Today, I’d like to tell you about one of those games. It is called BackSpin and it can fit in your purse. My kids delighted in this game last summer and we’ve recently rediscovered it. It’s one of those games that becomes addicting rather quickly!
BackSpin: Delight Kids with Double-Sided Fun
*Disclosure: I received BackSpin at no cost in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review and, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only share resources that I would use with my own family and those that I believe other families will enjoy.
Back Spin: An Award-Winning Game of Double-Sided Fun
Back Spin is a double-sided interactive puzzle for ages 8 and up that will keep kids engaged for long periods of time. Winner of the Oppenheim Award, Back Spin is a double-sided disc filled with multi-colored balls. The goal is to get the balls to their appropriate color-coded slots. In order to do so, players must pay attention to what is happening on both sides of the disc. To illustrate, here is a video of my 9-year-old playing the game:
My three kiddos (ages 9, 7, and 5) love this game! The concept is similar to the Rubik’s Cube, but my children stick with this game longer. They love how interactive it is and the double-sided challenge is reminiscent of Perplexus spheres, another family favorite.
For a fun challenge, time your game. My children are recently obsessed with this stopwatch and they love to time each other to see who can complete Back Spin in the shortest amount of time.
What this mom loves about Back Spin
- This game requires no explanation. You can play right out of the box and yet it is challenging for children and adults.
- The game is recommended for ages 8 and up, but my 4- and 6-year-olds love to play too.
- Back Spin works on those logic and reasoning skills!
- This game is small and portable. You can pop it in your purse for those moments you find yourself unexpectedly waiting. You can take it on vacation and even play it on the road.
Do you love games and gameschooling?
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Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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