It’s a right of passage for all young homeschoolers to go through at some point: playing Pokémon. Now, it’s our children’s turn.
My husband is to fault for this. He’s the one who got them started. Cam showed a little bit of interest when Hubby and he were out with friends. Hubby was so excited he was about to split. He bought the starter packs for the new Diamond and Pearl expansion, and brought them home so we could all learn to play Pokémon.
It’s surprisingly easy to learn, balanced and fun! Hubby and I even play each other sometimes. And my six year old daughter has fallen in love with the game even more than my nearly nine year old.
We found a local “Gym” where we can go and “work out” our pokémon. After playing a certain number of games at the gym, we can each get special cards or other prizes (we get these faster if we win).
For years, I’ve watched the kids are park day huddle in the corners playing card games. I thought, “How old these kids are! And how much fun it would be to play!” Now we’re here, and I get to play. Woot!
I promised Cam I’d go easy on his friends tho. And let them win once in a while.
Do your kids play card games? Do you play with them?