Being together with family and enjoying each others' company is what life is all about. In my opinion, board games are a great way to do just that. As soon as Riley is a little older and can actually play a board game with us for more than a few minutes, family game nights will be regularly scheduled events.
Fundex Games has a slew of interesting and unique board games for both the young and old, and after shopping their website, I had a list a mile long I wanted to try. Thankfully, they allowed me to review three of their popular preschool games with my family. Keep reading to find out more and how you have SIX chances to win one of these games for your family too!
What's in Ned's Head?, which retails for $34.99, but is currently on sale for $24.19 with FREE SHIPPING
Don't Tip the Waiter, which retails for $26.95
Inch Worms Game, which retails for $9.99
WHAT'S IN NED'S HEAD? (Ages 4+)
What's In Ned's Head? is one of those hilariously gross games which young children will love! The object is fairly simple and setting this game up is a breeze too. Basically, there are 15 silly objects which you stick in Ned's head. Then everyone draws a card from the deck and finds out what their mysterious object is that they'll be looking for. Finally, everyone shouts, "What's In Ned's Head?" and starts digging around inside Ned's ears or nose and tries to locate the object on their card without looking.
You have one shot to grab the right item and then you pull it out and wait for everyone else to finish. Whoever was the first person to grab the correct item out of Ned's head is the winner. If no one did, then Ned won! You can play this game over and over again and with the 10 blank game cards also included, you can even add your own favorite objects to Ned's head!
Riley thought this game was hysterical, and even though she didn't understand what most of the objects were, that didn't stop her from diving right in and pulling out the items. Michael and I played the game right along with her and had a lot of fun doing it! I have to admit though, that he beat me hands down both times we played What's In Ned's Head?
DON'T TIP THE WAITER (Ages 5+)
Don't Tip the Waiter is a game with a wonderful premise: stack the food on the waiter's tray without causing the waiter to tip over. There are 24 plates of food in two different sizes which are used to stack on the waiter's tray. Each player also has three one dollar bills. Each time that you accidentally cause the waiter to tip over, spilling off his food, then you must tip the waiter one dollar. Once you lose all three of your dollar bills, you are out of the game. The person with the most money at the end of the game is automatically the winner.
Of the three games my family reviewed, this was my least favorite. The problem with this game, in my opinion, was the waiter himself. He needed to be assembled from the four pieces inside the box and I tried for over 15 minutes to do this properly. Every time I assembled the waiter, either his tray would fall off or he would fall down without any food being placed on him whatsoever.
Finally, I was able to get him to stand up okay by himself, but then I couldn't get more than 4 or 5 plates of food on his tray without falling over. Quite possibly the waiter I received was defective, since I can't imagine that this was how he was designed to perform.
INCH WORMS GAME (Ages 4+)
The Inch Worms Game was my personal favorite, since the concept was unique and fun for everyone. Basically the game board contained ten inch worms of varying length and color pattern. The object was to try to collect the longest inch worm chain when your worms were connected head to tail. In order to capture an inch worm, you had to spin the spinner and follow the directions. Most of the time, you landed on a color space and had to pull the worm out of the "ground" until you reached the colored band on the worm matching what you spun on the spinner.
If you happened to pull the worm out of the ground before your color was reached, then you got to keep that worm to add to your chain. My two favorite things about this game are that there is a lot of strategy involved to obtain a worm and that all of the pieces store inside of the game board, making clean up so easy!
I loved this game for I was surprised at the amount of strategy involved. I thought this was a wonderful game for parents to play with their children since the parents could help teach the strategies they used to the little ones. Also, it was a lot of fun at the end of the game to connect all of the worms together to see which worm was the longest. Maybe this game was my favorite because it is the one game I won!
If you are looking for a great way to bring the family together and spend some quality time with each other this holiday season, then I highly recommend the unique and cool games that Fundex Games has to offer. Wile away those winter nights with some good, clean family fun and buy a board game your child is sure to enjoy for years to come!
Disclosure: I received the three games listed above from Fundex Games in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!