I’m a big fan of the BrainBox series (we already have quite a few) and as a family we love our myths and monster. So when the new BrainBox Myths & Monsters was delivered by our postman there was a fair bit of excitement from everyone.
What’s Inside BrainBox Myths & Monsters
Inside the box you get …
1 rules card
1 x 10 second sand timer
1 x 8 sided die (an octahedron incase you wanted to know)
The box has a flip over lid that closes with an invisible, internal magnetic clasp. It’s strong and robust and can be used to rest the cards in when playing as well as for storing the game pieces. The cards them selves are nice and thick making them easy to pick up and hold in the hand without bending. 70% of the game is made from recycled materials
Each card has a beautifully detailed illustration of an historical myth & legend from around the world. The illustration details a scene from the myth & legend along with a title, where the in the world the tales came from with a small amount of textural information.
How Do You Play BrainBox Myths & Monsters
The concept of the game is brilliantly clever and subtle. Aimed at 8+ year olds, the game is designed to get you and your children to explore myths and monsters from around the world using your observational and memory skills. No prior knowledge is required.
Each player takes it in turn to pick a card and study the illustration for 10 seconds using the sand timer (you can choose to allow a player to have double the time depending on their needs). When the timer runs out the card is placed face down onto the table and the player rolls the dice. the number on the dice is used to pick the question the player must answer about the illustration … as mentioned before it’s all about memory and observational skills.
If you answer the question correctly you keep the card.
If you answer incorrectly it goes back in the pile.
The winner is the person who gets the greatest pile of cards over 10 minutes … and that’s the genius part of the game. It only lasts 10 minutes!
Actually it often lasts longer… well it does in this house. My girls love it so much they double the time allowed for play and when the game has finished there is normally a flurry of activity on google ,as they look up a few of their favourite myths and monsters from the game. And that’s the beauty of the game. It’s really easy to tweak it to suit your kids ability … allow longer timer time, lengthen or shorten the game play time, add other BrainBox game cards into the mix. And of course the more it’s played the more facts and detail they remember so without even realising it, your children start to learn a little bit about the myths and Monsters of other cultures that can also feed into it’s ancient history. I love the BrainBox series and the myths and monsters set is a brilliant new addition. It is top heavy with Ancient Greek myths and monsters (they form 28 of the cards) but that doesn’t detract from the enjoyment of the game and generated a great list of movies we could watch to find out more! Other tales come from Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Russian, Anglo-Saxon, Scottish, Irish, West African, English, German, Roman, Norse, Jewish and Aztec culture … there’s even a Cornish myth and legend included! At around £11.99 it’s a really great addition to you kids educational toys and makes a fantastic gift for friends and family. You can find out more by visiting the Brainbox Blog
Win A BrainBox Myths & Monsters Game
- This giveaway is open to residents of the UK only.
- ONE winner will be chosen via Gleam and announced on this page.
- The winner will be contacted by e-mail within 3 days of competition ends, if they do not respond within 28 days another winner may be chosen.
- Your details will not be passed onto any third parties by BlueBearWood.
- The winner will be sent a BrainBox Myths & Monster game directly from BlueBearWood.
- Delivery is not the responsibility of BlueBearWood and may take some time to arrive.
- Any damage or problems with the prize is not the responsibility of BlueBearWood and all queries should be directed to The Green Board Game Company .
- Entries using any software or automated process to make bulk entries will be disqualified.
- There is no cash alternative. Competition starts on 27/02/2017 – 13/03/2017 11.59pm.