We super love board games around here. I’d rather play a board game or build blocks with my kids than do something imaginary any given day (which is interesting, because I was really into imaginative play long after most kids).
While we are waiting on all our belongings (2 more weeks yet!), there is only so much hiking and beach we can do in a day. And although my kiddos spend a lot of time outside playing and entertaining themselves, there is still downtime inside, too.
Since I refuse to buy anything we all ready own, because that’s just a waste of money, even if we don’t currently have that possession in hand, there have been times the kids have gotten a bit stir crazy when they need down time from the outside exploring.
Thus, last week, I packed them up and took them Target to buy some board games that we don’t own.
One game they chose is titled “Race to the Treasure!” and has been a huge hit around here. I know it will be well-loved for years to come.
My kids, like a lot of kids, are still learning how to be good sports and lose games with grace. And while it’s something we are continuously working on as it’s a pretty important aspect to learn and accept and handle with grace as it will always be a part of their lives in social situations, it’s also something I need a break from in all of our board game playing ventures.
Race to the Treasure! is a fun and exciting collaborative game where all the participants work together to get all the keys and reach the treasure before the ogre. So everyone wins or loses as a team, and must put forth their best collaborative skills.
This game is recommended for ages 5+, but I’d say most thrre year olds could easily grasp the idea and play with help, and likely even precocious two year olds. And I enjoyed playing it myself at nearly 30, so I would say there isn’t much of an age limit.
I cannot recommend collaborative board games enough to help kiddos come together and work as a team. Especially when they are in the throes of being ugly to one another. They immediately have to switch gears if they want to play and have fun!
Needless to say, Race to the Treasure has been just the cure for our downtime blues around here!