(AD Disclaimer) This blog post ‘Review of History Heroes Cards’ is written in paid partnership with History Heroes. Views are honest and those of Berkshire Mummies.
We were kindly sent the Roman History Heroes Cards and the Kings and Queens History Heroes Cards to review. Each pack of cards contains 40 cards which I have to say are packed full of facts and knowledge plus they are really beautifully illustrated on both sides of each card. The cards are for 2-4 players who are aged 8 – 80+.
What did we think of the cards?
As already mentioned the cards are packed full of information and facts, in our case about Romans and Kings and Queens. Our eldest is currently studying Kings and Queens at school at the moment so they make a fantastic information source for homework and general interest.
Each pack offers more than one game and you are also encouraged to even make up your own rules if you want to. I can see these cards lasting us for years as there is plenty to explore and learn with them.
The main game in both packs we were sent was based around identifying History Heroes from a set of facts on the cards. There are 6 facts plus a joker fact per card and the facts come in easy to hard (using a traffic light system) which can help you identify the King and Queen or Roman. If like me you are a bit rusty of your Roman History and Kings and Queens you need to play this game a few times to build up your knowledge, I would say this game is suited to old children who have a good attention span. There are a number of other games you can play which don’t involve as much knowledge building which include charades, hot air balloon debate and playing a memory game.
My eldest child is a little bit younger than the packs are aimed for but we enjoyed playing snap with the Roman Cards using the date symbols, this was actually a great way to introduce Roman dates e.g 1AD, 2AD, 3AD, 1BC etc.
I also loved that in The Kings and Queens pack there was a rhyme to help you remember monarchs post 1066 – I’ve set myself a little challenge to remember it!
Are there any other packs of History Heroes Cards available to buy?
There are loads of different History Heroes Cards you can invest in including Explorers, Space, Women, Sport, Inventors, World War 1, World War 2 and more. The cards would be great to take on holiday with you as they are compact and easy to fit in a bag.
Where can I buy the cards from and how much did they cost?
The cards are £9.99 each and can be purchased via the History Heroes website.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to review your cards History Heroes. We will certainly be using these to help us with homework and expand our history knowledge.
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