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Friday, March 5, 2021

Enjoy family game night with Maestro Mastery - Explore the Composers from Byron's Games ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations. 

Happy Friday guys! Today I am excited to share with you a fun boardgame from Byron’s Games. As a game-loving, music-loving family, we have enjoyed playing Maestro Mastery - Explore the Composers over the last few weeks. Let me tell you more about it.

Bryon’s Games is a company that was created by a 6 year old boy, Bryon, when he found himself hospitalized in the Children’s Hospital of Chicago for six months. During his hospital stay he was inspired to create something fun and educational for kids like himself during their hospital stay. From that stay his first game, Continent Race, was created. Like with his other games that Byron created, Maestro Mastery shows you that learning doesn’t have to be boring!

Maestro Mastery – Explore the Composers is the third game that Byron has created. While playing it your students will learn all about 52 classical music composers and discover the way each of them contributed during the Medieval to Contemporary era. Inside your game box you receive the following game play items:
 > Instructions 
> 104 color-coded matching composer cards (separated into two decks) 
> 1 music timeline card
 > 1 fold-out poster of all the composers * A link to listen to musical samples from each of the composers is also included. 
 To play the game use just one of the decks unless you have a large crowd of people playing. Set the game up just as you would like classic game of memory. Proceed to playing just like the game of memory, except with Maestro Mastery you want to try to match your matches by musical era.

The winner of the game is determined in one of two ways. You can either have an: 

Overall winner ~ the player with the most pairs of composers 

Era winner ~ the player with the greatest number of pairs from a specific era.

 *there can be multiple Era winners.

Maestro Mastery also has a built in challenge to the game to make it more challenging. To take advantage of this portion of the game the players would click a link and be taken to a YouTube video to listen to musical compositions to try to match the card. Or you can match the cards by laying the cards out face up and try to identify the person who composed the musical selection.

I have played this game several times with Montana (8th), McKenzie (5th), and Micah (1st) over the last several weeks. Each time we play the kids are getting better and better at identifying the composer and eras. We always choose the winner by the one who gets the most pairs of composers. I think this game is an excellent supplement to any music/composer curriculum. I am excited to continue to use this game as we learn about the great classical composers of the Medieval to Contemporary era.


Check out what my CrewMates think of this boardgame or The Family Journal that was also reviewed by clicking the banner below. 

The Family Journal / Maestro Mastery - Explore the Composers {Byron's Games Reviews}

 Our personal rating:

 Format ~ Physical board game 
 Price ~ $24.97 
 Ages ~ 5 years old and up
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