Have you met Mel? You definitely should. Not only does she have the most amazing recipe blog out there, but she is also a fabulous, real life mom with great resources herself. She is the one who told me about the Battle of the UFOs game in her review here.
It's a simple concept: a bunch of tops spin at the same time, and the last one up wins. That's it. But we LOVE this game. There are shrieks of both agony and joy in our house when we play it. Adults down to little ones are in love with this handcrafted, completely wooden set. This game is awesome because there is no set up, all ages can play, everyone loves it, and it doesn't last forever (unless you want it to!). Best of all, you can play it with anywhere from 2-8 people.
Here is a video showing how one family used it. (From Battle of the UFOs facebook page.)
Hint 1: if you end up getting the game, remember to put the tops "upside-down" from how you normally spin them. It took me two weeks and some disappointment in the game until I realized I was spinning them wrong. *face palm*
Hint 2: When ordering here, (a Facebook page) play it safe and order the game several months in advance of when you want it. These games ARE handcrafted after all, and in big demand, so just plan ahead to be safe.
HInt 3: This game is pretty big--almost 2 feet in diameter. I was a little surprised when it arrived, so I just wanted to warn you.
Hint 4: Just get it. It's awesome. (No affiliates links here, just raving fans.) :)
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