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Monday, September 26, 2011

Games For Competitors TOS Crew Review

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   Learning doesn't have to be all books and computers. In our homeschool we like to play games to learn too. That was why the kids and I were so excited to be chosen to review Tricross  from Games For Competitors as part of the TOS Crew.  Tricross is a wonderful educational game, here is what the company had to say about the educational values.


Why Tri-Cross in Education?
It’s easy to teach and play
Can be played in groups of 2-4 students
Encourages students to become problem solvers
Can be played independently without teacher supervision
Variations increase the challenge for different ability levels
Helps develop skills in the following areas:
•Logical Thinking
•Cause and Effect
•Predicting
•Interpreting Outcomes
•Abstract Thinking
•Memory (In Variations of Play)
•Visualization
Learn Tri-Cross
Games For Competitors is passionate about education and confident that Tri-Cross is the perfect game to reinforce classroom teachings. Let the gaming experts at GFC introduce the game and teach the rules to your students in an hour long teach-and-play demonstration. GFC will equip you with all the tools necessary to best incorporate the game into your classroom, no matter what the grade.
For more information, contact jburns@gamesforcompetitors.com

  The boys are super competitive so games can get pretty intense around here. What I love most is when they get excited about games that take skills. Skills such as critical thinking, memory(in certain game modes), problem solving, and many others.
  We were given the Eco-friendly travel sized version of the game, and as a surprise we also had the full game board version in our package when it arrived. The kids were super excited to receive both versions, one for on the go and one for our board game collection here at home. Tricross is a combination of checkers, chess and dominoes. I loved how my kids were planning out their moves ahead of time so they knew if they would get jumped on their opponents next turn. It was great to see them interact over this game all while learning key skills.












Tricross has won several awards including the Mom's Choice Award.
They also won Dr. Toy's Best Green Product of Eco-friendly version here is the info on how they strive to Be Green.

Eco-specs



In an ongoing commitment to creating a healthy and sustainable future, Games for Competitors minimizes their impact on the planet by introducing an eco-friendly version of Tri-Cross. The new version of the game stays true to the signature board style and scratch proof game pieces, yet, does so in an environmentally friendly way. Trading in the large cardboard box for a resource reducing, organic cotton drawstring bag, the organic cotton cloth board, printed with non-toxic soy-based inks, is easily folded to fit inside with the game pieces. Perfectly compact to fit on the shelf or to throw in your bag for on-the-go game play, Tri-Crosss’ eco-friendly board game sets the environmental benchmark for future game manufacturing.






To reinforce the importance of education and environmental initiatives, GFC pledges to donate 10% of each eco-friendly game sale to the Captain Planet Foundation. Through this partnership, GFC hopes children will be inspired to use the creative thinking and problem solving skills learned through Tri-Cross and apply them to real-world issues – thinking outside of the box to create a new environmental initiative, revolutionary product or community focused organization – to become the next generation of leaders.






You can see for yourself how to play this family friendly educational game by going here to watch a video tutorial. You can purchase Tricross for $19.95 for the Eco-friendly, $24.95 for the full version and $35.95 for the Wood Board Version.
We as a family loved Tricross but don't just take our word for it check out what my fellow crew mates had to say about their experience with Tricross.



I received Tricross games for free  in exchange for my review and for being part of the TOS Crew from Games for Competitors. I was not compensated in any other way and receiving these games for free did not influence my opinion.

2 thoughts shared:

Pleasantly Peavey said...

What a cute blog! Stopping by while reading Crew blogs. Enjoyed your review. Love the "critter" family too. Blessings! Roberta from Pondering on the Prairie

Pleasantly Peavey said...

What a cute blog! Stopping by while reading Crew blogs. Enjoyed your review. Love the "critter" family too. Blessings! Roberta from Pondering on the Prairie