Disclosure: I received board game samples from Blue Orange Games to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own.
They Holidays are drawer closer and my kids have completed their wish list. While their list is not huge, board games rank pretty high on their Holiday wish list. Check out a few games for tweens from Blue Orange Games.
Scarabya is a great family board game from Blue Orange Games. It’s a fun tile-laying puzzle game designed by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc, that includes unique game play and intricate components. By positioning pentomino tiles on individual boards, players create excavation zones of 1 to 4 squares that contain scarabs. The scarabs are then worth the size of the zone they are in.
You’re a seasoned archaeologist who is competing against your colleagues to find the most Scarabs relics. These golden Beetle amulets are extremely valuable as they can help solve ancient mysteries about the long-gone civilizations that created them. They are known to be scattered across the world: buried in the Egyptian desert, hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest, immersed in the Bermuda triangle, and Frozen in Antarctica. To find them, lead your team on an expedition to set up camps and mark out areas of excavation. Will you be the archaeologist who finds the most Scarabs and uncovers the mysteries of scarabya?
Kingdomino Age of Giants
This is an expansion pack for Kingdomino. It allows for a fifth player to join in on the game, and adds more player interaction. If you get a tile with a giant, add a giant Meeple to your Kingdom, it covers up any crown of your choosing. Choose a tile with a giant’s footsteps and pass one giant Meeple from your Kingdom to a player of your choosing, who then must cover up a crown in their own Kingdom. End of game bonuses are eliminated, instead, before the start of each game players must draw challenge tiles. These provide additional ways to get points, such as getting five points for every sea tile that surrounds your castle. They also add great replay value. You would need to purchase Kingdomino or Queendomino to play Kingdomino Age of Giants.
Blue Lagoon Board Game
Blue Lagoon is a strategy family board game. Each player manages a group of settlers that spread out on the islands of a newly discovered archipelago, discovering its wealth and building villages as they explore. Points are awarded for collecting resources and colonizing the islands. Smart placement and anticipation are needed to win.