5 board games for kids, but not boring for adults
A board game is a great activity to do with the family! Well… Unless, as an adult, you find the game to be boring. To keep you from falling asleep on the board, we asked Randolph co-founder Joël Gagnon to share his favorite kids games with us.
In this car racing game created by the German publisher Haba, you simply play with colored dice to advance and cross the finish line first during games of about twenty minutes. < /p>
“Monza is really my lifelong classic! It's a very visual game that works with colors so children don't need to know how to read or count to play it. The mechanics are very simple, but you quickly realize that there is a lot of strategy and above all a lot of interactions since you don't stop surpassing yourself. It makes for some nice hectic games!”
Photos: Courtesy, Haba
Ages 5+ – 2 to 6 players – $35.99
Zombies have invaded the school and to escape them and win the game, you will have to collaborate. But Zombie Kidz – which is a Quebec creation – is not only a cooperative game, it is also scalable. After five wins, one can open the first envelope which contains additional information and will give new powers to heroes or zombies.
“I played this one a lot too! It's a bit of a one-of-a-kind game that's really great for parent-child interaction since you have to help each other out to win. In addition, the games are fast and challenging so it is easy to keep everyone's attention. And then there are zombies!”
Photos courtesy of Masked Scorpion
From 7 years old – 2 to 4 players – $35.99
As its name suggests, the game takes place in the Moroccan city at the time of a big carpet sale. The player who raises the most money and exposes the most stacks wins the game.
“Marrakech is a classic! As an adult you get caught up in the game and for the youngest, it's really great, especially since you really put small mats on the game board. is over 15 years old and the kids loved it.”
< /p>Photos: Courtesy, Gigamic
Ages 8+ – 2 to 4 players – $46.99
Wazabi is a dice game whose ultimate goal is to get rid of… of his dice. Except that the fewer dice you have, the more complicated the game becomes.
“It's really accessible. There are constant turnarounds so there is no time to get bored. In fact, Wazabi is a bit like the meeting between Uno and Yahtzee, but much more dynamic!”
Photo: courtesy, Gigamic
From 8 years – 2 to 6 players – $32.99
If in 2022 Casacadia won the prestigious Spiel des Jahres(game of the year in German), it's not for nothing. In addition to being beautifully illustrated, this game which takes place in Western Canada consists of creating ecosystems by assembling tiles. As the game progresses, you can populate these habitats with different animals to earn as many points as possible. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
“I originally took it to play with my girlfriend, but in fact the game proposes to modulate the level of difficulty. It's great for children because you don't need to know how to read or write and when you play with adults, it becomes very strategic.”
Photos: courtesy, Lucky Duck Games
Ages 10+ – 1 to 4 players – $54.99