Last year during our holiday in The Netherlands my family introduced us to a fabulous card game for grown ups called Set, we absolutely loved it and have played it so many times since then. A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a very similar game called Categories which is created especially for children, I knew we had to have it. I put my order in straight away and for the past week we have played it every evening, the kids just can’t get enough of it!
Categories ($24.95) by eeBoo is designed for ages 5 and up, but our almost 3-year is quite good at it too and needs just a little bit of help. The game consists of 60 picture cards and that’s it, no dice, no board, no tricky rules. The aim of the game is to make categories by collecting sets of three cards that have something in common. Can you find three pigs or three cats, three things with wheels or three pieces of food, three characters with a hat or three balls?
The great thing is that each card belongs to multiple categories, so while kids may not spot every ‘set’ they are likely to find at least one common factor which keeps it fun for everyone. I also like that players take turns, that way every child gets a fair chance and you don’t have to be fast to be able to win. At the end of the game the person with the most categories wins. Categories and other great eeBoo games are available from Itty Bitty Box.
Right now you can save 20% storewide at Itty Bitty Box simply enter the code ‘SCHOOL’ at checkout. Offer ends July 29, 2013.
To find out more about Itty Bitty Box, to browse the range of eeBoo games and to order online visit www.ittybittybox.com.au.