Race to the Treasure! Game
Work together with your family or friends and get the treasure before the ogre takes it all! The board is a large 6x 6 grid, with letters along the top, and numbers down the side. An extra column runs down the right-hand side; this is the ogre's path to get to the gold. At game start, players roll the number and letter dice to determine which grid squares each of the three keys and the lunchbox begin on. The game is played by drawing from the tile stack, made up of path and ogre tiles. Path tiles consist of straight, "t, or curved pieces, with the first tile placed in the A-1 square. Each piece after connects and winds around the grid to pick up the three keys before going to claim the treasure. When an ogre tile is drawn, it is placed in the ogre's column, bringing him one square closer to the treasure. The lunchbox is optional to pick up, but helps players by removing one ogre tile. If you beat the ogre to the treasure, you win! ~ Megan
Players try to beat the ogre to the treasure by creating a path from START to END. Along the way they need to collect three keys to open the treasure. Players strategize, cooperate, and build the path together. If they do it before the ogre gets there, they all win! Kids love working together to defeat the ogre. Building onto a path encourages kids to think two steps ahead and to look at all possibilities. Game play changes each game depending on where the keys are placed. INCLUDES: 1 game board, 1 pair of dice, 37 game cards, 4 key tokens, 1 Ogre snack and instructions.
Our family has long enjoyed playing co-operative games from Family Pastimes. We play competitive ones, too, but enjoy fostering team spirit as we all work toward achieving a goal. If you haven't tried this alternative to playing together, here's an assortment of some of our favorites from this company.