Monday, October 25, 2010

Educational Insights - Stix & Stones Review and Giveaway



I have a closet shelf that is lined with games. Me and the kids like to get them out for some friendly competition. One that's been a favorite since we've played is Stix & Stones. It's a different variation of a game where you have to guess a picture before time runs out.



The game includes plastic sticks and stones, which are used to make a picture. I'm not an artist by any means, so it's fun to try to create an image out of simple pieces. The 75 game cards have 450 words of varying difficulty so players of all ages can play and you don't quickly run out of images to create.

The game is played by rolling a die and choosing a challenge card to find a word. Each person playing says out loud how many pieces of sticks and stones they need to make the picture. The person who says the lowest amount is the one who has the challenge of making the picture well enough for the other players to correctly guess. It's not like you have all the time in the world to come up with your idea to get people to guess. There's a timer for added pressure. The first team to fifty points wins the game.

Imagination and creativity definitely come into play with this game. It's been lots of fun and many laughs have come out from seeing how we try to make a cat, a car, or other pictures. The game comes in a box, but also includes a burlap sack to put the pieces and instructions in. It makes it easy to carry to different places.



This isn't the first time I've reviewed for Educational Insights and it's not the last. Every time I browse their site for educational toys, I always find something that my kids will enjoy.

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