Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Do you unschool or game school? Maybe you need a fun way to supplement your child’s learning. Then Byron’s Games might be the homeschool resource your family has been looking for. We were excited about the Continent Race game, as my son has an interest in country flags as well as needs to learn world geography. Here is what we found…
A Little Bit About Byron’s Games
Byron’s Games was created by a young man named Byron when he was just 6 years old while he was in the hospital. The very first game created is called Continent Race and helps kids learn geography in a fun way. Byron’s Games also developed a fun way to get kids writing called Connections Stationary Kit. This review will focus on the Continent Race game, but if you would like to know more about the Connections Stationary Kit, I highly recommend checking out the other Review Crew reviews at the link below.
A Little Bit About Continent Race
Continent Race is a well constructed game with very nice quality pieces. The cards are constructed of thick cardboard, and the playing cards have a nice finish. As a mom, I love the quality of the box, as it seems sturdy enough to last a long time. Because this game has multiple levels, it can be played by just about anybody in your family. I personally love finding resources that work for my entire family.
In the box you will find all of the following:
- A World Map Foldable Game Board
- Five Continent Lists With Maps
- 205 Country Cards
- Three Antarctica Wild Cards
Continent Race works to teach players world geography in a game format. To begin the game, each player gets 7 country cards. Next the players make a draw pile from the remaining country cards. As the play continues, players use these cards to create a group of countries based upon the continents they belong to.
In order to win the game, a player must create a correct continent group. A continent group includes four country cards that belong with that particular continent unless the continent is Australia/ Oceana. Then the player only needs two country cards. Once a continent group is completed, the player must tell where each country is located upon the world map game board.
Play continues until three continent groups are created. After a continent group is created, all players must make sure they have seven cards in their hand once again. The first player to have three continent groups within his or her hand wins the game. The last step to winning, is for the player with three continent groups to name all of the countries in each of the three groups.
How We Used This Product
We have added this game to our collection and bring it out as both a way to learn and have fun. Since geography is more my husband’s area of expertise, he helps the kids in this area. My husband and my son have played this game a few times now, and I can already tell that it is helping my son figure out where things are in the world.
We recently played another game that included a world map, and he was able to find locations much faster than I was. The next time they play, they will have to add the challenges to make things a bit more interesting.
Seth (age 14)
“I really had fun playing this game, and I think that it is good way to learn geography. Especially for me, because I am really bad at it. The materials in the box are high quality, with matt finished playing cards and sturdy box. My favorite part of this game was getting to see all of the different flags for each country. I found those to be very interesting.”
“I think that with the help of the cards that say what country is a part of a certain continent people can start recalling where each country belongs. It can also help students learn to spell the names of each country as well. I really like that this game is multi-leveled and can get more challenging as the players begin to learn more.”
Review Crew Thoughts…
You don’t have to take our word for it though. Other Review Crew families have also been working hard to bring you a great review. Since each family received a different product, I encourage you to check out all of the Review Crew reviews.
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