Saturday, February 4, 2012

Family Time February - Balloon Lagoon

During the month of February, I am featuring games that our family has enjoyed over the years.  February is a great time of year to get cozy with your family and play some games.  I guarantee there will be lots of laughs and memories made.  

Today I am featuring another great Cranium game.  Sadly, it is also discontinued, but still available on Amazon.

BALLOON LAGOON is definitely one of our kids' favorite games.  Playing this game is just like being at a carnival but without the crowds! There are four mini games to complete.  As you complete each "challenge" you collect balloons to put into your game piece.  The person with the most balloons at the end is the winner. The four mini games include a slot-machine like game where you match pictures on a card (like the four pieces to a shark), flipping frogs into the pond, fishing for magnetic letters to spell words, and a dice matching game.  You have to complete each mini game before the song/timer runs out.

We have great memories playing this game.  I always struggled with the frog flipping and the kids always thought it was so funny that they could do that better than me.  They loved fishing for the letters.  This is such a great game that includes both cognitive and physical abilities.  The game states it is for 5 + years which I think is pretty realistic.  This is a relatively more expensive game at $34.99, but our family has gotten several years of enjoyment from this game.  This is one of those classics that we will hang on to forever.  

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