Is Splinterlands Too Complicated For My Daughter?

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I recently purchased the Summoner's Spellbook on Splinterlands to check out the game and see if my daughter could get it.


Splinterlands, Will The @KidSisters Like It?


You Never Know If You Don't Try

     At the advice of @faustofraser, I decided to take a tour of Splinterlands.com to see if it was something I thought the Srey-Yuu (our oldest daughter) could get into, understand, and maybe even earn a little crypto too.

Summoner's Spellbook

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     From previous research, I knew I'd have to spend some money to be able to play the game. It seemed the Summoner's Spellbook was a $10.00 hurdle, but that wasn't too intimidating considering the cards are tradable, and I can understand the need to "have skin in the game" to prevent potential abuse of the rewards, monetization, etc.

Playing Without Research

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     My main goal was to try and play this game without reading the instructions, just seeing if I could figure it out on the fly. Srey-Yuu is a non-native English-speaker, so a lot of the rules, lore, and game vocabulary will be much too difficult for her to learn in a short amount of time. I clicked on "Battle" as it looked like the most appealing button, and I was right into the action.

     It seemed similar to "Magic the Gathering", something I played as a kid many, many years ago, so I assumed their would be a lot of gameplay strategy. Fortunately, for my daughter the battles are automated, so all the gamer has to do is organize a "battle crew" or whatever the correct term is. These automated battles will certainly make teaching this game a little easier.

A Khmer Princess For My Khmer Daughter

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     With the purchase I received a bunch of random cards. I browsed through them quickly and a found a particular card that caught my eye, the "Khmer Princess." I found this to be so bizarre, as the only Khmers on Hive are my family and a friend we onboarded that has since gone inactive.

     To see a Hive Blockchain game with a Khmer character was quite satisfying, and I'm sure it will be of interest to the @KidSisters. After all, they are likely the first Khmer owners of the Splinterlands Khmer Princess card. Seeing this card alone has made want to at least give this game a change with our daughter.

A Learning Experience

     Ultimately, if it's engaging she may enjoy a little bit of Splinterlands gaming, of course provided homework and all other responsibilities are fulfilled first. There is a lot of reading to do to understand the lore, card attributes, rules, etc.

     I am sure with my ESL teaching background that I can make it interesting and fun for her to learn all the vocabulary words associated with the game. This weekend I may give her a chance to explore the Splinterlands-overse and see what she thinks of it.

     I can she's gotten a bit bored with Hive posting, and a little change is always good. Perhaps a little blockchain gaming is just what she needs to change her perspective about Hive. It's not just for old farts like me.

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I was about to ask what you had decided, sounds great! Yesterday I bought Leila a summoners chest so she can start too. Now we have two fast learners in the game...this will get interesting :)

Thanks for the cards on @KidSisters behalf. They still haven't seen them yet, but I will be sure to let her know who sent them when she logs in. !ENGAGE 20

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So cool that you got your daughter a spellbook and even a Khmer Princess. Even cooler that she is Khmer herself. Let us know how she likes the game after giving it some time.

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My mistake, the Khmer Princess was part of the Summoner's Chest, not a card I my daughter truly owns. However, @faustofraser sent her a Khmer Princess, therefore making this post "true" again. !ENGAGE 20

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Hehe. I gave up Splinterlands for now.
I couldn't understand it. :-)
Maybe I'll try it later. :-(
For now I'm crazy on Minecraft. :-). just in creative mode.
Because I don't like much to see animals killed. :-(
I'm sure Srey-Yuu will understand it.
Edited ( I failed the couldn't )

I will have to learn Splinterlands along with her so I can help her with it. I just hope it's a positive influence, and maybe it will even give her some posting content too. !ENGAGE 20

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my sons 8 and plays the @joshuam account. goes through phases for him between Splinterlands and other stuff ie minecraft.

one thing that is constant, is he wants all the cards i have. lol

Well, luckily I won't be partaking in Splinterlands myself, so I won't have that issue. I do hope I don't regret this decision though. I am still waiting to show it to her. She's gotta step up to the plate a bit with household chores and other things first. !ENGAGE 15

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How did Srey Yuu like the game so far? My eldest, 11 is playing the @divinekids account. I told him once a day only, but these days it reduced to 2-3 times a week. Just to finish the quest. He loves the game and has started "trading" cards too. haha

It's hit and miss so far. There is a lot of reading and learning to do fully understand how it all works. It would be an overwhelming task even for native-English speaking kiddo, but of course there is parental guidance and help.

I'm also trying to limit it to quests, etc. Once a day only to fulfill quests, and I hope she will learn how to post about her progress in the game too. Time will tell, she definitely likes the fact there is a Khmer Princess in the game. !ENGAGE 25

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