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.