The Nanny Diaries | Skip–Bo Fun

Tuesday, 07.06.2016 at 04:31PM

Skipbo

Get in the competitive spirit with the Skip-Bo card game.

Players skilfully build their own stacks of sequentially numbered, ascending cards.

Test your skills and strategy!

Be the first to use all your cards by creating sequential stacks.

To begin the game, players are dealt the same number of cards face down into what becomes their personal STOCK pile.

During play, they draw from a central DRAW pile and work towards starting up to four BUILDING piles.

Each pile is then built up numerically in sequence, 1 through 12.

The first player to deplete their pile wins!

Trust me, all these ‘terms’, stock pile, draw pile, building pile…. it sounds more complicated than it is.

Skip-Bo has provided hours of fun for children aged 6 upwards.

A Skip-Bo card is “wild” and can be played to start a BUILDING pile or as any other number, too. These cards are perfect for breaking up static situations or helping to beat your opponents.

Skip-Bo offers the opportunity to have fun with your charges whilst often improving upon their attention span, logical skills, patience, mathematical ability, self-esteem and so much more.

Nannies, what are your favourite games to play with your children or your charges?