We are having a great time here on our 3-week vacation bonanza! We have loved running around Orlando with my family and are now enjoying our week at the beach. Although we love love love being out in the sun, we also like to take it slow and hang out around the condo sometimes. During those downtimes, it’s no surprise that the little ones can get antsy, so we decided to bring along a few games this time, including a new one- Wild Dash by RoosterFin!
Wild Dash is the card game where animals race to the finish line! This, of course, makes it fun for the little ones because they can recognize their animals as they “play”. Players compete to get the best score by racing with fun animal cards. First, you reveal your animal card (your racer), then add booster cards to propel your animals to the checkered flag at the finish line. The person with the highest total that round wins a 1st place chip, and then the first person with 3 1st place chips wins the game! It seemed a little tricky at first but once we got through the first round it was smooth sailing and we were obsessed (and plotting our strategies!)
Wild Dash is made for kids ages 7 and up, and since our little cousin gang ranges from 4 months to 9 years old, the older ones can help the little ones and team up to play together! Even the adults here loved it and played it when the kids were asleep! It’s that much fun!
As a teacher, I loveWild Dash because it focuses on so many skills, like memory, strategy, logic, and math facts. If your animal is a 30, and you add a 15 point booster, 5 point booster, and 5 point booster, that’s a great mental math practice! My kids also love it because they are really in to animals, and since everything is a competition (already?!) they love racing to the finish line!
I also love RoosterFin because of it’s small-brand feel. Joe, the owner of RoosterFin brings a unique skill to board games with his ability to create authentic game engines. His gift is in understanding how math applies to games. Joe’s background, coupled with his years teaching kids, enables him to create award-winning games that are continuously simple to learn and fun to play. Since Joe has left his life in the classroom behind, he has devoted his full attention to making great games.