Life of a Southern Mom had the opportunity to review some fun family games from Out Of The Box Games. Out Of The Box Games believes that when you play games that they should be fun. They should not bring stress and should bring joy to your life. Games should bring the family together and provide a fun (and sometimes educational) way to spend time learning. Out Of The Box Publishing creates party, card and board games that provide a fun and engaging way to spend time together with your friends and your family. They take pride in having games that can be learned how to be played in mere minutes and played in less than an hour. Their games are also very colorful and come in very smartly designed packaging.The player interaction that happens during their games never stops once the game is started until there is a winner! Out Of The Box Publishing has been a leading American game company since 1998 and hold some of the best awards in the gaming world. They have a wide variety of games that will meet any gamers needs. Their games are all put together carefully and so you will be assured that it will be a great experience right from the box!


(Retail: $19.99)

Snake Oil is a game that can be enjoyed by 3-10 players and is recommended for players that are aged 10 and over. It doesn’t take long to learn the directions and the game normally lasts between 20-30 minutes to play. The game takes place in the Old West and is all about a snake oil salesman who has a talent for getting customers to buy dubious products. In Snake Oil, the players get to be just like these old time salesmen. One player draws a card and becomes the the customer while the other players each select two of the word cards from their hands to create a product to try and sell to the customer.Each player will try and convince the customer that their product is the best. The customer then picks their favorite item and the player is then awarded a customer card. The player that has the most customer cards at the end of the game is the one that wins. This game will have you laughing as you try and compete with the other players to be the best sly salesman!


(Retail: $15.99)

Word On The Street Junior is a game that is meant for 2-8 players and is recommended for ages 8 and up. The game does not take long to learn and each game lasts around 20-30 minutes. Word On The Street Junior will have the entire family excited to be playing it. On each turn, a team will flip over a category card and the team members will then have to think of as many words as they can to fit into the category. If the team comes to an agreement on a word before the time runs out they then pull a letter in that word one lane closer to their side of the street. The object of the game is that the first team to pull eight letters off of the street is the one that wins! This is a great way to think on your toes about words that you may not use on a daily basis and have an all out wacky tug of words!


(Retail $7.99)

Bug Out is a game that is meant for 2-6 players and is recommended for ages 5 and up. The game will take two minutes to learn and a game only lasts 2-5 minutes. This is a great quick game for those children that do not quite have a long enough attention span for playing games that are 20-30 minutes to play. Bug cards are scattered on your table or on any other flat surface including the floor. Players will then race to capture the bugs by covering up the bug card with the matching leaf card. It is definitely a battle to find the right bug! If you are the first player to cover all of your matching bug cards and Bug Out you win! This is a more fun way to play a matching game with your little one and enhance their critical thinking skills while having a good time together.


(Retail $7.99)

7 Ate 9 is meant for 2-4 players and is recommended for ages 8 and up. The game takes a short time to learn and will last between 2-5 minutes to play. This game is super simple and will be loved by your little ones. The players have to add or subtract the numbers one, two or three to the number on the top of the card on the pile to see if they have a card that can be played next. Sound easy enough, right? The catch is that everyone is playing at the same time and so everything is constantly changing during the game. The object to win is to be the first player that runs out of cards. This is a challenging way to learn how to add and subtract without having to sit in front of worksheets! The boys really enjoyed playing 7 Ate 9 and Bug Out even though Eli needed some help they all three sat down and played the fun, learning games. If you are looking for fun games for the whole family head over to Out Of The Box Games website here

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