If you are a big fan of the Amazing Race games, you’ll love the birthday party and group activity versions for ages 10-16 from Chase Games.
It was our pleasure to review two of the “legs” they offer – the “Home Leg” and the “Library Leg Jr”, which is designed for younger players. The packet arrived with detailed information including “Read This First” pages that outline how the games work if you are not familiar with it (like we weren’t) and how to make the most out of whichever “leg” you have purchased.
Immediately I noticed how easy it would be to play this at home with just my kids and a few friends, since the games can be played with as little as two teams, even though they can be played with up to 10.
Another feature of this version I noticed is each “leg” is designed to be played alone OR with other legs. At the time of this review, there were currently 5 different legs offered – Home, Mall, Pool, Park, and Library.
To start you’ll need to designate the host. A checklist comes with each leg so the host may set up the event properly. We started with the Home Leg, of course, since the review began at home. It is recommended you do start with this leg, especially if you group activity or party is starting there. This particular leg is easy to set up, since you don’t have to visit anywhere ahead of time.
Next was the Library leg, which does need to be set up ahead of time. This works perfect in a small town where librarians are more than happy to host events such as this. It also gives kids a chance to see some books they might not see otherwise.
Overall this is a fantastic activity to be used at a party, or whenever you want to spend time with your family. Of course it will work best in a household with multiple children, although parents can join in as well if need be or you can grab a few neighborhood friends.
More information and details on additional “legs” to add can be found at: