Monday, September 19, 2011

Games for Competitors - Tri-Cross - a review

We are a game loving family. The kids would love to play games all day and never tire of it. And, there is so much educational value in playing games. Don't get me wrong, I am NOT talking about video games. I am talking about good, old-fashioned board games, or card games.

We recently added to our game collection through reviewing Tri-Cross made by "Games for Competitors". Tri-Cross is a game of strategy much like chess or checkers, but so different from chess and checkers. It is intended for ages 8 and up. You can purchase the game on their website or at many retail locations. The standard version of the game is $24.95, the eco-edition is $19.95 or there is also a wooden version for $35.95.

There are several ways to play the game, and it is definitely a game of strategy! There are so many variations of play the game actually came with a CD to help learn how to play the game. You can also look at tutorials on how to play on their website . It seems a bit overwhelming at first, but if you just jump in and start playing it is rather easy to figure out. At first the games can be very short, but as more strategy is learned the games get lengthier.

Though it says the game is for ages 8 and up, even my 4 and 6 year old enjoyed playing with the rest of the family. That was probably my favorite aspect of the game, that everyone could play. And in the "blind" version of the game everyone has an opportunity to win.

Games are great for family time as well as education time. Anytime I can sneak in some logical thinking, and cause-and-effect activities and the kids think it is just fun game time I am all for it.

Don't forget to take a look at what other TOS Crew members have to say here

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this product for review purposes. There was no other compensation given for this review and all opinions given are my own honest opinions.

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TJ @ said...

Hi! Following back from Measuring Flower. Love the jelly bean I'm craving jelly beans, lol! I hope you have a great day, Michelel! :-D

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

I like the fact that this is a strategy game that doesn't last for days. We also like to incorporate good old fashioned games into our family time and school time. :)