Forbidden Desert: Cooperative Board Game

Forbidden Desert
Forbidden Desert

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.

Helicopter crash site
Helicopter crash site – where you begin your adventure

As you play the game, the desert storm intensifies and threatens to bury everything in its path…including you!

The desert
The Forbidden Desert – where you must excavate tunnels, hidden supplies, water, and the pieces for the ancient flying ship
Water discovered
Discover 2 wells throughout the game play – warning – one well is only a mirage!

Fly ship piece
Excavating a flying ship piece
schematic for assembling the flying ship
Schematic for assembling the flying ship
flying ship partially assembled
Ancient flying ship partially assembled

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
  • good for problem solving
  • allows for decision making

Pandemic Iberia Board Game for 10 Year Olds

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.

Pandemic Iberia Map View with infections and train tracks

Are you ready to travel by carriage, train, and perhaps even by ship to prevent the pandemic that lingers during each player turn?

Pandemic Iberia Research
Pandemic Iberia Researched Infection Token

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

Forbidden Island Cooperative Board Game

Looking for a great, “let’s-work-together” style board game for 10 year olds?

Then it is time to work together to collect the treasures on this island and helicopter out before the island sinks! In this cooperative board game, you will join a team of fearless adventurers on a do-or-die mission to capture four sacred treasures from the ruins of this perilous paradise.

By working together, you will succeed by collecting all four treasures discovered on the island, and then make it to the helicopter pad and escape, all while the island begins to slowly sink…well, slowly at first!

This is a favorite for our family among the GameWright selections and hope that you enjoy it too!

Board Games For 10 Year Olds: Forbidden Island

Game Specs:

  • Ages 10 and up
  • 2 to 4 players
  • Playing time: 30 mins
  • Strategic thinking, problem solving, cooperative

Why it is a good board game for 10 year olds:

  • Allows children to tap into their sense of adventure: On an island that is sinking with treasures to be located
  • Encourages problem solving skills
  • Lets children discover their “press your luck” skills
  • Makes a great family connector
  • Lets children be in charge of their outcomes