A Pizza and Game Party to Review Wonder Forge Games

A few months ago I spent a wonderful evening with family and friends playing board games provided by Wonder Forge. Well, Wonder Forge asked if I would test out some more of their family-friendly board games, so with the help of friends and family, we had another game party.

The kids photobombing the game pieces from Wonder Forge's Peanuts Surprise Slides
The kids are 10 and 7, and when the games called for them, adults also played.

We also decided to add in a pizza party, so we set up in a corner booth at our local CiCi’s pizza where it was all-you-can-eat pizza, salad, and pasta for $5.99.

Marvel Dominoes by Wonder Forge

The first game the kids wanted to play was the Marvel Dominoes Game. This game featured large cardboard rectangles with random Avengers characters on each end. The idea of Dominoes is to match like characters and if you can’t, you draw another Domino. The first person to lay down all their Dominoes wins.

Characters to match in this game are: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Spider-Man, and Black Widow. The kids were excited to see Black Widow included and our girl player said it made the game more fun for her.

Black Widow in the Marvel Dominoes game by Wonder Forge

Both kids loved this game so much they played it a few times. I think this game would be a fun one to bring on a car trip to occupy kids in a restaurant or hotel room. Out of all the games we played in this batch, Marvel Dominoes was the top favorite of the kids. It retails for around $9.95, and is rated for kids 3 and up.

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Disney Frozen Matching Game On-the-Go by Wonder Forge

Next up was Disney Frozen Matching Game On-the-Go Edition. Brightly colored tiles featured images of the main characters from the popular movie: Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, Sven, and more. After mixing the tiles, the kids went to work matching tiles. There are 36 tiles, so with two kids matching, the game went rather fast.

This is another game that would be good for entertaining kids while traveling. It retails for around $6.95.

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Doc McStuffins Mix Up Fix Up Game by Wonder Forge

We had to add an adult to the mix to play Disney Doc McStuffins Mix Up Fix Up Game, especially since there were more rules than the previous games played. The gist of the game was the players had to use their skills of deduction to figure out what would make Lambie, Stuffy, Chilly, and their friends feel better. The player with the most bandages at the end is the winner. The kids enjoyed playing the game once they got the hang of it.

The game retails for $14.99, and is rated for kids ages 3 and up.

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Baby Animals Matching Game by Wonder Forge

We took a small break to have some more pizza, then the kids picked Baby Animals Matching Game to play. While the kids had played matching games before, they found this one a bit of a challenge since there were more matches to make – over 30! Both kids also really liked all the cute photos of baby animals, and were having as much fun naming the animals as they were matching them.

This game retails for $9.99, and is rated for kids ages 3 and up. I would suggest scaling down the number of matches for younger kids by removing some cards, if the full set is too challenging.

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Peanuts Surprise Slides Game by Wonder Forge

Our final game was Peanuts Surprise Slides. This game is like Candyland, with the added twist of being able to change the board by switching and flipping tiles on certain spins.

Both kids and adults enjoyed this game, and much laughter was had in trying to mess up the other players by flipping and moving the tiles. At one point, three of us were caught in slide limbo until one of us got the spin that allowed us to flip that tile and get us going again. This game is perfect for a family evening in – up to 4 can play.

This game retails for $11.99, and is rated for kids ages 3 and up. There are some small parts on the game pieces, so I would advise watching younger kids when they play.

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Cici's Pizza of Lake Buena Vista

Thanks to Wonder Forge for providing the games for review. Thanks also to Cici’s Pizza of Lake Buena Vista for letting us conduct our game reviews at their restaurant. It was fun getting the families together to review the games and have some yummy pizza.

Disclaimer: I received the games for review purposes. I paid for the pizza. As always, all reviews are 100% my own opinions.

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1 comment

  1. Terry June 15, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    What a sweet and entertaining post! Thanks for the share, and it really did bring back some fun memories of my own game nights when kids would still tolerate being at home with a game-loving mom!