Monday, April 4, 2011

Blue Orange Games

We are a big fan of having a game night in our house. Game night could be anything from telling each other stories to building sculptures. It just means spending time together. My husband works, and I am a stay at home mom, so for him, watching her play games is a great way to show how she is developing and learning. I am constantly on the look-out for games that will be fun for all of us, while helping to educate our child. Zimbbos by Blue Orange, perfectly fits my criteria.
Refreshing and amusing, this stacking game can be played alone or team up with up to 4 players. Help those smiling little elephants to get piled up and create an originally shaped pyramid. Each player throws the die to find out how many elephants have to be placed on the pyramid, respecting the numerical order turn after turn. If the die shows a star, you get to chose between a joker (clown, bear, gorilla or a lion) or a balancing bar. You win if you place the elephant number 10 on the top of the pyramid and the pyramid stays up, it goes without saying.

We played for so long. I thought it was wonderful to try and get her to stack according to number. We even continued stacking them to see if we could get all of the pieces one on top of another, without having our "tower" fall. It was great fun. I love that the pieces are wood (no plastic in this game). I even caught my daughter using one of the elephants as a animal for another game. It got us together, and she was learning without even realizing it. Blue Orange games are so much fun, with choices for any age group. Blue Orange often wins coveted toy awards. They are an eco-friendly company, and they plant two trees for every tree used to create their wooden games. What's not to love?!

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