As parents and busy individuals, I think we are always looking to fit in more activity into our day, but with a demanding job, family and friends, it is often hard to move enough. Enter, The Magic Path of Yoga!
The Magic Path of Yoga is a board game for individuals ages 6 years and up, where the object is to get you active and moving by performing different yoga poses. For those of you who are competitive, this will encourage you to get moving just by wanting to win the game. The only way to win? By getting to the OM square in the center of the game.
When UpsideDown games contacted me, I was super excited to try their product. After a bit of research I learned that it was an active game, one that would hopefully get me off the couch and would also allow me to get my family involved. Technically Emmett doesn’t fall into their age requirements, but he is firmly in the mimicking phase and loves doing whatever I do.
The premise of the game is for two people (or two teams) to roll the dice, land on a color and pick a card of that color. On the card is a yoga pose that you (or your entire team) need to perform correctly. If performed correctly you get to keep your card, if not, it goes back in that color’s pile. If you get one of each color card, you get to move to a jump square which leads to the center of the board, where the OM is located. As mentioned earlier, the first one to the center OM wins. What a great concept!
I have always loved board games, and some of my favorite memories from childhood are playing Monopoly or another board game as a family. Looking back, I would have loved to have this game, to have my family broken up into two teams and having my parents perform the different moves with us. I can’t even imagine my parents doing the moves! It makes me giggle just thinking about it. It would have been SO MUCH FUN! I’m excited to bring this to dinner parties, where my friends and I can all play together and get a light workout, while having a great time.
From the moment I opened the game, I was wowed! The box, board and cards are all bright and colorful and very well made. The game board and all other pieces are very sturdy, it is a game that will last.
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UpsideDown Games supplied me a copy of the game for review, but as always, all opinions and thoughts are my own.