A lot of parents will want to know right off the bat whether "kids' games" is synonymous with "educational games." Oh, for crying out loud, let them be kids and just have some fun! But yes, kids' games are educational games....at least to some degree.
They aren't educational in the sense that youngsters are going to learn the names of the monarchs of England or the geography of Africa—for games like that you'll have to visit our Educational Games section.
Kids' games are more like Horse Show, in which kids ride, groom and show horses using a pack of cards, which is educational in the sense that players learn about real horse care and showmanship. Or Pass the Pigs, in which players roll two rubber pigs (Yes. Players roll two rubber pigs.) and earn points based on where and how the piggies land.
We've tried to stay away from games like Chutes and Ladders and Candyland, which offer truly mindless diversion for anyone who can flip cards or spin a spinner. The kids' games we carry are ones parents can actually enjoy with their offspring, not be bored to tears as the kiddos fritter away precious hours developing absolutely no skills whatsoever.
Not that Slamwich is a whole lot better, but it gets a billion points for having a rad name, and everyone knows by now that having a rad name counts for a lot in our crazy alternate reality where kids' games are actually designed to be fun.
Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur.Read more of his reviews here.
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