Eli received three new games recently and two of them are sure hits for every toddler. The first is a “Guess Who” which is a mystery game in which the players have to ask each other yes/no questions in order to narrow down the field of suspects until only one remains. This game is a logical thinking game that is awesome for the kiddies. Some examples of questions:
Does the mystery person have blue eyes? If the answer is yes, the person flips down the players who have any color eyes other than blue…. etc etc.
The second game is a listening game. The players separate into two types of players, one person gets to be the guy ordering the pizza, and the other players get to make the pizza. It is simple, the player who orders says they want a pizza with X number of toppings and places cards representing the topping in order in front of them. He repeats the items twice and flips them over. Now, each player making the pizza has to remember the toppings, and what order they were given. If the player makes the pizza with the right ingredients, then they get 1 point. If they make the pizza with the right ingredients and in the correct order, they get two points. The level of difficulty is changed by adding/removing the number of toppings.
The third game, which is not one of my favorites simply because it is way too repetitive is another NoodleBoro game where you have to use proper manners to take tokens representing food out of a picnic basket and place them in the proper spot on the picnic blanket, always using manners. The game is over way too fast and it is entirely too easy with little value, but to the kids, they love it just the same and it does encourage good manners.