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: 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
We were sent a free game to review but all the words, opinions and images are our own.
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