So the weathers getting colder and the more I am thinking about it, the more I am gearing up to get ready in the respect that the kids cant go out to play so often and it will be a house full of bored kids.
Winter evenings are great for the family getting together and having some quality family time together and family games are our families (along with crafts) best way of filling the time .
We have been lucky enough to be sent a Game to review and I have to say that we have it in our sitting room and has been out more than any other over the weekend than any other .
Make 'N' Break is from Ravensburger.
Cost - £25.85 from Fishpond.co.uk
If you don't know who Ravensburger are then you will be pleased to hear that they are one of the leading suppliers of games, puzzles and crafts for young and old.
The aim of the game is to race against the clock to build as many combinations from the cards provided.
The faster you build them, the more you can build and each card has a point you will earn if completed.
The winner is the one with the most points at the end of the game , simple!
How to play -
In this game, you will receive -
No board and no batteries. All you need is motivations , speed, stamina and good motor skills.
Make 'N' Break is aimed at ages 8 - 99 but we have found that the younger ones actually love it just as much and because there is a separation of hard and easy cards even our sons aged 4 and 5 years were able to get the idea and play along .
The blocks provided were bright and colourful enough to spot easily and also very easy to handle .
The only problem we found with the blocks and the co-ordinations on the cards were the tricky dark and light shades which were of colours green and blue , the children got confused a few times placing the lighter shade instead of the darker one in the build .
The game states that it is a game for 2 to 4 players although we did add another 2 and just placed the cards in the middle and all worked through them till they were all gone .
It also states on the game that it will last for approximately 30 minutes but we have spent hours enjoying it and I suppose it all depends on what age groups play or how much stamina the people in the game have .
The timer was a huge favourite , especially for the younger ones , very easy to use, no batteries needed and very clear to understand. The vibrant colourful buttons were an attractive addition to the plain black timer and it was unbreakable and solid , so we had no worry about it breaking easily .
The game made everyone concentrate on shapes and colours, how to grab, build and knock down their creations in speed but also paying careful attention on having it perfect so it did not topple over.
They really enjoyed this game and when they say the T.V will be turned of to play it , they are not lying. We spent Saturday and all day Sunday playing this game and all ages got involved .
Having competitive children can sometimes cause many arguments but they seemed to keep it under wraps and play nicely , even helping each other when the timer was getting close to stopping and passing blocks to them.
This game was filled with fun and excitement, you do not need to be fast or skilled to play it , instead you need to have a steady hand and good co-ordination skills .
Is this the type of game you and your family would enjoy?