ThinkFun is “the world’s leader in addictively fun games that build reasoning and creative thinking skills through play.” Started in 1985 (the year I was born!) by a husband and wife team, ThinkFun has grown as a global company in over 60 countries and in over 20 languages!
For our review, we were sent Roll & Play–your child’s first game!
It’s meant for ages 18 months and up. I was excited to have a game to play Ryan (our 2-year-old), but I highly doubted he’d sit still long enough to play the whole game and I wondered how well it would work.
Ummm… best.game.ever. Ryan LOVES it. Since getting it, we have played it at least once a day. He plays with mommy during the day. He plays with daddy when he gets home from work. He plays with both of us on weekends. He plays in the morning. At noon. At night. We have the game memorized, haha.
It’s simple: you have 6 different colors of cards and you have a cube with matching colors. Roll the plush cube and match the color on top to the correct card. Each card has an activity for you to do!
There are 48 cards (8 in each color category) and Ryan not only sits there long enough to get through all of them, he insists we do all of them and often asks to play again as soon as we’re done, haha.
Yellow cards: emotions (“Make a surprised face” or “Giggle and laugh”)
Blue cards: colors (find something in the room that’s “red”)
Green cards: animals (“Quack like a duck” or “Squeak like a mouse”)
Purple cards: actions (“Tickle your knees” or “Wave your arms”)
Orange cards: numbers (“Pat your head 7 times” or “Stomp your foot 6 times”)
Red cards: vocals (“Sing a song” or “Say your name”)
This is Ryan showing his HAPPY face, as one of the yellow cards told him to do! I was surprised at how well he knew his emotions (sad faces, sleepy faces, surprised faces…). I think those cards are my favorites. Ryan also loves the purple action cards and orange counting cards.
I wanted to take a video to show how cute this game is and how much Ryan loves it… I got a little bit before my camera died but you can get the idea!
You can watch a much better video, haha, from ThinkFun here: “how to play.” The plush cube also has a built in pocket to store the cards in when you aren’t playing! Part of Ryan’s fun comes from sorting the cards into the 6 different colors, then stacking them up, and putting them away lol.
You can buy Roll & Play for $19.99.
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