If you follow me regularly then you know I love educational toys and Educational Insights. I have reviewed many Educational Insights products and I have not found one that I have not liked yet. The Educational Insights line of products are great quality, educational toys that you can enjoy with your child.
I am so happy to discuss the 4 latest games from Educational Insights that I have had a chance to test out. We love them all and I think you will as well.
The first game is called Tritective.
Race to crack the case using only 3-letter words! This mystery word game includes 100 spy cards featuring 3 words each in metal storage tin. For 2 or more players. Grades 5+
How to Play:
1. Choose a player to be the spy and have the spy choose a mystery word card.
2. Players take turns reading words from their cards aloud to find out how many letters their words have in common with the spy’s mystery word.
3. Using their super sleuth powers of deduction, players determine the 3 common letters on the mystery card.
4. The first player to guess the 3-letter mystery word wins the round!
Tritective is rated for ages 8-99. It is a super fun game to play on family game night. Tritective does not have a huge set up as it is ready to go right out of the box.
Also a wonderful game is Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game. Rated for ages 5 and up, you will never get bored with 5 different ways to play.
Tons of fun is packed into this suitcase classic! With 5 ways to play, kids will practice letter names and sounds, build memory skills, create stories, and even play fun riddle games! Includes adorable cardboard trunk (which doubles as package), 26 alphabet picture cards, 26 alphabet riddle cards, and guide. Grades K+
5 Ways to Play include:
1. What Comes Next? Take turns placing the letter cards in the trunk in alphabetical order.
2. Memory Time Take turns repeating the sequence of cards already in the trunk, then adding one of your own and challenging other players to remember them all, in order.
3. Grandma’s Riddles Deal the cards, then read a riddle and race to see who has the letter card that answers it!
4. Letter Sequence Memory Deal the cards and take turns putting them in the trunk in alphabetical order, repeating the items already in the trunk and challenging other players to remember them all, in alphabetical order.
5. Grandma’s Adventures Place the letter cards in the trunk and take turns pulling them out to create a cooperative story: “Once upon a time there was a grandma. She saw an iguana.”
Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game was a Parent’s Choice – Recommended Award 2012.
Our favorite part of Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game is the riddles. We really love riddles in our house.
For a little older kids there is a wonderful game called Rhyme Out. Recommended for ages 10-99, you can have a fun family game night with Rhyme Out.
This triple-rhyming family-friendly card game spans all ages and includes 600 questions (2 levels). For 3 or more players. Grades 5+
How to Play:
1. Take turns pulling cards and reading the 3 clues aloud.
2. Race to shout out 3 correct responses that rhyme!
3. Draw a “steal” card and steal cards from other players.
4. Collect 10 cards and you win!
Rhyme Out has received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio – Best Toy Gold Seal Award 2012.
This game is for a little older child as suggested by the recommended age. If you have a younger one in the family I recommend that you just make teams them so that they can participate and enjoy the rhyming fun as well. It is a wonderful game that is really fun to play. Time zooms by as you are enjoying Rhyme Out. It is ready to play out of the box and a fun family game night game in my opinion.
Last but not least, there is Match It Up. Although not a family game night game, it is a wonderful educational item for helping to increase your child’s vocabulary.
Double the vocabulary fun with 2-in-1 puzzles! Each leveled puzzle features 48 puzzle pieces printed with words on one side and picture parts on the other. Students pick a piece, read the word, search the puzzle tray for the synonym to that word, and set the piece in place. Finish the puzzle to reveal a hidden picture. Grades 2+
2-in-one game play—puzzle and vocabulary
2 leveled, 48-piece puzzles included
Reinforces important reading/vocabulary skills
Learn 96 synonym pairs
Self-correcting; perfect for centers!
Match It is recommended for ages 7 and up or Grades 2 and up. Match It is fun with my 5 year old as long as I am sitting and enjoying the fun with her. It is a great way to improve vocabulary and work on phonics.
I am happy to announce a wonderful giveaway sponsored by Educational Insights. The prizes are the 4 games mentioned above and there will be a winner for each game. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US who are over the age of 18 and where permitted by local laws to enter and win giveaways. Please read full terms and conditions found at the bottom of the Rafflecopter Entry Form.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo received products free of charge from Educational Insights for the purpose of conducting this review and giveaway. MomMomOnTheGo never supports a company or product that she does not love. All opinions expressed herein are those of MomMomOnTheGo and are formulated from actual experience with the products.