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



Fall 2016 Games
Ages: 10 & Up
Manufacturer: Gamewright
Price: $17.99

Skiwampus, which means skewed or crooked according to the Urban Dictionary, is a unique type of pattern, color, number recognition game for 2 - 6 players ages 10 and up. The game consists of 72 diamond-shaped tiles with numbers and colors on the points. Also included are 45 colored plastic discs that state a challenge to be attempted during the game. Examples of challenges are: THREE PAIR, TWO COLORS, ODD NUMBERS, SUM 25, and SAME NUMBER. The chips are marked with pips that determine their point value. The value lies in the potential development of quick number and color resolution and the ability to quickly add numbers and manipulate game tiles.

To start a round, players are dealt 12 tiles and three chips per player are randomly selected and placed in the middle of the playing surface. On the word "GO", players arrange their tiles such that six numbers come together to form a circle. The object of the game is to form a circle that meets a chip challenge. The first player to meet a challenge places the chip on the circle formed by their tiles. Play continues until all chips have been collected and all tiles have been placed in one contiguous group. New tiles and chips are used in the next round. The game is over after three rounds. Scores are determined by adding the number of pips found on all challenge chips. The high score wins the game.

Ellie and Don Homce   ©2016 Parents' Choice
Don and Ellie Homce are the parents of two sons. Ellie is a former chemistry and physical science teacher and trainer in the hazardous materials field. Currently a professional volunteer at local schools and a thrift shop, Ellie continues to pursue her interests in art. Don is a health and safety and environmental science professional who enjoys building and fixing things. He has been a Boy Scout Leader for the past ten years.

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