TOS Review: Tri-Cross by Games for Competitors
When I read this on the Games for Competitors website, I knew I wanted to request to be considered to review the Tri-cross game:
Helps develop skills in the following areas:
Logical Thinking Cause and Effect Predicting Interpreting Outcomes Abstract Thinking Memory (In Variations of Play) Visualization
We love games here and teaching my daughters how to think is high on my list of educational priorities. A game that teaches thinking and problem solving skills is going to win my heart.
As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I received both the Standard Edition and the EcoTravel Version. We preferred playing on the standard board, however, I loved having the travel version to take with us on our day trips and picnics. Everything you need fits inside the drawstring bag which easily fits into a purse or bag.
There’s an old saying that a picture is worth a 1000 words. I think a video might be worth even more. I’m not sure I could adequately explain the game using several thousand words so instead I’ll include this video link I found on the website:
You can watch more videos on the website here.
This game has quickly become a family favorite. We’ve even included Supergirl in some games. The box suggests ages 10+ however according to the FAQ page just as you can teach a younger child how to play Chess, you can teach an 8 year old to play Tri-Cross. She is developmentally 6 years old and I’m not sure how much she actually understands of the strategy but it is wonderful that all four of the girls can play the game together.
I’ve watched both Turtlegirl and Tailorbear improve their thinking skills while playing the game. The first couple games we played were very short but the as the girls learned how to plan moves and counter opponent strategy the games have lengthened. This is a fun way to build these skills. If you like strategy games, then you would like Tri-Cross.
This is the standard edition of the game and retails for $18.95. You can purchase this version, the travel (Eco) edition ($7.95) or the wood edition ($29.95) from the Tri-Cross store. By clicking on the Tri-Cross store link you can access a link to a list of retail locations where you can purchase Tri-Cross..
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Games for Competitors generously provided me with the Tri-Cross Standard and Tri-Cross TravelEco Editions for my review.