The kids have been enjoying playing The Kids of Carcassonne this week (thanks for the loan Karen!) so I’ve declared it the “Game of the Week” (something tells me I won’t have a post every week for other games though).
The game is part of the Carcassonne family of ‘German Style’ games, which I have had recommended to me a number of times, but always figured the kids needed to be a few years older to try. Not so with this simplified, but still fun, version that doesn’t require any reading and little more than some spacial work and a bit of space to spread the tiles around on.
The box says a game lasts 20minutes, we’ve been finding it’s probably closer to 10 minutes. We’ll play 3 or 4 times in a row — we just pick different colours to be. My daughter likes it when I pick a colour that’s a little girl on the box art.
For those that like non-competitive games, this one can be done with a flavour my daughter chooses to play in, which is to aid your fellow players roads over advancing her own.
Published in North American by Rio Grande Games.
I wonder if this means we’ll be trying The Kids of Catan next?
See the below gallery of images for an example of how the board can build during game play, as well as a few ‘artsy’ shots we took with the new camera and it’s filters.