This week for family game night we played a fun faced paced word game called Tapple by USAopoly. It’s a lot of fun and harder then you think. We also tried out some yummy snacks called Almondina. They were the perfect little treat for our game night.
Tapple is a really fun fast paced word game. It’s a fun version of the category game if you have every played that. The game is pretty basic play, choose a category and then you take turns naming and item in the category that starts with the letter chosen. You must take your turn right away and keep the play going. If you can’t come up with an answer during your turn (10 seconds) then you are out or if your answer does not fit the category. You will continue playing rounds until one player has won three rounds. We have always enjoyed word games so this one was a lot of fun for us. We found out it’s not as simple as it looks when you only have 10 seconds. We kept drawing a blank on the easiest of categories. It was a great way to get the kids thinking and they even surprised me with some of their creative out of the box answers.
In the box you will receive:
- 1 Game Board
- 1 Set of Category Cards
- 1 card compartment cover
I love that they included a compartment in the back with a cover so you can store the cards inside the game so you don’t lose them.
Who Would Enjoy Tapple:
The game is designed for 2-8 players ages 8 and up. I will say that my 7 year old played with us and had not problems. The category cards are two sided and include a red side that has hard categories and a blue side that has easier categories so we stuck to the easier ones and she was able to come up with answers pretty easily. It says up to 8 players but I really think you could play with more as a large party game if you would like, the more players you have the more fun it is. We played a couple of rounds with just 3 players then we played with a group of 6 and it was really fun when we had the group of 6 with all the different answers. We had a lot of laughs. If you like challenges and word games then Tapple is perfect for you.
Is It Fun:
Yes we had so many laughs while playing the game. Some of us would freeze up and couldn’t think of anything. Some of us had really funny answers. It was a great way to spend some time together as a family. As a mom anytime I can challenge my kiddos in a fun and creative way then I am all for it. So they got some critical thinking skill practice and had fun at the same time.
Game play is pretty simple. You will need 1 AA battery (not included). Once you have the battery installed you will turn on the game board and set the category cards to the side. Put the board in the middle of the table so everyone can easily reach it. Choose a category, we just chose at random. Each card has 2 easy categories and 2 hard categories to choose from. We let the youngest player go first. Then play continues clockwise. Push the red timer button in the center you have 10 seconds for your turn. Click the letter you want to use and say a response that fits the category. Then the next person goes and so on. If you can not come up with an answer or it doesn’t match the category (voted on by the other players) you are out. Play continues until one player is left they win the round. If you have used all the letters and there is more then one player left you reset the game board and play with the same category but must give two answers (none that were used in the previous round) to determine who wins. Once a player has won three rounds they are declared the winner. We established that once the player before you plays that you had until their timer runs out to push it to start your turn that way no one was sitting and trying to come up with an answer before the pressed the timer. It kept the play going.
I didn’t have any concerns with this game. It was suitable for the entire family, easy to play, and a lot of laughs.
Where Can I Buy It:
You can visit the USAopoly Website for a list of retailers. It is also available online on Amazon.
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What is Almondina:
Amondina are healthy, sweet cookies, made with natural ingredients, that combine the rich taste of toasted almonds and sweet raisins in a delicious, crunchy snack!
These were super yummy. Crunchy cookies that are full of flavor. We really enjoyed them with hot coco and my husband enjoyed his with some coffee. A perfect game night snack.
What Flavors Are Available:
- The Original
- Cranberry Almond
- Coconut Orange Almond
- Sesame Almond
- Lemon Poppy Almond
Where Can I Find Them:
Available in all 50 states.
Visit the Almondina Site Store Locator to find a retailer near you.
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