Triplica is a great card game that is fun for all ages--young
children all the way to adults. The box contains 60 Play cards,
36 Goal cards, and instructions. You can play this with a group
or as a "solitaire" version. Our family enjoys playing it together.
The company recommends the game for age 7 and up, but our 5-year-old
caught on very quickly. The cards have various colored shapes on
them. There are three on each play card. Everyone is dealt a Goal
card and four Play cards. Four play cards are then put out on the
table face up. Each player, when it is his turn, plays a card on
top of one of those four cards, attempting to make three in a row
across or diagonally of the shape on their Goal card. When a player
accomplishes what is on his Goal card, he says "Triplica," lays
that goal card face up, and draws a new one. Each person keeps
four Play cards in his hand at all times by drawing to replace
what is laid down. The first player to complete five Goal cards
is the winner.
What a great game for travel! It can be played in restaurants
while waiting to be served or in the motel room at night just for
fun. It is a wonderful way to introduce little ones to matching
and sets; this is the same type of thing that is employed in early
math lessons. This is a quality game. At $14.99, it would make
a great addition to your family's game closet.