Morphology game – A Timberdoodle Review by Our Busy Homeschool

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Genre(s): Game
Publisher(s): Morphology
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Morphology game – A Timberdoodle Review by Our Busy Homeschool

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Review by Our Busy Homeschool

Morphology game – A Timberdoodle Review


My family loves playing games, and some of our favorite games are those that require creativity to play.  When Timberdoodle asked if we wanted to review something from their 2011 Gift Collection we were happy receive Morphology to play.  Now, I’ll be honest, according to the box Morphology is for ages 13 and up.  None of my 6 children have reached that age but I still thought we could make it work – and I was right!
Morphology’s box is filled with a variety of materials, more than 60 pieces in all:

  • Glass beads
  • Mini popsicle sticks
  • Small colorful wooden blocks
  • A thick string
  • Wooden pawns
  • and more!

Players divide into teams and choose a colored frog to place on the game board.  On your team’s turn the Morphologist of the round draws a card from the 600 possibilities.  This card tells them what image they need to create using the materials in the box like a puppeteer would, trying to get your team to guess the word before the timer runs out. 

Words range from easy to hard, and here are some examples we created:
spider


street light


windmill

The game has a few twists.  You see, when a team answers correctly they move their frog to the next lily pad on the board.  Some of these lily pads have the word “Roll”.  When you are on those you must roll a die and use the chart on the board to determine changes.  Possible consequences include:

  • Building the word with your eyes closed.
  • Building only with your non-dominant hand.
  • Building with limited materials, such as only 5 pieces or even only the string.

Remember that I said the game is meant for ages 13 and up?   The only real challenges we found when playing with younger children are the short time given for each turn (easy to fix, use the timer twice in a row if needed) and having non-readers (we sent them out of the room with a reading helper to read them the word from their card).  We divided into two teams and split the ages evenly with one adult and a mix of younger and older children on each team.  Everyone had fun even when there were lots of laughs at our attempts to communicate through building. 

The only other thing I noticed that many of the building materials are very small, a choking hazard, so we made sure to watch closely that no materials found their way into little mouths.

All in all, Morphology was a hit at our house!

{Disclaimer: We received this game free to review from Timberdoodle.  All opinions presented herein are my own.}


Posted by Timberdoodle | 22 Nov 2011 | 5 star, All Reviews

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