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The Amazing Family Game Board Book

The Amazing Family Game Board Book

Fall 2005 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Author: Eric Berlin
Illustrator: Paul Kepple
Publisher: innovativeKids
Price: $24.99
Review:
Open the "book" to reveal spiral-bound playing surfaces for 35 classic board games, plus two storage boxes for the rules, a deck of cards, and all the necessary playing pieces. Chess, checkers, backgammon, and Chinese checkers are included, of course; but also some lesser-known games such as Mancala, Trick Track, and Fox and Geese. There are even some variations on Tic-Tac-Toe and Bingo. For games ordinarily played with pencil and paper, and for scoring, a write-on/wipe-off marker is provided for use on the erasable pages. Every home should have this because there is no other way to fit all these games into such a compact space (9 by 11 inches and 2 inches thick). For the same reason, don't forget to take it along on vacation in case of stormy weather.
Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2005 Parents' Choice


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