A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Abundant Harvest #GIVEAWAY #honesty @Stand4Character

We recently received Abundant Harvest For Kids, a conversation game from Harvest Time Partners to review, and I get to give one away, as well, so be sure to enter below!

Abundant Harvest can be played by 2-8 players, ages 7 & up.  I first played with Jack & Eli, ages 10 and 13.

The game is easy to set up and easy to understand, although, I missed that there were two stickers with each virtue, so our pieces only have stickers on one side, since I needed to put a second sticker over a couple of the ones that I misapplied.

You play by rolling a die and moving your marker that many spaces.  When you land, you earn 5, 10, or 20 points, depending on the action there.  The points cards are similar to "money" in most board games, but there's nothing to purchase.

After you get your points, you draw a card from one of the 3 card piles, based on the color of the space you landed on.  The categories are Parent, Child, and School.

Many of the school cards were not directly applicable to us, since we homeschool, but we could still discuss what someone in that situation could do.

Actually, even some of the other cards were not applicable to our family.  I drew one that said, "Your daughter comes to you crying, wishing you were home more like her friends' parents."  My initial response was, "If I was home any more, I'd develop rickets from lack of vitamin K!" (meaning I'd never see the sun)  However, what we decided as a group was that maybe the child needed some one on one attention, and the parent in the scenario should make a point of doing something special with them, like going out for ice cream and getting a chance to talk.

We got to discuss Child Development a little bit, when Jack drew a parent card about having a 6 year old child that didn't want to sleep in their own bed.  When asked what he (as a parent) should do, he had no ideas, so I explained that at 6, a child is old enough to use incentives with, and suggested a sticker chart, with a reward after a certain number of nights sleeping in their own bed.

Abundant Harvest For Kids has a list price of $24.99, but is currently selling on Amazon for $19.99, with free shipping for Prime members.

Although designed as a board game, I was thinking about taking just the cards with us the next time we go on a road trip, as it would be interesting to get the whole family talking about some of the scenarios presented.

Harvest Time Partners is a veteran-owned company, and all their products are made in the USA.  In addition to two versions of Abundant Harvest (kids and teen/adult), they also have Face to Face in 3 versions, and character books for children.

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    1. :) I'm anxious to sit down and play it again, maybe with the older kids, since we haven't gotten through all the cards yet.