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Game Review: eeBoo Matching Card Game – Great for Practicing Simple Addition

Game Review: eeBoo Matching Card Game – Great for Practicing Simple Addition

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I’ve just discovered a simple + fun matching card game for children. And the best part (besides the fact that it reinforces basic addition skills in a fun way)? It has the most beautiful illustrations! To read our full review and see a few sneak peek photos of the game, please continue reading below.

Simple and fun matching card game for chidren review. Match pairs and practice simple addition and skip counting by 2's and 5's with eeboo's gorgeous fairy queen game.

Game Review: eeBoo Matching Card Game – Great for Practicing Simple Addition

If you read our HABA pegging game review, you know what we look for when it comes to games and toys for children.

eeBoo’s matching card game will bring a smile to your face every time you play.

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The object of eeBoo’s matching game is to earn the most points by collecting matching pairs of cards and/or the high-point Fairy Queen card.

Simple and fun matching card game for children review. Match pairs and practice simple addition and skip counting by 2's and 5's with eeboo's gorgeous fairy queen game.

The rules of the game are simple. Shuffle the deck and deal them all.

After all the players have checked their hands for matching pairs and placed them in front of them, the youngest player starts play by drawing a card from the hand of the player to their left.

If the card matches any in their hand, they put the new pair in front of them and play continues to the next player.

Once all cards have been paired, the player with the Fairy Queen receives a 10-point bonus. All players will then add up the points from the cards in front of them and the player with the most points wins the game.

Simple and fun matching card game for children review. Match pairs and practice simple addition and skip counting by 2's and 5's with eeboo's gorgeous fairy queen game.
Simple and fun matching card game for children review. Match pairs and practice simple addition and skip counting by 2's and 5's with eeboo's gorgeous fairy queen game.

Most cards are valued at 2 points, with the exception of the 10 point Fairy Queen card and the 5 point fairy season cards. This makes for a great excuse to practice skip counting by 2’s and 5’s at the end of the game.

Simple and fun matching card game for children review. Match pairs and practice simple addition and skip counting by 2's and 5's with eeboo's gorgeous fairy queen game.

If we didn’t play this game as much as we do, I would be tempted to string these adorable cards up on twine and display them. They’d even make adorable little bookmarks! Hmm, maybe I should invest in a second deck of cards …

Even with all the play these cards have seen, they still look brand new. They are durable, well-made cards and I must say, those rounded corners are a big plus too (if you’ve ever been poked in the hand by sharp corners, you know what I mean!).

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Simple and fun matching card game for children review. Match pairs and practice simple addition and skip counting by 2's and 5's with eeboo's gorgeous fairy queen game.

Even the box is extra durable and easy to open and close. It’s the little things, you know?

Simple and fun matching card game for children review. Match pairs and practice simple addition and skip counting by 2's and 5's with eeboo's gorgeous fairy queen game.

Also, I must point out that the folks at eeBoo are geniuses because they match the back of their cards and games to their box. See that beautiful blue pattern on the back of each card? You’ll find that same pattern on the box. Genius, right? This especially comes in handy when the two-year-old decides to dump all the puzzles out together and you’re left trying to pick up all the pieces. 🙂

Simple and fun matching card game for children review. Match pairs and practice simple addition and skip counting by 2's and 5's with eeboo's gorgeous fairy queen game.

This sweet game is even the perfect size to tuck into your purse or diaper bag for a quick game on the go.

To purchase this game, you can do so by clicking here.

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Simple and fun matching card game for children review. Match pairs and practice simple addition and skip counting by 2's and 5's with eeboo's gorgeous fairy queen game.

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