2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Family Games
To play Lumps, you gather the pieces of coal (dice) in your hands, give them a lucky shake and let them fly. The goal is to score the most points in three rolls by rolling pairs. What makes Lumps exciting is that there are four different types of dice and only a few of them have high numbers on them. After your first roll, you have to decide which dice to keep and which dice to roll again.
If you need help starting a friendly dinnertime conversation you can use the game Family Talk 2. A portable deck of cards with questions like, “What was life like when you were a kid, mom, dad?”, Family Talk 2 inspires meaningful conversations that allow families to reconnect over the holidays."
What we thought: We really enjoyed Lumps:) This game really reminds us of one of our favorite dice games, but with a holiday spin. Even the kiddos loved this game. It is easy to learn and super fun. Family Talk 2 is great as well. These questions were sometimes funny and often thought-provoking, but always led to some really great family discussions. We were amazed with how much we didn't know about one another! This is a really great way to stimulate family conversation and would be great to take for long car rides this holiday season:) ABCD Diaries gives Lumps and Family Talk 2 an A+!
Buy It: Lumps, the Elf Coal game is available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores, Books-A-Million, Go! Games and 100s of specialty toy stores in the US. Family Talk 2 can be found at Continuum Games.
Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.