This week for Family Game Night we decided to play a really fun card game called Wizard Roll by Rooster Fin. It’s a really fun and addictive game that will keep you thinking. It’s a great starter game for kids to card games. It is entertaining and a fun game for the entire family. Easy game play but difficult enough to keep all ages interested. We also had some yummy fruit snacks from Welch’s again this week. We love their fruit snacks and they make a great quick snack that a mom can feel good about for family game night.
Wizard Roll by Rooster Fin is a really fun card game that features a mystical/magic theme. It’s great for younger players to learn about the concept of more intricate card games. It’s a great way for them to learn about matching what they roll with what the card needs to be played. It’s fast-paced, a game can be played fairly quickly so there isn’t a lot of time commitment like other card games which is nice for a family game night. It’s easy gameplay but challenging enough to keep all ages happily playing. Overall it was a lot of fun to play and enjoyed by the entire family.
In the box you will find:
24 Spell Cards
27 Rune Tiles
18 Element Chips
1 Reference Card
Who Would Enjoy This Game:
Wizard Roll is suitable for ages 7 and up and can be played by 2-6 players. This game is enjoyable for a variety of ages. My 8-year-old found it easy enough to play. She really enjoyed it and kept asking to play again over and over. Coming up with the correct combination is challenging enough though that adults and older kids enjoy it too. I found it a little addictive to want to keep playing to win the next round when you are so close but someone finishes before you can.
Is It Fun:
Yes, we had a blast playing it. We really liked it because my husband plays a lot of card games. My youngest doesn’t always understand why she can’t play with him (because they are too difficult) so this game allowed her an introduction to the harder card games. With the magical wizard theme, it made her feel like she was playing a game like her dads. So we really found it to be a fun way to allow her to play a card game with us.
The gameplay is pretty easy on this one (see video at the top for an example round). To set it up you will need to shuffle the cards and hand out 2 to every player. Each player will look at their cards (keep them a secret) and choose which one they want to play. Strategy comes in here a little bit. Should you go for an easier card with fewer points so you can get finished quicker and possibly win or a harder card worth more points? Set the rune cards, element pieces, and dice in the middle of the playing area within in easy reach of all players. Keep the key card close by as well.
Start with the youngest player. On your turn, you will roll both dice. One die has rune cards and the other has elements and the special wand. You must start with your rune cards before you can add elements to them. When you roll if you roll a rune or element you need then you can retrieve one piece from the box and place it in front of you in play. You can only play one of your dice on your turn. So in the example above the player would need to choose the blue circle rune card. There is a special wand as well. If you roll the wand then you can choose to zap another player rather than playing a piece on your game card. When you zap someone you get to remove one of their game pieces from their play area. If you roll and you are not able to use either of your dice for your card then you will ask the other players if they can use the items you rolled. Once you determine who can use them then you choose who you would like to gift it to. If no one can use what you rolled then play moves to the next person.
Play continues until someone finishes their card. The person will say the name of the spell out loud and then use the reference card to read off the spell. That person will get credit for the number of points on that card. In the example above they would receive 3 points. Keep playing rounds until someone gets 7 points and is declared the winner.
I don’t have any concerns with this one. It’s a lot of fun for the entire family. Just be mindful of the age restrictions. There are some choking hazards with the dice and pieces.
Where Can You Buy It:
Visit the RoosterFin website for more information and a list of retailers.
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What is Welch’s Fruit Snacks:
Welch’s is a tried and true brand in our home, we love them for the kid’s juices, snacks, and of course PB&Js. Their fruit snacks are super yummy. They come in 10 awesome flavor varieties. This week we are trying out the mixed fruit & apple orchard medley. Full of yummy goodness. We love Welch’s fruit snacks because they are gluten free, preservative free, and fat-free. They are fruit snacks that I can feel good about giving to my kids. When it comes to game night they are a great quick snack that is easy to grab and eat as you play.
Where Can You Buy Them:
Visit the Welch’s site for more information and retailers
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