**Edit: click through this link to get $10 off your purchase of Stella Nova through the end of the year!**
My kids are finally getting old enough where we can play board games other than Chutes 'n Ladders and Candyland. We are embarking on some fun, new territory in game land.
I know that a lot of people have the tradition of getting a new family game for Christmas each year, and I have happened upon a really great one, for several reasons. Stella Nova means New Star, and it's a strategic game of wise men traveling to bring baby Jesus their gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. There are two categories of questions: Bible questions, specifically the story of Christ's birth (which are the easier of the two, and which include a bible reference if needed) and the second category being History & Geography, which will test even the most knowledgeable, but fun to be able to learn new facts.You obtain provisions along the way to help you in your travels, navigating robbers, sandstorms, and fog. Then you gather the three gifts before making your final destination to Bethlehem. One of my favorite things about Stella Nova is the absolute solid construction. The board and game pieces are not flimsy, withstanding even the little hands of Drummer, and the box is sturdy enough to last many many Christmases to come.
The kids have begged to play every day since we got it. I would suggest kids 10+ are able to play unassisted, and we paired the younger kids with the older kids to help roll dice and answer questions. The only things I would suggest is reading through all the directions before you attempt to play with the kids. I thought we could just learn as we went along, but finally had the kids take a break while I read through the whole instruction sheet so we could play correctly. We also had many jokes about the city Kush. ;)
Stella Nova will definitely be a game we look forward to pulling out each Christmas as a new tradition to be reminded of all that transpired around the birth of Christ. Meanwhile, someone ought to get going on all the pajama sewing that needs to be done before Christmas Eve... ;)
Katy thank you so much for telling me about this game. Its perfect for my husband and I hope eventually my kids. I read about it last night and immediately contacted the company to order one....I live in Canada and didn't think there was any way I'd be able to get one in time for Christmas. They were SO sweet about helping me - researched some options and found a way to get me one for Tuesday next week. They were wonderful and I am so happy to know about this. Now if only I'd caught the edit and ordered through the link to save $10! Oh well....it will be worth it no matter what. Thank you so much!!ReplyDelete
You will love it! And let me look into the $10 refund for you! :)Delete
Oh please don't worry - they were SO lovely to me. Do you know they even shipped the game before they even sent the shipping invoice?? They wanted to be sure it would get here on time. I've been so blessed by them today....seriously I am happy to pay them. And I am so very excited to give it to my husband.Delete
You are a total sweetheart for offering though. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas!Delete
Hi... I tried the link and Paypal said: "You have requested an outdated version of PayPal. This error often results from the use of bookmarks." I would love to buy this and if you have another way to send the info about the $10 off, I would so appreciate it. I will be buying it for my sister's family! :) Elizabeth (ebgracie77-at-gmail.com)ReplyDelete
Elizabeth, the link has been fixed and should take you straight to your paypal account with the game already discounted. Sorry for the confusion!Delete