Summer Family Games

Ben along a busy summer. Did manage to get a few new games in:

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First off was a fun new addition; Awful Green Things From Outer Space. This is a fun game that the kids (even Little I) were able to enjoy. Like many kids, protecting the mascot was a major objective! The production values are quite good, the game is easy to learn, and the ever-changing weapons effects ensures that no two games are ever alike. Overall, a very positive RockyMountainNavy family endorsement for this game!

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Found this one at the discount bin at Barnes and Nobles. Castle Keep is a clever game but it never really caught the attention of the kids. Used as an occasional filler, but not very successful. Probably was on the deep discount table at B&N for this very reason….

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More successful was Meteor Strike. Of course, being that it is LEGO it has a built-in acceptance from the younger RockyMountainNavy members. This one was played alot as a filler-game before dinner.

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Another LEGO game proved very enjoyable for myself and the youngest RockyMountainNavy member. City Alarm is a simple chase game, but with LEGO it becomes a build-it-yourself adventure. Definitely need to play with the advanced rules (the jail) because the basic game is, well, just too basic for even the youngest players.

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The big hit of the summer was Bananagrams. This game was played daily by the kids, sometimes as a large group and occasionally solo. Even Mom and Dad got into it (especially to help Little I against his older siblings). Can’t recommend this one enough, and can’t wait to introduce the Grandparents to the game!

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