Sleeping Queens S$19.90
Publisher: Gamewright & Kanga Games
Number of players: 2 - 5
Official Recommended Age: 8 years and above
Users' Recommended Age: 5 years and above
Playing Time: 20 minutes
Publisher's Game Description:
Imagine a place where there's a queen of all pancakes, a king of cookies and a pack of over-protective dragons. If this sounds like something out of a dream, it actually is! Sleeping Queens was invented by 6-year-old Miranda Evarts, who thought up the game one night when she couldn't fall asleep. She awoke the next morning and with help from her older sister, Madeleine and her parents, Denise and Max created this wonderfully whimsical world of napping nobles. As you immerse yourself in the Evarts's fantasyland, you will find a game that helps develop memory, strategy, and elementary arithmetic skills. Just be careful when playing potion cards or you could wind up putting all the players to sleep!
This game reinforces Math.
Reviews & Comments:
BGG John W:"Excellent game, for girls, boys, and interested parents. Colorful pleasing art, no reading necessary, thematic fun, easy to play and remember - this one's a winner kid's game. We may well need a second copy of this - we are playing it more than any other game ever with our son! We gave a copy of this game to our nieces, and they have been playing and enjoying it, as well. This has to be one of the (if not the) best games for children around. Pacing, involvement, and game length are all very strong."
BGG Mark Hamburg:"Quick and enjoyable card game; although it's rated for ages 8 and up, don't let that scare you. My four-year-old can play, though the math side is a little complicated for her (so we don't play with the addition problems and make all of the queens equal in value). Still, she gets the concepts and the colorful artwork is right up her alley."
BGG Paul Tichy:"This is my kids' favorite parlor (card) game. I don't play it with them much, but it is completely harmless and picturesque fun and captivates their imaginations. They play it over and over on their own. I'm glad the boys like to play a fun game in which they can include their little sister.Great bang for the buck. Highest recommendation."
BGG DIane H:"OVERALL: The little kids will love it. Don't be a fool like me and put this game off for over a year. Especially considering the price. I have bigger, more expensive games, that haven't seen the light of day, yet I put off getting this little thing, jeesh! It will also be a good game for your child to play with their friends, it is that easy. We have Frog Juice and Rat a Tat Cat, and other similar games, but those games seem to be a little more complicated to just whip out and play, Sleeping Queens isn't, and it is pretty fun and fast. Plus, the artwork on the cards is very nice. Modern looking and not so cartoony. I like it! Read the full review here!"
BGG Andy Luo:"My friends and i (three 25 yr old dudes) were introduced to this game after our first game of Acquire by the staff of the boardgame cafe. Initially i was expecting it to be something too childish and boring. But i was wrong! We had so much fun sabotaging and stealing other people's queens and defending our own. Truly an unexpectedly fun quick game.="
How To Play: Rise and Shine! The Pancake Queen, the Ladybug Queen and ten of their closest friends have fallen under a sleeping spell and it's your job to wake them up. Use strategy, quick thinking and a little luck to rouse these napping nobles from their royal slumbers. Play a knight to steal a queen or take a chance on a juggling jester. But watch out for wicked potions and dastardly dragons! The player who wakes the most queens wins.
BGG Krista Donnelly:"This is my 6 year old daughter's rating. This is even after she cried when I took her queens with my knights and put them back to sleep with my potions. "I love it because it's all about queens and waking them up." I enjoy playing it with her. The pictures are very well done and fun to look at. Unless we run out of time, we usually play 3 games at each sitting"
BGG CAG cagriggs: "A fun little family game. My son absolutely loves it and asks to play all the time. Simple gameplay with many different types of cards and rewards for using math skills."
BGG Jamie Scott:"You could tell how much my daughter enjoyed it by her eagerness to play it (and explain the rules) with anyone else who came to the house. So we played about 4 games of it with mum, uncle and aunt and another 5 games with mum, nana and granddad. All the adults seemed to enjoy it too. Obviously I think this has something to do with the fact that the kids enjoy it so much but you know you're onto a winner when granddad offers at the end of a game: "let's shuffle these together and play again shall we?" There's quite a lot of luck involved so its clearly not a game for hardcore strategy game fans. But for a light game that your kids will really enjoy (and is fun to play with them) - its a must buy." Read the full review here.