Gifted Bulletin Board

Welcome to the Gifted Issues Discussion Forum.

We invite you to share your experiences and to post information about advocacy, research and other gifted education issues on this free public discussion forum.
CLICK HERE to Log In. Click here for the Board Rules.

Links


Learn about the Davidson Academy’s online campus for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the U.S.

The Davidson Institute is a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students through the following programs:

  • Fellows Scholarship
  • Young Scholars
  • Davidson Academy
  • THINK Summer Institute
  • DITD FaceBook   DITD Twitter   DITD YouTube
    The Davidson Institute is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

    How gifted-friendly is
    your state?

    Subscribe to the Davidson Institute's eNews-Update

    Who's Online
    0 registered (), 0 Guests and 67 Spiders online.
    Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
    Newest Members
    TEACHERMOM3.14, Drusillain, chinnny, Fast Words, LC001
    11242 Registered Users
    November
    Su M Tu W Th F Sa
    1 2 3 4 5
    6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    13 14 15 16 17 18 19
    20 21 22 23 24 25 26
    27 28 29 30
    Page 9 of 15 < 1 2 ... 7 8 9 10 11 ... 14 15 >
    Topic Options
    #147459 - 01/30/13 11:36 AM Re: The Ultimate Game Thread :O) [Re: Iucounu]
    ultramarina Offline
    Member

    Registered: 08/24/10
    Posts: 3428
    We have Forbidden Island too, though we haven't played it yet. smile

    Here is what I have in my Amazon cart--need to choose one of these (or another not in the cart yet!)

    Mastermind
    Frog Juice
    Ratuki
    Five Crowns
    Zeus on the Loose
    Castle Keep
    The Big Fat Tomato Game

    Top
    #147460 - 01/30/13 11:37 AM Re: The Ultimate Game Thread :O) [Re: Iucounu]
    DeeDee Offline
    Member

    Registered: 04/16/10
    Posts: 2498
    Frog Juice is wonderful, and quite entertaining for adults as well as kids. We also love Mastermind here...

    DeeDee

    Top
    #147466 - 01/30/13 12:47 PM Re: The Ultimate Game Thread :O) [Re: DeeDee]
    DeHe Offline
    Member

    Registered: 08/07/10
    Posts: 735
    Second frog juice. And also the expansion pack for forbidden island!

    DeHe

    Top
    #147467 - 01/30/13 12:50 PM Re: The Ultimate Game Thread :O) [Re: Iucounu]
    ultramarina Offline
    Member

    Registered: 08/24/10
    Posts: 3428
    If adults here like Frog Juice, I think I'm hitting buy! I wonder if it's a lot like Gubs, though? (But as I say, we love Gubs. DS played it almost nonstop for days.) I LOVE Gamewright.

    Top
    #147470 - 01/30/13 01:03 PM Re: The Ultimate Game Thread :O) [Re: Iucounu]
    DeeDee Offline
    Member

    Registered: 04/16/10
    Posts: 2498
    Haven't tried Gubs! What's it like?

    DeeDee

    Top
    #147508 - 01/30/13 06:46 PM Re: The Ultimate Game Thread :O) [Re: Iucounu]
    ultramarina Offline
    Member

    Registered: 08/24/10
    Posts: 3428
    It's...hmmm...well, it's awesome. It's another Gamewright card game, very whimsical, with a LOT of rules, but not actually hard to play (you can easily consult the rule pamphlet if befuddled). You have these creatures called Gubs that you're trying to free or protect, and cataclysmic events happen. There's a lot of luck, but also strategy, although you can get nailed at the last minute a little too much for my tastes. We played the hell out of it for a few weeks and are now a bit fried on it, but really, it was out of control how much we played. DS picked it up with no trouble at all. I think it says 10 and up but that seems much too high--I think 7 and up is about right (for typical kids--I feel like bright first graders would get it, and definitely 2nd graders), but it could easily be enjoyed by up to about age 11 or 12, I think.


    Edited by ultramarina (01/30/13 06:47 PM)

    Top
    #147509 - 01/30/13 06:53 PM Re: The Ultimate Game Thread :O) [Re: Iucounu]
    ultramarina Offline
    Member

    Registered: 08/24/10
    Posts: 3428
    http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2011/11/gunbs/

    That review mentions Magic the Gathering. I have no familiarity with that--thought it was more a collecting thing. Is it an actual game? Might DS be able to play? He reads very well and has no trouble with complex rules.

    Top
    #147511 - 01/30/13 06:57 PM Re: The Ultimate Game Thread :O) [Re: Iucounu]
    DeeDee Offline
    Member

    Registered: 04/16/10
    Posts: 2498
    DeHe, who sells the expansion pack for Forbidden Island?! Sounds attractive.

    Glad to know about Gubs too!

    DeeDee

    Top
    #147515 - 01/30/13 07:14 PM Re: The Ultimate Game Thread :O) [Re: Iucounu]
    ultramarina Offline
    Member

    Registered: 08/24/10
    Posts: 3428
    Good gracious--Geek Dad at Wired has a HUGE section of board game reviews. Freaking out! Need to buy 10 billion games! Aaaaaaahhhh!!! (You have to understand...DS wants to play games all.day.long.)

    Top
    #147516 - 01/30/13 07:19 PM Re: The Ultimate Game Thread :O) [Re: DeeDee]
    DeHe Offline
    Member

    Registered: 08/07/10
    Posts: 735
    DeeDee
    Oops sorry! Castle Panic is the game with the expansion pack - confusing my holiday gifts this year and last year! Castle panic is similar in that its a work together game - defend the castle from the invading monsters - expansion pack adds a wizard tower - super fun!

    UM
    Magic the gathering is relatively complex but not difficult in terms of reading - he might do better though starting with Pokemon - a great way to make friends with older kids. DS's cousins taught him in K and he loved it and played with 2nd and 3rd graders.

    DeHe

    Top
    Page 9 of 15 < 1 2 ... 7 8 9 10 11 ... 14 15 >


    Moderator:  M-Moderator 
    Recent Posts
    The ultimate brag thread
    by Eagle Mum
    Today at 01:14 AM
    Out of level/early SAT
    by aeh
    Yesterday at 02:56 PM
    Q&A webinar for Davidson Young Scholars Program
    by indigo
    Yesterday at 06:17 AM
    Gifted Adults: Living with Emotional Intensity
    by indigo
    11/19/22 12:23 PM
    Understanding testing!
    by Klangedin
    11/13/22 06:35 AM
    Davidson Institute Twitter