TOS Sweet Critique: Games for Competitors {Tricross}

Who:  Games for Competitors

What:  Tri-Cross – A pseudo-chess strategy and critical thinking board game.

Contact Information:  Here

Cost:  Standard Edition {$24.95}, Wood Edition {$35.95}, Eco Edition {$19.95}

Recommended Age:  Eight and up, although kids younger than eight can be taught to play

Tri-Cross is a wicked awesome game of strategy and critical thinking that can be played in a variety of ways.  Right off the bat, I’m going to let you know that Babydoll and I love Tri-Cross:

  • You can begin playing within about five minutes of opening the box.
  • If you want it to be, it can be a super quick, yet fun, game.
  • If you want it to be, it can be a more in-depth and even more exciting game.
  • It is well made.
  • The company has great history behind it.

And it’s not just us thinking it’s awesome, other peeps do too:

I’m not at all good at explaining how to play games in a concise manner, so I’m linking you guys to the How to Play page.  Basically, you move your pieces around the game board and try to “jump” the other players’ pieces.

Gifts for Competitors sent us both the standard edition and the eco edition, which is a great travel edition {and I love the whole eco thing}.  We haven’t yet used the eco one, but we’ve gotten quite a bit of use out of the standard one, and it’s holding up really well.

I really recommend this game for homeschoolers for a few specific reasons.  It can be very hard to separate mom from homeschool teacher; this game allows you to still implement learning while just having fun with your kids.  Also, for people like me that aren’t a big fan of “playing” {well,  put it like this, I play by cooking and baking with Babydoll, playing video games with her, going shopping with her, etc.}, the game gives you a fun way to do some playing with your child.  I also like the fact that we’re working on critical thinking together, without sitting down in front of a workbook.

Definitely check it out!!

True Confessions:  I was provided with these two games as part of the TOS Homeschool Review Crew program.  The company was not promised a good review, and my honest opinions were asked for.  I liked it.  Period.