It's so important to me that my kids enjoy themselves. I am always looking for the best events ; the best toys; the best activities; the best games. I love seeing what kind of personalities they have through all of it. When I was younger I wouldn't consider myself as a competitive child; but I sure as hell was a big sore loser. I can admit it. I was the child who cried every single time I lost at musical chairs. It got to a point where I just didn't even participate in birthday games because I didn't want to have a meltdown if I lost. I didn't enjoy losing because I felt embarrassed when I did. Eventually I got over it ; now as an adult I just deal with it differently....shopping helps. But my boys remind me of myself in that sense..and let's just say it's no fun for me. The oldest will only allow the little one to "win" whenever he feels like it, but my little one likes to win - every single time! God forbid he loses anything he literally loses it. So when I found out about Peaceable Kingdom games I was so ready to give it a shot. They make cooperative games where players have to work together against the game and not against each other. Kids learn vital skills ; as well as team work! This game has definitely been quite a lifesaver for me. I don't have to worry about them arguing while they play; or the hassle of bribing my oldest to let his little brother win. It's so much fun too! And let's face it - learning how to work together with other people to achieve something ; or find a solution is a big life lesson that should be taught early. If they learn now that team work makes the dream work they won't be that child who hogs the ball; or takes over the whole group project in school.
It's also such a fun game to play with your kids. It helps show your child that they can trust in you and they can work with you to make things happen. It is definitely a great new edition to our family game night collection!
And - if you lose any pieces (which we all know always seems to happen) you can write to them and they will send you pieces you have lost!
* We played the game Stone Soup. All games are available on Amazon and PeaceableKingdom.com