This Sunday 7th October 2018 marks one of the most important days in our lives, for National Grandparents Day. We are celebrating this day with a selection of John Adams’ heritage games such as Rummikub, Triominos and Othello. These classic games are what our parents had played with us when we were younger.
Did you know that Rummikub was invented by Ephraim Hertzano, a Romanian-born Jew, who immigrated to Israel in the 1940s? This game has survived the ages and it is still very challenging and fun to play!
We recently reviewed the travel set which comes with 106 tiles, 4 rack holders and instructions. It is aimed at ages seven & above and for two to four players. It requires minimal assembly. We all find this game very challenging and great to play! Even though the tiles are small, they are quite easy to handle especially with the grooves on the numbers.
Triominos is yet another family classic that was invented in the 1960s and is loved by millions of people. The game is made up of triangular tiles with three numbers – one on each side of the triangle. This strategy game is unique because the tiles only occur once in the game so it must be used wisely to gain an extra score by making unique shapes.
Another great classic that I always played with my dad and sister is Othello. Before the computer was affordable to buy, we were playing Othello during the weekends. It is how families used to spend time together by playing games. All these games are available to buy now from good toy retailers and online.
Here are some of the travel games from Amazon:
- Rummikub Travel
- Othello Travel
- Triominos Travel
Although we are living too far away from our mums, we will be here with our children to remind them of their grandparents and hopefully, we will be back to visit them soon.
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