One thing my family loves to do but definitely doesn’t do often enough is to play games. But one reason we may not play often enough is because of how I am during games. I may get a little competitive and I may throw cards and hit hands when I don’t get my way … but it’s all in good fun, right?! … Oh, my poor family.
My kids are 4 and 6 so they’re definitely younger but for the past couple of years, I’ve made my 6 year old play most games on her own and she likes it that way anyway. And now that she can read the instructions almost entirely by herself, she is really becoming good at games so despite the recommended ages on games, she still plays most games with us. My 4 year old likes to play as well but he is a lot more ADD about it and has a hard time sitting through an entire game without getting up and finding some cars to move around instead.
We received Grandpa Beck’s 4 games for free so we could write a little about them and let me tell you, these have been a great addition to our collection!
Cover Your Assets
Cover Your Assets is a fun game that is quick to play where you are matching cards and trying to collect the most money. This one was an easy game for my kids to play because it was matching cards. Unfortunately for them, there was very little strategy but that didn’t stop my 6 year old from winning our first game anyway. We have a lot of fun with this one and when we’re in a rush, we change the dollar goal a bit to get through the game quicker.
This is a fun one but was definitely the hardest for me to understand and it mostly went over the kids’ heads but once you get it, this is one of the most fun games! It’s full of tricks, bids, and fun pirate cards. Take a look at the video below to see how it’s played.
Nuts About Mutts
This is the kids’ favorite game and is also geared towards slightly younger children. Players match colors, numbers, and dog breeds and there are some fun other cards so you can make other players gain more cards or gain more cards yourself (which you don’t want to do). Our family loves this one and it stays in my bag most days so we can play when we’re sitting around, waiting for something to happen. This is definitely a twist off of a few other well-known games.
Especially for all of you golf fans out there, this is a fun game. You want the lowest score, just like in golf, and it’s a game of strategy (another one that my kids didn’t get yet my 4 year old still won our first game). I like this game because of its simplicity and math benefits (for the little ones).
If you’re looking for a way to bring your family together on game night or some fun games to play with friends, I’d recommend trying these. Our family absolutely loves them! You may be able to find them in stores in Washington, Oregon, or Utah or you can order them on Amazon.