Children: Game Review, Mommy Life

Children's Game Review: Koala Capers

I love playing games with my daughter because I am not very good at role playing. I feel awkward pretending to be someone I am not and I do not really enjoy playing with dolls. So instead of playing dress up or pretend, I prefer purchasing games for my daughter to interact with her. This is just a personal preference and I do not judge anyone for how they choose to play with their child, just an fyi.

One game that we have been playing for almost a year is “Koala Capers” by “Educational Insights”.

Here are the basics about the game:

  • Cost: $10.69 on Amazon
  • Ages 3 + years old
  • 2 – 4 players
  • 4 Koala Cards
  • 20 Outfit Cards
  • Jumbo Outfit Die
  • Jumbo Pattern Die

Object of the Game:

  • Each player is given a Koala Card.
  • All the outfit cards will be placed face up.
  • Each player will roll both of the dice.
  • The Outfit Die will allow you to choose the outfit but based on the Pattern Die. For example, if the Outfit die lands on a shirt and the Pattern die lands on the flower patterns, you are able to choose an outfit card with a shirt with a flowered pattern.
  • The first player who has 5 outfits first on their Koala, wins the games.

Skills that are being utilized:

  • Vocabulary for patterns
  • Memory skills
  • Matching Skills
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Observational Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Taking Turns

Overall Opinion Of Koala Capers:

  • This game is not challenging but an easy game to play with the family.
  • More geared towards 3 to 4 year olds
  • Fun game to pass the time.
  • Good game for memory skills but not as challenging if played with 2 players. It is more challenging with 3 to 4 players.
  • Overall, the game is fun for a quiet day/night in but it is not a game that I would recommend for kids who are 5 years or older if you want to challenge them.

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