Simply Fun Kilter
(Simply Fun $36)
A fun way to learn about levers and predicting outcomes. Players take turns getting rid of their blocks on the four-way see-saw. The object is to put as many of your blocks out on each turn without tipping the see-saw. If you make blocks fall you have to take those. The first player to get rid of all her blocks is the winner. There was a lot of giggling and silliness as this was played by a multigenerational group and enjoyed by all. 8 & up.
SNAP: Simply Fun has fine suggestions for how to modify this game."For children with cognitive delays, use one color at a time, starting with red. When this color is depleted, move to blue, etc. This reduces the choices players need to make. Children with cognitive delays can practice building structures with the various sized blocks on a solid surface such as a table. The seesaw can be incorporated into the structures, if desired. This adds an element of challenge, as children need to make decisions about size and placement. Action figures can be added to make dramatic play scenarios." Check the Simply Fun website for excellent ways to modify their other games.
Ages: Early School, Tweens
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2013