Gigamic has an amazing selection of board games for the entire family to enjoy. As a parent it can be pretty difficult to find creative ways to help my kids beat the boredom horse, without giving them an electronic device. Between the holiday break, the unexpected snow days (meaning more time out of school) and now sick days due to the flu that is going around, my kids have spent a lot of time in the house; so it’s safe to say I know and understand 100% that they are bored out of their minds.
One thing that my family absolutely loves to do, is play board games or different types of games for our weekly family night gatherings.
We took this rainy Saturday afternoon and cracked open a new game from Gigamic called POW! and the game instantly reminded me of games that I used to play when I was younger.
With my son being autistic it can be hard sometimes finding games that aren’t overwhelming for him. While he is considered high functioning, games that are too involved still seem to cause him a problem.
About the game
POW! Is a push-your-luck game in which players are creators of comics seeking to optimize their hero and villain casting in order to create a hit comic!
Players have 3 throws to take a positive Super Hero or a Super-Villain negative tile. To win you require a good balance between heroes and villains. Beware: your competitors can also steal your best characters !!! Who will emerge victorious from this creative battle.
My son loves to get creative. POW! lets you create your own story by collecting a variety of superheroes and villains.
As you roll the dice you collect a hero or villain card depending on if you roll a blue shield(hero) or orange skull(villain). Like any great hero movie/comic book, you always need to have more heroes than villains. Villains give you negative points, while heroes positive. At the end of the game you add up the score, and whomever has the most wins.
The concept of this game is by far one of my favorite, but that’s because we are huge superhero/villain fans! Plus I love how easy this game is to play.
What are some of your favorite board games to play as a family? Follow me on social and @NatashaVBrown and let me know! I would love to see what games your family enjoys playing!
This post is sponsored, however, all opinions are my own.
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.