- Ages 5+
- 2-4 players
Camp Game Video
This game is the answer for playing family games that are interesting for players from young children to adults. It combines the fun of a board game with learning about nature and the outdoors.
Board games are often targeted to either young children (and thus a little boring for older players) or to older children/adults (and thus too hard for younger children). Some adult skill-level games have youth versions but the questions would be too easy for adults playing along. Family members of different ages and abilities can play this game together and each be challenged.
The secret is in the question cards. There are 4 levels of questions on each card; all the question are on the same topic. Level 1 questions are very very easy: something like “what animal is in this picture?” Each level increases in difficulty to Level 4 which has fairly difficult questions about that animal. Some question cards entitle the player to take a shortcut. One person needs to be able to read but that same person could read the questions for all players because you need the decoder to see the answer.
Players shake a die to move along the game board. If the player lands on a space with white footprints, the turn ends. If the player lands on a space with green footprints, the player gets a question. If the player answers correctly, the player can shake the die and move again. If incorrect, the turn is over.
Along the way there are spaces that send a player back to the camp clubhouse. When a player goes there, the player (or someone else playing who can read) reads a fun fact. These cards are simply educational; there is no need to answer anything on them.
This game would be perfect for a family that has children of different ages/abilities who enjoys nature and the outdoors or for the parents or grandparents to play along with the children.