If you’ve been a reader of Southern Girl Ramblings a while, you know that my family loves playing games. We have game nights when we can and own a couple video game consoles. I personally love board games because they allow us to spend quality time together. Because of this, I was excited to receive four Marina Games to review.
All of the games we received from Marina Games were entertaining. Two were geared for young children, which made them perfect to play with the kiddo. The other two were more for adults. James and I have been playing them together after our son is in bed, and we plan to play them at our next family game night when my mom and/or sister come over.
Let’s take a look at each game, shall we?
Marina Games Review
This game is like the card game, Rummy, combined with Dominos. It involves placing tiles against each other to create sets or runs (making it like the card game). The object of the game is to accumulate the most points and be the one who runs out of tiles first. It took a little referring to the instructions as we played the first time, but now it’s easy and we enjoy playing every few nights.
I really enjoyed playing Crossword Cubes. I love word games like Scrabble and Words with Friends, so I guess there was no doubt that I would like this one! There are 13 lettered die that you roll and then make words from. This game comes in a tiny box so it’s perfect for travel!
Frogs on a Lily Pad
This game is designed for ages 3-7, but since the kiddo already knows how to count to 10, I was sure he’d like it. The game involves a spinner, cards that, when face down, are used as the “pond”, and when flipped over show a random number of frogs. The players take turns spinning the spinner and collecting cards from the pond that correspond to the numbers on the spinner.
In the end, the one with the most frogs wins! It’s definitely a fun game for those learning their numbers and the idea of counting. At just 2 years old, the kiddo enjoyed it and asks to play “Frogs” almost every day!
My Grocery List
My Grocery List is another geared for young children. It’s a memory game taken to another level, as you have to fulfill your shopping list by putting all the items you need in your basket. Sawyer is still getting the hang of this one, but he likes to go shopping for “go-shees” so playing the game at home has been fun for him!
BUY IT: Check out these games, as well as others offered by Marina Games, on their website, marinagames.com.
I would personally like to thank Marina Games for offering these games for review, as well as sponsoring the upcoming “Family Entertainment Extravaganza” giveaway event. If you want to win the four games above for yourself, be sure to check back Sunday to enter!