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Review: Castle Knights Board Game

Castle Knights

We received a copy of a great new board game that we are so excited to giveaway to you this month too!

It is no secret that our family is a huge fan of great board games. Our board game collection is becoming a threatening tower in our office and I could become a skilled Jenga player trying to pull a game out of the pile. Alas, nothing screams, “FAMILY” to me like a good board game.

Castle Knights is more than a board game though, it actually looks like an heirloom toy that can be handed down from generation to generation. The packaging is sturdy and the pieces of the game are beautifully made and wooden. The price tag on this game reflects the quality workmanship in the pieces and this game will withstand the abuse from my children…and hopefully the abuse of the grandchildren someday!

The game is based around the story of the castle for King Duncan. The knights must hurry to erect the castle towers before King Duncan reaches the castle. Two to four players work together to build the tower using a stretchy band tool with wooden ball holders. The game is intended for children from age five to age ninety-nine.

The skills learned in this game are numerous including coordination of the eyes and hands, team spirit, and the ability to visualize in three dimensions. The most important skill learned for the mother of two squabbling children? Teamwork and cooperation, of course!

Website for More Details: Castle Knights

Suggested Retail Price: $35.00

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Noodleboro Pizza Palace Listening Game

I recently posted about some of our favorite family board games and Hasbro contacted us to see if we would be interested in reviewing some of their products. They sent over some really great classic games like Operation, Trivial Pursuit, and the Cranium Family Edition.

Tucked in there though was a perfect game for our little children  called Noodleboro Pizza Palace that I had not heard of before. This game was a unique game that works on building listening skills through a fun preschool board game.

The concept is simple and straightforward. You can give your kids little plastic pizzas and then you have a deck of cards that you can draw from to pick your toppings for the pizza. Depending on the age of your child, you can pick as many or as few of toppings as you feel they can remember. The toppings you can choose from can be the traditional pizza toppings, but they can also be silly toppings (like a shoe) which is a surefire way to get your children giggling.

For the game, you show your child the cards you have drawn and then you flip them back over so they can’t see them. This is when they look through their box of toppings and find the toppings that you requested and have to remember what you said you wanted for toppings. Listening skills are the focus of the game so you are trying to see if they listened well enough to remember your topping requests.

There are other elements tucked into the game like a story that shows what can go wrong in a pizza palace if people don’t listen. There is also an audio disc that the children can listen to and build on the listening skills focus.

This game is geared towards children between the ages of three to six years old.

Thanks Hasbro for adding your great games to our family nights.  We truly believe board games are a great frugal way for families to enjoy time together and can’t wait to spend evenings incorporating your wonderful games in our collection.

Suggested Retail Price: $9.99

Website for More Information:Noodleboro Pizza Palace Listening Game