We’ve brought you quite a few must-haves for 2018 but why stop there?!
Cayden’s new and recent thing is “can we play a board game?”… I have absolutely no problem saying “absolutely” every night he asks because at this age, anything keeping him off of electronics is a win in my book.
We’ve been circling between Pop The Pig, Build or Boom, Diggin’ Dino Bones and The Baby Beluga Game. The first two are pretty main stream games but the last two, man, if you haven’t heard about them, I’m here to tell you they are must-haves!
Diggin’ Dino Bones
Diggin’ Dino Bones is a puzzle game in which you “dig” through dirt cards in hopes of finding your dinosaurs pieces and you have the be the first to (correctly) assemble your dinosaur skeleton.
The game includes:
1 Game Board
36 Dinosaur Cards
8 Dirt Cards
8 Action Cards
In all honesty? The board is pointless. The puzzles don’t look like the dinosaurs on the board and you don’t utilize the board for anything. It just took up space we needed on the table to build our puzzles.
The Baby Beluga Game
In this game, you win by working together- not competing against one another.
If the name sounds familiar, you must be a Raffi fan! The Baby Beluga Game was created, cooperatively, by Raffi and fair-trade, indie game developer Suzanne Lyons of CooperativeGames.com. It features paintings by Ashley Wolff, who illustrated Raffi’s Baby Beluga book, and comes with a free download of the Baby Beluga song and a 32-page illustrated booklet.
I LOVE that this game teaches children that you can win by working as a team and not necessarily outdoing and out-powering others ! The goal of the game is to help Baby Beluga swim free, while finding out about oceans and whales along the way. There may be trouble, but again- work WITH your friends to find the solutions and set Baby Beluga free!