Sunday, September 25, 2011

Review: Games for Competitors Tri-Cross Games




We were recently given the opportunity to review a wonderful game called Tri-Cross from Games for Competitors.  Tri-cross is an award winning strategy board game that is a cross between checkers and chess.


About Tri-Cross

From the creators:

 Helps develop skills in the following areas:       

  • Logical Thinking
  • Cause and Effect
  • Predicting
  • Interpreting Outcomes
  • Abstract Thinking
  • Memory (In Variations of Play)
  • Visualization              




Our Experience

When we first opened the game we were very impressed with the quality of the game itself.  The board was sturdy with clean graphics and the pieces were stored in a lovely velvet pouch.   The eco-version was equally as well made, with more eco-friendly packaging and pieces and game board that were made out of environmentally friendly materials.  And the eco-version is meant for travel.  Awesome to take on trips.

I was a little daunted by the written instructions, as I ALWAYS am, but I just popped in the handy dvd instructions and we were off.  You can also watch these videos on their website.  

The game was pretty easy to catch on to and it never got boring.  Each move had us rethinking our strategy and kept us on our toes.  And there are several different variations of game play.  It definitely gave our brains a work out while we had fun.  My daughter gave it two thumbs up.

This is definitely a game that we will be using on our family game nights.

F.Y.I.

Ages: 10 and up
Number of Players: 2-4
Cost: $24.95 for the standard version, $19.95 for eco-Version, $35.95 for the wood version.


I was given a copy of this game for review purposes, as part of The Old School House Crew.  All opinions are mine.  

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1 comment:

Lisa said...

We didn't get to review this one, but I think my 10 year old would really like it. Nice review.

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