DISCLAIMER: I was given nothing in exchange for this review. I purchased this product on my own and we use it in our educational studies. What follows is purely the opinion of me and my kids, your experience may vary. There are no affiliate links in this post.
What kid doesn’t like to whoop their parents at a game?
Beat the Parents by Spin Masters Games is a fun, simple game in which the playing field between parents and kids is level. The concept is simple, the kids and parents start on opposite sides of the board and have to make their way to the other end. To move ahead a space you answer a question, if you get it right you keep going, up to 3 spaces.
The double-duty cards have 6 questions on them, 3 for the kids to ask the parents and 3 for the parents to ask the kids. The questions encompass all areas, including pop culture.
Along the way you will run into hazard cards which can either set you back or spring you ahead.
The first team to reach the opposite side of the board wins. A game takes about 20 minutes to finish, just right for a quick break.
Beat the Parents is definitely one of our favorites. This is a fantastic game for building bonds between children, especially if your children need a little help working in a team. In my family the kids are very motivated to beat mom and dad so they work together nicely (most of the time). If you have a large family, like mine, this game is ideal because the team atmosphere allows everyone to play at once!
Price: $$ (suggested retail price is $14.99)
Number of players: 2 – unlimted
Recommended ages: 6 & up
Reading level required: Not necessary as long as 1 player on each team can read
Company website: SpinMasterGames.com
Meg Grooms is a long-time homeschooling mother of 6 children, ranging in age from preschool to married with kids of their own. Always a vagabond at heart, Meg and her family have embraced a slow travel lifestyle and currently call Southern California home. Your guess is as good as hers as to where they’ll end up next.
Meg blogs about secular homeschooling and gameschooling at Homeschool Gameschool.