This winter season gather the family, make a date with your friends and play the latest, coolest boardgames and games! This season toy stores and retailers will be stocked with the most amazing games ever to hit shelves!
Prima Toys Games Festival
With the Prima Toys Games Festival there is something for everyone from toddlers and tweens to teens and adults and of course the traditional family games that will have you guessing, strategizing, out-thinking your opponent and definitely laughing.
The Prima Toys Games Festival is about bringing everyone together and finding every excuse under the sun to play a game or two. Boardgames can be played indoors near a roaring open fire, they can be taken on a picnic on a gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon, they can be played on date night, at book club or at a party. Invite your mates over for dinner and a game because boardgames are the perfect reason to bring family and friends together.
Boom Blast Stix
Boom Blast Stix is the only explosive stacking game featuring sensitive, interlocking springs that when stacked together, can go off at any time. Players test their mental and physical skills and ultimately, their nerves!
Hugely popular with our family and friends, this game will keep all ages waiting for the Boom! Stack the stix, being careful not to set the pile off. Once it goes, the stix fly across the room, much to everyone’s amusement. Recommended for dad, mom, teenagers and older children. If you want to get one game which everyone will play, Boom Blast Stix is a must.
Disney Junior Surprise Slides
Join Jake, Sofia, Mickey, and Doc on a wacky race where new slides can appear at any time. Turn over the big slide tiles and reveal new slides. Sometimes they move you forward, sometimes back – it’s always a fun surprise.
The Surprise Slides games are played with an easy to use spinning wheel. Move to the next colour or move up/down the game when landing on Mickey. The board has 4 removable tiles which can be flipped over to reveal a new route or shuffled around the board. This makes it a different game every time you play.
This game is ideal for preschoolers and my kids have been playing it for months now. Sometimes we do spin again if we land on the tiles, as it’s a quicker game if we skip them. That’s the nice thing about this game, you have a few options how you want to play it.
Frozen Surprise Slides
Journey high up into the mountains above Arendelle with your favorite friends from Frozen. Slide past the snow monster Marshmallow, glide across icy peaks, or tread through the troll’s secret glen. Shortcut slides could zoom you ahead or push you backward. You’ll never know when the enchanting locations will mix and flip.
What I really like about the Surprise Slides games is that they are easy enough for young kids to be able to play without adult supervision. Once I taught Paige and Ethan the simple rules, they can play on their own. I do end up playing a few rounds with them, as it’s more fun with mom apparently. But it’s a game I also don’t mind playing. It’s fun and quick enough to keep the kids attention. Playing your favourite characters like Anna and Elsa, will appeal to Frozen fans.
Lion Guard Surprise Slides
Race across the pride lands to help animal friends. Friends of the lion guard need a helping hand to get to Pride Rock. And only Kion , Beshte, Bunga and Fuli can find the way. Help stranded animals along the way but watch out – the paths can change at any time.
Having already played the Disney Junior and Frozen Surprise Slides, the kids did enjoy the addition of the stranded animals in the Lion Guard version. This added an extra dimension to the game and the player with the most points wins instead of the first player over the finish line. Points are awarded by how many animals you rescue and ending at Pride Rock.
Lion Guard Matching Game
In this classic game of picture matching, flip over colourful tiles to reveal your favourite characters from Disney Junior The Lion Guard. Find pictures of best friends Kion and Bunga, plus Beshte , Fuli , Ono and more. The player who picks up the most matching pairs wins.
This game comes with plenty of tiles, which suits from beginner to advanced. For Ethan, I set out a smaller grid of tiles whilst Paige can handle a larger grid. Paige is excellent at this matching game, and Ethan is quickly improving. It’s great for memory and the tiles have fun designs to keep it interesting. What I like about this game is children can play it on their own. Of course it’s more fun to play in a group, but they also need games which keep them entertained without a partner.
Twist and Turn Game
Can you keep your balance in the Twist and Turn Game? Add a Twist of fun into any party with the game that ties you up in knots. A fantastic game of agility and balance for the whole family, hit the playmat and get prepared to twist and turn into all sorts of weird positions. Throw the dice to find out what limb to use for which coloured meanie. The player who doesn’t fall into a heap is crowned the winner.
Paige was excited to try this out, and did well to listen to the instructions and do her best to keep her balance. This game is ideal to improve flexibility, coordination and fine motor skills. Ethan just wanted to be silly, as usual, and preferred to slip around the mat instead or try hold his sister up. The spinning board was easy to use, however I’m still trying to figure out why we need two playing tokens?
A easy game to play with all ages (though Granny preferred to sit this one out), fun to play indoors or outdoors. Suitable for 2-4 players and ages over three years old.
This is a sponsored post with Prima Toys. Information was supplied. Images my own.