It’s time for a new post about a fun game. This week I want to share with you about Machi Koro. George recently picked this game up at The National Building Museum. I was very excited to see that he had decided to buy it. I have been paying a lot more attention to the board gaming community and this game is very popular. I wasn’t sure if we would like the game because we like some pretty meaty games. I keeping trying to think what game I would compare it to. Maybe Sushi Go.
Machi Koro is a 2-4 player game. You can buy an expansion to add another player. This is a great family friendly game. The suggested age is 10 and up but Bubbles and Duke have both been able to play with a little help. This is an easy game to teach newbies and quick fun. A playthrough can go from 30-15 minutes. The basic game play is rolling dice, acquiring money, buying property, and purchasing objectives. I know it sounds really easy. That’s because it is.
Does this game have any educational benefits? Yes! Ratios with the percentage of chances that you are going to roll a certain number to earn the max amount of money. Most board games include Math and this one does too. You have to add up business and special rules to make sure you get enough money to purchase objectives. There’s some reading and of course reading comprehension. Duke is able to read the special rules on the cards and understand that he gets a certain number of coins. The biggest thing this game offers is strategy. The kids each get to decide if they want to take the slow and steady way of earning money or buy the more expensive businesses in hopes that they get the dice roll they need.If that’s not enough teaching kiddos to be a good sport and play fair is always a plus for me.
I hope you all have been enjoying my posts about some really fun board games. If you would like to suggest a game or questions email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great weekend!