Griddly Games also has a Wise Alec board game, that Nature Nuts can be an expansion set to. We, however, are just viewing Nature Nuts as a travel game.
I want to first say I was impressed with the packaging of this game. That might sound a little lame, but if I am supposed to be able to travel with this game and four kids it needs be durable, which it most certainly is. It comes in a sturdy, narrow box that stays closed by a magnet, very smart idea I might add. There are no directions to lose because they are printed right on the inside of the box. There are 200 playing cards and a dice which stay nicely tucked away when not in use by a clear plastic cover. Now that I have all my Type A reader's attention : ) let's move on to the fun stuff!
Nature Nuts comes with 200 Cards:
- 50 Animals Trivia Cards
- 50 Plant Trivia Cards
- 50 Earth Trivia Cards
- 50 Wise Alec Cards
- Reptiles have these covering their skin. What are they? Answer: scales/scutes
- Some animals disguise themselves to look like more dangerous ones. What is this called? Answer: mimicry
The way that you play Nature Nuts starts off this like:
- Get a pen and paper to keep score.
- Then decide on a point goal to place towards depending on how long you would like to play.
- Roll the dice. Depending on what color you roll, this tells who will draw a card for you and what kind of card is going to be drawn. You will then be asked your trivia question.
- If you roll the color purple then you get to pick up a Wise Alec card, and look out if you do. Those Wise Alec cards can have you doing exercises, brainteasers or tongue twisters and winning or losing points in the process!
- Do your best bird call.
- Name 3 Mammals.
- Repeat this 5 Times - Six Sleek swans swan swiftly southwards.
- Do your best impression of a monkey.
- Do your best shadow hand animal complete with sound effects.
You can purchase you own Wise Alec: Nature Nuts Travel Game from Amazon for $14.99 plus shipping. You can also check Griddly Games' website for a local store near you.
If Nature is not your thing, but you like the sound of the game, have no fear! They have a Sport's Buff and a Civilize This! version available as well as the full Wise Alec Game.
Hope you all enjoy this game as much as we have!
We received Wise Alec: Nature Nuts free of charge for review purposes. We were not in any way compensated for this review and the opinions expressed here are my own.