Monday, August 15, 2011

Wise Alec Nature Nuts

imageWise Alex – Nature Nuts
By Griddly Games

About the Game
Nature trivia with a nutty twist!
Hello Nature Nuts! Explore the marvels of nature with the trivia game based on the award-winning Wise Alec™ Family Trivia Game. There are 300 questions to test your knowledge of animals, plants, and the Earth. Two levels of questions on each card let everyone from the nature novice to the eco-expert play together. Plus, Wise Alec™ cards will have you doing tongue twisters, brain teasers, and fun exercises!
The cards from this game can also be used to expand your own set of Wise Alec™ Family Trivia Game.

Ages 8+ 2 - 4 players educational, nature, trivia, exercise

About Griddly Games

Griddly Games Inc. was founded in 2007 by a mom from Vancouver, BC, Canada. She took it upon herself to fill the void for quality products that inspired laughter and fun, while promoting healthy and active lifestyles.

Our Thoughtsimage

My ten years old son and I sat down one evening and played this game.  It is a very portable game that you could easily bring at camping, at doctor appointments or on a picnic with your family.  

The game is quite easy to play.  Included in the package you will find a dice which is marked by colored dots.  For each dot you have to select the appropriate card, choose a card of your choice or let the person at the right of you choose a card.   On the animals, plants or Earth cards, you can ask to get the 3 points or the 7 points questions.   You get the answer right, you get the points.  You are wrong… you don’t get anything.   In the Wise Alec cards, you will be challenged to answer questions like:

  • oops! your horse passed gas!  - 2 points   - should I mentioned that my son cracked up laughing on this one?   geeez!
  • Name 3 reptiles + 3 points – to this I started with snake and Alexandre said “Shouldn’t you name specific ones?”  The challenged was on and I named them…
  • Name 5 animals that starts with the letter “m”  + 5 points   - Poor Alexandre, he was able to name four of them; mosquitoes and maggots being some of his words…  He even tried to pass a quick one on me by naming one in French i.e. moustiques which is by the way mosquitoes. 
  • Do your best impression of your favourite animal +3 points  - to which Alexandre did a cheetah running real fast. 

I think you get the picture…    These are what I call the “CHALLENGED CARDS” as you never know what you will end up having…

As a bonus, this game can also be incorporated to the Wise Alec Family Trivia Game from Griddly Games.    A wonderful way to expand a game you might already have or just to have fun on a subject you particularly like – in this case nature.

See this little video to visualize the travel game of Wise Alec Nature Nuts.

Alexandre and I were challenged in answering the questions included to this game but I can say that mom won in the end.  We had a great half hour of fun time just the two of us while the younger ones were already in bed.    It was also very instructive as we both learned some facts and discovered information about animals, plants and Earth.    As a French Canadian, I had the right answer in French but didn’t know the proper terminology in English so it was challenging on the language side as well.  But we had fun and plan to play again soon.  And to top it off, I am particularly pleased to discover that Griddly Games is a Canadian company.  

Wise Alec Nature Nuts is a smart game to have for your homeschool as it will cover the science part of it.    I highly recommend it as it is very portable and fun to play with your kids.   It is definitively a great way to use your knowledge and get “tested” on it  while having fun.   *grin*

Wise Alec Nature Nuts is available at your favourite game store, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to Griddly Games for sending me the product 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.

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