Thursday, May 12, 2011

haywire group :: the cat's pajamas board game {giveaway}


I came across Haywire Group when looking for some new board games to add to our collection. As the parent of a 3 year old I've found that it's hard to find age appropriate games that challenge kids to think but that aren't so challenging as to make it not fun to play.

We've been trying out their The Cat's Pajamas board game and it has become one of our new family favorites. With no reading, and only a small amount of counting involved (up to 5) this game is perfect for the 3+ crowd. My daughter loves that she gets see the silly mismatched pajama sets on the cats and I love that there is color, shape, and pattern recognition involved as well.

The point of the game is to be the first to remove your cat's layers of pajamas and return them to their Nighty Whiteys. :) Each player takes a turn rolling the die and counting out the corresponding spaces around the game board to land on a colored or patterned space.

What makes The Cat's Pajamas even more fun for kids is that it doesn't matter who's turn it was to roll the die, if the game piece lands on a space matching one of the visible pajama pieces on your cat you get to remove that piece. So everyone gets to play at the same time and the game moves along a a good pace keeping the game time within the attentions span limits of young kids.

The Cat's Pajamas board game :: $20.99

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*I was provided with the board game shown above to conduct this review using personal experience. The opinions provided are my own.*

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