One of my sons is obsessed with Rubik’s Cubes, and my other son is a Monopoly fan. Therefore when I saw what Winning Moves had to offer, I knew it would make our Easter stand out from those gone by. With a few games to play during this Easter break, and Rubik’s cubes in their baskets, our Easter vacation is going to be great.
About Winning Moves Games
Winning Moves offers classic, retro, cool, fun games that your family will love.
Monopoly-Advance to Boardwalk is a game that was a best seller in the 80s. This fast paced game is easy to play and fun. It is much shorter than the classic Monoploy, so you can play it often even with limited time. In 1985 this game was the first Monopoly “spin-off”. Players in this game compete to build high rise hotels along the historic seaside boardwalk. Then at the end the player who has the most money wins.
Pictureka is a fun family game that can be played 4 different ways. This allows you to pick from a calm pace to a very high energy pace. This game is great for family night, when friends are over, or even at a party.
Rubik’s Tower is a new and interesting twist on the original Rubik’s Cube. It is a 2x2x4, which is like two 2×2 cubes stacked on top of each other. then those cubes are able to rotate on a central axis, which allows for a tricky twisty puzzle.
Rubik’s Junior Bear is a Rubik’s Cube for the younger children. It is easy to grip and will entertain kids with every twist and turn. This Bear will introduce kids to the joy of Rubik’s puzzles in an easier version, then they can move on to more challenging ones as they master this and get older.
Mom’s Thoughts on Monopoly- Advance to Boardwalk
This game was fast and easy to play. My kids actually played it themselves at first and then I got to play with them later. You pick a color and you get a pawn shaped like a roller skate, baby carriage, sailboat, or bike, plus hotels to match. Then you roll and can buy property up to the number you roll in the color the third die indicates. Since you have to buy and lose property your pawn moves up and down based on the dollar value of what you own. Therefore the kids had to constantly add and subtract to stay where they should be. I love when games teach practical skills. I am happy to announce I won the fist time I played, and am looking forward to playing it many times over Easter break. Most important is that this game lasts about 30 minutes versus our normal 2-4 hours with regular Monopoly.
Mom’s Thoughts on Pictureka
I love this game, it is fun, easy, and very versatile. Some of the things you look for are abstract ideas like what is scary. Then the players have to look at their cards and deem if their picture is scary. If they think it is they have to explain why and the rest of the players say ok or nope! One version of the game gives each player one mission card that has two missions on it, and 5 picture cards. They have to match three of their picture cards to one of the two missions. Maybe one mission says something hot, well if three of your cards have hot items on them you place them down. Maybe a sun is on one card, the devil on another, and a bike. Then the player would explain why each is hot and the other players might agree or say that a bike itself is not hot. Then the player has to pull up his cards and pass two cards to the next player and wait till his next turn to try again.
This game was hilarious as the kids tried to rationalize why their cards fit the missions. As well as that game , you can play a game like memory, with the added dimension of correlating the revealed cards with a mission card. In addition to being fun for my older kids, this game would be awesome for younger players as well.
Mom’s Thoughts on Rubik’s Tower and Rubik’s Junior Bear
Since I haven’t given these to the kids yet, I do not have their reactions to share, but I know they will be thrilled. My eldest son can solve his 2×2 now so this will be just the thing to challenge him. He has a neat assortment of other cubes, but this one he does not already have. He displays all his Rubik’s Cubes on a shelf in his room, and takes them with us to entertain himself while in the car, or waiting at any activity. My other son only has one or two cubes, but I know he will enjoy this new challenge as well.
My daughter is 11 and although she probably would try the Tower I got her the Junior Bear. I thought the cute bear shape would appeal to her, and might be something she could actually accomplish. She always wants to try her brothers’ puzzles, but they do not usually let her. Now she will have her very own and if it proves too easy then I will get her a 2×2 Rubik’s Cube.
This Easter make your family smile with a variety of Winning Moves Games. Get them some Rubik’s Cubes for individual play, and some great retro family games to spend time together as a family. Besides the games I reviewed, Winning Moves has a bunch of other great classics to share with your family!
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