I waited for what felt like a long time for N to be old enough to play Forbidden Island. In the end we introduced it not long after he turned 5. Forbidden Island is a fantastic cooperative game by the same creator as Pandemic. The premise is perfectly pitched for kids: find the treasure and… Read More Forbidden Island – a nail biting co-operative game for kids.
I was excited to introduce N to Dragonwood. It is a basic swords and sorcery themed card game that involves building hands and rolling dice to defeat foes and win points. We started playing it when N was 4.5 but with an official 8+ age, we thought it was always going to be a game… Read More Dragonwood – a swords and sorcery themed card game suitable for under 8s.
Outfoxed is a great introductory level cooperative deduction game for very young kids. The artwork is beautiful and the theme, a bunch of detectives trying to figure out which fox is the thief before he or she goes to ground, is appealing and easy to grasp. We added this to our collection when N was… Read More Outfoxed – a quirky cooperative detective game.
Rat-a-tat-Cat is a fun, quick hand-building card game that’s great for mixed age play. The aim of the game is to build the lowest hand of four cards, and then go out first in order to stop the game before your opponent has built a lower hand. But there’s a twist. Your hands are face… Read More Rat-a-tat-cat Review
Strangely this wasn’t the success I was expecting it to be when we bought it for our 4 year old. After his competency with Dobble I assumed a simple fast paced matching game would be easy for family play. The problem is that while preschoolers can make the matches easily, in a mixed ability game… Read More Wig Out Review- a crazy haired, fast paced matching game.
Too Many Monkeys is probably the game we play most after Dobble. It’s fast paced, easy for kids to play straightaway, and although it’s a chance based game, which makes it great for mixed aged play, it never becomes dull or frustrating. Its secret is in its fast rhythm and the possibility that everything could… Read More Too Many Monkeys Review- fast paced family fun!
Sleeping Queens is a great little game by Gamewright. It’s one of the first of the more complex games we bought for N that he started playing while he was still 3. At its core it’s a simple card draw game but the artwork is gorgeous and makes it very easy to explain the game… Read More Sleeping Queens Review