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Game Review: Race to the Treasure

Ogres are always a fascination in children’s stories. I think that may have been what attracted me to this game. I love woodland illustrations, fairy tales, and the like. The box to this game was whimsical which caught my eye and caused me to look at it more closely. This also reminded me of my youngest’s favorite tv show, Ben and Holly, so after reading the point of the game, I decided to purchase it. (I was not asked to do the review of this, I did so because we had fun playing it. There are affiliate links in the post, see disclaimer at the end)

Race to the TreasurePeaceable Kingdom Game Review is made by Peaceable Kingdom. It’s a cooperative game printed on all sorts of recyclable and renewable resources. It says ages 5 and up, but my four year old can play it with a little help from 6 year old big sister. The goal  is to collect three keys and make your path to the treasure before the ogre. The game board changes each time because the location of the keys changes with every game. Two dice, one that has letters and one that has numbers come with the game. You roll both to get the coordinates for the placement of the keys and one picnic basket to erase one ogre.

We have played about 5-6 times since I gave it to my children this morning and we have yet to loose to the ogre! There’s no competition which works well for little people who hate loosing. Although my youngest always want to be the one to lay the last piece down….

It’s a sweet little game. This is our first game by Peaceable Kingdom, so I’m intrigued to check out more of their games now. If you’d like to buy your own game, click here to do so.

(I was not paid to review this game. There is an affiliate link at the end to buy the game. Using this link does not make the game cost anymore than if you went to Amazon yourself by typing it in. I do earn a small amount from the affiliate links which helps pay to run this resource site. )

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The Allowance Game

Allowance game cover The Allowance Game was one of my favorite games growing up! It reminded me a bit of Monopoly except for people would play this one with me! My mom kept our game and gave it to me a few years ago so I could could play the game with my children. (I was not asked to write this review, the opinions in it are mine and mine alone!)

Allowance game board
This game is awesome because it teaches kids about money in a real life sort of simulation. The goal is to be the first one to earn $10. The prices you pay for items is quite unrealistic, but it allows kids to practice using nickles, dimes, quarters, $1 bills, and $5 bills. And the awesome thing is they don’t know they are learning! They just want to be able to add up their money to $10 the quickest. There’s no banker in this game, so each player gets a chance to practice their money skills.

I love the illustrations on the game and love that the money mimics American coinage pretty closely. The box has fallen apart since I think this edition is from the early 90s and like I said, I loved this game and had younger siblings so we played it for many years.

Lucky for you, this game is still being sold. The board looks a little different, but it’s still the same awesome game. I’d recommend it for ages 5 and up! I still enjoy playing this with my kids today. Click HERE to buy your own today!

(This post contains an affiliate link to the product I wrote about. I was not asked to write this review, I did it because I think it’s an awesome game! With all affiliate links I will earn a tiny bit of money for advertising it. This money helps keep the lights on! Thanks for your purchase!! See my affiliate disclosure on the about me page)

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