Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gobblet Gobblers

Gobblet Gobblers is another game daddy picked out that I must admit I was a bit skeptical about. I mean really, you can't just play tic tac toe without wooden figurines?

Well, it has ended up Sophia's favorite quick 2 person game that can be squeezed in just before dinner or bedtime, never disappoints, and is simple enough that even Maggie can "help" daddy from time to time.

Far from being just game pieces for tic tac toe, this game gives the opportunity to change strategies as your opponent's pieces line up, and makes it a bit easier and more interesting for preschoolers to pick up the line up/blocking skills and planning they need to win. I  think it might get tedious for equally skilled individuals pitted against each other, but for a learning toddler/preschooler playing against an adult it seems quite thrilling! I'm not sure the rules really allow it, but we have been allowing already "used" goblets to be re-used as long as they are on top, which really gives the kids tons of opportunity to go in a new direction, etc. On the whole I'd say it is a pretty fun game, and helps teach some planning/strategy in a simple way.

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