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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

USAopoly Review #hsreviews #USAopoly

My girls love to play games. We are always on the lookout for new ones that the whole family will enjoy. We recently added Tapple: Fast Word Fun for Everyone and Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game  from USAopoly to our collection. 

I thought I had never heard of USAopoly before until I started looking a their website and I recognized a lot of games we already own. Trivia Pursuit, Jenga, Memory, Clue, Trouble, Yahtzee, and I could keep going. After showing my girls what all they had to offer they are really wanting Nefarious: The Mad Scientist Game!

As soon as my girls opened our package they couldn't decide which game to play first. They have played them both so many times I can't remember which one they decided on that day.
Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game is a fun card game with blocks. It comes with nine different colored and different sized blocks and fifty-four playing cards. Each person is dealt seven cards and the first person to get rid of all their cards wins. The cards tell you what blocks to play on the tower when it's your turn. You have to be careful, because if you make the tower fall you have to draw four new cards. There is a catch.......The blocks are not flat, they are rounded on a few sides. A great way to keep the game interesting and from my girls lots of giggles. Some cards let you skip the next person, reverse the order of play, or a wild card lets you choose which block to play. 

When my girls play Wonky they laugh and laugh. I'm not sure what is so funny about this game, but they become silly every time they play. This game takes a little bit of skill to get the uneven blocks to stand on top of each other. Of course the girls thought it was a lot easier to get it to stay if they just stacked them instead of using the cards and actually playing the game. The cards are what makes the game more challenging and fun.
The second game we received is Tapple: Fast Word Fun For Everyone. This is a fast paced word game that anyone can play. It comes with the Touch Activated Press & Play Letter Eliminator (TAPPLE wheel), 36 category cards to give you 144 categories to play. A player takes the first category card from the pile and each player takes turns saying a word to fit the category, but each letter on the TAPPLE wheel can only be used one time. If you can't think of a word or you say a word that doesn't belong in the category you are out for the rest of that round. You need to collect three category cards to win. You must be the last player still in the round to win the card. 
We all love Tapple. It is a great game for extended play or if you only have a few minutes to play you can just play one or two rounds. It's great that the categories on one side of the cards are easier and the other side is harder for more advanced play. The girls liked that there are so many categories and they were quick games. My favorite part of this game is that the category cards actually store in the bottom of the TAPPLE wheel. That means no rubber bands or cards falling out of the box.

We have played these games together and the girls have played them over and over with just the three of them. They have played them so much that they have been sitting on our coffee table since the first day we opened them. These games are perfect for family game night, games for kids, or if you like your children learning through play. They would also make great gifts.
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