Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Treasure Trax game review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Summer is almost upon us and the kids are out of school.  This means heat. LOTS AND LOTS OF HEAT.  In our neighborhood, we have a pool, but it isn't the most fun for the kiddos.  V still being little can't swim.  That means, no fun for her.  

Having three kids stuck inside all day is a rather boring.  I really dislike lots of screen time, but trying to occupy three kids who can't go outside due to 90+ degree humid weather is tricky. I might have found a solution for some of the boredom.  Treasure Trax!

Treasure Trax is scavenger hunt game that you can do in your house!    Best thing about it...it is cleaned up when you are done playing! 
The game comes with 30 location cards (there are a few specifically for outside), 18 clue cards, and 12 animal cards.   The directions were a bit tricky sounding when you read them, but easily understood once you started.
Here's how it works. They tell you to pick out a specific amount of each type of card.  I didn't do that.  For us, it was easier to carry them along as I went.  You determine where you want to have the hunt start and find a corresponding card. For us, we picked the refrigerator. So we found a location card with a refrigerator on it and left it on the kitchen table.
 At the refrigerator we left a clue card.  The clue cards range from easily understood clues like colors, to letter clues. When V was the searcher, we used the color cards since she can't spell.  For Aidan, we left the letter cards to make it a bit trickier.

So on the fridge, Aidan and I placed an "orange"clue.  Nate helped V hunt.
INSIDE the fridge, under an orange, we placed an animal card (what you are trying to find) and the next location card.
Next location was the "coffee table" on the table was a "blue" clue. In the "blue" bag was the animal card...and the next location.

 Overall we did about 5 animals the first time.  We made them pretty easy for V.

 Can you guess where the animal card was with the red clue?

For Aidan we made it much trickier.  At one point he had to find a toy box (we have three).  Then his hint was "B"  For him, B equaled "bed". We hid the card under V's blanket.

I really love how this game can be played by all ages and the kids can play together.  Lots of times games V can play are too young for the boys and the boys games are too old for V.

The cards that come with the game are made of a thick cardboard and pretty darn sturdy AND it comes with a purple bag that holds all the cards!  SCORE!

Overall, this is a super fun game that gets the kids away from the screen and gets them playing together! The game says it's recommended age is 3-5, but I think that is a rather short estimate.  I would say older kids would like this, especially if they are playing with younger siblings.  Older kids make excellent hiders!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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