Those of you with children will know that Friday nights ain’t what they use to be!
Gone are the days of dressing in your finest, spending ages perfecting your make up and then climbing into ridiculously high heeled shoes only to roll home after a few drinks some hours later….
Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with that and I have enjoyed many a happy night on the town but now i am at the other side of 40 with a 2 year old who thinks sleep is for wimps, well, I’m at the stage where I envy those going out but couldn’t quite bring myself to do it all again!
Give me a pair of soft pjs, a mug of hot chocolate, a good movie and I’m a happy bunny! Throw in to the mix some games with the family and its perfection!
Family time is what it is all about, so when we were offered a couple of Tactic Games to review we jumped at the chance to complete our Friday night! We were sent Kimble and Crazy Cafe and I have to admit to letting out a little whoop of joy!
Kimble is a modern day Frustration, those who were born in the 70/80s will know what Frustration is!!
This was a great opportunity to introduce the girls to a game of my childhood but with a new twist in the theme of best selling movie The Secret Life of Pets! For those who don’t know how to play you press down the centre button on the board which ‘pops’ a metal plate underneath the dice causing it to flip. Whatever number the dice lands on is the number of spaces you move around the board. The aim of the game is to get all of your pieces back home before your opponents. For some reason Evie wiped the floor with us all and had all of hers back before we even made it half way!
Next up was the Crazy Cafe and with this a game of crazy stacking fun where you have to whip the table cloth out from underneath all of the pieces!
You take it in turns to spin the spinner and place or stack items onto the make shift table (which is all included as part of the game) Set up is easy and this is a fabulous game for little ones as they get to make a mess without any real mess!
Amelia loved the fact that none of us could pull the cloth out without causing carnage, not one of us left things standing on the table once that cloth was pulled! Evie did suggest we fill the cups with water to make it more fun but we drew the line at that one – maybe when someone has perfected the cloth pull on the empty items we may give it a go, until then though we will just keep practicing! lol
Thank you to Tactic Games for the chance to try these games, we really did enjoy it and it was great to play together as a family. The girls loved having our full attention and we spent the night giggling and enjoying some quality time together.
We were kindly sent both games for purposes of this review.