Games make a great gift for kids and adults of all ages. When our kids are bored, games is a favorite go-to and helps pass the time while they have an. I love how games offer so many benefits too. They teach kids patience, to take turns, sharing, offer educational aspects, and so much more. We was so happy to try two new games from Blue Orange Games.
The first game I want to introduce is called Kaboom. As soon as the kids saw this game, they couldn’t wait to get it open. It offers building, shooting, and a race against the clock. While there isn’t an official “game board”, to play, you construct a board type area with the included Mega Tower Tile and 25 smaller Tower Tiles. Each tile features the picture of a building challenge with how many points it is worth.
To play, each player takes turns being a master builder while the rest of the players are saboteurs. The builder takes all the blocks and tries to recreate the images on the tower tiles while the other players launch blocks off their catapults to try to destroy the master builder’s.
The challenging part not only comes in as the timer only allots for 30 seconds but the saboteurs only have so many blocks to catapult and once they are gone, the master builder can create without worry!
The second Blue Orange Game we reviewed is called Brix. The goal of this game is to get “4 in a row”. There are several ways to play and adapt based on the ages and levels of the players which is nice. For the younger crowd, it’s easier to just use the colors. As kids and adults get the hang of it, it’s fun to switch over to using the x and o letters.
At first glance, I didn’t quite realize but these blocks are actually stuck in pairs with each block featuring an orange and a blue square. This makes the game a bit more interesting as it definitely adds a twist and a bit of a challenge.
I received a sample for review purposes only. All opinions are my own. No financial compensation was received.