Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mille Bornes

While shopping at Target this weekend I found Mille Bornes with the card games. It looks a little different than my copy and doesn't seem to have the French words on the cards.

Here's how you play: The object of the game is to reach exactly 1,000 miles. On your turn place a distance card to reach your goal. There are also five different types of hazard cards to slow down or stop other players during their trip(flat tire, out of gas, accident, stop light, and speed limit.) There are five safety cards to protect you from the hazards for the rest of the game. There are also remedy cards to cancel the effect of the hazard card that your kind opponent placed on your pile to keep you from winning.

You can also play this as teams, helping each other out to win the game. My kids love this game and it's easy to understand as you play.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Candy Land

Candyland. Wikipedia describes it as, "a simple racing board game. It is among the first board games played by American children as it requires no reading and minimal counting skills."
Yes, I would call it a fun game to play as a child, but can I poke my eyes out? I don't mind the game, really I don't. It's quite fun, until you get one of the cards that sends you back to a location. Then there's the dots that leave you stuck in the swamps until you draw that color again. Fortunately in 2004 they changed the dots to licorice and you only lose one turn. As you can see, sometimes the games drags on forever.
This game is hidden in the game closet at home, and I must confess, I dread when someone picks it out to play. Funny it's the 3 year old's favorite game to play. Maybe it should be saved for days when the babysitter comes.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition

Monopoly. Who doesn't know how to play?? Who doesn't love the game? The Electronic Banking Unit is enticing, but I just didn't like it. Maybe it's because this version of Monopoly is too much like life. No paper money. Just swipe the card to make all transactions. I just never knew how much money I had, but was always willing to say, "I'll buy it!" Fun game, still love Monopoly, but I want to handle the money when I play.