Family Fun with Morphology & Giveaway

by Pam on November 9, 2012

I try to encourage creativity in my children, giving them activities that challenge them to think in new and unusual ways. Often times they are resistant, claiming I try to turn fun time into educational activities time. I’ve had to become sneakier in my approach.  I’ve been trying to find fun games that the kids won’t balk at playing but have a creative aspect.  My search led me to Morphology and Morphology Junior. 

Morphology is designed for teens and adults and must have four or more players. The concept seems simple- draw a word from the deck and have your teammates guess the word before time runs out. Here’s the catch- you have to build the word using game pieces. 

I am planning several events for holiday entertaining and plan to pull out Morphology for one of our party games.

Morphology Junior follows the same concept but is designed for ages 8+, meaning it can be played during family game nights for some hilarious results with the kids. 

We put Morphology Junior to the test at our home on a family game night. There are over 480 words included in the deck so we had plenty of words to make us put on our thinking caps.  The words range from simple ones like spoon or snore to flamingo and unicorn.  We used the pieces (they’re over 30) included to build the word. This is not as easy as you might think when you use wooden pegs, smooth rocks and things of this sort. The challenge is animating the pieces to help the teammates guess what you are trying to be.  Remember, all this has to be accomplished with in one minute.  The first team to reach the lily pad wins the game.  Let’s just say my animating skills are not the best!
The entire family pronounced the game “fun” and I got some secret mom points for finding something that encouraged creativity.  

Win It!
Two(2) readers will each win one (1) Morphology Game (winner’s choice of Adult or Junior version)


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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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eclairre November 9, 2012 at 7:06 am

we play clue.

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golden storm November 9, 2012 at 10:44 am

favorite board game is scrabble and we actually normally do a puzzle with family over the holidays

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Monica November 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I love playing Risk with my husband.

Thanks!

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liberty boblett November 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

My favorite game that my family plays is Balderdash! It is so funny!

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mummytotwoboys November 10, 2012 at 12:04 am

I love Monopoly

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SueZH November 10, 2012 at 1:00 am

I love Scrabble

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Bethany C. November 10, 2012 at 1:58 am

My favorite board game is trivial pursuit.

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wildcat32 November 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm

We love to play The Game of Life.

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Fawn November 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm

We love Scrabble Slam
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Carrie Phelps November 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm

My favorite is Scrabble.

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Brittany November 11, 2012 at 4:18 am

Scattegories!

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bison61 November 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Trivial Pursuit

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♥Cari♥ November 12, 2012 at 5:34 am

We play Smashed Potatoes and Candy Land pretty frequently at our house!

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Kerry November 12, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Scattegories

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Bev Mchenry November 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm

love scrabble

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Rachelle Renken November 12, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Trouble and sorry are big games for us

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Anonymous November 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

life

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casaflamingos November 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

scrabble is played a lot here

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Ann Fantom November 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Our favorite board game is Trouble

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Stacey V November 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I always play Apples to Apples with friends

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mogrill November 14, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Scattergories and Scene it.
Thanks for the chance.
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8KidzForMe November 15, 2012 at 2:35 am

Monopoly, Life, trouble, sorry are our favorite games.
~Sandra U.

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Mer November 16, 2012 at 1:45 am

Pictionary!

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Anastasia November 16, 2012 at 7:41 am

Trivial Pursuit is my favorite and the one I try to get everyone to play :)

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wigget November 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm

love scattergories and scrabble

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Stephanie Larison November 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm

We love Scrabble and Yahtzee here!

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Shelley P November 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Our favorite board game to play is Scrabble.

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Lindsey M November 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I love trivial pursuit

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oceanrena November 30, 2012 at 1:59 am

i would do a playdate with jr morphology

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Debra December 1, 2012 at 5:02 am

i’d play with the grandkids

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Danielle Lima December 4, 2012 at 2:31 am

my favorite is monopoly

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Tamar December 7, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I would play Jr with the kiddos.

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Caryn December 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I will play the junior version with my kids

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Anonymous December 12, 2012 at 9:19 pm

This sounds like such a great idea and fun game!

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Anonymous December 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm

My favorite game is Yahtzee

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brich2222 December 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm

monopoly has always been my fav. board game

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LesleyfromWI December 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm

We like Scattergories

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cindy m December 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm

checkers

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Anonymous December 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I have always loved playing Sorry

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Saver Sara December 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Monopoly

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harolde December 13, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I will play with my granddaughter.

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Candice December 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm

My favorite board game is Clue, though no one will play with me or they make me come in halfway through the game. Will play this with my husband and boys
thank you

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Jane December 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm

scrabble

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Maryanne December 13, 2012 at 11:53 pm

I would play this with my two boys

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Samii Alexxis December 14, 2012 at 12:06 am

The game of life is my favorite

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey December 14, 2012 at 12:18 am

scrabble
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kathy pease December 14, 2012 at 2:23 am

id play with my hubby and kids

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Julie Jones December 14, 2012 at 3:00 am

My favorite board game is Cranium.

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Star S December 14, 2012 at 4:33 am

We have just started Friday night game night so I would play Morphology with my husband and sons.

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Alison December 14, 2012 at 5:02 am

I’m a big fan of Monopoly.

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Kari Flores December 14, 2012 at 5:32 am

My favorite board game is Operation.

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Jennifer R December 14, 2012 at 5:50 am

We like Rummikub the most at this point.

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Padma Miller December 14, 2012 at 5:52 am

monopoly with my family

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aajacques December 14, 2012 at 6:19 am

I will play with my son

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Unknown December 14, 2012 at 8:13 am

We play Sequence a lot. I would play this game with my office staff!

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Renee Walters December 14, 2012 at 9:07 am

My favorite is Scrabble. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy holidays!
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michedt December 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm

My favorite board game is clue.

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Tanya Bartlett December 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I will play with my kids

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amy16323 December 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm

i like scrabble
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Hoa December 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I will play this with my husband and daughter.

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Susan Smoaks December 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm

i will play morphology with my friends when they come over for game night
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brendaelsner December 14, 2012 at 11:14 pm

We love monopoly. I would play morphology with my family.

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Lanicsha Wynn December 15, 2012 at 12:32 am

My favorite board game is Life
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Sarah Yurga December 15, 2012 at 1:55 am

I love Monopoly

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Clair December 15, 2012 at 2:24 am

I would play this with my daughter

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Elizabeth Miller December 15, 2012 at 3:29 am

My husband.

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Charlene December 15, 2012 at 3:36 am

Monopoly is my favorite game to play :)

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Anonymous December 15, 2012 at 4:07 am

I would play this with my kids wilcarvic
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sandra davis December 15, 2012 at 4:10 am

my favorite game is monopoly

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