It is hard to find games that address working memory, sequencing, directionality, and expressive language skills all in one, but A Fist Full of Coins does it all!
What's Included: Compact and complete with:
a game board
15 instruction game cards with 4 levels of difficulty
50 yellow plastic coins
4 boxes: green oval, blue circle, red heart, and yellow square
12 small wooden pieces: orange button and diamond, purple car and flower, white snowman and star, green clover and tree, blue butterfly and bird, yellow moon and triangle.
How to Play: Player picks a card, reads instructions out loud, puts the card face down. The appropriate pieces are assembled on the game board according to the directions and the player must describe what he/she did. Coin(s) are awarded even if unsuccessful.
Sample Instructions on Cards:
Level 1: Put the blue bird in front of the red heart box.
Level 2: Put the yellow square box behind the green oval box and a blue butterfly in front of the oval box.
Level 3: Put the orange diamond between the circle box and the heart box. Then put a green clover under the circle box and turn the heart box over and put the white star on top of it.
Level 4: Turn the oval box over and put it on top of the button and the flower. Then put the car on top of the oval box and a butterfly behind the oval box and the triangle in front of the oval box.
Therapists love this "Therapy in the Box" as it require listening, creating an image in the mind, following directions and creating sentences. They report adapting this game in many other ways to make learning fun! For 1 to 4 players.