TOS Review: Nature Nuts!

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Photobucket We received Wise Alec Nature Nuts Travel Game & Expansion Set from Griddly Games to review for The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. I wasn't sure how well it would work for us since it is recommended for ages 8 and up. My kids are 14, 7 (almost 8), 6, 5, 4 and 2. I was pleased to realize I had no reason to be concerned at all! My little people asked to play this game every day for an entire week! Granted, the two-year-old only thought she was playing.

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The objective of the game is to "become the Wise Alec!" You will need paper and something to write with to keep score. Players may choose to set a point goal or a time limit for the game at the beginning. We chose to play in 10 or 15 minute increments. Short play time seemed a good fit for the smaller guys' attention spans, and it got REAL INTENSE as we got closer to time running out. Cards were read at lightning speed!

This is basically a trivia game designed for elementary students. Two to six players may play at one time. Rolling the colored die indicates whether the player is asked a question from "earth", "plants" or "animals" categories. Each card contains two questions--an easy 3 point question for younger players and a harder 7 point question for older players. (To make this work for our younger kids, we made the questions multiple choice!)

To add fun and variety, there is also a stack of "wise alec" cards. A player gets a Wise Alec card when he rolls purple. The Wise Alec cards will challenge the players to do all sorts of fun things: "Action! Make the sound that a cat makes. +2 points" OR "Brain Teaser: Name 5 types of birds. +5 points" OR "Oops! You fed the raccoons! -2 points"
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The game cards and die are contained in a small box with a magnetic closure, so we feel it would be great for travel. This set may also be added to the original Wise Alec Trivia board game. This set retails for $14.99 at Amazon. It is available at other online vendors as well as some brick & mortar stores. Two other expansion sets are available as well: Civilize This! (history) and Sports Buffs! (self-explanatory). Interested in adding this game to your family's collection? A list of "where to buy" is located here.

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Disclaimer: As a TOS Reviewer, I received this game free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
My opinions are my own. I received no other commpensation for this review.

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