SNAP Review: 10 Essentials

10 Essentials cards: Dangers and Essentials

A simple take-that game, 10 Essentials aims to to introduce kids to the standard “ten essential items” for backcountry hiking. Remedy dangers like dehydration or snow while playing similar dangers on the other players! What did Asher and Anitra think of this game? Listen to their review in 6 minutes, or read on below.

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Mmm! – Cooperative Family Fun

Mmm! game by Reiner Knizia

When your youngest gamers are still struggling with the basics of taking turns and matching pictures, it’s hard to find games that work for the whole family. Cooperative games can help, but there are few that balance ease of play with satisfying strategy. In Mmm!, you and your fellow players play the roles of mice stealing food from the pantry.

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Sumer: Mesopotamia in Real Time

Sumer

My last review mentioned video game styling on a board game – how about the reverse: a board game that you play on a video game system? Sumer is a real-time worker placement game for up to 4 players, played on PC (Steam Early Access) or Nintendo Switch. Because it is technically a video game, players do not have to

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SNAP Review: Shaky Manor

Shaky Manor: The Tilted Treasure Hunt

Shaky Manor is a unique dexterity game from Blue Orange Games. Also known as Panic Mansion outside the United States, Shaky Manor is a race for 2-4 players to shake and shimmy their box “house” to get items into the right room. There are two modes to play, and both are controlled by a deck of double-sided cards. One side

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Anomia Kids: Sounds Like Fun!

Anomia Kids

Anomia is a word from a Latin root and means “without name”. It’s the term for being unable to come up with the name of an object. Anomia is also a game (from Anomia Press), in which players race to come up with a word that fits a certain category, ranging from “color” to “rock opera” to “shampoo brand”.

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Skribble Dash: Picture This!

Skribble Dash

“How to Draw” books and videos are everywhere. But most people don’t bother with these and instead fall back on “I’m no good at drawing” or “I’m not an artist.” But have you noticed that simply holding a pencil encourages nearly everyone to doodle? Why not make it a game? Skribble Dash is a modern entry to the “competitive drawing”

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