Burger Academy: Unique Family Game
*This post is brought to you in partnership with Playroom Entertainment. I received a free game to facilitate my review and was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own.
We are a family that loves games. During the school year, we even set aside Monday evenings to play games together. And over the years, we’ve accumulated a large collection. And many of our games are….similar. Enter Burger Academy.
Playroom Entertainment (the creators of Burger Academy) was established to provide the excitement of games in fun, interesting, and creative ways. And Burger Academy is not your average run-of-the-mill game!
Everyone jokes about how flipping burgers is “easy.” Burger Academy puts a whole new spin on burger flipping. Each player must use strategy (and critical thinking!) to plan their movements to flip the burger to match up with their given card.
Players observe the burger card and carefully look at the burger stacks on the table – calculating how many moves it will take to create the given burger.
I LOVED seeing the wheels turn as my kids were thinking about how to go about making the burger. Though the game appears quite basic, it actually requires A LOT of critical thinking! (While Burger Academy can and will be enjoyed by the ENTIRE family, it is a phenomenal resource for developing a child’s spatial visualization!)
The game requires both skill and strategy, as you must work to correctly identify how many moves it will take you to make the required burger. Bid too high and you’ll never get the opportunity to try. The lowest bidder has the chance to “flip the burger.” (But my kids quickly found out that bidding too low didn’t always work out!) It’s all about working through the moves in your mind – using logic, reason, and spatial visualization.
And when you’re flipping these burgers, you definitely want fries with that – because the fries represent your points! If you succeed in creating the burger (in the number of moves you bid), you win a fry point. If you can’t quite get the burger right in the number of moves, everyone else gets TWO fries.
This is a great time to add a new game to your family’s collection! Right now during this extended period of quarantine, games are a fantastic way to beat boredom and spend time together. Add Burger Academy to your collection today!