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Scabs and Guts

Scabs and Guts

Spring 2011 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Spin Master Toys
Price: $14.99

Scabs and Guts is a board game that teaches kids facts about their body in an entertaining manner. There are three categories: Scrapes and Scabs which asks questions that promote positive health, Blood and Guts which asks questions that reveal "disgusting" facts about our bodies, and Blubber or Buff which asks questions about building muscles and living healthy. There are also wild cards that have the player engage in an activity. The questions are addictive. As a parent, I couldn't put them down, even when the game ended. I found the facts fascinating and sometimes gross, perfect for keeping the attention of school age children. I loved the learning component of the game. The testers had fun while learning new facts about their bodies and/or healthy living. The goal of the game is to answer the most questions correctly ultimately getting around the whole board. You can play as individual players or have the players in teams thus allowing children of all ages and skill levels to participate.

Karena Rush, Ph. D.   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Karena Rush is a professor in the Psychology Department at Millersville University. Karena has two young daughters and spends most of her free time outdoors with her family and old English sheepdog.

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