The ToDo Game, or Things To Do Together, is a card game with the intent to bring the whole family together and have some quality time.
The game was thought as a way of getting away the distractions of the modern life and get everyone connected at the same time.
While putting phones, TV, tablets, and laptops away, and devoting an hour every week or so, the whole family will be focused on what really matters: getting to know each other, learn, talk, and have fun.
After one year of getting the correct range of activities and building the product, The ToDo Game was born.
The ToDo Game Details
Name: The ToDo Game,
Creator(s): Alexandra Drury and David Oswell
Publisher: Together Jar Games
Year Published: 2016
Number of Players: Family
Age: 5 and above
Play Time: 60 minutes
Learning Difficulty: Easy
Game Rules: Click here
Best Price: Creator’s website
What’s in the box?
The game has the following components:
- 30 Activity cards
When dealing with children, we also have to balance the quality of the material the cards are made, and I believe they are strong enough to last for years without any problem.
I loved the images on the top of the cards as they added a personal touch to each task.
Something that stands out straight away is that there’s no right or wrong answer for the activities.
The important thing is to do what the card is proposing and share with everyone else.
This is a deal breaker when we think about a game that is played by kids and it makes the difference when they are very competitive.
There will be no reason to compete, and there will be no better or worse.
It is plain and simple.
If you are wondering about how hard it is to learn the rules, wonder no more.
You pick a card with a task and everyone has to do what it says.
Some tasks require props you may not have, so the creators suggest that you pick a card in one day, let everyone know what it is, and prepare up to the day you sit to play the game together.
Amongst the things you may need are colored pencils, crayons, toys, letters, groceries, music, pen, and paper.
Choosing a task is also part of the fun.
You could just pick one random card or ask your children to select the one they would like to do.
If you do the later, you will see that they will spend a long time just trying to decide which one they prefer and will start having fun straight away.
To be honest, I was surprised that I was also having a lot of fun when playing it.
You can say that it’s a game to get children involved, but it is also a game that will make the adults connect and have enjoy their time.
As the activities require different skills, it also helps the children develop new abilities and enhance the ones they already have.
For example: in some tasks, they will need to plant and take care of a vegetable, and in another, they will need to draw.
These skills are all essential to children’s development.
I would also recommend that this game is used in schools as they are safe, fun, and will help with the daily activities they need to execute.
Just one month after its launch, The ToDo Game was announced as a finalist in two categories of the Gift and Life Instyle Awards (GALA): Gift and Kids, Toys and Games.
The winner of the prize will be announced on 18th of February 2017 and will be available on the GALA website (it is listed as “The Game”).
Where to buy?
There are some online sites where you can buy The ToDo Game, but I recommend their own website: