Friday, October 12, 2012
My family received a complimentary game, Anti-Virus, to use and review for you. I was not paid for this review and am not obligated to provide a positive review.
Anti-Virus is a game of logic and thinking that practices the ability to problem solve and think ahead as players work to rid the game board of a virus game piece.
My kids really enjoy Rush Hour, and when I was offered the opportunity to review Anti-Virus, I chose it because it uses the same logic, planning, thinking skills.
The red two-circle piece is the virus and the object is to move that red piece out of the cell/game board.
It's harder than it looks.
Players are allowed to move pieces diagonally only - and I realized pretty quickly that playing this game with that rule will build visual processing skills as well. I have challenges visually seeing three or four moves ahead, and this game gives me practice at it.
I really don't like to compare a review item to another product - or even mention another product in a review - but the concept of Anti-Virus made me think so much of Rush Hour that I could not resist. If you have a Rush Hour fan at home, I suspect that fan will love Anti-Virus as well. I have to make myself sit down and play - this is a kind of logic and thinking that I definitely need more practice with, it does not come easily for me, and it feels difficult, which means I need it.
I do like to have some challenging games for rainy days or for days when someone has a cold and needs something without a lot of reading to do. This definitely gives us a thinking workout without the reading! I'm glad to have Anti-Virus in my educational game arsenal at home.
Posted by Penny at 1:56 PM