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Treasure Hunt - Objects and Shapes Game

Treasure Hunt - Objects and Shapes Game

Spring 2012 Games
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: BeginAgain
Price: $25.00

The Treasure Hunt Objects and Shapes set by Begin Again charmed our reviewers and their children. It is a natural cloth bag printed with a treasure map on one side and a checker board on the other. Inside of the bag, there are twenty-four natural rubber treasure coins, twenty game pieces, and twenty game cards. Each sturdy game card represents an object, and each game piece is cut into the shape of one of those objects. The instructions detail five games to play, though surely any child could think up more variations.

Our testers liked the variety of play, as they could finish a game and then decide which way to play next. They might finish the Matching Game and decide to play a blindfolded variation. Another variation, Sneaky Seekers, challenges children to find hidden objects inside of the treasure map bag by feeling for their shape. The Pirate Island Variation requires players to reach into the treasure bag and use their sense of touch to find an object that matches one of the cards they've been dealt. Three of those games may be played by just one person. Finally, there is even an option to play checkers using the rubber coins. Adults can enjoy playing amongst themselves, or they can teach older children how to play.

The quality of the materials used to make this set is outstanding, and the fact that they are eco-friendly materials impressed our testers. All of the game pieces as well as the instructions can be stored inside the canvas playing board and rolled up for east storage and travel. This set would be perfect to bring along on a weekend beach trip.

Cassandra Bishop   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Cassandra Bishop holds a BA in Psychology and has her Master's degree in Social Work well within her grasp. The mother of two young and very energetic boys is passionate about the environment, healthy living, and education.

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