By Blue Orange Games

Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2009

Chickyboom

This folksy farmyard balancing act is the perfect antidote to complicated games that don't stand the test of time. Simple, fun, and with loads of replay potential, it's easy enough for young children to learn in moments. Just stack the cute wooden hens, wagon wheels, and hay bales on the wobbly perch, and take turns removing piece by piece while still keeping the roost in balance. Young kids will love the suspense, and parents will love that they're practicing important fine motor and balancing skills while they play! (Blue Orange Games, $20.74)