Geir Erik Ø
This is my Seventh review based on gaming experience with my son.
My first review is here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/398325
My second review is here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/400414
My third review is here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/411554
My forth review is here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/411657
My fifth review is here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/413424
My sixth review is here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/419343
With my son I play the easy version. This version includes 40 cards in four colors and numbered 1-9. (Two 1’s in each color.
The rest of the card are put away until the child is old enough.
Playing the game:
Shuffle the cards and deal 5 cards to each player. Then the youngest player starts playing cards that shares the same number/animal or color of the card on top of the discard pile. In the easy version you draw one card if you cannot play and not three cards as in normal UNO.
Playing with a 2 ½ years old kid:
This game was bought when we were on vacation. This meant that the setting was not the same as the one we were used to.
There was some new factors. My sons cousins was present. They were 4 and 7 years old. There is also more people present to distract my son in the holy act of playing a game with his father.
Playing with his cousins were a exiting experience for my son, as it was far more social than when it is just the two of us. He paid attention to the game, and constantly comment the pictures of the cards. (I got two tigers!!) These are easier to relate to than the numbers. But still I found myself giving my son options. So I would say: Now there is a green tiger, do you have a green card or a tiger? Then he would find one card that was either green or a tiger and place it in the discard pile.
When just the two of us played the game, it was an other experience. He usually don’t finish his game, as he will be distracted by something or someone. I will not give up yet, but I guess I’ll have to get back from vacation before I can explore the game in an normal environment.
What gaming skills are trained?
* Sort cards by two different qualities, animal and color.
* Organising the cards.
* Waiting for his turn.
This game was great as a multi player game with kids in different ages, as all the kids from 2 to 7 had a good time playing the game.
Even if I have not had any good two player games with my son, I still have faith in the game, as I think it will be more interesting in a ”normal” setting.
So, in retrospect, how was it?
I have played hundreds of games with this with my two sons, my eldest started playing at 3 i think. He is now 6 and enjoys it still.