Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Consumer Critique: Sharks - A Top Score Game

I recently had a chance to review Laurence King Publishing's  Sharks: A Top Score Game illustrated by Minnesota resident, artist, and self-professed shark nerd Kelsey Oseid

I loved the idea of this game - science and a Minnesota connection! The game helps players learn how to get the ultimate shark attack. Each card has trivia about each species, and then the species are rated by speed, size, teeth, ferocity, endangered status, and longevity. Game play is simple - players pick the attribute they think they'll win at, then everyone plays a game and high score gets all the cards. The winner collects the cards for that round.

It's a pretty fast-paced game, and the nice thing is there's a little bit of strategy and a lot of chance, so academic ability doesn't factor greatly into the game. Kids can also learn shark science while they're playing, so it's a fun and educational classroom break!

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