Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Don't Break the Ice

  For as long as our family has owned Don't Break the Ice, we have called it "Break the Ice." It's a good example of how a game that's fun doesn't need strict rules. If my 2-year-old thinks she's the winner because she made the bear fall down, that's OK.
  Don't Break the Ice is a good turn-taking game: "My turn. Your turn." It's good for hand-eye coordination. It's good for kids who can't sit still for long and want to pound on and break things.
  On the down side, it requires an adult to set up. And if you're not watching, the kids will break the ice too quickly, and you'll have to spend a minute setting it up again. Not too bad a tradeoff, though, considering how much we enjoy playing it. And by the time they're 6 or 7, the kids will be able to squeeze in all the plastic ice cubes to set up the game themselves.
  For ages 4-6 (I'd say younger and older), 2 players. Cost: About $10.

Our rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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