Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Game Spotlight: Farkle

I love games.  We have a lot of games.  A lot of games.  And there are still so many games I want!  We go in waves of playing and not playing them.  Right now we're in a not-playing-them period.  What a shame!  So, I think I need a little nudge to change the tide.  Here's my commitment: Each week I will pull out a game, put it out in our space & see what happens.  I'm starting with a new favorite of ours (which also made a fun & fantastic Valentine this year).

It's great for practicing: addition, regrouping, place value & probability.  (Which shouldn't deter "big kids" who already know how to do these things -- it's still a really fun family game!)  It's easy for family members of all sizes to "play" together (when you toss in some extra dice) -- and there are no gameboard & markers to fuss about who moves what, know what I mean?  The game length is easily adjustable.  We bought a packaged game, but if you already have six dice and a cup, this site has the rules.  It is so easy to learn and play.  It's been a really nice way to wrap up the day -- it's calm, uncomplicated, and we do it together happily (unlike the teeth-brushing that tends to come after...)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link to the rules. I'll have to try this!


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