Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Friday, September 2, 2011

Griddly Games - Nature Nuts

Calling all nature lovers!!! Do you know someone who loves, loves, loves to learn all about plants, animals, and the earth? Are you constantly faced with a barrage of nature trivia? Would you be interested in putting some of that knowledge to good use, and have a great time while you're at it?
Well, you came to the right blog! Read on...

May I present a neat little game to you called Wise Alec Nature Nuts. This month, my family had the chance to play and review this winner of the  Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products award. I'll give you our thoughts a little further down, but first, let me tell you more about the game.

Proclaiming on the box to be Nature Trivia with a Nutty Twist, this little travel game contains four color coded sets of nature fact-filled cards, and a die. YOU, will need to have paper and a pen or pencil to keep score.

Your objective? This is the best part! BECOME THE WISE ALEC! Sounds fun, right?

First, you need to decide how many points you want to play up to, or set a time limit instead. Figure out who will go first.
Roll the die, and see what color it lands on. If you land on the colors red, yellow, or green, choose a card with the corresponding  color. Each set of colored cards has questions under the subjects, Plants, Animals, or Earth.
But if you land on:

BLUE - You get to pick the subject you want.

ORANGE - The player to your right gets to choose the subject.

PURPLE - Pick up a Wise Alec card. If you get this card, you may be asked to do an exercise, say a tongue twister, and other crazy things.

You can adjust this game to suit a variety of ages too. Each card has 2 separate questions, 1 is a little more challenging and worth 7 points, and the other is  easier and worth 3 points.

Play until you come to the end of your point goal or time limit.

On a side note, if you happen to own the original Wise Alec game, you'll find that you can also use the Nature Nuts cards to expand the game. Fun, fun, fun :)

Now for our thoughts on Nature Nuts...

LOVE IT! The girls were sad when we finally had to end the game. I really like the easy to follow instructions and the compact size of the game. You can take this one anywhere, and it's easy to store.
Nature Nuts is geared towards kids 8 and up, but I found it simple to tweak and make it playable for my almost 6 year old and 7 year old. And, actually they knew a lot of the 3 point questions anyway. We'll be playing this one a lot!
You might want to try it too :)

***Note*** I received a free copy of the game Wise Alec Nature Nuts in exchange for my honest review of it, with no additional compensation.

Nature Nuts
Ages: 8 and up
Price: $14.99
633-5960 No. 6 Road
Richmond, BC V6V 1Z1


  1. Love the princess crown in the pic. ;) My daughter wanted to keep playing as well. She loves her games. What can I say???