Although you and your children can’t wait for all the summer fun to begin, not everyday in the summer can be a planned outing. When rain clouds roll in and beach days aren’t possible, some rainy day activities are necessary to keep kids from getting bored. Some parents wish they could send their kids to camp just to keep them busy and on a routine, but with finances coming into play, this is not always possible.
There is a new board game that challenges players with questions about wildlife and camping. Camp is a new trivia board game marketed as multi-generational play that allows people of different of different age groups to play and still find it challenging. Though named Camp, the general theme of the game is ‘the great outdoors’. The game box contains two boxes of cards; camp cards (400 questions) and 99 fun facts, eight unique and cute game characters with stands, sixteen level cards to identify what level each player will be playing at, 1 compass card, enabling the possessor to take the shortcut, 1 decoder, and 1 die. The objective is to find your way back to your campsite, moving through the board answering questions and learning fun facts. It is a very entertaining educational game. The age range for CAMP is 4+, but the level 1 questions are easy enough for younger children who may have some basic knowledge of the questions being asked. The directions are intuitive, and we were set up to play within minutes of opening the game. This was a good thing, as children are generally excited to play new games! One of the best parts of the game is that you don’t need more than one adult to play, as the answers are encoded and you need the special decoder to get the answer. Most of the level 1 questions consist of identifying the different animals, which my 2-1/2 year old daughter was able to answer. The fun facts are great too, as they teach you about the great outdoors, not just camping in general. The die is larger than normal dice are, which works great for younger children. I found the largeness of the die is also great for when the die rolled off the table, we were able to find it easier. The level four questions (adult) were challenging for my husband and I and kept us interested. The pace of the game moved quickly which kept the kids attentive throughout the game. This game is both educational and fun, and the game will grow with them, so they will never be too old for it.
For more information on the game, including rules, visit Education Outdoors. Camp board game retails for $24.99 and can be purchased at Bass
Pro Shops, Cabelas, Books a Million stores and specialty retailers nationwide.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.