Adam is scared of many things: cockroaches, lobsters and, most of all, MONSTERS! So I got him the Go Away Monster! game from My First Games to help him to overcome his fear of monsters. My First Games is set up by Pamela, a fellow mummy blogger, and it offers an exciting range of games for kids beyond the standard Monopoly and Pictionary.
I wanted to get some games for the kids and Pamela sent me a list of games suitable for their age groups and Go Away Monster! was one of them. It is recommended for kids aged 3 and up but Pam said that 2-year-olds can play too and she’s right. To be very honest though, before getting Go Away Monster! from My First Games, I didn’t think a 2-year-old could play anything more complicated than Snap. Glad I was proved wrong!
Each player gets a game board featuring a bedroom and you are supposed to find pieces in the bag to furnish your room. If you encounter a monster while picking a piece from the bag, you have to throw it away (ideally, back into the box or in the center, but my kids flung the monsters to the furthest corner of the room) and shout Go Away Monster! After explaining the games to Adam and issuing some reminders during the game, we played quite smoothly. He did have the tendency to grab more than one piece sometimes when he got too excited but that only happened once or twice. He won most of the games too!
The game is a bit simple for Anya so I think she wouldn’t want to play it very often. I bought Viva Topo for her and will be reviewing it another time. But Adam enjoyed playing Go Away Monster! and had fun flinging the monsters away. It also made him very happy that he beat his sister several times. Go Away Monster! is a fun game for kids 2 years and up and I highly recommend it! Do check out the other interesting games for kids on My First Games.