Thursday, September 22, 2011
TOS Review Tri-Cross
Is there a better way to get a family together than sitting and playing a board game? The laughter and memories are priceless.
But, I have to admit that when I received this newest game I was not imagining the fun, family memories we would make playing it. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to even understand it! There were a lot of directions and even a CD to watch to teach you how to play the game.
Oh My Word. To say I was intimidated was the understatement of the year! I put it aside until I could work my nerve up to try it.
It was actually my 9yo that prompted me to open it up and give it a try. lol She loves strategy games, I don't. Not normally anyway.
We opened the box and talked through the directions together and just started playing. In a matter of minutes we were in a fierce competition to see who would win!
I'd like to say that I won all of the games, but Peanut is a determined player and fought back to beat me half of the games we played. :-) We had a ball and didn't stop playing for quite a while. Then we started teaching my 6yo how to play and the two of them kept playing while I got to watch. Priceless!
Tri-Cross is a great game that really is easy to learn. Don't let the instructions turn you off before you have a chance to play it. There is a lot of information in the instruction guide, so I suggest you take it in pieces and just start playing. What's even better is if you discover how to play it as a family, working it out as you go. You are sure to make memories by doing it that way.
You can buy your own Tri-Cross game at their website for $24.95 for the regular board game. But, you can also buy a wooden version for $35.95 or the Eco-Edition version for $19.95. The ages recommended for this game is 10 and up but my 9 and 6yo did just fine with it. It is set up for 2-4 players.
As well as the regular board game we received to review we were able to review the Eco-Edition as well. This is a great version with a cloth playing board and a drawstring sack for the pieces. It is a super convenient way to take this game on the road.
Head on over to the Tri-Cross website and have a look around. Don't forget to check out the FAQ page and the How to Play pages.
Just look at some of the awards Tri-Cross has received:
Go check it out for yourself and introduce your family to what will surely be their new favorite game.
Don't forget to head over to The Crew Blog and see what the other Crew Members thought about Tri-Cross.
** I received Tri-Cross Games for Competitors through The TOS Crew in exchange for my honest review.