You may or may not have seen this game online or at Target (that’s where I first saw it). The kick starter for this game was insane. Elan Lee and his partners raised $8.7 million. I mean, let’s just take a moment to let that sink in. People pledged $8.7 million dollars on a game called Exploding Kittens.
Anyways, the internet and the world is a strange place, but it brought us Exploding Kittens! This is all about not drawing the exploding kitten card. I was surprised at how strategic it is, and it gets intense the more cards you draw! Our kids LOVE this, and it’s just as fun for adults. You can buy expansion packs as well for more action cards. We have the party pack and it definitely adds a whole new level to the game.
Who doesn’t love a little Oregon Trail? I have to admit, my family is a bit obsessed with it. Each of the boys has the electronic game, plus we have the card game. Um, and if you look down below we have another version of it. No shame here!
If you’re not familiar with this amazing computer game from the 90’s, Oregon Trail is all about heading out west and not dying. Yup, that’s about it. You and your family have to make across the west in your covered wagon, all while dodging snakes, avoiding dysentery, and hoping your axle (and your leg) doesn’t break.
Not much intro here… this is the same concept as the original Oregon Trail game. You and your family are headed out west in your covered wagon. Only, this time you have to go hunting for food. You have to gather enough food without encountering bears, snakes, or dying. Easy peasy!
I have to admit, I was skeptical about this game. This is more for younger kids, but I honestly enjoy this as much as our children do. Think of it like Jenga in a spaghetti bowl … with a yeti. The goal is to not be the one who lets the Yeti fall in the spaghetti bowl. It’s so fun!
This game is geared more toward older kids/adult and since we are now parents of a middle-schooler, I guess we need to work in some older games from time to time. Carcassonne is all about claiming land for yourself and using strategies to claim land from your opponent. The art on this game is very visually pleasing. It’s actually quite fun and more of a strategic game. Whoever ends up with the most points based on their land squares wins!
Does your family love games?
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