Today’s New For Us Friday:
Our New Favorite Game!!
This week has been really different for us; with Maddy in Kindergarten all day long, Owen, Cora, and I are slowly adjusting to a new norm.
So to make it a little easier for a very lonely Owen, we tried one of his new birthday games this week. We played it Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and today–Friday. With all of this change in our lives, a little consistency somewhere couldn’t hurt, right?
Because we totally and completely heart this game and we’ve been Hissssing every day this week, I thought it would be perfect for this week’s New For Us Friday.
- Hissss: Created by Gamewright, Hisss is geared to players ages 4 and up–perfect for my newly 4 year old Owen.
The object of the game is simple: to collect the most cards by building lots and lots of snakes. The way you build a snake is by matching a color on one card to a color on another. There are three cards–heads, bodies, and tails. In order to make a snake, the color of the head has to match a body card, and the other side of the body card has to match a tail.
The super-cool and fun part is that you can add as many body cards as you can to make the snake longer, and twistier, and turnier. When you pick the card that completes the snake–either head, tail, or a body card that can connect two already-started snakes–you win that snake.
You Hisssssssss loudly and move the snake to your snake pit right in front of you.
It’s very simple, but color matching and simple strategizing do come into play. And Owen and I have had a blast naming our snakes, making funny Hissss sounds, and cheering when either of us pulls the wild card–the rainbow head or tail.
By the end of the game, snakes and snake parts are spread out everywhere, so another thing I like is that this game requires movement–placing the cards in the right spots and then relocating a snake once you win it.
In my book, this game is an absolute winner and just might become a (shhhhh!) staple birthday gift for all of our 4-year-old pals. Thanks again to my pal, Heather, who also introduced us to our Stranger Safety DVD–among a million other cool-kid toys.
And FYI: This company is so awesome that if you check out the site, they can recommend games by age or form (dice, card, party, etc). How fun is that and how easy does that make buying birthday gifts?!
I’m thinking that after this long weekend, we’ll be closer to being back on track. I’m betting we’ll mix things up a little more around here by trying out some cool new color, sound, and writing games that I’ve hunted down this summer. . . let the fun fall begin!