disclosure: we were sent the items mentioned for the purpose of review and giveaway
When you have a child who is a really reluctant reader you have to look at inventive ways to get them reading. As you all know, I also love games that are also educational and we discovered something over the summer holidays that ticks all the boxes here. We’ve been having fun whilst learning with History Heroes and their range of educational card games. The range is aimed at players aged 8 years and over and we’ve both learned things whilst playing together. The games can be played with 2-10 players.
The range of award-winning card games from History Heroes come in twelve different categories and my eleven-year-old son picked four different games to play – Kings & Queens, World War II, Inventors and Artists. We both figured that these categories would also work well with his studies in Key Stage Three at Secondary School.
I’m also a big fan of travel games that can fit in a bag easily, and we spent time having fun whilst learning with History Heroes on our recent trip to London. In fact, looking back on things we probably should have taken the History Heroes London card game with us that day! But we opted for a game of Kings & Queens on our train journey.
Each card game comes with 40 different playing cards and the aim of the game is to have either won all of the cards or have more cards than your opponents after an agreed time period. But really having fun whilst learning with History Heroes allows you to make your own rules which always goes down well here.
Shuffle the cards and deal them out to each player. On our train journey we played with a few cards at a time as we didn’t have a table to make use of, but at home, we’ve dealt out the whole pack. The youngest player (player one) starts first and asks the player to their left (player two) to read out a clue about one of the cards held in their hand. Each card features 6 different facts relating to the character shown on the card and player one needs to try to guess who the character is. If player one guesses correctly from the clues provided, they win the card and continue playing, this time asking player three to provide clues to the identity of the characters on their cards. At the point, that player doesn’t guess correctly play moves to player two to guess.
The 6 facts on each card range in difficulty from green being the easiest, to red being the hardest. Each card also has a Joker Fact for added fun. You can really tailor the game to the age of the players and actually, we’ve often played these History Heroes card games more as a ‘did you know?’ type activity, randomly picking a card and reading together.
We’ve both learned a lot from playing these games and we’ve concentrated more on the learning aspect of the card games at the moment. And reading! Getting my son reading without really thinking about it. I’ll take reading anyway I can and he’s been enjoying himself at the same time. Especially when he catches me out with someone I’ve not heard of or facts that I don’t know.
You’re never too old to learn something new and I will definitely take these games in our luggage when we do finally get to visit my parents in Spain, whenever that might be, as I know that my son would love challenging his Gramps to a game or two.
I’m also intending to pick different cards out from each game to tie in with my son’s Secondary School work as I think they will fit in really well with his lessons in the years ahead. They can be a fun revision aid as well as offering some light relief.
We’re back down in London next month, and I’m going to take our History Heroes Artist card game with us so we can match the different artist cards to their paintings and add another element to our learning.
We will continue having fun whilst learning with History Heroes and their range of card games and I’m really pleased we’ve had the opportunity to try these games out. I can definitely recommend them, and as the dreaded C word starts to get mentioned, these would make great stocking fillers.
You can see the entire range of games available on the History Heroes website, they’ve also recently released a 500 piece jigsaw featuring Medicine Makers which looks like great fun too.
I’ve teamed up with History Heroes to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to win two History Heroes card games of their choice worth £19.98. For your chance to win, complete the Gleam form below. Good luck!
Terms and conditions:
(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).
Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.
This giveaway is for UK residents only.
Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person. The winner’s details will be sent to History Heroes, in order that they can arrange delivery. Please allow 28 days for delivery.
The giveaway will close on 10th October 2021 at midnight.