Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tell Tale Fairy Tales: My New Favorite Kids' Game!

Have you heard of the "Tell Tale" games from BlueOrange Games? They were kind enough to send us a free tin of "Tell Tale: Fairy Tales" and my husband and preschooler and I all love it (Hubby said it was "like the perfect kids game!")

What it is:
Tell Tale: Fairy Tales comes in a cute tin and consists of 60 double-sided cards with pictures of people, places, and things on them straight out of your a classic fairy tale! There are a many different ways to play, but our favorite is to have each person in the family draw 6-8 cards out of the pile, then everyone makes up a story using all of their cards, then we take turns telling the rest of the family our story!

Who makes it:
Blue Orange Games, a company focused on creating high quality games from eco-friendly materials (and they plant two trees for every tree they use to produce their games!) You can follow them on Facebook, or on Twitter as @BlueOrangeGames

Pros:
  • Teaches sequencing
  • Encourages creativity
  • Great for all ages
  • Great for both genders
  • Colorful illustrations
  • No batteries

Cons:
  • Characters depicted were not very ethnically diverse

The Bottom Line:
This is my new favorite game for kids-our 3 year-old has as much fun making up silly stories about daring rescues and magical beasts as my husband and I! Playing it makes me want to also buy the original version to have 60 more cards to play with, and to buy it for my niece when she is old enough! I highly recommend it for kids of all ages, but especially for families that include preschoolers and early elementary school kids.

Get it:
You can buy Tell Tale: Fairy Tale directly from BlueOrange Games, online from one of their partner sites, or in specialty toy stores (click here to search for stores near you)!

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