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Are you looking for some family fun? Check out these fun games from Yulu

 

When I was a kid (back in the “Stone Age,” LOL), I played with my toys all the time. There wasn’t such a thing as video games (not until I was in the teens when Atari first came out). Owning a Walkman to play cassette tapes was a big deal.

Aside from playing with toys, me and my friends, and most especially my cousins, would play a lot of board games. Actual board games – not games you play on an app on your smartphone. Some of our favorite games including Monopoly, checkers, Trouble, Candyland, Twister, Don’t Spill the Beans and Ants in Your Pants. Most are still available today, but I am not sure about Don’t Spill the Beans or Ants in Your Pants.

When my kids were younger I made it a point to play board games and card games. Not only is it fun, but it also promotes family bonding and creates great memories. Although, I don’t think our daughter likes that we remember how she used to cheat playing the Little Mermaid game we had. Ha Ha.

Fast forward to today. Sadly, many families own very few board games, if any at all. Most families rely on playing video games over board games. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but I think board games are more fun. That is just my opinion.

In the program I work for, children are not allowed to use cellphones, iPads or any type of technology like that. Instead they are encouraged to play outside, in the gym (cooperative games and team sports), craft and play games. We have a cabinet filled with board games. Some classic games like Monopoly, and some newer games that perhaps many people have never heard of. It’s great to see the kids having fun playing games together. Some totally forget they even have cellphones (a few whine about how they rather play with their phone and go on Snapchat and Instagram. Sigh…).

The brand Yulu has some really fun and unique games kids and family can play. I was sent some to review with my “work kids,” and let me tell you, they LOVE these games. My “work kids” range in age from 9-11, but most of these games are fine for younger and older children as well.

Oops Scoops

I was a bit worried that my “work kids” would think that this game was a bit “childish” for them, but oddly enough, they love this game.

This game does require two AAA batteries, which come with the game.

This game is ideal for two to four players.

The object of the game is to pile as many ice cream scoops as possible without the pieces toppling over.

Each player takes turns to spin the spinner to see how many scoops of “ice cream” you need to add on top of “Oops the Ice Cream Cone.” That might sound easy enough, but Oops vibrates and shakes, making it harder to stack the ice cream scoops, especially the higher the stack gets.

My “work kids” have a lot of fun with this game, although I do see them cheating from time to time. I’ve seen them use the ice cream cone stand instead of actually holding the cone in their hands (I guess it provides more stability). I also see them working together in order to build the entire stack of ice cream scoops without them toppling over (team effort). I don’t mind. As long as they are having fun, that is all that matters to me.

This brief video gives you a better idea of what the game is like.

King of the Ring

This game is hysterical, and my kids, especially the boys, LOVE this game.

Each player has a sumo wrestler (a plastic sumo wrestler with a metal ball underneath). Each player also picks a side of the game “board.”

Before you start the game, carefully turn the dial underneath the game board. I find once around is enough.

The object of the game is to roll your sumo wrestler up the game board and remain on top. It sound easy, but it’s not as easy as you think. Other players are rolling their sumo wrestler as well, and it’s very easy to get knocked back down by other players. In turn, you can knock other players as well.

To win the game, you need to have your sumo wrestler on top of the game board before the piece in the middle pops up. Any sumo wrestler that remains on top when the middle piece pops up, is the winner.

This game does not require any batteries either.

This brief video gives you a better idea about how King of the Ring is played.

 

My work kids play this game pretty much every day. We’ve found that playing on the floor was easier. When the kids would play on the cafeteria tables the little sumo wrestlers would roll off the game board and on to the floor when someone knocked them from the top. That was not a problem, per say, but we worried the long drop from the top of the table on to the hard cafeteria floor might damage or break the game pieces. Plus they would sometimes roll under the table. Playing on the floor made it a lot easier to retrieve their game piece.

My “work kids” enjoying King of the Ring

Fish for Fish

Fish for Fish is a “survival” game of sorts.

This game is for two to four players. I find that four players works best with my “work kids,” but each family is different.

Each player has to quickly assemble their fishing spear consisting of a rod, elastic cord, handle, feather and a suction cup piece. You need to assemble it quickly because you need it to spear fish. The person who gets their rod assembled quickly and catches the most fish wins.

I find it better when each player knows how to assemble the rod. Once you’ve done it you pretty much know how to do it so that gives someone an unfair advantage over someone who has never played the game before and needs to figure out how to assemble the rod. As far as the “spearing” fish part, that is pretty much a level playing field for all players. It’s just a matter of getting your suction cup to adhere to the fish piece.

Unfortunately I don’t have a video for this game. I also don’t have any photos of my “work kids” playing it. They don’t play this game as much as the other two games mentioned in this post. It’s not that it’s not a fun game, they just seem to prefer the other two over this one. It might be that this game is a little too juvenile for them (my “work kids” range in age from 9-11).

It is a cute game. I like the idea of  it. This is one game I have not played with my “work kids” yet, but I have played the other two with them.

If you are interested in learning more about these and other Yulu games and toys, visit YuluToys.com. The brand can also be found on social media. All of their links are located on the bottom right of their website.

Yulu toys and games are available at many retail locations across the country including Target, Amazon, and Walmart to name a few.

For my review of other fun products from Yulu – Pop Pop Pets, Pop Pop Snotz and Pop Pop Snotz Slime Slammer Hammer – visit this post – Yulu Toys Pop Pop Slime Toys (Kids Will Love Them!).

I’ll be doing a review of another Yulu product shortly. They are called Pop Pop Pets and Pop Pop Snotz. They are mini “pods” of ooey gooey slim (kids LOVE slime). Some of them contain tiny little toys (60 in all) that your child can collect. There is even a Pop Pop Snotz Hammer (sold separately) that you can use to quickly open up the pods (or “slime bubbles”). I’ll link to the review here once it’s finished. In the mean time you can visit the Yulu website to learn more about them.

Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.