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Harold and the Purple Crayon Game

Harold and the Purple Crayon Game

Fall 2001 Games
Ages: 4 - 7 yrs.
Manufacturer: Briarpatch
Price: $19.99
Review:
Simple yet engaging, Harold and the Purple Crayon -- the game -- captures the spirit of the original book by Crockett Johnson, first published in 1955. This delightfully clever and well-designed storytelling game encourages children to develop their imaginations as well as reading, memory and communications skills. The rules are clear and flexible enough to allow play to be fun and not brutally competitive. Players choose a card, draw the object pictured, and use it to tell a story. The story unfolds as players add more pictures. The player able to repeat the entire story, from beginning to end, wins. Although designed for kids 4-7 to play themselves, don't exclude parents or kinder older siblings from joining this charming game. Like the book, it is a tribute to the wonders of imagination.
Ken Tidwell   ©2001 Parents' Choice

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