It’s date night and you’re looking for a great board game for couples. What will you choose from the many possibilities? Choose Kingdomino Duel!
In case you aren’t familiar with the Kindomino realm, Kingdomino Duel is a two-player spinoff “roll and write” game of the infamous Kingdomino board game.
In Kingdomino Duel, players take turns rolling custom dice to choose how the images on those dice will form a domino, but not like the old dots you see on regular dominoes. These images represent possible kingdom sections that each player chooses in order to score at the end. So if you look at both of the die together, it forms a domino. Interesting concept, right?
So why is Kingdomino Duel perfect for couples date night? Here are a few reasons:
It is easy enough to begin playing, yet takes a strategy to win, adding to that push-pull type of gaming where the competition is there, in a friendly way. This makes it a great game for couples who are looking for a fun and engaging challenge.
It’s a pretty fast game. Kingdomino Duel takes around 20-30 minutes to play, which is great on date night. Plus, the game’s smaller size and its easy to take along with you, so you can play at home, or wherever your date night might take you.
It’s visually stunning. The artwork in Kingdomino Duel is has 0vibrant colors and charming illustrations that bring the game’s world to life and brings a relaxing mood to your date night.
It’s competitive and fun! Race to see who gets to use the wizard’s help with bonus abilities! When it comes to competitive games, keeping it playful helps to elicit that push-pull mechanism of interaction which is great for a date night.
There’s much more to say, but why read when you can be on a date, and playing a great game?! Enjoy!
King of Tokyo is definitely one of our favorite games due to its simplicity and constant action.
It also has some great potential in terms of developing social skills for 10 year old’s. Empathy is a key social skill that develops during this age and here are some ways that King of Tokyo helps develop the social skill of empathy:
Perspective Consideration: Since each player controls a character/monster, there is the opportunity to explore distinct abilities and reactions. The variety of different character play helps children better understand how we are all different in many ways. We all have different weaknesses, strengths, abilities, etc. And learning while playing makes the environment fun! The benefit from this is empathy development through understanding various perspectives of others.
Collaboration: King of Tokyo is a competitive game by design, however, there are opportunities of collaboration where players can choose to work together to team up against a common enemy (in gameplay with more than 2 players). This can be to defeat the other player or to defend against that other player in an agreed upon alliance. This can really benefit children by helping them understand that others have needs as well, and that there can be mutual benefit from alliances.
Good Sportsmanship: Since the object of the board game King of Tokyo is to have a single winner, it is considered a competitive game. Some players will lose while one player will win. Experiencing both can help define how a 10 year old learns to respond to that fact. One idea to help support this kind of thinking is to understand that it is a game and fun should be had by all regardless of who wins, and to learn to be happy for others when they win, and support them. And to expect that same kind of response from others is a good focus that helps to overall build a sense of fair play and good sportsmanship.
Emotional Intelligence Development: Due to its fast paced nature of decision making and risk analysis, King of Tokyo can create an emotional experience for children. This creates the opportunity for recognition and self-regulation of their own emotions while observing the emotional response of others playing the game.
For these reasons, King of Tokyo is a great way to explore the social skill of empathy not only for 10 year old’s, but players of all ages!
A roll of the dice can change everything in this fun dice board game of strategy to build the best city in the land.
And why build the best city? So that it can become the new capital of the Kingdom of Rolldovia by decree of the Queen. That kingdom’s history includes a former capital that was ransacked by bandits and now it is up to you to gain the most victory points in order to be recognized by the Queen.
And this is achieved by simply managing your resources, constructing buildings, and even building your army as needed, so that your city shines brighter than your competition’s.
The things we really like about dice games is that they are usually quick plays and can also be a good warm-up game before diving in deeper to a more involved board game.
Who doesn’t love a face paced game where each roll of the dice leads to victory…or defeat?!
“Go Nuts!”, by Gamewright Games, will not disappoint, and is fun for all ages due to its simplicity. Gamewright is one of our favorite game publishers and we’ll have to do a post just about our collection here soon to show our true fandom, right?
Roll the dice to see how many acorns you can get, but any cars you roll get taken away, and then if you roll only squirrels, you shout “Go Nuts!” and competing players role their “dog die” until it lands on the dog, not the dog house, and they shout, “Woof Woof!” and at the same time, the person who just rolled all squirrels is now starting from zero to see how many acorns they can roll before the shout of “Woof Woof!” is heard.