Are you looking for some playful games or creative kits for your kids, maybe party games or things to do when the weather is bad outside.
Here we look at and review the best mermaid play games and creativity kits.
|1||Review of Craft-tastic – I Love Mermaids Kit||4.3/5||££|
|2||Review of Peaceable Kingdom Mermaid Island Cooperative Board Game||4.6/5||££|
|2||Review of Ravensburger Catlantis The Purrfect Cat Themed Card Game||4.8/5||££|
|4||Review of WATINC Mermaid Toss Games with 3 Bean Bags||4.4/5||£|
This is a review of the Craft-tastic – I Love Mermaids Kit
Now this is a more an activity session than a game however this is a great one for children and friends when your after a more chilled out time and crafty afternoon. Suitable for from age 7 + this crafty mermaid activity box includes six mermaid themed projects.
This Craft-tastic kit includes:
8 pieces of acrylic felt
10 yards of cotton thread
2 yards of polyester thread
2 wood beads
2 chenille stems
5.7 yards of acrylic yarn
41 pieces of adhesive
0.1 ounces of glitter
1 glitter-filled vial
23 pieces of card stock
1 metal hair clip
2 metal jump rings
This kit provides all sorts of fun and creativity for a mermaid crafty afternoon. The parts all are well made and don't look cheap. There are small parts so be careful if you have little ones about.
The projects include a mermaid bracelent, star hair accessory, mermaid wallet, necklace, mermaid crown and two tiny mermaid dolls. With different items to make all with a mermaid theme gives a group a choice of activities. These projects all for development of creative expression, fine motor skills and a relaxing and fun experience with something that can be kept at the end.
- 6 Mermaid theme activities
- 6 different projects
- Plenty of crafty pieces
- Easy to make
- Encouraging expression and creativity
A perfect alternative to a competitive game, get crafty, get mermaidy and learn something new!
This is a review of the Peaceable Kingdom Mermaid Island Cooperative Board Game for Kids
This mermaid game is appropriately named MERMAID ISLAND. The game involves players working together to help mermaids swim to Mermaid Island before the witch arrvies there. You spin, move and pick up a wand to defeat the Sea Witch. This has to be one of my favourite game! This game has won the Good Housekeeping's Best Toy Award and you can see why. It comes in a cardboard box and has a traditional game board. Pieces include three mermaid tokens, four wand tokens, a spinner, the instructions and a standing intimidating sea witch.
Spin the wheel and off you go. The game is suitable for age five + and from two to six players.The game only takes fifteen minutes and the game encourages children with their social development and strategy skills. The emphasis on helping not only your mermaid but everyones mermaid get to mermaid island, means it is a team effort and if you win, everyone wins!
The design of each mermaid is bright, fun yet a little cartoon like. The images are high quality and even the sea witch is something out of a children's illustration book. There isn't a dull moment or even a quiet moment as everyone works together to have fun and win. The game comes in a hard cardboard box that makes it easy to stow away and keeps the mermaid game clean and tidy for years to come.
- Mermaids game
- Beautifully designed
- Fun and colourful
- Team effort
- No sore losers
- Cute mermaid counters
- Won the Good Housekeeping's Best Toy Award
- Not as great for those who really don't enjoy being a team player
This is a really well made mermaid game, getting everyone to enjoy and work together to beat the sea witch. Challenge accepted.
This is a review of Ravensburger Catlantis The Purrfect Cat-Themed Card Game
Catlantis is a clever and laughter filled game about finding treasure. The game includes four purmaids or mercats (whichever you'd like to call them!) The game can be played with two to four players.
Each player has their own mer cat figure to navigate the game. The cards are of a high resolution underwater theme in which you see such imaginative underwater cats at their best. Ravensburger is known for its excellent quality game ideas and you won't be dissapointment by its ingenious design, layout and fun nature. If you love mermaids and you love cats, then you need this game in your game cupboard!
It doesn't take too long to get the hang of the game after a few goes around the board. You seem to only be able to get a total of 15 for a pair of cat mermaid tails and the totalling to win does seem a little strange but this is a unique little game all about having fun. The game is suitable for age 8 + and you'll find it a worthwhile game to bring out at a party whether your an older child or adult as long as you love mermaids and cats.
- Unique game
- Mermaids and cats
- High quality
- Reputable game manufacturer
- Easy to learn game
- Cute figures
- Might not be to your taste
Catatlantis is a love it or hate it kind of mermaid game, so get your pals together who you know will LOVE this game and you'll have a right ole giggle!
This is a review of the WATINC Mermaid Toss Games with 3 Bean Bags
This mermaid game is a bean bag tossing game. At first I thought it was a cardboard cut out game however it is actually a fabric mermaid toss banner that measures 30.20 by 53.50 inches that is hyng up with a ribbon. The ribbon is nearly 20ft in length so does give you some length options to where to hang it. The ribbon however only comes as one long piece so you'll need to work out where is best to hang before either weaving it through, cutting it or simply adding your own extra string. Ideally you'll need a bit of space to hang this game up indoors and if you hang it up outside you'll need a frame, tree or post to hang it too.
The game comes with three green rolled up bean bags that measure 2 by 1.69 inches in size. This is quite the fun family game that gets you moving about. Its fun for both children and adults and can even be played in teams. The banner is made from a strong durable material that means that the banner could also be used as a photo prop for children to poke their heads trhough.
The mermaid banner is colourful and playful with three mermaids and their friends. The holes for the bean bags are placed just next to the mermaids hands as if you are passing the bean bag to the mermaids. The mermaid pattern is great for birthday parties with a mermaid or ocean theme.
To play the game you'll need to first find a hanging place for the banner whether inside or outside. You'll need to make a distance maker that is fair for all players for where to throw the bean bags from. Each players then has three chances. Different points are awarded depending on the hole the bean bag goes into. Four points are awarded for the top hole, three points for the second hole, two points for the third one, one point for the lowest. Whoever scores the most wins. You may also feel like the came doesn't need the points especially if someone is particually competitive or you want to play a more relaxed came just getting the bags into the holes is fun! The game promotes hand-eye co-ordination and basic maths if counting. Also if you have played the game in teams it also encourages team player ability.
- Can be used for indoor or outdoor fun
- Easy to play
- Three mermaids and their friends
- Suitable for childen and adults
- Easy to pack away
- Strong material
- You'll need somewhere to hang it
- Comes with only one piece of ribbon
This is a delightfully simple yet fun mermaid game for indoor or outdoor fun as well as portable for a birthday party at home or on holiday.