I wasn’t able to attend Toy Fair NY this year, an event that I am usually a regular at. However, Think Fun, one of my favorite toy companies, because their toys and games inspire learning, sent me a few of their new games for 2014. Make sure to also check out New Thinkfun games for 2015, at Thinkfun Games: Educational Holiday Gifts For Tweens.
ThinkFun games really are fun for the entire family. If you have teens or tweens, they make great games that you can all play together in the categories, 8+, 10+ and adult. And, of course, there are games for all ages below that beginning with 18 months.
I was sent one game for ages 8+, Last Letter Card Game. Do you remember the game you would play in the car where you would say a word on a topic and the next person would have to say a another word on the topic that began with the letter that your word ended with? Last Letter is based on that game.
In the Last Letter Card Game picture cards are used. The first person that can find a name for a pictured card using the last letter from the previous round as the first letter now, wins the round for a fun group game. And as I said before, anyone of any age older than 8 will enjoy this. 8 is only a minimum.
If you have younger kids, two of ThinkFun’s top new educational games for Kids in Grades K-2 are Zingo Word Builder and Zingo Time-Telling. The word builder builds reading skills, three letters at a time. The time telling game helps kids read a clock in a fun way.
And stay tuned because, in June, ThinkFun is coming out with a new board game, Robot Turtles, that teaches kids as young as four years-old, about coding. I can’t wait to see it. If it is as educational and well-made as all the other ThinkFun games, I know it will be a hit!
Full Disclosure: I received three Think Fun Games. I did not receive any other compensation. All opinions are my own.