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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Want to Play?

As the weather cools down and we start spending more time indoors, I've been looking at games to add to our game shelf. We already have some fabulous games but I'd really like to add some educational games that focus and teaching while having fun. Hint: These would make wonderful Christmas gifts!

Mind Your Manners
With over 100 different picture cards depicting proper and improper manners, children learn to distinguish between correct and incorrect behavior at an early age. Playing the game is a fun filled way to help children remember the correct choices as real life situations face them. 2-6 players. Ages 4 and up.

Places to get Mind Your Manners
Sycamore Tree Catalog $13.95
Education 4 Kids $13.95

The Allowance Game
It's never too early for children to develop an interest in earning and saving money and making purchases. Choices must be made, as in real-life, whether to spend money, earn money, or put it into savings.

Coin chips from l¢ to 50¢ and currency from $1 to $10 included. 2-4 players.

Education 4 Kids, $20.41
Educational Learning Games, $19.95
Toys to Grow On, $14.95

Amazing Animal Trivia Game
Kids exercise memory skills, test their knowledge, learn animal facts and love every minute they’re playing this fun board game. Answer fascinating questions about animals for the chance to collect animals “hiding” around the board on cards. The player with the most sets of animal cards wins! Game board, 6 tokens, 30 animal tiles, die, and an amazing 200 question cards. 2 to 6 players.

Ages 5 to 13

Available at
MindwareOnline for $19.95
Amazon for $23.95

Other very cool games at Mindware Online
Egyptian Game (Ages 7 and up) $24.95
Made for Trade, A Game of Early American Life (Ages 8 and up) $26.95
Where in the World? Geography Game (Ages 8 and up) $29.95
Equate, A Math version of Scrabble (8 and up) $29.95

You may be able to find these online for cheaper or in other catalogs. We already have and love Art Memo (a memory game using paintings), SomeBody (human anatomy game) and Armor of God (a game which allows players to collect the armor pieces while learning what it means to put on the armor of God).

Do you have a favorite game that your family enjoys?


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