We first played Pictureka while visited my brother and sister-in-law in South Carolina. Nate fell in love with this game. When we were leaving, my sister-in-law gave it to him and he was thrilled. I will admit that when we have a game night, I always love it when this game comes out! It's a great version of "I spy" and really, truly, fun!
Blokus is a game Josh got for his birthday. It was recommended on another blog and got great reviews. I ordered it and hoped for the best. The boys love it and learned it quickly. I love this game because they are able to teach other people - they taught our little friends who come over how to play and they took it to their Grandparents and taught their Grandma how to play too! It goes really quick - and lets admit it folks, no one likes a game that lasts hours with kids!
I'll be honest, this is not my favorite game BUT the boys love it. Josh asked for this for Christmas about 4 years ago I believe. It is a true Chess game but one side has images on the board to help with moving and you use cards that tell you which piece to move and how to move it. It's a great way to learn the game. I just don't enjoy it because 1) I don't like Chess and 2) it does take a while to finish a game!
This was another birthday game! It had been on my list for a few years as a fun game to get and I finally picked it up for Josh. It's fun, active, and easy to play. It also goes fast. The balls are similar to ping pong balls - I thought they would be hard or something and was surprised at how easy they bounce into the squares.
This is another game from my Sister-in-Law and is fabulous for preschool/Kinders! It's a simple matching bingo style game. My boys will still pull this one out just fun.
Nate pick this game up at our AWANA fair last year. He loves cup stacking and this game didn't disappoint. The cups are small which makes the "race" more interesting as you try to stack your cups in the order shown on the cards and be the first to hit the bell. It is a stressful game HA! But just so much fun!