Thursday, February 7, 2008

Game on

I love games. Any kind of games, board games, outside games, games you can buy in a store and games you make up as you go along. I do have to admit though I am a bit of a game snob. I don't particularlly like games that are made up around popular characters or bad variations of classics. My kids have inherited this game love of mine. Which just warms the cockles of my heart. As a family we spend oodles of our time together playing games of one kind or another. One of our current favorites is "Hyperdash." We recieved the game "Hyperdash" for Christmas...Santa brought it...God bless him. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this game. It is a simple concept. There is a hand held tagger and five targets, each a different color (the targets are also numbered 1-5). The tagger allows you to choose a game, a level and how many players. It also keeps score. It tells the children when to begin and when it's the next person's turn. Each player takes a turn using the tagger to tag the targets as the tagger calls them out. After all have had a turn it tells you eveyone's time and who won. And then you do it all over again...and again...and again. You can play inside, like we've done since Christmas or take it outside. You may have to tag by color or by number. There are special commands like reverse (go back and tag the last color called) and double reverse (last two colors called) or compute, where you have to add two numbers. It can be played as a team or you can line the targets up on a table and play mircodash. I love that the kids are exercising their bodies and their brains. There are no little pieces and it's easy to set up and clean up. It's small enough that is can easily be packed in a bag or suitcase to take on vacation. I know it will be coming on vacation with us for the inevitable rainy day. We played hyperdash for about 40 minutes this morning. I only won stinks when your kids start beating you all the time. I'll still let them play though...I'm nice like that.


(fairy) Godmother said...

Have you seen a doctor? I am pretty sure that a heart shouldn't have any cockles on it! Still, we love games too! Come on over... Alexander would beat your cockles at the Goodnight Moon game.

Marie said...

My heart has cockles, lots and lots of cockles. I'm game for a game of Goodnight Moon...he's only 2 I may still have an edge.