Word has spread in the family – a perfect gift for us is always a game!
Children learn so many fantastic things through games. Beyond just turn taking, patience and problem solving. You can target history, geography, math, critical thinking and more! Gameschooling itself it a huge movement in the homeschool community for good reason.
One gift the kids received for Christmas (thanks Nana!) was Outfoxed. Now, we are huge Gamewright fans, so we knew this one was going to be awesome.
Getting through the directions was a tad cumbersome, I’m not going to lie. But our little family of four figured it out and had a blast. Even though we lost!
Yep, “we” lost. It’s a fantastic cooperative game where it is players against the game. I love these games for my clients who a struggle with competition and/or anxiety. And cooperative games make it easy for the 2 year old to play with the 5 year old in our home! While Pip played mostly independently whole exercising his problem solving skills, Liv enjoyed rolling and learning how to move around the board, even if she didn’t understand the critical thinking aspects yet!
The game reminds us of Clue mixed with Guess Who, but in a simplified cooperative way! One of the foxes has committed a crime and you have to figure out which one is guilty! You are given pictures of all your suspects and clues hidden around the board. All the clue relate to what the suspects are wearing. It’s really quite ingenious.
Our group loss was clearly on Pip’s mind. When I woke up, I walked into the family room. Pip had the whole game set up, ready and waiting for our rematch against the foxes! Haha!
Round two was much more successful! We weren’t Outfoxed in round two!