Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978



Fall 2012 Games
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Gamewright
Price: $7.99

A little bit Dominoes, a little bit Qwirkle, and a little bit Scrabble, IOTA is a fun strategy game played with tiny cards coded by color, shape, and number. Cards can be lined up in groups of two, three, or four that match (all the same) or mismatch (each one different) by feature. Players take turns adding cards into play, earning points based on the face value of the lines completed. Significant concentration is required to stick to the relatively simple rules, and as the board grows players are forced to think creatively and anticipate future moves in order to maximize points. Games can run long, but for players that have the time, it's worth the effort.

Emily Crawford   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Emily holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master's in computer engineering from Georgia Tech. She is a homeschooling parent and lives with her husband, three children, five cats, and thousands of LEGOs in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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