A Pancake Queen, A Cookie King, jesters, dragons, potions…and math? The Sleeping Queens game sounded like something we could all get into.
Sleeping Queens Overview
I had heard a lot lately about a game called Sleeping Queens. So, when I was browsing in Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago I picked it up. My first impression was that it was a cute little card game that may be a little young, but we would try it out.
This week I pulled out Sleeping Queens and it took off like wildfire. Since we started on Tuesday, the girls haven’t gone a day without playing this week. I think it might be because it’s a fairly straightforward game that most can play.
The recommended age is 8 and up, but anyone who can do simple addition can easily play.
Sleeping Queens Game Rules and Strategies
The object of the game is to collect 5 queens or 50 points worth of queens by waking the queens from their slumber. Your knight can steal someone else’s queen or you can put their queen back to sleep with a sleeping potion (back into play for all players). There are dragons that can stop knights from stealing your queen and a magic wand that can break the magic potion spell. And then there’s always the Jester to mix things up.
The hidden educational part of the game is that you can discard cards that create an addition equation. So, while my kids were having fun playing a game, I was mentally noting all the math being calculated without whining and complaining.
Our Opinion of Sleeping Queens
This is such a cute whimsical game. My kids loved the funny queen names and the crazy way the game was designed. Which makes sense because this game was created by a 6-year-old little girl! I have to say it is definitely 7 and 10-year-old little girl approved!
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