In our family, there are children ranging from age 1 to 10 years of age. That can make playing a board game a tad challenging. Currently, when we do play board games we have a 3, 6 and 10-year-old playing. Trying to find a game that they all find fun and challenging can be difficult. But Q bitz Jr is one of those games that all of them can play at the same time!
So there are 2 ways to play Q bitz Jr. But, before we get to how to play let me tell you what all is in the box. Q bitz Jr. comes with 4 set of cubes in 4 different colors (each set is one color), 4 wooden trays and 60 cards. The object of the game is to arrange your cubes to match the pattern on the card. Sounds pretty simple, right? It is and it is not, at the same time.
For the 3-year-old, we let him take his blocks and just try to match the card. But for the older two, I make them roll the blocks and they have to use them the way the blocks land. Or they can re-roll. So they will use what blocks they can and then pick up the remaining blocks and roll them. They’ll repeat this until they get their blocks to match what the card shows. This is my modified way to play the game so little ones can play with the big kids.
Now, if you are playing it by the rules, there would be 3-4 rounds. The first round, someone would pull the card and everyone would try and get their blocks to match it. The first one to match would win the card. Then on round two, you would roll your blocks, flip the card and use your blocks the way they fell. Once you’ve used all the blocks you can, re-roll. First one to match the card wins the card. The winner is the one with the most cards at the end of a certain amount of rounds.
Q bitz Jr. focuses on pattern matching, spatial reasoning, problem-solving, visualization and more. All these are components of STEM. But your child will be having so much fun they won’t even realize they are learning new skills!
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