One of the things I really enjoy about Riley as she gets older is her emerging ability to play games. I LOVE playing games of all kinds and through play, I find that we can bond on an entirely new level. When we're able to find a game which we both enjoy, everyone wins!
Riley's laughs and giggles are priceless and I'm happy knowing that we are creating wonderful memories together. MEGA Bloks has a brand new game, called Domino Build, which is geared toward toddlers and preschoolers. Would Riley and I have a great time playing it? Keep reading to find out!
Domino Build is a unique game for children which combines the fun of playing dominoes, with the skills of matching colors and patterns, while building a cute animal from blocks! The way the game is played is quite simple and should be easily learned by youngsters. First, every child receives two domino tiles from the pile and places them face up.
Then, the youngest child gets to draw the "starter" piece and places it in the center of the table. Next, players take turns playing domino tiles in order to collect the blocks needed to complete their own animal. For every tile that a child can play, they receive an animal block. If a match cannot be made, the child must draw a tile from the pile and play proceeds to the next person.
There are a few other rules, such as playing a tile from the pile after you just drew it, wild cards, etc., but basically that is how the Domino Build game is played. It is geared for 2-4 children ages 3 and up. I tried playing this game with Riley, but because she is only 2 years old, it was still a little too confusing for her.
What she did love doing was building the animal characters from the colored blocks provided. She repeated over and over again how cute the animal characters were and she loved matching up the colors first and then trying to stack the blocks in the correct order. I know as soon as Riley gets a little bit older, she will enjoy adding the domino game element to her animal blocks.
The MEGA Bloks Domino Build game will help children develop their matching skills as well as their thinking and reasoning skills, all while having a blast. I highly recommend this game for a rainy day, a family game night selection or a wonderful present. With Domino Build, you and your child will "build" your way to some great family fun!
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Disclosure: I received the MEGA Bloks Domino Build game from MEGA Brands 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!