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A SEQUENCE GAME JUST FOR KIDS!

Play a card from your hand, place your chip on a corresponding character on the board…When you have 4 in a row, it’s a SEQUENCE and you win! Use a UNICORN card to place your chip anywhere. Remove your opponent’s chip with a DRAGON card. Have fun with you friends playingSEQUENCE®FOR KIDS!

Just as much fun as the adult Sequence game, Sequence For Kids is perfect for ages 3-6. Young players start learning basic game playing skills like taking turns and holding cards (three cards) as well as developing strategy and learning to think ahead. The character animals get matched from the cards to the board for a winning sequence of four in a row. Easy to learn (instructions here) and the play time is suitable for little players. Game includes a folding game board, playing cards, and playing chips (red, blue, green, and yellow). Thanks Jax for your fun family games

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I received Sequence® For Kids™ from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received. 

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Come take a fun visit to the Park with some happy, loveable little Pegs as they race and jump from hole to hole along the colorful tracks in the Park. If you beat the other Pegs to the Ice Cream Cart, you win! This fun, educational game will help kids learn plus(+) and minus(-), as well as help to develop small motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

Now that the weather is cold, enjoy some time playing Pegs in the Park, a winning combination of fun and learning. Little kids (ages 4-8) navigate their peg through the park toward the ice cream cart.
Teaches number recognition, counting, subtracting, & concepts of moving forward and backward.

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Game includes game board, 44 action playing cards, and four pegs. See complete instructions on the Jax website or right HERE.  The playing cards depict pleasant park things (like kites and flowers) to advance your peg spaces. Other playing cards show things that are not park favorable (like ants and rain clouds) that direct pegs to go back spaces.  Jax Games quality as always. The board is sturdy and colorful. And the pegs are REALLY cute. Don’t you think so?

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My recommendation for this game would be if the board was designed a little thicker and the pegs a little longer to make moving from hole to hole a little easier!

I received Pegs in the Park from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not  guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Solitaire Frenzy transforms solitaire into a quick paced game that requires multiple players. Be the player with the most cards on the game board to win!

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Not an educational game, but certainly a lot of fun. It makes you think fast and pay attention. The game consists of 6 color-coded packs of playing cards, a game board, score cards and instructions. View Solitaire Frenzy instructions here. Be sure to read the Solitaire Frenzy tip. This game does best with several players because game play depends on everyone’s cards.

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Although play is meant to be a “frenzy”, players need to exercise some control of their cards when placing them on the game board. Messy cards are a total distraction to us organizers! Seriously though, the cards on the board need to be kept in reasonably neat piles so that players can continue playing their cards.

We found it best to designate a score keeper to collect cards from the game board. The score keeper’s job is to group the cards by colors and return them to the players to count score.

♥♦Recommend for fun♣♠

I received Solitaire Frenzy from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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A fun way to learn “who lives where”.

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Learn about animals and their environments as you follow the stone trail through the world’s habitats. Draw a “Wisdom & Consequence” card to learn about environmental hazards and to discover ways in which you can help improve the environment. With every correct answer to an animal or habitat question on the “Knowledge” cards, you collect one “Habitat” card. Collect two cards from each habitat to become an “Earth Steward” and win the game. It’s a fun expedition around the world for family and friends when you “HIT THE HABITAT TRAIL!”

Habitat Exploration Game from Jax Games

Ages 8+

Hit the Habitat Trail encourages players to be good stewards of our Earth. It is a game that animal and nature lovers are sure to appreciate.

The colorful game board includes eight sections each representing a different habitat: arctic, wetlands, desert, forest, ocean, jungle, mountains, and grasslands.

Choose a habitat critter and be ready to learn. Lots of the cards have “green” tips and practices for awareness of how our actions effect the Earth and its inhabitants.

This is a terrific home school science game. While this game focuses solely on the habitats and doesn’t incorporate any bible teaching, it can easily be used as a way to teach children about the amazing world God created.

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Allow an hour for playing time. The complete directions can be viewed on the Jax website.

I received the Hit the Habitat Trail game from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Sequence Fun From A to Z

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Players sound out the letter on their cards, match it to the beginning sound of a picture on the gameboard, then place a chip there. Each card features a letter of the alphabet in upper and lower case. Colored squares on the cards and gameboard help with faster recognition. When you have 4 of your chips in a row, you’ve got a Sequence! Kids will have fun playing the great game of Sequence while learning the letters of the alphabet. Dot your ‘i’s’ and cross your ‘t’s’…it’s the Sequence way to learn your ABC’s!

Sequence Letters is for players ages 4 through 7. In this game, only 4 in a row is needed to make a sequence and win! A terrific way to introduce the letters of the alphabet and to begin corresponding letters with words. There are two pictures on the board that start with the same letter; both the cards and pictures are color coded to help with matching. There is also an alphabet guide that lists each letter of the alphabet with the two possible game board pictures. Example: A is for apple and airplane, B is for balloon and bike. (This is helpful, otherwise you could have many possible selections such as playing the f card on the apple picture and calling it “fruit”. )

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This is a wonderful game for early learning and there are many ways of expanding the play. Older players can concentrate on spelling by writing the word picture out on paper on their turn. The game can also be used as an inspiration for an art project by having the players draw, color, or paint some of the pictures they played. And after the game, the pictures played can make for some great story prompts for creative writing.

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The game includes the folding game board, playing cards, playing chips and instructions. The complete directions can be viewed on the Jax website.

I received the Sequence Letters game from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Sequence Num6ers + the family = Fun

The cards have the equations….the game board has the answers. Each card has an addition or subtraction equation. Match a card to it’s correct answer on the board, then place your chip there. Groups of numbers are color-coded to help with number recognition. When you have 5 of your chips in a row, you’ve got a SEQUENCE! Learning math is fun when you play by the numbers… SEQUENCE NUMBERS!

The board has 64 squares with numbers 1-30 appearing 2 times. Use your cards to solve simple addition and subtraction equations and then place a chip on the correct answer on the game board to either build your sequence or to block your opponent. The cards and numbers on the board  are color coded to help with matching problem to answer. The math problems are simple yet some require borrowing and carrying skills.

Plus cards, Minus cards, and Free spaces add to the strategy of the game. This is a wonderful game for everyone in the family. And a great home school game. For 2 to 6 players ages 7 to adult. The game includes the folding game board, playing cards, playing chips and instructions. The complete directions can be viewed on the Jax website.

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The winner of the Jax Sequence Num6ers Game is: Cafe Man

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I received the Num6ers Sequence game from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Wise Alec expansion and travel packs are all the fun and education of the original Wise Alec game but in a small portable package. Each game provides challenging and thought provoking questions along with fun and active Wise Alec cards to spice the game up! These packs can either be played on their own or combined to create a complex trivia experience! Each pack includes 300 questions in two levels of difficulty so everyone can play together. Wise Alec cards throw in tongue twisters, brain teasers, exercises, and activities that are geared to each subject. No game board means this game is road ready. No table required!

The two editions we played were Body Works and Bright Ideas.

These editions can be played with the game board if you have the Wise Alec Family Trivia Game or they can be played as is. We actually enjoy playing them without the board. They are compact games that are easy to store and to travel. The box is sturdy and has a magnetic closure that keeps everything neatly inside. The directions are conveniently located on the inside cover of the box.  Every card contains two questions. One worth 3 points and one worth 7 points.  It’s interactive, educational, and adaptable allowing you to alter the directions to suit your players. (younger players might benefit from using the easier questions while still collecting higher points)

And Wise Alec Junior 

This game, ages 4+, is actually four games in one. Memory, Matching, Action, and Storytelling games are for one or more players. We especially liked the matching game. This game of counting and quick wits is even entertaining for teenagers!!

I recommend these games for gift giving, home school, and for family time.

I received the Wise Alec games from Griddley Games in exchange for an honest opinion. No other compensation was received.

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This month’s Jax game is

Inspiring stories within the Bible. Now children and adults can learn about the Old and New Testament as they play the fun game of SEQUENCE. Pictures representing Bible stories are displayed on each card and the game board  The cards also include a story title and scripture reference. Players match the picture on a card to the same picture on the board, then place their chip there. Five chips in a row wins the game! It’s the fun, challenging game of BIBLE SEQUENCE.

The game board looks like the bible where simple illustrations- both on the game board and on the playing cards- depict a biblical story. It’s recommended for players 6 through adult. Any younger player can simply match images and older players can benefit from the scripture verse(s) that is included on each game card. Do you know where the story of David and Goliath can be found in the bible? Do you know all the verses that mentions Jesus feeding thousands?

The game can be played by 2 or 3 individual players or 4 to 6 players if played in a team. The directions are super easy and the game is super fun. In addition to family time, it would be good as a Sunday school game or as a home school game; there are many different spins that you can put on this game to reinforce learning like saying the book reference out-loud or taking the time to look up the verse during the game.

Luck, strategy, and lots of opportunities to learn more about the bible’s stories.

Contents of the game include the folding game board, playing cards, playing chips and instructions. The complete directions can be viewed on the Jax website. As with the previous Jax game I reviewed, everything is quality made to last for many enjoyable game times.

I received the Bible Sequence game from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Fall is here – officially starting tomorrow – and the cooler, shorter days make it the perfect time to play some indoor games. I am thrilled with the opportunity to review for Jax and to feature a Jax game each month along with a giveaway!

The assortment of Jax games is as varied as the fall foliage. September’s feature is Sequence States and Capitals.

Each card has the name of a capital with its location shown on the state. Players match the state’s shape and color on the card to the same state and shape and color on the board, then place a chip on that space. When you have five in a row it’s a SEQUENCE . Players of all ages will have fun learning the states and their capitals while enjoying the fun, challenging play of the SEQUENCE game.

We find that this game involves both luck and strategy. The strategy comes in making the most of the cards you have and in where you place your chips. Part luck, part strategy, all Fun! This is obviously a great educational game for kids but it is equally enjoyable played by adults. Do you know ALL your states and capitals? It’s recommended for ages 7-adult but I think some younger kids would be able to play with help. 

The game can be played by 2 players/teams or 3 players/teams. There are three colors of marker chips (green, purple, and orange) and the number of cards dealt to each player depends on how many play. The easy to understand directions gets the game quickly underway and it is a game that scores high on wanting to be played again.

above: game board shows two players; the purple player has a sequence

below: game board shows three players; the orange player completed a sequence

Contents of the game include the game board, playing cards, marker chips, and directions including a US map. The complete directions to the Sequence States and Capitals game can be viewed on the Jax website. The game board folds into the box for easy storage and all contents of the game are nicely made.So what do you think? I recommend it as an awesome gift, as a home school game, or for a fall evening get-together.

 

The winner is: Heather from Columbus, Ohio

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I received the Sequence States and Capitals game from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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