Memory Palace Game
Based on an ancient Greek memory technique, this game teaches players how to visualize and organize information for better recall. Players create silly stories to help them remember in which room of the memory palace game board they place face-down animal tokens (e.g the smiling shark brushed his teeth in the bathroom). Everyone works as a team to go back through the board and use the memory palace technique to name each token before turning them over. If players forget about the memory monster tokens and reveal them by mistake, then the game starts over. 2-4 players, 15 minutes
CHOKING HAZARD (1). Not <3yrs.
Players explore their imaginations and test their memories while creating silly stories about 27 different animal tokens. Players share wacky stories as they place their tokens facedown in a room. Be careful, there are Memory Monsters lurking in the palace trying to confuse. Successfully remember where each animal is on the board without turning over a Memory Monster and everyone wins!
Our family has long enjoyed playing co-operative games from Family Pastimes. We play competitive ones, too, but enjoy fostering team spirit as we all work toward achieving a goal. If you haven't tried this alternative to playing together, here's an assortment of some of our favorites from this company.
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