This past weekend, Jacob and I took advantage of a lazy Sunday by playing a few games together. It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to just sit around the house hanging out and playing. One of the games we played was Morphology Jr from Morphology Games. It’s a unique combination of a board game and charades, but with a major twist! Rather than acting out scenes, you use the different pieces that come with the game to create clues that allow your team to guess your secret word.
What’s in the Box?
Morphology Jr. comes with:
- Game board
- 4 Frogs that represent the different teams
- A timer
- Supplies to create clues: wooden people, wooden blocks, glass beads, string, cubes, circles, and a piece of green felt.
- 1 Die
- Word Cards
Playing Morphology Jr.
Although the game is meant to be played with teams of two or more, Jacob and I were solo that day so we made some adjustments. We each took turns choosing a word from the pile and creating clues. If the other person was able to guess the word, they moved forward a space. Each card has either a hard or easy word on it to recreate. We typically went with the easy words, since it was our first time playing.
Once you choose a word, it’s time to use the pieces to create a scene that will give your teammates clues as to what it is. We built right on the game board because it was just the two of us. I recommend using either a table or some other type of flat surface when you’re playing on teams.
Jacob really thought out how he was going to create his clue for me. I was pretty impressed with his ingenuity.
I had no idea what it was while he was building it. I kept shouting out “Mountain! River! House! Door!”
I have to admit, I was totally stumped and ended up giving up guessing. If you figured out that it’s a flower, you’re smarter than me! Looking at it again, I saw exactly what he was trying to accomplish and thought it was actually a pretty good rendition of a flower. Then again, I’m, his mom, I think everything he does is brilliant.
We were having so much fun playing that we kept forgetting to move our frogs around the board. We must have spent a good 45 minutes going back and forth with the cards and clues. Of course, if you prefer a more organized game night, the game is great for playing with teams and does actually have very well-designed rules. Honestly, though, Jake and I always have more fun making up our own rules, and it helps us use games in a variety of ways, making it easier to maintain our interest in them.
Morphology Jr. would make a great gift for kids this holiday season! It’s available at most Barnes and Nobles and Books-A-Million stores, or online. Connect with Morphology Games on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all their latest news!