~i received a copy of Kindness Kingdom for the purpose of review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
I am aware that I do not have any princesses. However, my tot always tells me I am a princess and he is a prince, so we decided we would go to the Kindness Kingdom tea party! Besides, the game is wonderfully adapted to teach manners because you must be on your best behavior in order to attend the royal tea party.
Kindness Kingdom is a game created by Marvelously Well-Mannered, a business ran by a mother and her two daughters who believe that life is best enjoyed with grace, elegance and humor. After an unsuccessful trip to locate a fun mannerisms game for little girls, they had decided to take on the task of creating their own; so it was that the kingdom of Kindness was created for all the little princesses.
To play the game, each child receives their own charm card that depicts a charm bracelet. The pieces that accompany the game are the little charms that they collect for correct answers to the questions.
Each pawn is a cute little colored invitation to the tea party, which I thought was adorable!
The cards each hold questions based on their specific categories, in total there are 368 question cards.
- R.S.V.P. Cards – These allow you to move forward to the first matching color space on the path.
- Baby Daisy Fairy Cards – These can only send players forward, never back. However, you must correctly answer the question for any neighborhood you get to fly through. If you pick a baby daisy fairy card but there are no fairies ahead of you, you can collect a charm for your bracelet instead of moving ahead. There are 8 baby daisy fairy cards.
- Neighborhood Cards – Each of the 8 neighborhoods has 35 question cards.
- 35 Faux Pas Cards – These are questions for the spaces that have a pair of muddy pink shoes.
- 53 Tea Party Cards – Players are asked questions on these cards when they land on a space with a teacup.
The game is played by each person picking an R.S.V.P. card and moving their pawn to the matching colored jewel space on the path. If you land on a space that has a teacup, for instance, you have landed on a “tea party space” which means you take a tea party question. If you answer correctly, then you get to take the teacup charm and place it on your charm bracelet card!
The winner is the child who finished their charm bracelet and makes it to the tea party. However, they keep playing until all their friends make it to the party as well!
The questions on the cards range from easy to difficult, how to treat a friend to what utensils belong on a formal dinner setting. The idea is to teach kids their social graces with others, how to properly have manners at a table as well as interesting facts they may not have known! The concept is ingenious and it was a lot of fun to play! I shaped many of the questions in a way my tot would understand, but hey do offer a few ways that you can change things up for younger players on How to Play!
I think it would be such a great game for little girls (or boys) who love to play tea party, dress up and pretend. I can vision many sweet sleepovers with children learning about different ways they can also be kind to each other.
You can find more information about Kindness Kingdom on their Facebook Page. They also share Etiquette Tips and Tidbits of Wisdom!