Does your family love to play games? Do you like games that encouraging learning while having fun? Do you think learning should be fun? Well, so does SimplyFun. Let me tell you all about The Climbing Knights from SimplyFun. I am reviewing The Climbing Knights, one of the four new releases from SimplyFun. The kids and I have been having a great time playing this fun but challenging game.
The game requires some assembly. You'll have to build the castle. It's pretty easy! The hardest part is putting the castle back in the box. We had a heck of a time trying to figure out how it was originally in the box and how to fit it back in. Directions might be nice. I didn't really pay attention to how it was in the box when we opened it. We got it back it in. It may not be right but the lid kind of fits back on.
Once the castle is put together, you'll pick your knight. There are four color choices....red, yellow, green, and a blue teal color. Therese snagged the blue teal color right away. The knights have flat magnets so they cling to the castle walls. We thought this was pretty neat. The whole time I was building the castle, the kids were wondering how the knights would stay on. Players roll the three dice and proceed up the wall. You have to avoid windows and the guards. The dice control the knight, the gray guard, and the black guard.
The guards move around the castle. There are 2 guards total. One guard on each tier. They move in opposite directions so you have to be careful. Sometimes, the guards will fall asleep and you are safe. You can also hid under or above the ledges.
If the guards spot you, you have to go back to the bottom of the tier. But be careful, if the next guard spots you, you have to go all the way back to the bottom of the castle.
Moving the knights around safely is where planning and strategy comes into play. You need to pay attention to the windows, other players, ledges, the gray guard, and the black guard!
So What Did We Think of the Game?
It was a lot of fun. I know when we first started playing, we all thought it was too easy. As you advanced up the wall, we suddenly realized that it takes a little more thought. You have to pay attention and plan ahead. The first round the kids didn't do that well. Their focus was going up and up. They didn't pay too much attention to the direction of the guards and suddenly were spotted and knocked down. I actually won the title of the king's climber the first 2 rounds. Once they played a few times, they realized that they needed to plan and figure out their strategy in order to win. There were lots of laughs and a few groans, especially when Therese was sent all the way back to the bottom twice in 1 game.
Overall. they loved it! They both said that they would recommend the game to their friends. They actually can't wait for their next play date to play the game with their friends. So, they give it 2 thumbs up!
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