Aug 31, 2017

Thursday Three: Family Game Night

Family Game Night

My family and I had the opportunity to attend a day at GenCon – an entire convention dedicated to gaming.  Held annually in Indianapolis, GenCon started 50 years ago and has been growing since the beginning.  This 4-day convention sold out for the first time ever and is said to have hosted almost 208,000 attendees

So for this Thursday Three, I thought I would share three family friendly games we played at GenCon.

Sticky Chameleons by IELLO
Ages 6+, 2-5 players

Use a sticky chameleon tongue to capture bugs!  A roll of the dice will tell you which color and type of but to try to capture.  Get the right bug on your tongue, get it off the table as fast as you can or another player might steal it!  When you collect the correct bug, you collect a token.  The player with the most tokens at the end of the game wins!  Kids will love this game for the sticky tongues used to catch those insects.
Purchase directly through IELLO or Amazon.

Kingdomino by Blue Orange
Ages 8+, 2-4 players

Try to create your kingdom by matching dominoes with different terrains.  Your land can only be 5x5 and the order of play changes round to round.  There’s a little bit of math involved here – from sequencing numbers to adding points.  There’s also a bit of strategy needed to score the most points at the end of the game. 
Purchase directly through Blue Orange or Amazon.

Sparkle*Kitty by Breaking Games
Ages 6+, 3-8 players (Release date October 3, 2017)

This game isn’t even out yet but we can’t wait to own it!  We got a chance to play a demo at GenCon.  Choose a princess (of course I chose Princess Bookworm!) and build a tower.  Get out of the tower by saying nonsense “spells” created by matching cards by color or symbol.  The first princess to get out of the tower is the winner.  This was easy to learn, fun to play, and even my 11-year-old son enjoyed it! 

Only available for preorder right now through Breaking Games.

Do you have any favorite games to play as a family?  Comment and let us know!