Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tri-Cross Board Game

We are a family who LOVES to play boardgames. We have our favorites, and were excited to be able to review Tri-Cross Eco Board Game by Games for Competitors.  On the product's webpage, you can find out all kinds of information about this game of strategy. Here is what the company has to say about the game:

"Being hailed as the “new chess,” Tri-Cross challenges competitors in the areas of strategy, critical thinking and problem solving in a fun and entertaining way. The board game, created by an Atlanta father-son duo, is designed to accommodate 2-4 players and can be played with varying degrees of difficulty, making it a perfect game for children as young as 8, families and seasoned strategists.

With accolades ranging from being named Dr. Toy’s 2009 100 Best Children’s Products to Creative Child Magazine’s Creative Toy Awards 2008 Game of the Year and earning the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval, Tri-Cross has sky rocketed to fame for its ease of play and fun, competitive nature."
Our family had a spur of the moment trip come up, where we joined my husband on a business trip. I knew we'd be spending a lot of time in the hotel room, while my husband worked, so I grabbed this new game to take along with us. I knew we'd have time to devote to playing it then. :)

I started out by reading the instructions, which are thorough, but a little challenging to understand. It became clear that the best way to decipher the way to play, was to just jump in an begin, instructions right by to guide us. I first only played with my 13 year old, so we played the 2 player game. After a couple of rounds, she was into it! Now, this is my chess player and my kiddo who loves strategy. We laughed and had a great time, and we spent hours playing Tri-cross. It's my daughter's new favorite game.

Since we began to play more, I decided to view the DVD that came with the game, and gained a deeper understanding as well as learned a different approach to the game (face up vs. face down).

This game has now been played with my three teens as well as by my teens with their friends, and it has earned a hearty "two thumbs-up" from all who have played.

My daughter has yet to be beat though, man is she good at it! We also have the eco travel version of the game, which has been put into our RV for more Tri-Cross fun when we travel (which is often, especially in hunting season).

If you would like to learn more about Tri-Cross, you can do so by going to the following links:

How to Play


News Segment

The cost of Tri-Cross is: $24.95 for the "Standard Edition", $35.95 for the "Wood Edition", and $19.95 for the "Eco-Edition". The game is for ages 10+. You can buy it from the Games For Competitors Store, or at one of the retailers listed here.

I have received this product as a member of the Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew, in exchange for a honest review.




  1. We liked Tri-Cross a lot.

    I love the name of your blog!

  2. We found the instructions a bit much, but the dvd really clarified things for us. Once we actually started playing, it all fell into place more. Neither my daughter nor I can beat my husband. lol!

    It sounds like the game is getting lots of play time at your house. :)


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