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February 3, 2023

Things We Like: Cinco Linko

Need a new addition to family game night? Mom reporter, Tina Pratt, gave the Cinco Linko a whirl. Here's why her family loves it!

“Can we play Cinco Linko? Can we? Please?” This has become the question we hear mostly from our kids since getting the game. Although, they really don’t need to ask anymore as the game has become part of our normal nightly routine.

Why do my kids love Cinco Linko so much? It’s a quick start game, meaning no three plus pages of directions to follow. We got the game, quickly read the short directions (that include visual supports!) and got started! The object is easy – get five tiles in a row horizontal, vertical or diagonal to win, but watch out for the other players attempting to block your tiles! My kids like to work together to try and beat mom and dad, but as soon as they have a chance to win, they will forget their deal to work together and take the win! Each game takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes and is easy to play anywhere with a flat surface. The game is also easily portable and can clip onto a backpack or suitcase when your family is on-the-go!

The Cinco Linko is available at Walmart. To learn more about how to play, check out this YouTube video:

About the Author

Tina Pratt

Tina Pratt is the mom of two littles. She is a former PreK- 5 special education teacher that now works as a behavior coach. She enjoys being a tourist in her own town and finding ways to embed lessons into everyday fun!