April 10, 2013

Speedeebee! A Fun Way to Have Family Time

Speedeebee! A Fun Way to Have Family Time
I like to talk about fun games adults can play with their children. Because as much as I love technology and social media, it's too easy to forget to spend quality time with our children and grandchildren. It's much easier to turn on the X-Box or Wii or your iPad so they can play Angry Birds or some other popular game. Not that there's anything wrong with those diversions! They're great fun and they teach many skills. But they're solitary activities and as parents and grandparents it's up to us to encourage family time - sharing stories, talking and playing games. And what better way to share your ancestor stories than during a fun game activity.

Speedeebee is such a game. I really liked it. I played it first with hubs and we had some good chuckles! But the real fun came when my son and my 7 year old grandson played it with me over Easter. It was so much fun and it also gave us a chance to share stories and chat.

Speedeebee is meant for 2 to 6 players, ages 8 to adult. And it's perfect for that age group. My 5 year old grandson couldn't play it, but the 7 year old loved it. It comes in a nice little canister, making it perfect for road trips.

There are 4 dice (one each of red, green, purple and blue) with letters instead of dots, and 50 cards.  Basically you roll the dice as instructed on the top card. Each card has 3 choices of "challenges" and the person taking their turn chooses which challenge to read to the players. He or she then throws the number of dice instructed on the challenge question and reads the question. The first player to yell out a correct answer, takes the card. The player with the most cards at the end of the game wins.

Questions include such challenges as

Name something you could find in a kitchen that contains this letter. Throw one die

Name something associated with winter, starting with one of these letters. Throw all four dice

Name a word containing the blue letter but NOT containing the other three. Throw all four dice.

When my 10 year old granddaughter saw us playing she joined in and so did her mother, so it became quite lively and loud at that point.  All in all Speedeebee is a really good fun game which encourages memory, quick reactions, thinking and interacting with others.


Disclosure: I was sent a free game for review purposes but my opinions are entirely my own.




2 comments:

Andrea Kelleher said...

I am going to have to check this game out. Sounds like something my son would like. Thanks for the info.

The Traveler said...

My 11 yr. old granddaughter just told me last Sunday that I needed to get some new games. This might just be one she would like! Good for my aging brain too!