Objective: Bounce your balls onto the grid to create the required patternsAges: 7 and older, but younger kids can play tooPlayers: 2 to 4Cost: $17....
Game on: Rock Me Archimedes
Name of the game: Rock Me Archimedes
Objective: Move your marbles from the center of the teetering platform to your end without letting either end to touch the ground.
Ages: 8 and up
Why you’ll love it: This game not only helps kids (and even us adults) develop their strategizing and estimation skills, but it also incorporates the often-neglected idea that sometimes one must retreat in order to ultimately move forward. It doesn’t hurt that the finished real-wood and polished marbles of the game are pleasing enough to the eye that you won’t mind leaving out on a table.
Amy Sutton is a St. Paul-based freelance writer and avid player of board games, party games and card games. Follow her continuing Game on board game series all year here.
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