Thursday, September 29, 2011


Thinkfun offers fun, addicting games that make you use your brain. Do you have a family game night? Maybe you should start one. It's a great way to spend quality time with the kids. Well, we have a 2 & 3 year old so family game nights at our house can be very interesting. That's another post for another time. Let's get back to fun family games.

Cards store in this handy pouch

My son  setting up the game
 The wonderful folks at ThinkFun sent us this really great card game to review. My 8 yr old can't get enough of it. You've never seen anything like it before. SWISH consists of a transparent deck of cards. That sounds fun already doesn't it?! You can flip, rotate, and stack these cards. On each of these cards there is a colored ball and a colored basket. The point of the game is to get that colored ball into the same colored basket. You really have to use your noodle, because if your cards don't match when you cry out swish, you have to turn in a card from the cards you have already. You can get up to 5 points in a play. We haven't gotten that good at the game yet, but we're working on it.
Go check out There's a section for Parents and Teachers. You can find great ideas and resources for your families. Our family can't wait to try out another game.
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ThinkFun has 2 games, Swish and Tilt, that have been nominated as finalists for 2012 Toy of the Year (TOTY) awards! Voting is open to the public so go vote for your favorite.

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