Zingo is a game very similar to Bingo but with a twist. The actual tagline for the game is, “Bingo with a Zing”, so I am pretty close. This is a game that my family and I have enjoyed playing some time now. It is a pretty simple to play with my five year old and it is still an enjoyable game, helping her image and word recognition skills.
Basic Info about Zingo:
- Cost: $21.99
- Ages 4 and up (3 years old could possibly play also)
- 2 to 7 players
- 7 boards doubled sided (green and red)
- Green side is easier/less competitive (more chips for these images)
- Red side is a bit more difficult/more competitive (less chips for these images)
- Zingo slider with tiles with images and matching words (doubled sided with the same image and word)
Skills that are taught while playing (taken from the booklet):
- Image and Word Recognition
- Matching Skills
- Vocabulary Skills
- Observation and Perception
- Concentration and Memory
- Letter/sound Relationships
- Fine Motor Skills and Coordination
- Following Instructions
- Taking Turns
Goal of the Game:
- Be the first to cover all the rectangles on your board with Zingo Cards based on the tiles that appear when you slide the Zingo Slider.
- To make the game more difficult you can create patterns with your boards by suggesting only covering diagonal rectangles or creating a picture frame.
Overall Opinion of the Game:
- Great game for the whole family (can last up to 20 minutes the most for one round).
- Good for 3 to 4 years old.
- My daughter is 5 now and I am looking at the Zingo with Sight Words. A review will be up once I purchase it and have played it several times.
- Highly recommend for family game night and teaching image and word recognition and memorization.
- Other parents have purchased this game that we know and also really enjoy playing with their children.