If you ever have read my blog before you know that my families enjoys playing and learning through games. I share a lot about that as I blog even if it is just in some of my picture posts.
Today I am going to introduce you to SimplyFun an educational game company! They sent my family a game called Expanders to review for several weeks. Let me tell you a little about it!
SimplyFun has over 100 award winning board games. They also have games to engage and connect with kids on the Autism and Special Needs spectrum.
The cost of the board game is $34.
The game Expanders is a game for up to 4 players and takes about 20 minutes each game. It is for ages 7 and up and covers math skills, reverse addition, spatial reasoning and critical thinking skills.
The objective of the game is to find numbers and connect them with your color tokens to find a sum. The first player to use all their tokens wins.
Okay, so in the beginning this game was just confusing for me because it was new and I do not do well with new. I asked hubby to help get us started and play the first few games with us. After that it was great!
We pieced the circuit boards together. There are actually many different ways to play the board. With 2 players you set the board up differently than with 4 players and there is also a single player game too and also you can use the other side of the circuit board fillers that have higher numbers to make it more of a challenge.
Each player gets 32 tokens of a different color. My kids loved picking their own favorite colors, Zachary said it needed a green!
Once you get the board and tokens handed out you can start to play.
The first few turns you have specific steps to take to get the game rolling. Once your to the 4th turn you just play!
I have to say I thought this game would be easy, but it is actually very hard! You really do use your critical thinking skills throughout the entire game.
We had a lot of fun and I did not always win!
We used the game for addition and subtraction sums.
The instructions suggest the best out of 3 and we actually did that a lot, almost every single time we played.
We loved the game.
We liked all the variations of the game and how it could be played because not every single time everyone could sit down and the game board is able to shift to the number of players you have.
It was a challenge each and every new game.
The only negative I have to say is that the price is high.
Our crew members reviewed 2 board games from SimplyFun: Expanders & Shape Whiz go on over to our Schoolhouse Review Crew and read all about them!
SimplyFun also has a homeschool discount program that I am checking into! You should too!
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