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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Griddly Games–Civilize This

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  • Wise Alec: Civilize This by Griddly Games Inc. 
  • Ages 8 and up
  • 2-4 players
  • Travel game and Expansion set
  • $14. 99 from Amazon or click here for a retailer near you.

     Explore 3 different time periods and different cultures with Wise Alec: Civilize This game. 300 questions cover Ancient, Medieval, and Modern cultures.  Roll the included special die and choose your preference of questions: the 3 point level or the 7 point level. Draw a Wise Alec card and you may have to display your knowledge in ways such as tongue twisters, brain teasers or exercises.

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ClarkClan Thoughts

Likes

     My kids love games of all types. This trivia game was no different. They thought this game was a lot of fun. They played for hours. I played with them at times and thought it was fun as well. I liked that each card contained two questions worth either 3 or 7 points, and I could decide which one I wanted to answer. The Wise Alec cards evened the playing field for kids (or mom) who did not always know the answers to the trivia questions. 

     Wise Alec: Civilize This is a travel game / expansion pack.   As a travel game it worked well. There were three decks of cards and one special die included. It was packaged in a narrow box with a magnetic closure, which made it easy to take in the car or throw in a backpack. While Civilize This is a stand alone game, it can also be used as an expansion pack for the original Wise Alec: Family Trivia Game, which is purchased separately.

Adaptations/Dislikes

     We really didn’t have any adaptations or dislikes or to this game. The only “issue” we noticed was that after a month of playing a couple times a day,  the kids began to memorize the cards. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but I think it means I need to get the Wise Alec original trivia game for more of a challenge.

Recommendation

     We would definitely recommend this game. We had fun playing and  it was easy to learn with minimal set up and pieces.  The trivia questions are interesting and we learned quite a few facts about the 3 different time periods covered.

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     I reviewed the Civilize This travel game/expansion pack. Other Crew members reviewed Griddly Games Nature Nuts travel game/expansion packs. Click on the banner above to read reviews on both games. Visit the Griddly Games website to see all the games they offer.

As an Independent contractor for The Old Schoolhouse and member of TOS Homeschool Crew I received  Civilize This  for free from Griddly Games. in exchange for my honest review of their product.

1 comment:

Sweetpeas said...

Great review! Kids memorizing the cards definitely sounds like a nice problem to have LOL!