Sleeping Queens features twelve sleeping queens that can be aroused from slumber by a king or stolen by a knight or put back to sleep by a magic potion. The first player to collect a certain number of queens wins. Along the way, there is some matching, simple math and a few jokers. The cards are sturdy and the artwork is colorful and clever. Amberly immediately loved the game and even Neal was willing to play whenever she asked. It's a quick game so I can squeeze in a round or too while dinner cooks.
Loot is a pirate card game and it's a hoot. There are cards with pirates and cards with merchant ships. At the end of the game whichever player has been able to "loot" the highest number of merchant ships is the winner. The strategy is involved and this game is definitely for older players. Neal gets it. Amberly doesn't. Just like with Sleeping Queens the artwork on the cards is humorous and colorful. There's nothing boring about this game. Utah Dad especially likes this game--probably because he almost always wins.
Because we became such fans of Sleeping Queens and Loot, I wrote several months ago to Gamewright to tell them how pleased we were. I also mentioned that I wrote a blog and would love to do a review of their products. I was delighted last week when a FedEx package hit my front door and I discovered two of Gamewright's newest games.
Dweebies is another card game meant for elementary age children. As soon as we opened the game, my children were clamouring to play. We were all delighted. The game features colorful Dweebies. There's Astronaut Dweebie, Ballerina Dweebie, Fisherman Dweebie and more. It's a matching game with a twist. Using strategy, probability and matching, players try to collect the most cards to win. Again, the game is quick and there's no way it could become tiresome--the Dweebies are too cute.
The second game in the box, was a bit different and completely unique. Rory's Story Cubes are a set of nine dice with random pictures. There are countless ways to play with the cubes. The most obvious is of course to roll the dice and then the player incorporates the pictures into a story. My four-year-old LOVES this game. He cracks himself up with his own (weird) stories and loves to listen to every one's tales. This game inspires creativity to the max. It stretches the imagination. The Story Cubes would come in handy in the classroom, in the tent during a rainy camping trip, a road trip (the box doubles as a handy rolling areas) or any where. I told my husband he should take it to his writing club as a little warm-up exercise. The game can be quick or you can play for hours. It's awesome.
These games are fabulous. I've looked over the Gamewright catalog and their website and I'm excited to get some more. Their prices are also reasonable which makes my budget happy.
Gamewright, these awesome creative geniuses, are also offering
one copy of Dweebies
to one of my lucky readers.
How cool is that? You can get in on the fun.
All you have to do to enter is:
Check out the Gamewright website by clicking *HERE*. Peruse their lists of games. Come back to Utah Mom's Life Blog and leave a comment about what game tickles your fancy on this post.
You can get extra chances by:
1. Becoming a follower of Utah Mom's Life Blog
2. Becoming a fan of Gamewright on Facebook
3. Telling all your friends about this give-away on your blog or Facebook.
(Be sure to leave an extra comment for each extra thing you do.)
Entries will be accepted until next Wednesday, July 7th at 11:59p.m. (MST)
The winner will be announced on here the next morning.
This contest is only open to residents of the US.
(I had to have some fine print.)