Board games for tweens review: Ginger Fox The Emoji Game

Here is our best board games for tweens review of the Ginger Fox Games Club board game called ‘The Emoji Game’. I tried it out with my husband, one teen daughter and one tween daughter. We had great fun and ended up roaring with laughter. This is one that we will be playing again!

Being a member of the Ginger Fox Games Club has allowed us to discover some great board games. I like the idea of games that are quick to set up and do not involve a lot of messing around.

The Emoji game falls into this category. Our second consignment of games arrived just before Christmas but a trip to New York and some ill health delayed us being able to try them out. We have now had a chance to play them and here is what we thought.

Best board games for tweens front cover of Emoji game box

Best board games for tweens: The Emoji Game

The Emoji Game is a card game where the aim is to collect a complete set of five identical emoji cards. There is a set of brightly coloured, robust cards in various sets including ‘Feeling cool’, ‘Feeling scared’, and ‘Feeling confused’. There is also a set of ‘Action cards’ which you can use to help you collect a full set of emoji cards. The instructions are concise and easy to follow and you can be up and running in seconds. Here are the best bits about the game:

Best board games for tweens action cards of Emoji game

  1. It’s portable. This is another game that is ideal for holidays and perfect for camping. It takes up hardly any room and is not much bigger than a pack of cards.
  2. It can be set up quickly. This is a big plus for a  game. All you have to do is shuffle and deal. It literally takes seconds.
  3. The rules are easy. This is a super game for children over eight years of age. Tweens could play this by themselves without the need for any adult supervision. It’s quirky enough to appeal to teens too.
  4. It’s hysterical. The action cards are the key part of the game and can be hysterical. There is one that requires all players to say “Cool Man” after everything that you say. It was at that point that we had a heated debate about one aspect of how to play the game and had to do that whilst saying “Cool man” at the end of each sentence because no one was prepared to be the loser. We were howling with laughter.


Best board games for tweens the cool man action card from the game


The best bits of ‘The Emoji Game’

I think it’s the simplicity and the speed of setting it up. The rules are clear and easy to follow. The emojis also appeal to this age group because they are familiar with them.

The game is very unpredictable. You can be doing very well and then suddenly someone picks a Recycle card everyone’s cards are shuffled and dealt out again.

We loved this game and are looking forward to playing it again. If you are looking for the best board games for tweens it would be worth checking out. If you would like to buy one for yourself you can do so here.






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  12 comments for “Board games for tweens review: Ginger Fox The Emoji Game

  1. January 23, 2018 at 11:05 am

    This sounds great Sharon! I do love an emoji and we saw the movie at the weekend. I think I might just have to mention this to Lily! Great review, sounds really fun. Thank you! #tweensteensbeyond

  2. January 23, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    We have played this and it really is a fun game! Thank you for the review Sharon. #tweenteensbeyond
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  3. January 24, 2018 at 10:58 am

    This seems like a really fun game, Sharon. I liked reading about it. The emojis do look so cool.

  4. January 24, 2018 at 11:24 am

    We love board games in our family and this one sounds like a lot of fun, I hadn’t heard of it so I’m delighted to have read your review thanks! #tweensteensbeyond

  5. January 24, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    I bet my 11yo would love this! I’d probably learn something about emojis, too. Thanks for sharing, I hadn’t heard of it before.
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  6. January 25, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    That looks like such great fun. My boys would love this. Thanks for sharing xx #tweensteensbeyond

  7. January 25, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    It sounds fun – though I have absolutely no idea what half the emojis represent. Maybe actually for adults it would count as ‘educational’ … #tweensteensbeyond
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  8. January 25, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    This looks really good. We love to play board games – not as often as I would like!

  9. January 26, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I love a board game with a standard set of rules that can be set up quickly, other wise there are too many arguments and from experience we’ve lost so many pieces while one child or another has swiped it off a table in frustration, we stick to monopoly and one very old Trivial Pursuit that only adults over 40 can play because of when the questions were set #tweensteensbeyond
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  10. January 27, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Oh my boys would love that game! They love emoji’s and they loved the emoji movie that came out! I am definitely going to look for this game and try it with my kids:) #TweensTeensBeyond
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  11. January 29, 2018 at 6:39 am

    Sounds fun Sharon and if there is an Emoji in it then it is bound to be a hit with the teens. Jo
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