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This weekend we decided to have one last Summer game night and played a really fun game from Learning Resources called Lil’ Lemonade Stand-Off. It’s a really fun game full of memory challenges to keep your kiddos learning while having fun. Memorize the drink orders to be the ultimate lemonade stand owner in this fun game full of laughs.
Lil’ Lemonade Stand-Off by Learning Resources is a really fun educational game that is perfect for a summer game night. With the lemonade stand theme it’s the perfect game night idea for some summer fun that fits perfectly. The game requires you to use your noggin to memorize drink combinations. The educational properties are great, teaching not only memorization but pattern forming, problem-solving, and critical thinking strategies. Plus, it’s super fun to play and they don’t even realize they are learning.
In the box you will find:
4 Lemonade stands (blue, pink, green, yellow)
1 Drink Tray
10 Mini Cups (5 pink and 5 yellow)
2 Mini Cup Lids (1 pink and 1 yellow)
1 Deck of Drink Order Cards
Who Would Enjoy This Game:
This game is designed for ages 5 and up and 2-4 players. It’s pretty easy to play but some of the drink orders are challenging and could be difficult for younger players. My daughter is 8-year-old and only struggled a couple of times on the 3 point cards. If you notice they are struggling you can modify the rules to allow them to refer to the card a second time during their turn. Because some of the cards are challenging it is enjoyable for older kids too. We had a lot of fun playing it as a family.
The gameplay is very easy on this game. To set up the game you will need assemble each of the four stands. Shuffle the deck of cards and set in the center of the playing area. Put the cups, lids, coins and tray in the center of the table as well for each access to all players.
On your turn, you will draw a card. On the card, it will show you a drink order. Your goal is to memorize the card, once you have it memorized you will turn it over face down on the table. Now use the cups and lids to recreate the drink order on the drink tray. Once you think you have it correct you will turn your card over to see if it matches. If it does you will collect the number of coins on the card and put them in your lemonade stand. If it doesn’t you can not collect any coins.
There are a few special cards. The tip card means you get to collect a coin without having to complete a drink card. If you get the rain card then you lose your turn. If you get the spilled lemonade card you have to put a coin back from your stand. If you do not have any coins then you just lose your turn and play continues.
Keep playing until you run out of coins. Everyone will empty their lemonade stands and count how many coins they have. The player with the most coins wins.
Is It Fun:
Yes, we had a lot of fun trying to remember the drink orders. It kept us on our toes and was more challenging than you would think. My daughter loved it and wanted to play it over and over again. It was a big hit for our last summer game night.
No concerns for this game. As I mentioned, some cards are challenging so if you have younger players who are struggling you can modify the rules and allow them to look at the card once while completing their drink order. That’s what we did for level 3 cards for my daughter and it worked well.
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