By Peaceable Kingdom

Reviewed for Third Grade, 2012

Slammin

This action-packed card game is a frantic frenzy kids can't resist! The game play is a wild mash-up of childhood favorites like War, Speed and Slap Jack, all of which encourage kids to think on their feet (or in this case, their fingertips). To win, throw down your bananas in sequential order as fast as you can. The emphasis on speed and accuracy is a thrill for the seven-plus crowd, and the added challenge of ordering lets counting practice creep into playtime. (Peaceable Kingdom, $6.99)