Lumps, The Elf Coal Game:
We love playing games and the holidays are a great time to spend extra time with family. One of our favorite new games this year is Lumps. It’s a lot of fun and gives you a great way to spend time together. We plan to play it on Christmas Eve this year to start a new tradition.
Available on Amazon and at independently owned toy stores throughout the US, Lumps makes the perfect present for a classroom Secret Santa, a hostess gift for the house full of kids or tucked into a care package. Best for children aged 8-years-old and up, the recipient will chuckle with the joke that Santa left them with the one gift no one was expecting.
Tucked inside a red stocking with the iconic white trim, this dice game is educational — but don’t tell the kids! Youngsters utilize their math skills as they roll the dice and count up their points. It doesn’t matter if the players are early learners or the household math whiz!
Continuum Games cautions players that this might become addictive, in a good way! The goal is to score the most points in three rolls by rolling pairs of the same number. Roll a pair of 3s, score 3 points… a pair of 10s scores 10 points. What makes the game unique is that it has four different types of dice. Only some have high numbers. On each turn, the player must decide which dice to keep and re-roll. Does one play it safe and hold a pair of 4s, or chance it and try for a high pair? The endless possibilities make Lumps fun, intriguing and family friendly.