Well the Colour Monster originated from a brilliant book which is all about a monster that has its feelings all confused. A kid girl helps the colour monster understand his feels and seperate them by putting them into jars. Which made the monster feel much better.
We have read this book ourself and it is such a great book so as soon as I was offered the game to review I just had to give it a try.
The box looked just like the front cover so Lily recognised it straight away.
The jars all have colours on one side, and a hole on the other. They also have a hole in the top.
The game is super easy set up, you get out the board and place the coloured counters on the same colour. EG- Green on green.
You then get the girl and the monster and place them on the pink spot. This is the starting point.
Then you place the jars on the shelf with the non coloured side facing you.
This game is actually a non competitive game and is all about working together to beat the game itself. It did come with instructions but I found that I started to understand it a lot quicker by just playing it.
The dice tells you how many places you must move, 1, or 2, and then there is symbol which means you can move to which ever feeling space you like. There is also a symbol of the girl, this means you can move the girl player to any space you like.
The game is super easy to play and I think is a really clever way to get your children to open up and talk. Feelings are not something children can always understand so for them to suddenly have a fun game that helps them express, is a really good thing.
We managed to beat the game twice before we ended up collecting all 3 mixed feelings cards and loosing. she wanted to play the game over and over again so she really did enjoy it.
I would 100% recommend this game for anyone who is currently concerned about their child and how they may be dealing with something.
The colour monster game is from Kosmos games and is recommended for children aged 4+. It can be played with 2 to 5 players.
Head here to the Kosmos Website to see more.
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