Q's Race to the Top Board Game Review

Q's Race to the Top Board Game +
Q's Race to the Top On-The-Go Pack

*These products were provided to me for free in sponsorship with EQtainment for testing and evaluating purposes. All Opinions are my own

This amazing board game offers focus around a child's social skills, manners, creative thinking, speech, balance, and coordination. Placed together with a simplistic style for a game for kids ages 3 and up. The game is driven by three sets of cards labeled "You", "Q", and "Do", to teach children different skills and push them into a self realization. 

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The board game comes with one large dice, 4 Q Wunder game pieces (colors: Blue, Red, Green, and Purple), and 150 Question and Answer Cards. (The board game also comes with the Read Along story book, "Q's Wild Ride", but the book is also available for separate purchase)

The game is quite simple, they are racing Q to the top of the tree house by engaging in the "You", "Q", and "Do" cards. A simple roll of the dice, you move your game piece that many places (which I also have incorporated number recognition and counting with this in my child and its wonderful!). Dependent on the color that the piece lands on provides which card the child will have to experience. Red spaces are "Do", Blue spaces are "You", and Green spaces are "Q". Each card has specific points that enhance a child's skills. The best part is there are no wrong answers!

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- "Do" cards are centered more around physical coordination, balance, and direction following. These cards provide some sort of action for your child to do such as run in place, do 5 jumping jacks, touch your toes 5 times, etc. I love that the game did incorporate physical actions as this also seems to appeal to children who need to have a re-directive attention. The kids in the group seemed to have a blast with the "Do" cards and would often make their own little competitions out of each action.

- "You" cards are focused on the child's thoughts and feelings. These interactions really put your child in the spotlight with questions like "What are some good ways to calm down when you're mad or feeling frustrated?", "What makes your family special? Is there anything about your family that is different from other families you know?", and "If you didn't have to go to sleep, what would you do all night?" The group and I found these question cards had to be our favorite out of the three as we could really watch our children think deeply about their responses. We found a lot of the questions offered problem solving and critical thinking to solve common issues they face in day to day life.

- "Q" cards are the most unique out of the three as they offer situational questions that involve Q the monkey. Our kids enjoyed collaborating with one another to come up with solutions to the messes that Q would get himself into. The Q situational cards were great to experience with the read-along book too! "Q" cards ask things like: "Q was frustrated that he couldn't ride a bike on the first try. What does Q need to do to get better at bike riding? What can you tell Q about practice?", "Q's sister Mila was sad because she had lost her book. Q laughed at her, thinking that laughter might cheer her up. Talk about when laughter is helpful and when it is hurtful", and "Q was building a new swing for his tree house but he didn't let his brothers and sisters help. Why is it more fun when you work together?"

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EQtainment also offers this game as an "On-The-Go Pack" which is just the three stacks of cards. The tin is included and is very nice quality as well. The On-The-Go Pack has proven useful in car rides, sleepovers, and sometimes even in doctor's offices. We found it was an excellent way to keep children pre-occupied while honing in on those important skills. The kids had the time of their lives with this game and it was heart warming to see little ones between the ages of 3-10 actually working together.