This is seriously the most fun game I’ve played with our kids in a long time. It’s an incredibly clever game that teaches mad deduction and memory skills. We’ve played it many times with our kids, and it has yet to get old. The replay value is very high as each game is different. It’s almost like a kids version of Clue.
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Not often does a game skyrocket as quickly to the top 5 of my all-time favorite games as did Caverna after playing it a grand total of…one time! I’ve since played many times, and I am in love.
Caverna has the perfect amount of variations to win. Do you focus heavily on planting and harvesting crops along with breeding animals out in the open? Do you concentrate your valuable (and limited) actions to dig deep underground, creating caverns, ore mines, and even a rare ruby mine? Do you invest heavily in weaponry to reap the awesome loot that comes from high-level weapons? Do you horde rubies to instantly turn them into valuable goods? Or do you plan a coordinated, balanced strategy to maximize your return on investment? I’ve seen every one of these tactics win.
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We’ve been huge fans of the original Camel Up game for a long time, tagging it as having caused some of the greatest “Yes!!” fist pumps as well as the most dejected “Nooooo!!” groans of any game we’ve played. It keeps emotions and attention taut as any player’s turn can bring fortune or ruin. Well now we have it’s artistic, flexible, and super fun expansion: Supercup.
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The very first thing that drew me into Flashlights & Fireflies was the ambiance! I could just picture myself as a little kid running around in the dark with the neighborhood kids playing night games. I think that’s a major reason why my kids are so obsessed with this game right now.
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I was looking for a fun (not just heads-down, deep-thinking), relatively short (30-45 minutes), interactive, simple game for up to eight players and came across Camel Up. After playing for the third time in one evening with our gaming cohorts, my wife said, “This is the most fun we’ve had with any game we’ve played in quite a while!” And I completely agree. It is exciting, it is strategic, it is filled with luck, and it’s a blast.
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Ranglin’ Rabbits is a crazy kids game. It involves lots of laughs, cheers, groans of frustration, and adorable kid clapping (you know: fingers spread wide, palms straight together, rapid clapping that melts your heart!). Essentially each dice is a rabbit, and you try to capture as many as you can into a four-sided fence enclosure. Sound easy? Well add to that dropping the handful of rabbit dice from half a foot off the surface, scared bunnies running all over the place, flicking rabbits into the enclosed area, moving fence pieces…and don’t forget the explosions. Oh, the explosions. Just when you think you’ve got a good handle of things – BAM. Not anymore.
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