Shh! It’s Q week for the ABCs for Home Schooling, which makes me wonder: have you ever played Sleeping Queens?
It’s a great card game for many ages, with a fun story about its creation. (A little girl dreamed about it and told her family the dream during breakfast the next morning. Then her parents helped her develop the idea into a game!)
Here’s a view of the cards used:
The goal of the game is to wake up a certain number of queens before the rest of the players can. There’s plenty of strategy involved, along with simple math skills, a little bit of chance, and a dash of imagination.
We even have fun after the game is over. That’s when our youngest lover of princesses takes over. We match up kings and queens and have a great big royal wedding!
Portable, imaginative, easy to learn, and fun to play: this game gets a definite thumbs up from everyone in our family!
I’d love to know — what games do you love to play with your kids?
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