Friday, January 28, 2011


Created by Games for Competitors

tri-cross_standard_thumbAbout the game

Being hailed as the “new chess,” Tri-Cross challenges competitors in the areas of strategy, critical thinking and problem solving in a fun and entertaining way. The board game, created by an Atlanta father-son duo, is designed to accommodate 2-4 players and can be played with varying degrees of difficulty, making it a perfect game for children as young as 8, families and seasoned strategists.

With accolades ranging from being named Dr. Toy’s 2009 100 Best Children’s Products to Creative Child Magazine’s Creative Toy Awards 2008 Game of the Year and earning the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval, Tri-Cross has sky rocketed to fame for its ease of play and fun, competitive nature.

Our Thoughts

I discovered the game Tri-Cross before Christmas while watching a segment on games for the entire family (CBS) that was on the web.   My curiosity was picked and I emailed the company to see if I could review the game.  green-board-279x300

We received a Tri-Cross Eco-Edition and Tri-Cross Standard Edition.  Both games have the same rules to play.  What is the difference?  The eco-edition board is made of an organic cotton cloth and the box has been traded for an organic cotton bag.    Because it is less bulky and not as heavy as the regular game, I find the eco-edition to be perfect to put in the RV.

The game comes also with a little DVD which will demonstrate how the game can be played.   Before we opened the box, we watched the DVD and the explanations were clear and concise.   My husband and I decided to play a few games.   Out of five, I won only one…   But I must say that he is more strategic than me.    I was surprise on how easy it was to learn how to play – even with my lack of strategy.   I need to develop this skill if I want to beat my man (and sons!) at this game...

Another  day while I was away on an errands, he decided to play with our oldest son, Alexandre, who is 9 years old.   Both of them had a blast playing.   Alexandre really love the games.   Actually, both thinks that it is a mix between Stratego and Checkers.    I can see them spending time playing this while we camp and even at home!    Apparently, even younger children when taught how to play can enjoy the game of tri-cross.  

Tri-Cross is a fantastic game for homeschoolers.  Why?   Well it is easy to teach and play and it encourages the kids to develop their problem solving capabilities.   It will also help to develop logical thinking, cause and effect, prediction, interpretation of outcomes, abstract thinking, memory and visualization.  And it gives you great memories as you play together around the dining table.    Spending time together and playing games should be a must for every families.

Tri-Cross is available in Canada.

Games for Competitors has agreed to give me two Tri-Cross Eco-Edition for a giveaway (with the DVD).  Two of my readers in the Ottawa area will receive one game.

To participate, tell me which board games you play with your spouse. This entry is mandatory.   Don’t forget to include your email address in the comment. will be use to determine the winner.  You will have 24 hours to contact me and give me your mailing address so I can send it to my contact at Games for Competitors which in turn will ship the games to the two winners!

Open to Ottawa area residents ONLY.

Deadline:  Feb 11, 2011.

Disclaimer: Thanks to Games for Competitors for sending me the products for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.  All opinions expressed here are only my own.


  1. We like to play Carcassonne.

    trisha dot davis at gmail dot com

  2. This is my contest entry, this game sounds like a lot of fun.

    My spouse and I play a number of games together; Pirateer, FLUXX, Munchkin, Carcassone, Mille Bournes, Uno Attack and Yahtzee to name a few.

    email is

  3. These look awesome! We love board games... need to play them more often though. The ones we've played recently are: Mystery Museum, Scrabble, Sorry, Risk and Balderdash

    ottawaspice @ gmail dot com

    Great giveaway! :)

  4. We like to play Settlers, Ticket to Ride, Rumikub...and will have to check out some the ones in comments above!

    mtgkids3@ gmail dot com

  5. Settlers, Carcassonne & cribbage (if that counts as a board game).

    julia dot driedger at gmail dot com

  6. My husband will play 4 games with me : Ticket to Ride, Blockus, Carcassonne and Rivers Roads and Rails. I would love to enter this contest but I don't want to post my email address here. Can I send it to you privately?

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  8. My husband will play Settlers of Catan occasionally, and Scrabble rarely. We also play Skipbo and Boggle, but they aren't technically board games.
    renee.shew@ gmail dot com

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  10. My husband and I play Blockus, Uno, Sorry, and puzzles.

  11. We like Settlers of Catan, Agricola, and Dominion. Great contest!

    (you have my email already!)

  12. I did not realize you reviewed Tri Cross... so glad that you did and that you liked it!!!