We love Santorini! It combines everything you need for a great adult versus child game: It’s simple to grasp, can be relatively quick to play and has hundreds of variations to try (435 to be exact!).… Read More Santorini: battling it out to be top God!
We’ve been looking for a “detective” style deductive game for a while now to step up from family favourite Outfoxed. So when we saw Scotland Yardgoing cheap we had a bit of a retro moment and picked it up. By chance not long after that N was given a copy of Scotland Yard Junior, which… Read More In search of a detective game (part 1): Scotland Yard versus Scotland Yard Junior
Love Letter is a deduction card game with just enough luck to give everyone a chance of winning even when younger kids are playing alongside adults or older siblings. Although the game is listed for age 10+, we’ve been playing Love Letter with N since he was 5 and he loves it. It’s not a… Read More Love Letter – a fun, fast family game of intrigue and deduction.
I find there’s something satisfying about 3D puzzle games. Mentally rotating objects and building things makes a change from the decidedly 2D world of most boardgames. N was given Triple Triumph for his 5th birthday. It’s made by the makers of Cranium, but there’s really no similarity. It’s a simple game of stacking bi-coloured pyramids.… Read More Triple Triumph- a 3D building game for the whole family.
Review of a beautiful, strategic tile laying game which can be adapted for younger players. Great family games night fun! … Read More Topiary- competitive hedge laying for all the family.
Hoot Owl Hoot was one of the first games we bought for N when he was just 3. It’s a cooperative game that’s perfect for introducing a little age appropriate nail biting tension without focusing on who wins or loses. This makes it particularly good for playing with kids who may be prone to falling… Read More Hoot Owl Hoot – a perfect little cooperative preschool starter game
We were absolutely thrilled to find Kingdomino in our Board Games Crate subscription. Kingdomino is great for introducing kids to tile laying games. It’s a reasonably quick game (15-20 Minutes), and simple to learn and play straight away. Most importantly, it’s fun and challenging for the whole family to play together! How to play: Kingdomino… Read More Kingdomino – competitive kingdom building on a smaller scale.
I love this game. It’s my personal favourite because I love spatial puzzles. We picked up Labyrinth when N was 4 because he was really interested in mazes. The level of spatial thinking and visualisation of what will happen when parts of the maze moves means it’s definitely not one to play when kids are… Read More Labyrinth Review