We had another fun Game Club meeting in December! As usual, we had a variety of games for the kids (and parents!) to enjoy, and had a fun afternoon together.
Here are some of the games that we played:
Dr. Eureka – The brilliant Dr. Eureka has important experiments for you to complete! Pick a challenge card, 3 test tubes and 6 colorful balls to solve his scientific formula. Carefully move your materials from tube to tube without dropping them and position the balls as illustrated on the challenge card. This game is a great, hand-on, dexterity-based, brainteaser that can be played in a group or as a single-player game. Recommended for ages 8+.
Life – The classic board game of decision-making and adulthood. Kids love it for the cars, the baby pegs, and for the sense of making important decisions. Recommended for ages 8+ though younger kids can easily join in.
Logic Labyrinth – You have the map to the genie’s treasure! There’s only one problem. It’s been torn in multiple pieces. You have to put the map together to claim the treasure. The person with a quick eye for matching the map back together claims the treasure! Recommended for 6+.
Pandemic – You and your teammates work for the CDC, and it is your job to save the world from not one, but four regional pandemics before they can spread. With multiple ways to lose, but only one way to one, this cooperative game is always a challenge. Recommended for 8+.
Qwixx – A dice game that is easy to play, and great for family night or events with multiple ages. Roll the dice and try to get as many numbers crossed off before the end of the game. Easy for kids to learn, but the technique and strategy will appeal to adults. Recommended for ages 8+, though kids as young as 5 can easily participate.
Roll For It Deluxe This game is another that is easy to learn and addictive to play. Up to eight players take turns rolling their dice, trying to match their dice to the ones pictured on the cards. The first person to match all the dice on a card wins those points; first person to 40 points wins the game. Recommended for 8+, though younger kids who can count can easily match their dice to the cards to play. Highly recommended for parties or family events because you can easily chat while playing.
Smash Up – Ever wonder what it would be like if robots and zombies joined forces? Home about dinosaurs and pirates? In this game, you can find out. Pick two factions, smash them together, and use your combined deck of cards to destroy bases and prove that your factions are the best! Recommended for 8+.
Takenoko – The emperor has very specific plans for his imperial gardens, but his gardener and his pet panda have very different ideas of how that should be done. In this game, you build the garden, help the gardener grow bamboo, and help the panda eat it too! Accomplish your individual goals and please the emperor, and you win the game. Recommended for 10+.