Another day, another Santa’s little helpers and blog-match mission.
The guys at blog-match have matched us to the guys at imagination games, who sent us the game Ka’lide.
AIM OF THE GAME:
Score points by flicking, bumping and sliding your magnetic pucks onto you’re scoring side of the game mat!
WHAT YOU GET!
One large mat
Note: You will additionally require a pen and paper (not included) to record the scores.
SET UP AND ORDER OF PLAY:
Set up in a room that has lots of space being careful to remove any breakable items away from the playing area.
Establish who’s first by engaging in a “Flick Off”
Closet to 200 point circle wins the “flick off” and therefore goes first.
Each player sits at either end of the playing mat facing one another. Both ends of the mat are colour coded red or yellow. Each player has a total of six pucks each and take it in turns to carefully flick pucks across the mat aiming for the points circles (highest being 200)
If a player overshoots it becomes a dead puck and must be left where they have fallen to the end of the round.
A player can knock or magnetically push another puck into the scoring zone.
For these reasons scores should only be recorded at the end of each round.
Three rounds make up one game of Ka’lide.
Here comes a heart attack moment, Little man and his sister, my daughter Alice, actually played this game together. They just about managed it without actually killing one another.
**** We award 4 stars to the imagination game Ka’lide
Ka’lide is very entertaining and is worth adding to your Christmas list.
The game is good at helping aid the development of motor co-ordination as-well as fine motor skills, concentration and hand-eye co-ordination.
The children engaged in a little bickering, but hay what’s new?
As mentioned before Little man tends to be overly controlling a symptom of his Asperger’s syndrome. When his sister scored he found it quite hard to take, with the lack of control over the game and the fact his a sore losers did prove difficult some of the time (though I guess his sisters slight smirk doesn’t help either)!
Over all a fabulous game.
Give it a go and have some fun.
Note: If more than two players are desired this can be done via a knock out game or a team game, full instructions for this are given in the instruction booklet provided with your game.:
Imagination games: Ka’lide at Amazon
Age 8+ £19.99 RRP
- Geek Kids : Ka’lide Magnetic Action Game (thinkgeek.com)