Gamewright’s new games are great for language learning. If you have or are working with kids 10 and older, grab this little deck of cards crammed with fun as you learn the world of Gubs. Lots of learning takes place before the game even begins as you learn the specialty cards and how they can work for you to protect your Gubs. A great game for older kids, and the price is right at $11.99.

Here is my review:

Step up to the next level of game playing as you enter the world of Gubs, paying careful attention to the characters, tools, hazards, traps, events and protection needed to build your colony of these treasured creatures. Don’t think you can start playing this game without studying the directions–take time to enjoy getting to know the Gub world, learning the cards’ uses and what negates their powers. Players need to study the intricacies of play–like reading a fairy tale–learning how to maneuver through the Gub world. Mushrooms, Toad Riders and Velvet Moths protect Gubs as a Barricade while Rings and Sud Spouts trap the Gubs until they are destroyed. Language skills are tapped as players discuss the background of each card, think critically as to plan strategy, call out moves and remember the specific uses of each card to play at the most opportune time. Be the  player with the most Free or Protected Gubs in play at the end of the game and you are the winner!

The above opinions are solely those of the author. Gubs was provided for review by Gamewright.