Forbidden Island

 

So you need to buy the board game Forbidden Island. If you’re into that sort of thing.

We’ve flirted with being board gamers over the years but it comes and goes depending on the company we keep. Recently when we were in North Carolina for training we played this game with some new friends and decided that it was worth investing in.

Here’s why I think this game is brilliant, especially for our three little boys – there’s no competition. You’re on a sinking island and all the players have to work together to find all of the treasure and flee the island.

Forbidden Island Board Game

Your turn isn’t about you. Your turn is how you can help the team and help the mission. And you don’t make your decisions alone, the other players help you best decide how to execute your turn. It’s extremely collaborate and involves a lot of strategy and critical thinking.

 

Forbidden Island Board Game

 

It’s SUCH a nice break from the competitive games that most of us are used to. I highly recommend it.

 

It takes 2 to 4 players and the box says 10 years old and up but I disagree. The family that introduced it to us had a five year old that could play it in his sleep. And after playing it once with our three boys (ages 10, 8, and 6) they were able to play on their own. It’s really easy to pick up and, again, SUCH a nice exercise in cooperation.

 

Oh, and no one paid me to say any of this – it’s not a professional review. I just really wanted y’all to know about it. I did use affiliate links though. Because that’s just good sense. :)

 

Forbidden Island. Check it.

 

Jessica

 

Bounce House Rap

 

You guys, I cannot explain to you how much this has been my summer jam. White boys rapping about a Bounce Houses? Yes please. Every single time me and my best friend are in the car it’s a must play. My children request it and sing along. It’s a magical thing, I tell you.

 

 

And here’s the proof you’ve all been waiting for, captured by my thirteen year old.

 

 

You. Are. Welcome.

 

Jessica

 

 

Cape San Blas

Cape San Blas

  Cape San Blas, you guys.   Earlier in the year I decided that I WOULD visit The Gulf Of Mexico before we jetted off into the South Asian sunset. Despite being born and raised mere hours from the gulf, I had never been.   So back in August when I was trying to process […]

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My Six Year Old is Slightly Afraid of The Plague

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  So the Six-Year-Old is slightly concerned about the plague. You know, The Black Death? Thanks, Wikipedia. He read the whole article a few months ago. Ever since then, we get to have conversations like this: Husband: We need to go inside, the mosquitoes are coming out. Six-Year-Old: Wait–they suck blood right? Can’t that spread […]

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The Okefenokee Swamp Park

The Okefenokee Swamp Park

  Yesterday we decided to take a spontaneous picnic to the Okefenokee Swamp Park entrance. The Park itself is pretty darn neat, but it costs roughly an arm and a leg to get in, especially if you want to do the good stuff (read: boat tour). But there are a couple of gardens and outer […]

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I Sorta Vlogged

  The MOB Society (Mother Of Boys) are doing fun “Meet the team” videos this month and I FINALLY got off my internet tushie and submitted one. The video quality isn’t great (you’re welcome) but if you want to catch a hint of my accent and also a bit of legos-on-the-floor-keeping-it-real then click the link […]

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Mountains and Valleys

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We’ve just spent four weeks attending a training program related to our future in South Asia. I’ve been wanting to write about it but have found myself out of words, unsure where to start. It’s all emotionally stretching stuff, intended to help prepare us for the struggles that will present themselves overseas. Counting the cost, […]

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Grieving Goodbyes

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  I’m over at A Deeper Story today talking about an emotional breakdown I had last month. Sort of. :) If you’d like to read it click on the link below.   Grieving Goodbyes   Jessica

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His Hands Find Me

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I’m over at A Deeper Story today spinning a tale of beauty laced with trauma. Click on the link below to check it out. His Hands Find Me Jessica

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The Weight of Lies

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  Long passed is the power and presence of a child-like faith.   Bad answers to big questions left me choking on the meat, immune to the mystery.   I have feared and fled a fickle faith.   Doggy paddled – unwilling to dive, avoiding the deep.   My prayers and petitions peter out, disassociate […]

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