Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TOS Review for USAopoly~ Wonky & Tapple


Doesn't everyone LOVE family game night?

The past few weeks, we have been playing 2 new games from USAopoly. We received Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game and Tapple: Fast Word Fun For Everyone in the mail. Oh boy did the fun begin!

 USAopoly Review

USAopoly is a game company that takes fun games to a whole new level. There goal is too bring families together. Wonky and Tapple are just 2 of the amazing games that they have to offer. I've already added a few more to our Christmas list! With all their choices, it's very easy for families to have fun together. A little round of friendly competition always brings out laughter.

First Up....Wonky!

USAopoly Review
O.K. first off I have to tell you that this game is extremely challenging. When we first looked at the box, we thought this was going to be a very easy game. Just stack a few blocks on and that's it. Well, we were so wrong. This game is very difficult and can be down right nerve racking. It's recommended for ages 8+. but younger kids will have fun playing too. The game can be played with 2 or more players.

Players have to build a tower with odd shaped blocks of 3 different sizes. It's thought provoking and requires very steady hands (and arms). Don't bump the table!
Players are dealt 7 cards in the beginning of the game. The cards tell what color and size block to play. This can be a good thing or a bad thing. Strategic planning definitely comes into play. I do NOT recommend placing the small cube first. The first player to get rid of their cards and doesn't knock down the tower wins!

Players have to play strategically. They want to get rid of all their cards, without knocking the tower down, but they want to play so their opponents knock the tower down. Setting up the next player for failure is a good play.

There are 9 blocks total.....3 small, 3 medium, and 3 large. Each size group has a purple, blue, and green block.

The game comes with 54 cards. Here are a few samples of what the cards read....
Stack the purple large block
Stack the small green block
Choose any color block
Choose any large color block
Pass play to next player
Reverse play to previous player

The kids and I had a blast playing this game. We were able to build a tower with 7 blocks so far. We haven't achieved a tower with all 9 yet! We will keep trying though until we get it.

Next Up....Tapple!

 USAopoly Review
Get ready for some fast paced competition! This game got very competitive in my house. Game faces were put on, sleeves were pushed up, and it got ugly! Just kidding, it didn't get too ugly. They kids really got into the game though. A little bit of "friendly" competition.

Tapple is extremely fast paced. It's great for the mind. A Brain Game! Players have to come up with a word that fits into the topic on the card picked.

The Tapple wheel has 20 letters from the alphabet in a circle. The letters Q,U,V, X, Y, and Z are not included since they are uncommon as the first letter of words. One player chooses a category from the cards. The cards are divided into two groups...easy and hard.

The blue & white side is for younger kids, while the red & yellow side offers more challenging categorizes for older children. A few selections are....animals, fish, shoes, outer space, things at a party, things in the room, etc. A little but of everything.

Once a category is chosen, the fun begins. Players take turns coming up with a word that begins with one of the letters on the circle. Each player gets 10 seconds to come up with a word. It's easy at first since all 20 letters are available. As the letters get used up and pushed down, it becomes a little bit trickier. At the end of 10 seconds, a buzzer will go off if the player hasn't come up with a word. If a player does shout a word, they hit the timer, the time restarts, and the next player gives it a try.
This is fast moving and my kids become overly competitive. The games suggest 3 rounds, but my kids went on for 5, 10, 15 rounds. I liked how it helped them use their brains and it helps with spelling too. You have to hit the right letter for the first letter of the word. 

So what did we think....

Buy them! You have to add these fun games to your must have list. Christmas is right around the corner.  These will provide plenty of fun for your kids and yourself! The kids have been asking to have friends over to play the games with them. The more the merrier.

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  1. Great review!! I'm interested in Tapple! That looks wonderful!! (Aren't we always into those educational ones!! ??) LOL

    Thanks for sharing Monique!!

    1. Thanks! Your boys will love Tapple. I love how they have to use their brains!


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