Escape rooms are a type of physical adventure game in which players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. Escape rooms are often themed, and kids’ escape rooms may be based on popular children’s books, movies, or TV shows.
20 Best Escape Room For Kids
HABA Animal Upon Animal Game
Great kids game made from Beechwood with non toxic watr based stains
Educational game for enhancing your child’s fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination
I purchased the tepee tent for my daughter when she was 6months old back in 2020 and she and she and I both loved it. When I set it up I did realize that one set of the poles was not staying firmly connected but my father assured me it would be ok.
Unfortunately it was not and this would cause the tent to slide around or lean very badly almost falling. Fast forwarding to today it being April of 2022 she will soon be 3 and she loves her tent even more now that she is older as do I! Me being a busy mom over the 2 years that have passed I was not able to reach out to the company and ask for a replacement pole but it really did bother me now that she is older and can really enjoy the tent.
I reached out to Tiny Land today 4/25/2022, explained my troubles and they were so kind generous and understanding to quickly respond back and offer to send out the new pole and connector and made sure that was all I needed.
I am so please and overjoyed with the quality of the tent and the great customer service even after 2 years passing! I am definitely a life time customer!!!!.
This was quite easy to assemble. It came with a one pager with instructions, as well as a link to a video demonstration if you need extra help. everything was well-packaged and secure in a slim box. The opening of the teepee is perfect for a little kids and a petite adult can crawl in as well.
Love that there is a side window and also four pockets on the inside if you want to store light objects. The star lights that I came with were a nice touch. You can set it to always on or flashing, although the flashing is quite intense.
We prefer leaving it on. This also came with a mat so you can use it or use your own pillows if you wish. A very nice touch. This teepee was well-designed and very minimal. Overall, the perfect addition to our home!.
This teepee was very well made and easy to assemble. There was one a page instruction and I was able to assemble by myself within 15 mins. The perfect corner for my little one to crawl in and relax. She loves reading in the teepee.
I love the side window making it more fun for my daughter to look out and plays peekaboo. I love how it comes with a nice white mat that fits perfectly. Also the lights is a bonus. This teepee is so cute and matches our playroom.
The perfect addition to the home. Definitely recommend this.
In the Pandemic Board Game four diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to a team of specialists in various fields to find cures for these diseases before mankind is wiped out. Players must work together playing to their characters’ strengths and planning their strategy of eradication before the diseases overwhelm the world with ever increasing outbreaks.
For example, the Operation Specialist can build research stations that are needed to find cures for the diseases. The Scientist needs only 4 cards of a particular disease to cure it instead of the normal 5.
But the diseases are out breaking fast, and time is running out. The team must try to stem the tide of infection in diseased areas while also working towards finding cures. A truly cooperative game where you all win or you all lose.
Acknowledging that this game won’t be for everyone, this may be one of the best board games ever made. The game mechanics (how it plays) are simple enough to grasp quickly, yet the strategy of play can be quite deep.
And it is approachable for players of almost any age. You and up to 3 other players take on the role of a capable frontline worker taking on a pandemic. Each role has a special talent related to their job that gives them unique actions in the game.
This is where the variety and a lot of the strategy comes in as you work as a team clearing diseases from cities around the world. You only get 2 actions a turn so what you do feels important and also not enough each turn.
This game can also be scaled in difficulty as you and your team get better at playing the game. And there are expansions that each add fun twists/additions to the core game. Once you learn how to play, games only last about 30-60min.
As a side benefit you can also learn a little about geography as you play on the map with cities from around the world and on the city cards it includes population data(though I don’t know when it is from or how up to date it is).
Still, it is neat to learn a little while also having fun saving the world. And in these pandemic times, this game feels a bit on the nose. However, it does present a chance to feel like you have some control over things out of your control, and maybe gain a little insight into how hard these things can be as you quickly get overwhelmed with disease cube outbreaks just when you thought you had it all under control.
Ah the fane that reignited my love for coop board games after so many years. It’s stylish, slick and relatively easy to play and learn. Play gets better and sleeker as you’ve had a few games. The pace and threat can change in a heartbeat and leave you really feeling the pressure.
We were instantly hooked and shared with others who were equally gripped! However, you can be shocked how quickly the deck runs out with more players and more epidemics! The roles are varied and can require a fair bit of tactics and plotting or you may find yourself running out of cards or options quicker than you think! We haven’t lost yet but by god we’ve come close and think I spent half as long figuring out a solution than the time we were playing the main game itself! Great for 2-4 with expansions galore to keep it different but the replayability is already there frankly.
Animal Upon Animal is a simple stacking game, listed for ages 4-99, with 29 cute wooden animals. The animals want to show how good they are at making tall pyramids! They must be skillfully careful: Who will position the penguin on top of the crocodile, the sheep on top of the penguin, the serpent on the sheep? The hedgehog wants to stand on top of the pyramid but the height is making him dizzy.
Animal Upon Animal is a simple stacking game, listed for ages 4-99, with 29 cute wooden animals. Each turn a player rolls the die and either places one or two animals on to the stack of animals, passes one of his or her animals to another player for them to place, or places an animal on the table, extending the base for other players to build upon.
Of course, if any pieces fall off whilst you are building, you get up to two of them back. The first player to have used all of their animals wins. This game, intended for children, is equally popular with adults.
Recently our family has really enjoyed getting into board games, so when we received this game we couldn’t wait to play. Our 3 year old and 6 year old really enjoyed family time. It’s not complicated and super easy to play.
The kids enjoyed it so much, a few times on the weekend I caught the boys taking out the pieces and building their own tower using the animals. That was fun to see their imagination. Otherwise this has been our go to game the past few weeks.
It includes, a roll dice, 1 Crocodile to stack all the animals on, 4 toucans, 4 sheep, 4 snakes, 4 monkeys, 4 penguins, 4 lizards, 4 hedgehogs. It helps our boys with eye hand coordination and fine motor skills.
It’s fun to see how our boys are trying to stack the animals without the tower of them falling! I highly recommend this game to any family that loves board games!.
My five year old grandson loves playing it as a game but he also uses the animals for play with other things. He makes zoos and jungles and forests from his blocks and uses these animals in them. He also puts them together like a puzzle.
He likes it so much my sister has ordered it for her grandson. Versatile and very well made. Highly recommend this.
Haba Animal Upon Animal Game is a great tool to teach your children about teamwork, building, and creating memories. The wooden animals are perfect for little hands to manipulate and build up with. Your child(ren) will have hours of interactive fun play with this game.
The wooden game piece animals are durable, vividly colorful and are made of high quality. It is wonderful to watch you child(ren) use their imaginations and to work together. I highly recommend this interactive game!.
Wingspan is a competitive, medium-weight, card-driven, engine-building board game! You are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to your network of wildlife preserves.
Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). The winner is the player with the most points accumulated from birds, extra points cards, end-of-round goals, eggs, cached food, and tucked birds.
Draw from hundreds of unique bird cards and play them! Each bird extends a chain of powerful combinations in one of your habitats (actions). Lay Eggs! Lay eggs using egg miniatures in a variety of colors! Winner! The winner is the player with the most points after 4 rounds!.
As a family who hasn’t dabbled too far into board games in the past (basically just Monopoly) – this has been a hit in our household, and we now play it multiple times a week! We play it sometimes with just myself and my wife, but our 7 year old also joins in most times with some handicaps available to him – e.
g. He pays one fewer eggs, or receives one extra food/card, etc. Some of the ideas/strategy that the adults utliise can be a little complex for him, and there are some nuances about the birds/bonuses that he doesn’t fully realise, but he loves the game and is gradually learning and implementing the strategies himself.
A game takes 3 of us anywhere from 45-70mins. Setup is about 5mins, and then it’s about the same to pack it all away. Coming from people who haven’t played this sort of game in the past, it did take 2-3 games before we were really comfortable with the rules and how the strategy ties together, but once you’ve got that down, the replayability is immense – there are many different ways to win depending on what you start out with, and each game works out differently.
The base game is great by itself, but the expansions really added an extra dimension to it. The artwork and design of all of the components are amazing – although it didn’t take longer for the little nubs that the birdfeeder slots in with to tear, so that’s a bit fragile at the moment, but still usable (and not exactly necessary if it does end up completely failing).
I highly recommend this, and the associated expansions.
This is one for the “deserves to be in every home and isn’t Monopoly” pile. On presentation it may be a hard sell for your friends and family. The art direction reminds me of those Christmas presents received as a child from well meaning Aunts and Uncles with “Educational value”, almost instantaneously resigned to the bookshelf in the presence of more exciting, more colourful and more weaponised toys.
When cracking open this RSPB guidebook of a box, the quality of the manufacturing is evident in every detail. The rules, though requiring a good first read with a cup of tea, are actually every intuitive and explainable.
The rulebook over-explains it a bit and being presented with the book, a second book to explain the first book and 4 (yes 4 for some reason) large cards with a preset first turn documented on it for all to follow is over-kill.
The option of learning the rules via Youtube is also available. They really, really want you to learn this game. If the only thing I can find to nitpick about this game is the fact that it makes sure everyone understands how to play, then you should get the idea of how great it is.
It is immaculately designed, polished and presented for everyone to enjoy, I cannot recommend this enough.
The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game from Educational Insights will provide hours of fun for you and your little squirrels. Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezers and place it into the log.
Be the first to fill the log with delicious acorns and you win. Your child can have fun while learning things such as fine motor skills, matching, sorting, hand-eye coordination and strategic thinking.
Designed with cute characters, colorful acorns and a box that is also the game board, this can become an instant favorite with your preschooler. The squirrel game is designed for two to four players, ages 3 and up.
1. Spin the spinner. Be careful! You might lose an acorn. 2. Be the first to fill up your log with acorns and you win the game.
Choking hazard – small parts. Not for children under three (3) years.
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This game is an absolute favourite in our house. My 3 year old was gifted this for his third birthday and he wants to play it most days. Great for teaching strategy and turn taking. I wish John Lewis stocked more in the series like Sophie’s Seashell Scramble or Frankie’s Food Truck Fiasco.
Pass it on! Telestrations takes previous versions of family games like “telephone” to a whole new level! Players sketch a word against a timer, then pass their sketches to the next player, who must guess what’s been drawn.
Players then pass their guesses to the next player who must try to draw the word they see. and so on and so on. This fun family game includes 8 erasable sketchbooks and markers, 1 die, 90-second sand timer and 2,400 words to choose from.
Voted by games magazine as the best new party game award in 2011. Typical board games move over! Ages 12 and up.
8 x Erasable Color Coiled Sketch Books. 8 x Dry-Erase Markers. 8 x Clean-Up Cloths. 142 x
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This game is hilarious. It’s like a combo of chinese whispers and pictionary. It sounds weird but it’s really good fun once you know how to play. My family consists of 5 people and I believe the more people that play the better the game will be, I think it’s 4-6 players that can play at once.
This game might not be great for people with a smaller vocabulary, (really old people, young kids, ect. ) as it much easier to play when you understand words. Overall, I highly recommend this game as it’s such good fun for everyone and so so funny.
How to play Playing With this game everyone has a little marker book. On the first page you write your name on it with the (erasable) marker. Everyone decides which colour side of the cards everyone collectively will be using, either yellow or blue.
I think one side is meant to be harder but they tend to be just as hard as each other most of the time. Everyone picks a card out of the card box at random and someone, (doesn’t matter who), will decide the fate of what everyone is drawing by rolling the dice.
The cards, on each side, consist of 6 different options. When the dice is rolled, the thing that is numbered on your card the same number as the number decided by the dice must be written on the first page, (there will be a box there to write itin.
) You the turn to the next page, (which will be completely blank,) and pass it to the person to your left. You will recieve a new book from the person to your right. You then flip back one page and you think how you should draw the thing written in the middle of the box, (you cannot use words or numbers at all and you cannot tell anyone what the thing is.
) You turn the page back to the blank page and someone, (doesn’t matter who,) turn the timer on and everyone hurriedly tries to draw the best picture of their thing as possible. When the timer runs out, everyone once again passes the book in their possession to their left.
You will receive a new book and you have to turn the page back and look what has been drawn. You turn the page and write down what you think the thing that has been drawn is, turn the page and give it to the next person.
You will continue drawing and guessing until you get your own book back. Scoring There is then a scoring system used to determine the ranks. Each person one by one will do a show and tell of their book.
This is usually the funny part. Everyone gets to see what has been drawn and guessed. If what has been drawn gets guessed the word that the artist was going off, the artist and the guesser will each get a point.
If the original word is guessed at the end, the owner of the book aswell as anyone else that fits into the guessing and drawing scoring will also get a point. Once your book has been shown and scores from, the owner of the book will pick their favourite drawing that has been draw in their book and the person who drew it will get a point.
All of this has been one round. Once everyone’s books have been scored, everyone rubs everything out and does everything again. Ranking The game consists of three rounds, (unless you finish the game prematurely,) and you then add all your points from each round together to discover your grand total.
The person with the greatest grand total wins the game.
This is a great game to play with a large group. There is also a 12 person party version of this game available. It is nice that since the game comes with the spiral ‘flip’ pad that you write on, you can just site around in a family room and pass the pad around.
It is not required that you sit around a table, which is sometimes a challenge with a large group.
This is similar to the old game of gossip but you use dry erase markers and erasable pads to play. One player writes down the word(s) and then draws a picture of it on the next page. The pad passes and the next player looks at what the previous player drew and writes the word or words that the picture evokes.
Then the pad passes to the next who reads the word from the previous player and draws a picture of it. And on it goes up to six players. Each player had his/her own pad and starts a different word so everyone is playing each round.
The Race to the Treasure Game from Peaceable Kingdom is a cooperative game in which players work together and not against each other to beat the Ogre to the treasure! Players either draw path cards to build their path through the forest to collect keys, or they draw ogre cards that move the ogre one step closer to the treasure.
Collect 3 keys and make it to the treasure before the Ogre to win the game. The game is for 2-4 players, takes about 20 minutes to play and includes a game board, 37 game cards, 1 pair of dice, 4 key tokens, 1 Ogre snack and instructions.
I bought this cooperative game for my 3 year old a year ago. His older siblings ages 8, 10, and 13 willingly play it with him. We are still playing it and having fun a year later. The cooperative nature is encouraging to my little one who gets frustrated easily with competitive games with the older kids.
Build routes while seeing major monuments throughout North America fun for all ages! Contains an all new game board, 80 trains, 72 train cards and 32 ticket cards. 4 coast-to-coast bonus ticket cards and 1 golden ticket.
The first player to complete 6 tickets is the winner.
Whilst we have lots going on, a little less space in the house and having less time, we have struggled to indulge in our large boxes of Ticket to Ride (of which we have a good few) so I decided to try this city-based version.
Great smaller game that has the same gameplay as the originals, yet takes less space and time to complete. Slightly different in respect of high scores being harder to achieve with shorter routes, and fewer counters – double decker buses instead of train carriages.
Fewer counters makes drawing extra destination tickets even more a point of jeopardy. Overall it is good fun that takes less time and space, and also costs less. I would consider other city variants in the future.
I play board games for almost 40 years and heard about Ticket to Ride ever since it came out. I always delayed the buy of this game. Finally I saw it on Zavvi at a great price and tought the time had come to get this now we’ll established classic.
I have no regreats! The game play is easy but very strategic as players can interfere in other players plans indirectly. Easy to learn, to teach, to setup and get playing! Highly recommend this game from Days of Wonder as well as the Zavvi as the place to get it! It was sent very fast and very well packed and had no customs issues despite it being sent from the UK to Portugal.
Cards Against Humanity is a festival game containing 600 cards, of which 520 are white and 90 are black. The black cards contain incomplete sentences, and the white cards contain answer options for players to choose from.
Sometimes the sentences get weird, sometimes absurd, but always funny! The judge reads the black card aloud with the incomplete sentence and afterwards each participant must find an appropriate answer using his white cards.
The referee decides which answer is the funniest, and the winning player is the referee in the next round. A fun game that is guaranteed to stimulate the laughter muscles and the good mood! The game is in English.
This game is so inappropriate, but so much fun! You will do a lot of gasping because you can’t believe what is coming out of everyone’s mouths. The shock factor is part of what makes it so hilarious.
It teaches you not to be so uptight about everything. We’ve played it several times at friend’s homes. I just ordered it for our house. My parents are coming over to play tonight. They have NO idea what they are in for.
I remember the first time we played it with our grown daughter. Hahaha! I was mortified. I suggest you only play it with family and close friends to start. Absolutely not for children. They have a family version that we bought to play with our teenage daughter and her friends.
It’s the classic block-stacking, stack-crashing game of JENGA! How will you stack up against the law of gravity? Stack the wooden blocks in a sturdy tower, then take turns pulling out blocks one by one until the whole stack crashes down.
Is your hand steady enough to pull out the last block before the tower collapses? If it is, you’ll win at JENGA! 54 hardwood JENGA blocks! Win by being the last player to remove a block without causing the stack to crash! Includes stacking sleeve.
Includes 54 wood blocks and stacking sleeve. Ages 6 and up.
This is such a fun classic game to play with the family. Even my youngest son, age 3, has fun playing it with us. My 5 year old son first requested this game after playing it at school with the counselor.
They have been working on his “over reactions” to situations, and they thought the jenga tower falling down might trigger a reaction from him that they could then talk about. Little did they know, he was a jenga master and he ended up beating the counselor.
He has been requesting this game since then. Its easy to set up and the smooth wooden pieces easily slide out during play. This is a must have, classic game to include in your game collection, you won’t be disappointed.
The game itself and how it plays is great. The issue I have is Walmart’s delivery of the item. It showed up at my door significantly damaged, which is the last thing you want for a Christmas gift you plan to give to a younger child.
And when I tried to request a replacement, I was told that it was not an option and that I could only return it for a refund, then buy it again at a significantly higher price. So I will order this somewhere else and just keep this damaged one for myself because it looks awful and I would be embarrassed to give it as a gift.
Then again, I would be incredibly embarrassed to pull this product and deliver it if I were the management of the Elgin IL Walmart.
Jenga Mini is a compact and durable product. It’s pieces are only a little smaller than the regular Jenga game pieces so still relatively easy to handle and manipulate during game play. The pieces are finished to the same high standard as the regular sized game pieces.
The box of pieces is compact, lightweight and ideal to take away when travelling. The Jenga Mini also has fewer pieces with only 18 pieces compared to the Regular game, which has 54 pieces. This adds to its compactness by having only one-third of the pieces.
This does though shorten gameplay rounds. If you want the full 54 piece experience you can get an additional two sets – this is still more compact than regular sized Jenga.
Modern Day Travel Trains are amazing. You can hop a train in London and be in Paris within just a few hours. That could have taken a week before the invention of the train! Now, you can travel to just about any country in Europe in less than a day all you have to do is plot a course and buy a ticket.
It’s almost as simple as playing a game of Ticket to Ride! Of course, if you feel like having the full train experience without leaving the comfort of your home, you can just break out this Ticket to Ride: Europe Edition.
The Days of Wonder game tasks you with plotting a course to some of Europe’s most famous locations, like Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Madrid, and more! Fun Details Ticket to Ride is a pretty simple game to pick up and play, but also has a wealth of strategy elements to satisfy serious gamers.
Each player will be competing by plotting routes with the included train pieces. Complete the routes on the ticket cards you receive to score points. Try completing more tickets than your opponents before the trains run out to ride your way to victory!.
A five-suited rummy-style game. The deck provides each player multiple options for arranging their hand into books and runs. The game has 11 rounds. Make the right combinations, be the first to go out, then watch the others scramble to cut their loss chocking hazard contains small parts – not for children under 3.
The game has 11 rounds. It starts with 3 cards and 3s are wild, then moves to 4 cards and 4s are wild and so on ’til the Kings Go Wild! Make the right combinations, be the first to go out, then watch your opponents scramble as they get one last chance to cut their losses wins!
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We have bought many decks of this card game as we play all the time. This time we received cards that clearing where a knock off. the colours are all our. The yellow is orange with the images very dark.
Photo of what we are buying should be correct as even the box is a different size and colour. Bought because of the price but will not buy through here again.
I bought this for my teenage nephew for Valentine’s Day. He likes to play Rummy, so I thought this would be a nice variation of the game. This is a fun game to play, but my nephew struggles to hold all of the cards in his hands as we get further along in the game.
Perhaps this will just take practice. I enjoy the game and it gives another option of a card game to play.
This is a wonderful, fun game. I took it with me on vacation with girlfriends and they loved it. so much so that I had to order this one for one of them as a birthday gift. She and I played it every night the entire week! Relatively easy to play and can be played with one or two people up to probably 5 or 6 at a time.
The deck include cards in different suits starting at 3’s and going through Kings. The first round you deal 3 cards to everyone. and the 3 is wild. There are jokers in the deck too and they are always wild.
Like any card game, you make suits/pairs of 3 like cards or a 3 card run of the same suit. You hold everything in your hand until you can go out with a discard. Once a player goes out, all other players have one last turn to try to lay down as many cards as they can play.
The remaining ones in their hand count as their score. The rounds continue with second round dealing 4 cards to each player and the 4’s are wild. Same type of play. miminum suits or runs of 3 but you must be able to play all cards in your hand and have a discard before laying them down.
Next round is 5’s, so on and so forth through the kings. At the end, the player with the lowest score wins.
Keep a sharp eye out with this fast-paced Spot It! board game. The 55 circular cards have multiple symbols that you locate and match on other cards to test the visual skills of two to eight players. Play this Spot It! board game differently every time thanks to five distinct minigame options.
Fifty different symbols to look for across 55 cards Test your observational skills and hone your reflexes with the award-winning gameplay of Spot It!, a game of lightning-fast choices. Multiple mini-games allow endless playability With five distinct mini-games you can be sure that the game will be different every time you play, and there’s never any downtime because it’s always your turn.
Easy to learn and quick to teach So you can easily teach your friends and play with all of them. Up to 8 players can play at a time So you and your friends can play together. Suitable for ages 7 and older For age-appropriate and imaginative fun.
I played this with my 6 year old and he had a blast. i thoroughly enjoyed myself as well. If your family likes Where’s Waldo or Search and Find books, you’ll enjoy this game. The instructions outline 5 different ways to play with these cards.
We really enjoyed 4/5 of them. Different games were easier fkr my 6 year old than others, but he was able to play them all well. I cant wait to bring this along for our holiday party this year. This may become a new favorite since it’s so inclusive.
My family has enjoyed Spot it! Classic for a couple years now. The brightly colored pictures and unique game play were an instant hit. Even young children can play, then quickly master the game (and put the adults to shame).
The small size and protective tin make this a go anywhere game. Good thing it has several methods of game play, because you won’t be able to put it down after one round.
One of our fav games. It’s most fun with just two playing. Really good for sharpening one’s mind. It is more difficult to find those matching items than one would expect. I have yet to EVER beat my niece.
Loved ours so much – it is a GREAT stocking stuffer! There are quite a few themed new kinds now. We like the original best.
Match the first letter and picture on one card to the remainder of the letters on another card to make a complete word. The more children play, the faster they recall the sounds and letter combinations that create words! Watch reading confidence grow!.
What a great idea ! Spelling is something new for Dustin but he loves to try at it. His favorite thing to spell is his name because he knows it so well. Now he is introduced to new words to spell that he will learn with repetition.
I love that the pieces will only fit in the correct spelling order and that there is an identifiable picture that aids in building the word. I think this is a fantastic concept.
These sequencing puzzles are great quality and such a fun way to teach kids about order! My son’s favorites are the baby to adult lion sequence and the butterfly lifecycle sequence! The puzzles themselves are easy enough for my almost 2 year old, but the sequencing concept is something he is still learning for many of the topics.
These puzzles are going to be a great way for him to learn new things!!.
Built from sturdy pine wood this classy and dependable Bedz King bunk bed is a terrific solution for roommates and large families. The bunk features a twin over twin construction with 4 drawers built into the stairway.
Bunk Bed can be assembled so that the stairs can be on the right or the left. Features : Material: Made of pine wood Finish: Dark cherry Mattress included: No Traditional, craftsman style Twin over twin size Slatted headboard and footboard Full-length guard rails on top bunk Includes 4 step stairway and hardware 4 drawers built into the stairway Slat foundation system Converts into 2 beds Bottom bunk 10 3/4 inches off the floor Space between top and bottom bunk (excluding mattress): 38 inches Specifications : Product Dimensions : 69.
5″H x 103. 25″W x 43. 75″D Product Weight : 307 lbs Weight Capacity : 175 lbs top bunk – 200 lbs bottom bunk Box Spring/ Foundation Required : No Drawer Dimensions : (Internal Stairway Drawers) 8. 25″H x 17.
Overall, I’d strongly recommend avoiding this company, and encourage you to find another bunk bed option. Once assembled (which was not an easy process) we put two standard-sized twin mattresses in. The bottom bunk, once the mattress was laid in, felt like a crawl space.
The kids (6 & 2) both felt uneasy in the space from the start. One thing the site doesn’t show is that there’s a thick metal bar that runs the full length of the top bunk. It hangs lower than the wooden slats holding the top bunk up and droops above the lower mattress.
It’s a thick, unforgiving chunk of metal, which, when combined with a low clearing, creates a real hazard as we found out. My two-year-old repeatedly slammed her head against it when waking up in the middle of the night, on several occasions.
Then nearly knocked herself out when she had a nightmare and was trying to leave the bed. She has large contusions and refused to sleep in it again. Not a fun experience for a young kid. When I called and explained the situation (after disassembling and packing it up) I’m informed I have to pay a restocking fee.
AND I have to pay for shipping back. Instead of a full refund (and maybe an apology for the injuries my youngest sustained), I’m going to eat several hundred dollars on an item I don’t even own anymore.
Long story short – there are plenty of amazing companies out there that are much easier to work with, have more forgiving policies, and extend some common courtesy when confronted with a situation like ours – a traumatized child with head injuries.
The coldest I experienced with their returns department is surreal, and I hope everyone reading this heeds my warning. Find another bunk bed. This one isn’t worth it.
Catan Junior is specifically designed for families with children ages 6-9. Simplified building, child-oriented trading, and the robber equivalent is called the “Ghost Captain”. He isn’t as bad a guy as the robber in the Catan base game.
He blocks the resource production of the islands he is placed on, but does not steal. With no “settlers” around, the players instead slip into the role of pirates who build their hideouts called pirates’ lairs all over the islands and set sail to find new places.
Although Catan Junior contains simplified rules so that 6-year olds can participate without difficulty, it is not just a game for kids but a genuine family game to be enjoyed by everyone.
Our 6-year-old gamer loves this simplified Catan. Gamer and non-gamer adults do too. I do have a nit to pick with it though, which is that in three- and four-player games (we haven’t played it with two players), whoever gets out in front first seems to overwhelm everyone else, and that player is usually whoever goes third or fourth, which is never the kid, because the kid goes first.
So I recommend having kids play in 3rd or 4th position so we can have fun losing to them :).
The easy setup, simple instructions, and fun strategy have made this a huge hit in our house. Even for the grown-ups, this has been an exciting (and addicting) introduction to more strategic board games.
I’ve been trying to get my wife to try Settlers of Catan with me for at least a year, and she hasn’t been interested; I decided to try a different approach, and hook my kids first. My nine-year-old son and six-year-old daughter LOVE this version of the game (and frequently beat the socks off me).
We had so much fun my wife finally got interested, and now SHE’S hooked (on this and the regular version).
My 5 and 9 year old can both play it, and in fact my 5 year old has beat all of us quite a few times (he gets lucky with the coco tiles). The kids think it’s so cool there is a pirate ghost lurking on the board.
I’ve never played the adult Catan but have a feeling we will one day graduate to it. The instructions were so easy to follow. Highly recommend!.
Gamewright – Sushi Go, The Pick and Pass Card Game. Includes 108 cards Rules of play Reinforces probability, visual discrimination and strategic thinking 2 to 5 players, Playing time: 15 minutes. Pass the sushi, In this fast-playing card game, the goal is to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by.
Score points for making the most maki rolls or for collecting a full set of sashimi. Dip your favorite nigiri in wasabi to triple its value. But be sure to leave room for dessert or else you’ll eat into your score.
Gather the most points and consider yourself the sushi master. 8 – 15 years.
My kids love playing Go Sushi! The game is easy to learn, easy to play and a lot of fun. Game play is fairly quick, there’s only three rounds, and the game gets rather addicting to play. The cards are a heavy cardstock, that don’t tear easily.
They’re beautifully illustrated, glossy and easy to shuffle and deal out. This set came in a nice tin to store the cards in. There’s a molded plastic card tray inside to hold the deck neatly in two sections, so they aren’t just rattling around inside the tin.
The lid of the tin of fits on tightly and is easy to take on and off. This game is perfect for family movie nights, rainy days or any time you’re looking for something fun and silly to play with your kids.
I love this fun and fast game. It’s a pick a card and pass your hand off card game. It’s easy enough for most ages to learn and enjoy playing. The instructions are easily read and understood. The cards and instructions come in a cute and sturdy tin can.
An added bonus is a 20 percent coupon they give you to purchase other games. Each game consists of 3 rounds. Everyone gets 9 cards, you choose a card from your hand then pass your remaining hand of cards to the next player.
Everyone reveals their card then picks a new one before passing off their hand again. At the end the scores are tallied up and the winner with most points wins.
This game is fun and easy to play. It is fast-pace game and good for kids/families as well as with my college/young adult friends. You can employ different elements of critical thinking and chance into your choices and your strategy may differ depending on who you are playing with.
The directions are very easy to follow. The tin itself is well made and easy to open (but sturdy to keep the cards safe and protected). It is easily stored too which is really nice! I have found this to be a great “staple” game/item to have.
Would recommend checking it out if you have interest.
Description Tame the wilderness and outwit your opponents with this Catan board game. Players collect resources, build roads and develop settlements while simultaneously avoiding robbers and earning victory points.
This Catan board game provides ever-changing scenarios and endless opportunities for strategic thinking because it plays different each time you start a game. Features Embark on a quest to settle the isle of Catan Guide your settlers to victory by clever trading and cunning development.
Build roads, settlements, and cities Use resource combinations – grain, wool, ore, brick, and lumber – to buy handy development cards. No two games are the same Random mix creates a different board virtually every game.
Perfect social game Catan has been awarded with “Game of the Year”, “Hall of Fame”, and even “Game of the Century” honors in Germany, the United States, and a host of other countries worldwide. For three or four players Perfect for a small group of friends.
Suitable for ages 10 and older For age-appropriate and imaginative fun.
Initially, figuring out set up and rules required significantly more “unpacking” and “frontloading” with the written directions. Box cover description of Catan sounds like a version of Monopoly but that is as far as it goes.
Our first game was very fun but we barely scratched the surface of levels of play and strategy. Catan entertains an understanding how geography, natural resources and commerce and luck create financial wealth or NOT! An excellent family board game where varying levels of maturity can play together and have a ton of fun!! I would agree with the 11 year old and up rating.
However, next family gathering, I’m pretty sure our 10 year old granddaughter will do just fine!.
I can’t stand simple games that rely solely on luck and my family members are the same. Like all games, Catan is based on a certain ratio of luck to skill. Catan thankfully leans more to the latter. Once we got the gist of how to play, we really enjoyed its cutthroat nature and need for constant strategizing.
There are 16 pages of rules which we found incredibly complicated. It’s best to give them a quick read and then just dive into a first game and learn as you go. After your first game, reread the instructions and try again.
There is lots to learn and it seems a bit daunting at first but it’s quite manageable after a couple games. Overall, it has become one of our favourite board games and it has worked well to pass the long winter evenings during Covid.
Catan was really my first board game that opened up the vast tabletop experiences available. Catan is a staple, with strategy and luck mixed with elegant design. If you haven’t played Catan before, it is a resource management and development strategy game.
You’ll start by developing some settlements, expanding across Catan to increase your faction’s standing. Dice rolls keep an element of randomness to who is getting resources, and who is lagging behind.
However, good strategy will usually overcome, but that doesn’t mean that someone can’t get luck and win anyway! This is a fun game for beginners and veterans alike. With easy-to-understand rules, and a load of expansions available, your Catan experience starts here, and won’t get old.
A clever, multi-player game of skill for all ages, play and complete the challenges on the wooden boxes using the bouncy balls. This stylish game features 8 stackable and different sized wooden boxes as well as 8 bouncy balls.
Each box displays different game ideas and challenges for you to complete, either on your own or with multiple opponents. Put your hand-eye coordination to the test by bouncing the balls from box to box until it lands in the intended goal.
The level of difficulty is determined by you – the smaller the boxes the more points you earn. With dozens of playing options to attempt, you can even create your own bouncy challenges. Boing!!.
It’s the fast-dealing property trading game where players buy, sell, dream and scheme their way to riches. This version of the Monopoly game welcomes the Rubber Ducky, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Penguin into its family of tokens.
Choose your token, place it on GO! and roll the dice to own it all! There can be only one winner in the Monopoly game. Will it be you? The more properties each player owns, the more rent can be charged.
Chance cards could be worth money, or one might just say Go To Jail! The Hasbro Gaming and Monopoly names and logos, the distinctive design of the gameboard, the four corner squares, the Mr. Monopoly name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements of the board and playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro.
Buy, sell, dream and scheme your way to riches Players buy, sell and trade to win Build houses and hotels on your properties Chance and Community Chest cards can change everything Includes gameboard, 8 Tokens, 28 Title Deed Cards, 16 Chance Cards, 16 Community Chest Cards, 32 Houses, 12 Hotels, 2 Dice, Money Pack and Game Guide.
My daughter is always asking to play board games for a family night activity. I needed to find one that would be suitable for her age. I thought the classic version of this might be too boring for her so was delighted to see a Disney villains one.
The game is basically the same process but there are many changes. You play as one of six villains that are made in the same style as the classics like the car and thimble. Instead of purchasing property you hire villains.
There isn’t any paper money which I missed. You use tokens. You add thickets and lairs instead of hotels and houses. You still have chance cards but the community chest cards are changed to poison apples card.
The game board is smaller so gameplay is quicker. You still can go to jail and collect money when you pass go. The beautiful artwork of the characters is very pleasing and I do enjoy that more than the classic version.
Instructions and rules are easy to follow. You get used to changes quickly if you are used to the classic style. We all had a blast playing and my husband was the reigning king this time. We plan to take this with us to family gathering over the holidays for something new to play since we usually just play card games.
Have had the original Monopoly board game for years which has always been a family favourite, and thought it was time we had a new edition, so when i saw this “Mega” version it was perfect as a modern remake of a classic.
having the third dice makes it a much faster game with more options, the additional number of properties to purchase and now not just houses and hotels but skyscrapers as well to build your property empire, and a new 1000 monopoly pound note to add to the initial capital sum really adds a new level to the game.
As well as the community chest and chance cards there is now a bus ticket card allowing you to move around the board avoiding certain properties held by other players and not having to pay “rent” to them.
Its fast, its still loads of fun and worth having.
The escape room for kids was a lot of fun! We loved trying to figure out the clues and puzzles, and it was great to see everyone working together. The finale was a bit of a letdown, but overall we had a blast and would definitely recommend it to others.