus six? Ninety-Nine or Bust card game adds up to fast-paced fun. Players take turns adding number cards to the count pile’ the count can quickly raise or lower at the flip of a card. Keep the count curbed at 99… read more