ROAR! How would you get past a lion? Would you float over him with a balloon or offer him a cookie? Lion in My Way is a journey along a path of hazards and barriers which are overcome by the collective cleverness of the players. Armed with the unlikely tools they are dealt, imagination, and some silliness, players cooperate creatively to innovate solutions that let them get home together.
"Lion in My Way is one of the first kids games that I learned when I started working at Labyrinth, and I think it will always be one of my favorites. The game itself is quite simple. You have path cards that present obstacles for the players to overcome and tool cards, which the players then must use to get around the obstacle. The game can be played competitively or cooperatively, though I think cooperative is the best way since it is for younger kids, and there are so many possibilities for how the kids overcome these obstacles. The game encourages players to think creatively with their tool cards and then explain to the other players how their tool can help, encouraging language skills and socialization. For instance, one of the examples on the back of the box has players facing a confusing maze in their way, and one player has a rocket and the other player has an umbrella. The players decide to rocket over the maze and use the umbrella to parachute down safely on the other side. This is just one of a bunch of combinations. It's a game that emphasizes conversation and cooperation more so than it does winning, and fills a unique spot in any family's game collection.
Who is this for? Anyone looking for a game to encourage language, creative thinking, and cooperation. I personally think it's also a fun game to play even as an adult, which is also always a plus."