Board Games We’ve Played Recently

June 5, 2014 in Games,Kids by

Hello! First of all, I know there was no blog post last week…sorry about that. Things were a little hectic here.

Anyway, we’ve played a few more board games in the last couple of weeks. As well as Carcassonne , Pandemic  and Hero Quest  (which I have talked about before), we tried a couple of games for the first time.

D&D: Castle Ravenloft
Can you survive the monsters of Ravenloft?

D&D: Castle Ravenloft

This game is for 2-5 players, and it includes dungeon tiles, heroes, monsters, Encounter and Treasure cards, Rulebook and dice. The rulebook isn’t too long, and the quality of the plastic monsters and heroes is quite good. I enjoyed this game, but also found it a little frustrating….we lost, I imagine it’s quite difficult to win! Basically, you have to fight monsters on every turn, and they don’t seem very easy to kill. I would play it again though.

Elder Sign
A Cthulu dice game

Elder Sign

This is a cooperative game for 1 – 8 players. The game generally takes 1 -2 hours to play. Players take on the roles of investigators and attempt to ward off the return of the Ancient One. I think this game is probably really good if you have a lot of time and enjoy complicated games. I have to admit, I gave up half way through playing as I found the whole thing a bit confusing. But, I will give it another go at some point.

Gruffalo's Child Big Bad Mouse Game
Try to make it home to the Gruffalo Cave!

Gruffalo's Child Big Bad Mouse Game

Our son has been showing an interest in board games, so we got a couple that we can all play together. This is a lovely little game, it helps your child with counting and colour recognition. It’s quite simple and doesn’t take very long to play. Our little boy really enjoys it (as he gets to shout ‘Big Bad Mouse’ during the game!). It’s suitable for children aged 3 and over.

Room On The Broom Dragon Chase Game
Whoosh around the board, but watch out for the dragon!

Room On The Broom Dragon Chase Game

This game is a little more complicated than the Gruffalo’s Child Game, as you have to move the dragon on each turn, as well as your own playing piece. You also have to collect ingredients for  a spell before you can win the game. It’s still a lovely game, and again encourages your child to count and take turns.

 

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