Spirits of the Wild Mini Game Review
Spirits of the Wild is a much sought-after game in the gameschooling world. I’ve not played it myself yet (I know, I know…) but my good friend Tiffany has and when she offered to write a mini review I begged her to do it. This is a guest post by Tiffany Vilchis-Parks.
What Tiffany has to say about
Spirits of the Wild
Spirits of the Wild is a soothing card/board game that is wonderful for ages 7 and up. (note: Mattel suggests ages 10+ for this game, go by your child’s abilities & not the suggested age with this one.) Each player must collect colored stones and place them on their board in order to complete certain tasks. Different tasks are allotted points that add up at the end of the game to determine a winner. Animal spirit cards add special moves, while the tricky fox prevents your opponent from completing tasks.
I admit that I did have to watch a quick video on gameplay set up and playthrough, as I didn’t quite understand the written directions.
However, as soon as we started playing it was very easy to pick up the rules.
(note: You can find a list of places to find board game tutorials here)
Spirits of the Wild was a very fun first strategy game for my middle child. There is some reading required, but the pictures on the card can be used to take actions if a child memorizes it.
The task of adding stones from the bag or placing them on the board is great for fine motor skills. All of my kids love moving the fox to block their opponents! The fact that it is a fairly quick game is a big bonus as it is perfect for my seven year old’s attention span.
What are my kids learning when they play Spirits of the Wild?
•Native American mythology
•Fine motor skills
Play time: 30 minutes
Reading Skill: moderate
Adaptability: not easily adaptable, not colorblind friendly
Meg Grooms (she/her) is a decades-long secular homeschooler, mother of many, writer, Florida ex-pat, and all-around swell gal. Meg & her partner have raised their kids all over the USA, finally settling on Southern California. For now, anyhow.
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