Are you an adventurer? Are you ready to lead your team of adventurers and one researcher into the distant lands in order to show your opponents that you have what it takes to win?
Then it is time to play Lost Cities, the board game version! In this game, each player has one researcher, and some explorers, all set with the task of discovering distant lands while gaining points from quick decisions on when to explore each path.
This game has very colorful and creative artwork which is really necessary for capturing the imagination as you delve into discovering new lands while gaining your points along the way.
Why this board game is good for 10 year olds:
It encourages imagination as a Researcher or Explorer
Competition is encouraged, in a fun way
Great for connection time of family and friends
Can spark conversations about other lands that have been discovered
Now it is time to travel to a simpler life where you compete with others to please the Emperor by creating the most pleasing garden of bamboo…while a hungry panda waits for it to grow so it can eat it!
The game pieces and game play of this tile based favorite are found by many to be cute to say the least.
Depending on the weather, each player gets to make different choices on how they will make the garden appealing, and win the approval of the Emperor.
We like to look up Japanese music on YouTube and listen to it while we play for extra ambiance 🙂
Shown in this video is a game move by one player to draw cards which give the player things to resolve, such as a tile layout, growing bamboo, or having the panda eat bamboo of certain colors.
Shown in the video below is a swoop through the game board and some of the pieces. Players also have a player card/board that they use for reference, storing their consumed bamboo, making their decisions, and more.
Get ready to take an adventure that may have not been exactly planned the way it begins…with a helicopter crash landing in the desert. Now, it is time for you and your crew to find water, survive the ever increasing sandstorm, and discover the pieces needed to assemble an ancient flying ship to get you out of there before you are buried in the sand forever.
As you play the game, the desert storm intensifies and threatens to bury everything in its path…including you!
Why it is good for 10 year olds:
encourages cooperative game play
encourages social skills for discussing plans – as one wrong decision can cost the crew everything
Let us step back in time to test our wits and will as we research various infections that threaten to cause a pandemic in the land of Iberia. This board game for 10 year olds is so much fun, and true to the Pandemic game theme.
Are you ready to travel by carriage, train, and perhaps even by ship to prevent the pandemic that lingers during each player turn?
Test your decision making and observation skills as you travel about, researching diseases, making fresh water available, and more!
Why it is a good board game for 10 year olds:
Decision making skills are age appropriate
Observation skills are age appropriate
Theme overall is age appropriate
Can make a great discussion starter for children interested in entering a medical field
Can make a great discussion starter for children to understand the importance of helping others that have less resources, such as clean water