Inventions a BrainBox game

Todays game is here just in time for you to win your little ones idea turned into a game of their own. Inventions is one of the BrainBox series of games made by The Green Board Game company.

The boy has been busy working out his entry and if you are quick you might just have time to enter yourselves as the closing date is tomorrow *4th November. In the meantime we have been playing Inventions, this is a new game for us, and I was interested to see how this could fit in with the different ages of our usual Sunday morning game session. Or another way of putting it, would Granny beat us all again, like she did with PLYT?

Inventions is a game for 1 or more players aged 8+ but I think if you have a confident reader who is a little younger this would be easy for them to pick up. The rather cleaver box (because it has a neat magnetic catch) contains 70 fact cards, 2 rule cards, 1 timer and a dice. The rules are simple, try and memorize as much as you can from a card taken from the box, then roll the dice and answer the question. Get the answer right and the card is yours, wrong it goes back in the box. The person with the most cards at the end of your agreed time is the winner. You can alter how many turns of the timer for each person. For instance the boy gets two so that he has time to read the facts, while Dad only gets one!

The boy has really enjoyed this game, it is a great mixture of observation and learning interesting facts about everyday objects. In fact he is again challenging Dad to a game while I type. These are proving a bit heated and competitive, but I am happy that the boy will also be learning some useful information. There are lots of other titles available, and I think one Santa may be adding to his list is the Maths game, I think Kings and Queens may also be a contender after all our Castle Visits over the summer.

If you would like to win your own copy of Inventions in time for Christmas then why not join in the rafflecopter giveaway below.

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*Green Board Games are running a Young Games Inventor competition – an initiative for children under 16 to create their own game, whether it’s a board game, card or puzzle game. The winner receives their height in BrainBoxs and we will create their game! Please see the website for more information, be quick as you only have till the 4th November to enter!


Disclaimer, we were sent a copy of this game to review and giveaway, the opinions remain ours and have not been changed.

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  1. I think it would be fab to have invented anything but maybe something like the iphone would be good. Well it would certainly make you rich anyway!

  2. A bit of a vain one but I wish I could invent something to make my hair colour last forever so I wouldn’t have to keep dying it! 🙂

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