Several new games and activities showed up under the tree this year, all of which are very enticing. So far the one that’s got the most play so far is Colorku. I’m a Sudoku fan from way back and love my pencil & numbers, but this game has tactile, social and aesthetic appeal to recommend it.

The other hit in game-land was Quixo, another nice wooden game with simple rules and great depth in the game-play.

Christmas Games

7 thoughts on “Christmas Games

  • December 27, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Just stopping by to say Happy New Year! Have a blessed 2009! from Violin Mom in FLA.

  • December 29, 2008 at 11:51 am

    This morning I wanted to blog about my son’s enjoyment of your Cuisenaire Activity and Exploration Book for Pre-Miquon kids, but the netidea link didn’t work. Do you have the pdf uploaded to a link I could list on my blog? Have you withdrawn it for some reason? May I upload the pdf from my hard drive and post it myself?

    Christine Guest

  • December 30, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Thank you for the recommendations! Colorku looks like a fantastic book.

  • December 30, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    My daughter is one year younger than Fiona but I see so many similarities between them. Cate loves all games and I’ve added both of these to my list of wants. Thanks.

  • December 31, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    The set does look incredibly inviting tactilely – I want to just pick off those attractive wooden pieces off the picture. But I can just imagine where they would all roll to, and how the baby would eat them….. So I guess I stick to paper for now. And DS will have to wait a bit before being introduced to the idea, his number-writing skills being still a bit laborious. Pity.

  • January 1, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Hi Miranda, I was wondering where you purchased these from? They look like an excellent thing to spend my next LI installment on…

  • January 1, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Andrea. Both games were hand-me-downs that came from outside the family. However I know that you can purchase Colorku through Hammacher-Schlemmer because I’ve seen it in their catalogue. Quixo I have no idea. It’s quite an old game I think. Here’s the entry at for this game.

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