Over the school holidays we've been on lots of adventures but we've also been trying out some new fun family games. We do love a good board game in our house and Tactic Games have kindly sent us another beauty to try out as a family. This time it was Children of the World! A fantastic new game which is perfect for learning all about new cultures.
Aimed at children aged 5-10 years this is the perfect game to start a lifelong appreciation and fascination for different cultures around the world. Exploring people and cultures activates children’s natural curiosity, and keeps them engaged time and time again. You can play this game one of two ways, with the second being easier for the younger children so they don't miss out. There can be between 2-6 players and each game can last around 15 minutes + depending on how you play.
This game takes you off for an adventure. Children of the World is a colourful window into the big wide world and shows you how people can live their lives in different countries. The players in this game play together, move on the game board and perform fun tasks to collect stamps for their passport. It creates a sense of team work so everyone is involved and there's no huge competitive energy which I really like. You get the opportunity to learn about the things that connect all the children of the world and the things that make us all so unique!
Contained in each box is; a game board, 100 cards, 1 passport + 12 detachable stamps, 1 bag, 40 travel discs, 7 ticket tiles, 6 game characters + plastic stands, instructions and a die + stickers. The instructions are clearly laid out and are nice and colourful plus all the writing is cut down into short chunks of reading.
The aim of the game is to move your character around the game board which looks like a map of the world (divided into 6 different parts; South America, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania). You move around answering questions and collecting stamps for your passport. The game ends when all the players add the last stamp to the passport.
Children of the World retails for around £19.99 and is a lovely simple game which the whole family can enjoy. It's a beautifully illustrated colourful board game that I'd definitely recommend. Both of my kids really enjoyed it even though Logan is older. He loves facts so was happy to join in and it meant the game was more geared towards Harlow (who's 6) so she could get fully involved and have lots of fun whilst learning.