Thursday, August 7, 2014

Challenging Fun with Korner'd from Endless Games {A Back to School Review}

Endless Games has become one of my favorite companies for games. They have a wide variety of games for all ages, ranging from 3 to 103. Here is a list of the kinds of games they offer:

  • Card Games
  • Dice Games
  • Party Games
  • Word Games
  • Strategy Games
  • Trivia Games
  • Survey Games
  • and Pop Culture Games

Just last week I shared my review of Crazy Legs, another Back to School Review. This week, I would love to share about the puzzle-type board game, Korner'd.

Korner'd is "A Challenging Game of Pattern, Perception, and Discovery." It is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks and has been able play rated as a product suitable for children with special needs, along with being a Gold Winner in the National Parenting Publications Awards.  It is meant for children aged 8 and up, though Tabitha has enjoyed playing with me and she is only 7. 

The game comes with the game board, 36 color tiles and the instructions.

The color tiles are easy to remove from the cardboard frame. Each tile has 4 colors in a 2x2 grid. These are to be matched correctly to the intersections on the game board. There is only one intersection that each tile will match with. 

You can vary the difficulty of game play by adding more tiles to each round of play. For the easiest level of playing, only 3 tiles per person are used. However, you could use, 4, 5, or 6 tiles per player as well. Of course, you could also divide all the tiles evenly among the players. The winner is the one who correctly places all of his or her cards first.

Here is how we played:

We put the tiles face down in the box and passed the box around, taking one tile at a time  until we each had 3.

On the count of three we flipped over our cards and started searching for the correct placement.

Here you can see how the tiles set on the board.

With three tiles the game definitely goes quickly, so in subsequent rounds we used more tiles.

While we did play the game with Amelia, who is 6, she has not wanted to play since that first day. I admit, it is a bit tricky for younger children. Yes, she can play it, but she was upset that she wasn't able to win.

When Tabitha and I play together, we use 10 tiles each. We also enjoy playing alone, using all the tiles. This is a great way to challenge oneself. We time how long it takes and then try to beat our times.
I have been able to complete the board in 19 minutes, 18 seconds.

Tabitha has completed the board in 34 minutes, 46 seconds.

We do not compare our scores to each other, just to ourselves.

Korner'd is a fun game for 1-6 players that helps develop concentration and perception.  You really have to pay attention to the color combinations. We have been known to think we had a tile placed correctly, only to find out that two of the colors were switched. While this game has a simple concept, it is a challenge to play. Definitely a fun game I can recommend gathering the family together to play.

Tabitha's thoughts:

"I like that it's a fun matching game with corners and colors. My favorite way to play it is playing together with 10 tiles."

There is one thing that confused me. I don't quite understand why there aren't enough tiles to completely fill the board. I am not officially OCD, but I do have those OCD moments (I'm sure this is common) and it just seems weird to not be able to fill the entire board with tiles. It feels like it is incomplete. That is just me though. It did not change the fact that this is a fun game to play.

Once again Endless Games has produced a winner! You can check out all the products they offer at their website
Korner'd sells for $15.99.

 This challenging game can be yours!
Endless Games has generously offered to include Korner'd in my Back to School/5 Year Blogiversary Celebration.

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  1. I never heard of this company before. I bet my 6 y/o niece has though. These games look like loads of fun. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks like such a fun game. We are slowly getting into board type games here and I know the girls would love something like this.I like that it can be played with so many different amounts of people.

  3. This sounds like a fun game that I would enjoy playing with my kids. I like that it makes you think about colours and patterns. Thanks for sharing.

  4. That looks like a great game and fun for learning! I would of loved to have that in my classroom when I was teaching!

  5. Wow this looks like so much fun! I need to get one for my family!

  6. This game is so cute! I love this idea for learning colors, sounds like a fun and entertaining way for kids to learn! I know that both of my kids would have so much fun playing this!

  7. They have so many unique games. I also like the game Oddly Obvious.

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  8. THis looks like a fun game. It's great for matching patterns.

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  9. I am certainly impressed with this game! My youngest at age 6 would love it! I think I like it best because it would be difficult to cheat!

  10. It would bother me that you can't fill the board, but I think my older learners would like this.


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