When we have bought toys or games, it's been after a lot of thought and discussion about who would play it, would we get a lot of use out of it, etc. For instance, after the boy rented Guitar Hero, we all agreed that we liked it and it would probably be a worthwhile investment. So we sold some items on ebay and then used the profits to buy the game.
Another recent addition is this Charlie Harper Memory Game:The girl's game selection had grown a bit stale recently. We play Candy Land a lot and she does have another Memory game, but it's a Disney version that was given to us and I hate playing it. All those damn Princesses look alike to me. And when I do offer to buy the girl a new game, she's drawn to things that are loud and annoying and will require an endless supply of batteries. We usually leave the game aisle empty handed.
I remember seeing this Memory game all over blogland last holiday season when it was available at Old Navy. I meant to go and buy it then, but that's one of those stores I try to avoid. I don't really like their clothes but it seems as soon as I enter an Old Navy, I make a beeline to the sale rack and find myself loading up my arms with stuff I don't really love and then trying to justify the purchase by saying, "But it's on sale for $2.99!!!" Because of that, I never made it to Old Navy.So of course I was thrilled when I saw the game mentioned on Poppytalk last month with a link to fawn and forest. It was back ordered for a while but it finally arrived this past Saturday and I couldn't be more pleased. The girl and I played a few quick games using only some of the cards, but it's just as fun and much more challenging when all the cards are used. (I talked Jay into playing a game with me last night and I'm pretty sure he had a good time since he was doing the maniacal evil cackle he does whenever he's clearly winning a game.) The images on the cards are so beautiful, that you don't feel as if you're playing a "little kid" game.
Here are a few of my favorite pairs: My verdict: Well worth $14.95.