Morphology Board Game Review & Giveaway

Morphology was born during a snowstorm in Minneapolis, MN when Kate Ryan Reiling and two of her friends were stranded in their apartment and decided to play a board game. They began to build words using Jenga® blocks and Pente® pieces. Inspired by how much fun they had , Kate spent the next years prototyping what would soon become Morphology.

When a Tuck professor wanted to purchase games to give out as gifts, Morphology Games was born. “I knew this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to follow that little voice in my head telling me that I had something special and it was worth chasing. Morphology Games launched in late fall of 2009, quickly selling out its original units and in 2010, went to the New York Toy Fair where it received two “Top New Toys of 2010” nods. In the fall of 2010, Morphology was selected as TIME’s Top Ten Toys list as the Number 2 Toy of the Year. (Paraphrased from Morphology’s “Our Story” page)

I love to play board games so I was very excited to have the opportunity to review Morphology. There are two versions of this game; Morphology and Morphology Junior. I chose the regular game for players 13+ to play with my soon-to-be thirteen year old.

At first the game reminded me of a cross between Apples to Apples and charades. The gameplay is very easy.

  • Pick a card and choose between the hard or the easy word on the card
  • “Build” your word with the pieces available
  • “Animate” your word by moving your pieces around
  • Your opponents guess what your word is

That’s it! Simple, fun, and often funny. Red and I had a great time playing this game! I love games that get my kids’ creativity flowing and this one does just that. It has become one of his favorites and he asks me to play it quite often.

To give you an idea of what to expect with Morphology, why don’t you try this guessing game on their site? Can you guess what the word is by the picture shown using pieces from the game?

Are your children a bit younger? Then Morphology Junior may be the one for you. This game is for children 8+ and the gameplay appears to be the same. I didn’t review this game but I am assuming the words are just a little easier.
Buy It
You can buy Morphology or Morphology Junior at a select retailer near you for $24.99 – $29.99
Win It
You can enter to win your choice of Morphology or Morphology Junior via the Rafflecopter form below
Giveaway Ends November 15, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. Open to US residents only

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Regan is a New England native now living in Colorado with her husband and two sons. She is committed to living greener and is an advocate of cloth diapers, babywearing, breastfeeding, and intuitive parenting. She loves to read, cook, bake, write, and explore her new mountain home.

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  1. Jennifer Johansen says

    I would get the junior edition. My oldest is just getting to be old enough to enjoy board games, so we have a game library to build.


    We love game nights when I get together with my parents and or any of our 5 young adult kids and their significant others. We all especially love games that make us all laugh and I can tell the Morphology game which is the one I would pick bc we are all over 13+ would fit that category of getting us all laughing, plus we are a creative bunch too so another reason I know we would all love this game. It would be perfect to have it in time for the upcoming holidays bc we always love to play games during the holidays for sure! None of us have gotten to try this particular game and I would love to!

  3. Julie Thompson says

    I would love to play this with my fiance and his nieces and nephews and our children when we have some my children would even have fun with it. great giveaway Happy holidays !

  4. Dona Keyton says

    I have teenager grand children, and they are extremly smart! This game would be perfect for them on family night, because it would be challenging.

  5. Stephanie says

    My family tries to have game night on Thursdays, however, that doesn’t always happen like we want. Hopefully we will get back on schedule some time soon.

    This game sort of reminds me of Cranium! There are so many possibilities and you are not stuck with a strick game play. It encourages out of the box thinking and that is just awesome!

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