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Start 11

Start 11

Fall 2013 Games
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Ravensburger
Price: $34.99

Start 11! the Board Game by Ravensburger can be played by two to four players ages eight years and up (children at the younger end of the suggested age range might struggle with the strategic aspect of the game when playing with older children or adults). It includes a sturdy game board, eighty-eight tiles (plus two replacement tiles), sixteen wild tiles, eight symbol tiles for use in game variation, four tile holders, a cloth bag for storing pieces, and illustrated instructions.

The players compete by placing one to three tiles per turn on four differently colored number rows in a domino-inspired game. The instructions were somewhat complicated, but game play was easier once initiated.

The game helps to hone mathematical skills such as pattern recognition and strategic planning while encouraging social skills such as good sportsmanship, turn taking, and following of instructions.

Sharon Heuscher   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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