CardLine: Globetrotter Game
Games are the perfect format to learn geography, and this one is especially simple and effective. Similar to the Timeline games from the same company, each player holds four cards and tries to place them correctly in relation to the cards already on the table. In this edition, each card features a country. The front of the card shows the country name and a fitting illustration, the back of the card contains the same picture along with four pieces of relevant information: the country's population, pollution output, gross domestic product, and land area. Players decide which characteristic to play by, flip one card up in the middle, and then take turns trying to place their country cards correctly around the ones on the table. Once a player has selected a spot for their card, they turn it over to view the information and see if they were right. Correctly placed cards stay flipped up on the table, wrongly placed cards are discarded and players draw a new card from the deck. As you can see, the more cards that are on the table, the harder it becomes to place a new card. The first player to place all of their cards wins. A great game for learning about countries and compiling tidbits of knowledge! 2-8 players, 15 minutes playing time, and the 110 cards are packaged in a nice little tin. If you enjoy this one, try Cardline: Animals too! Steph
Which is bigger, Chile or Switzerland? Does Kenya pollute more than France? Who has more people, Colombia or Canada? Find out when you play Cardline Globetrotter. Each player will have a hand of cards showing various nations, and will have to fit them into the growing line-up of countries. As the game goes on, it gets harder to guess where your cards can be played. Choose population, pollution, gross domestic product or land area, and find out where your nations fit.
- Easy rules will have you playing in minutes.
- Beautiful art on every card.
- Educational and entertaining.
These card games are not only quick to learn and fun to play, but they also have the side benefit of helping you retain facts about animals or countries. Similar to the Timeline games by the same company, each player is dealt four cards, information side down, and then a starting card is placed in the center, information side up. The first player must try to place one of his cards in the correct order in relation to the card in the center. After choosing whether it goes in front or after the card already in the center, he turns it over to see if he is correct. A correct guess stays in the row, a wrongly placed card is discarded and a new card is dealt to that player. Play passes around the table with each player placing his cards relative to the growing row in the center, placing in front of, in between, or after the cards on the table. The first player to run out of cards by placing them correctly in sequence wins the game. In the Animals version, players can choose one of three ways to play: by lifespan, length, or weight of the animals. In Dinosaurs, players are challenged to place cards by length or weight, so this deck is compatible with Animals if you are playing with one of those characteristics. Please note that this deck includes evolutionary content. Both sides of the card hold a gorgeous illustration of the animal, and the back contains the three measurements as well. The Globetrotter edition has four ways to play (by land area, population, pollution contribution, and gross domestic product), and illustrations feature objects or landmarks representative of that country. Game time is only 15 minutes, up to 8 people can play, and the games are packaged in colorful 4.75" square tins, making them the perfect game for anytime, anywhere!
- Janice Staff on Sep 27, 2021