Are you a game playing family? We are and we recently were blessed to review some new games form USAopoly. We received two games, Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game and Tapple: Fast Word Fun for Everyone. These are so much fun y’all!
Wonky – a reasoning, critical thinking game that requires patience and a steady hand. The object of the game is to stack all 9 blocks OR use all of your cards in your hand first – as long as the blocks stay stacked, you win!
The game contains 9 blocks – blue, green, purple – in three sizes – small, medium, large. Each block has 4 flat, straight sides, and 2 slightly curved sides. This makes for some fun stacking! There is also a set of cards from which you are dealt a hand of cards. Each card has instructions on it and you must chose the card that you are able to use in the block stack. If for some reason you cannot use a card from your hand, you must take another card from the pile.
Some of the card examples:
- large purple block
- choose any color, any size block
- skip play
- reverse play, player that plays next draws another card
- small green block
- and sooooo many more!
If you add a block to the stack and the stack falls over, well, grab another card from the deck and go again!
Seriously, so frustrating, so crazy, so silly, so wonky and So. Much. Fun!
Tapple – a word game that requires quick thinking and speediness. If you have ever played a word game, this will be a fun one for you! The object of the game is to identify a word pertaining to the subject card that has been chosen. Once you have a word, click the corresponding first letter of the word on the Tapple wheel, then hit the big red timer button in the middle to pass the turn to the next player. If you are the last person left, you win!
Oh, and you have to come up with a word in 10 seconds, no big deal!
The game contains a wheel with letters of the alphabet on it and subject cards. The game requires 4 AA batteries to operate the timer.
Some of the subject cards:
- things in a bedroom
There are two sides of the subject cards, some easier than others. It makes it more difficult to come up with words when the subject is obscure, but then it also makes it more challenging to come out the winner!
It is some serious fun and requires you to know a lot of words in an amazing amount of subjects. It is a fantastic game for lovers of words. This game is for ages 8 and up and proficiency in reading is extremely helpful.
Well, we have a hard time finding games that the whole family can play. Since we have a wide range of ages, this is sometimes more difficult that I would like. Some other board games are too young for the teenager, and then some are too difficult for the almost 8 year old.
The game Wonky is fun for everyone in our house, even Joseph (almost 8 years old) can play. We had so much fun playing this one! It is challenging and can go on for a very long time. The second game that the kids and I played, no joke, went on for an hour! Stack, fall, pick more cards, giggle, laugh, groan, stack, pick more cards….over and over and over. So. Much. Fun. By far our favorite game to play as a family!
The game Tapple is a bit harder to love in my house because the youngest cannot play yet, as he is still a fledgling reader and speller. Come to think of it, even Ana has a hard time (as shown in the video above) with some of the words too. The quickness of the game sometimes makes us forget how to spell! With practice this might become one of our favorites, but not as of today. This is more a grown up kind of game at the moment. Sounds like a good time could be had with all adults – maybe we will try that some time!
Overall, this was an amazing review and we are so pleased that we were chosen to get these fun family games from USAopoly! Good clean family fun that even our youngest can enjoy.
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Oh my gosh y’all, go get these games! One more time, They Are So Much Fun!
Visit again soon to see what other reviews we have on the docket.
In His Grace.