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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

USAopoly: Wonky & Tapple ~ a TOS review

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We love playing games here at our house. I love when we get to play games that reinforce learning at the same time. So you can bet that I jumped at the chance to review two exciting games from USAopoly called Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game and Tapple: Fast Word Fun for Everyone.

USAopoly, has been a leading developer and manufacturer of board games and puzzles since 1994. They have been creating the world’s most beloved games “with a twist,” and they are serious about fun and games!

The main goal for each of the games they create is to bring people together to make memories through gameplay. USAopoly strives to live and breathe their company values:

~ bring a smile

~ play fair

~ do it right

~ honor your word

~ and give it your best

into all of their products.

 

USAopoly Review

Wonky is a fun-filled card game. The object of this game is to build wobbly towers with odd-shaped blocks without making your tower fall. Which is easier said than done!

This game includes:

9 Custom Wonky Blocks

54 Strategy Cards

Storage Bag

Rules

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As you stack your blocks on top of each other the tower will wiggle and wobble, and hopefully not fall down on your turn. Otherwise you have to draw three more cards from the deck. Be the first player to get rid of all your cards from you hand without toppling the tower and you win!

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We love this game! Even though it is meant for ages 8+, McKenzie, who is 6, can play her hand at stacking too. Stacking the blocks seems like a simple task but since they are odd shaped, it makes even more fun when it is your turn.

 USAopoly Review

Tapple is an award-winning word game with a IMG_1019race to beat the timer. The game revolves around a wheel with all the letters of the alphabet except Q, U, V, X, Y, and  Z with a handprint timer is built into the center. There are also 36 cards containing 144 categories. The red and yellow sided cards have categories a bit harder than the blue and white side.

To play the game, first you need to install 2 AA batteries {not included} into the back of the wheel for the timer. The player whose middle name is closet to A, goes first and then play proceeds IMG_0979clockwise. In our family we all have “M” middle names so we used first names. Simple decide which color you will play and the first player draws a card. This same player then taps the timer button and says a word beginning with one of the letters placed around the wheel. Tap the timer again, and the next person goes until they say a word or the timer buzzes them.

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With so many fun categories it really does give you a rush of excitement while trying to think of a word. The timer makes it fun and challenging at the same time. This game is also meant for 8+ and 2-8 players and the best part is that younger kids can play because no spelling is required.

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These games brought many hours of joy and game play to our house! These are the perfect games for game night and would make a great gift for Christmas or birthdays! Be sure to check out what my CrewMates thought of these two games by clicking the banner below.

 USAopoly Review

Company ~ USAopoly

Product ~ Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game and Tapple: Fast Word Fun for Everyone

Price ~ $19.95 each

Ages ~ 8+

 

 USAopoly Review
 

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