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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Life on the Farm Game Review-Preschool Version

Anytime a preschool geared game arrives on your doorstep while your one preschooler is not home, and your other three very-much-NOT-preschoolers rip it open and start playing, you know you've got a hit on your hands!

The preschool edition of Life on the Farm plays very similarly to Candyland, in that players draw cards with with colored squares on them to advance along the game board.

It differs from Candyland though in that each play has a "barn" to fill up, and landing on the spaces with the animals' pictures or advancing to that space by drawing an animal's card means you collect that animal for your barn. First to fill their barn wins.

The pros: The game board itself is ingenious. It's made out of thick foam (like that foam floor mats you find in children's play areas-nice and thick), and fit together like an easy puzzle, so even putting the game together is fun. The game is easy to play, and actually quite fun. My preschooler LOVES it, but so do her older siblings. This is one game they don't mind playing with her over and over.

The cons: We didn't find any. Just good clean fun :-).

The bottom line: We have really enjoyed this over and over. It gets plenty of play time, even with a shelf FULL of other games. In fact, this one has been played more lately than all the others combined. At $20, it's not the cheapest children's game, but it is well made, and should last a lifetime. And personally, I'd rather spend $20 on a game that gets played than $5 on one that sits on the shelf.

To check out Life on the Farm, go HERE. They have an older children's version that has been getting such rave reviews by other TOS Crew members that I may just have to get that too. To read the reviews by the rest of the TOS Crew, go HERE.

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Julie said...

Looks like a fun game! I want to play!

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