Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mosaic Review: Classical Historian: Ancient History Go Fish Game

I believe in "Fun Learning" and that is the "way we roll" many times in our homeschool journey. I was excited to be selected to use and review a new Fun, Learning Game from Classical Historian as part of my participation in the Mosaic Reviews Team. I was given a free Ancient History Go Fish game to use and review.

About the Game: 
Four Games in One:

A. Go Fish

B. Collect the Cards

C. Chronology

D. Continents

This one deck of 50 cards with the answer key teaches the following skills through four fun games: Basic historical facts, Chronology, Geography, Association, and Social Skills required to follow the rules and play games with others. (taken from publishers site about product)

My Thoughts and Review: 

The one thing my family enjoys is our Family Fun Night. Family Fun Night is usually every Friday night and we usually play board games or other Family Fun activities, while enjoying Homemade Pizza. We are 1/2 through our Ancient History curriculum, so this was a good fit for our family.

We all decided to do play a traditional "Go Fish" game first, for the advantage of the 9yr old, who due to vision issues, can't read YET. We used the Color Circles in the Left corner to "request" cards from others by saying "Do you have a Blue 4?" etc. We played many rounds like this and had a blast. My 9yr old teamed up with me when we played the "Collect the Cards" game, as it required reading. My boys liked that OK, although my 8yr old was like "Huh" to some of the cards. Some of the information wasn't familiar to him as we are only 1/2 way through Ancient History. The boys all LOVED the Chronology and Geography style games as it required "being the fastest". They all love trying to beat each other out in speed tests of all kinds, so they all LOVED both of these games. I even caught my 11yr old sneaking in a few games on a "rainy day" with his 8 yr old brother. My 11 yr old LOVES his computer games, for this is a GREAT thing!

Our family really enjoyed and will continue to enjoy the Ancient History Go Fish Game. I am very glad that we are able to have FUN and my boys are getting that extra "Learning" at the same time. I am sure we are going to find ways to "tweak" it to go along with the rest of our Ancient History studies and beyond. I really LOVE the thickness of the cards, it seems like they have a lamination coating on them.The cards are BRIGHT and colorful, the numbers and letters on each make it easy for the young ones to play along. I really like that the instructions are also written on cards, as having paper folded into card boxes is a tricky feat sometimes.

I give Ancient History Go Fish Game by Classical Historian 5 out of 5 stars!

More info about Classical Historian and the Go Fish Game: 

The Go Fish Games comes in 3 Historical times: Ancient History, Medieval History and American History. Individual games sell for $11.95 each pack or you can buy the Bundle pack of all 3 games for $29.95

Check out the Full List of Games: HERE
Check out all  their products: HERE

Classical Historian has many more products designed to make History FUN!

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