board_game.jpgFifth Grade Board Game Club
The Fifth Grade Board Game Club will meet on Wednesdays beginning March 11th. Read through the descriptions of the games below to find one you might enjoy playing and then sign up with Ms. Smith to reserve your spot for the next meeting!


external image pic153979_t.jpg Blokus for 2-4 players (best with 2 or 4 players)

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: The goal of the game is to be the player to place all of their pieces on the board. Sounds easy, right? The only twist is that your pieces many only touch at a corner!





external image pic247758_t.jpgBull in a China Shop for 3-5 players (best with 3 or 4 players)

Playing time: 30 minutes

Description: Bulls and china just don't mix. Buy china cards while you can but watch out for bull cards. They can quickly destroy your purchases as they rush through your china shop!




castle_keep.jpgCastle Keep for 2-4 players (best with 2 players)

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: Raise your castle! Raze the enemy! Will you use your turn to fortify your own castle or attack your opponent? The first player to build a complete castle rules the lands!





external image pic274458_t.jpgChateau Roquefort for 2-4 players (best with 2, 3 or 4 players)

Playing time: 30 minutes

Description: Travel around Castle Appenzell to collect pieces of cheese. On your turn, you can move your mice around the castle, reveal hidden corridors, bring new mice into play, or shift the maze beneath the mice. Just be careful not to fall into one of the dungeons!




external image pic58310_t.jpgCircus Flohcati for 3-5 players (best with 3, 4 or 5 players)

Playing time: 15 minutes

Description: The flea circus is in town! Race to collect the best sets of different circus performers by turning over new cards to choose from. But don't get greedy! If you turn over a flea performer that is already showing, your turn ends!





external image pic45858_t.jpgClans for 2-4 players (best with 2, 3 or 4 players)

Playing time: 30 minutes

Description: Secretly choose a prehistoric clan and race to make it the most successful by building villages with other clans. Be careful to make sure your clan is strong enough to survive conflicts within the villages or it will be wiped out!





external image pic149765_t.jpgColoretto for 2-5 players (best with 3, 4 or 5 players)

Playing time: 30 minutes

Description: Try to collect different colors of chameleons, but not too many colors! Collecting a few of these colorful animals will bring you points, but having too many different colors will cause you to lose points!





external image pic62726_t.jpgFor Sale for 3-6 players (best with 3, 4, 5 or 6 players)

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: Do you dream of living in a ritzy mansion? How about a sewer? Buy the best properties to make the smartest purchases and then sell your homes for the most money!






external image pic149662_t.jpgHey! That's My Fish! for 2-4 players (best with 2, 3 or 4 players)

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: The best fish go to the fastest penguins. Can you get to them first without getting stuck on a drifting ice floe?






external image pic359101_t.jpgIncan Gold for 3-8 players (best with 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 players)

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: Travel deep into the hidden ruins to discover gems and long-lost artifacts. The further in you go, the greater the chance of finding treasure...but also of finding danger!





ka-ching.jpgKa-Ching for 2 players

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: Buy low! Sell high! Try to beat your opponent by making the smartest purchases with your money and then selling your stocks for the highest profit!







external image pic69356_t.jpgKing's Breakfast for 3-5 players (best with 3, 4 or 5 players)

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: You've been invited to a feast for the king! Eat your fill but remember it's not polite to eat more than your royal host. Can you remember which foods to eat and which to avoid? Don't forget to watch out for the king's pet dragon, Emerald!





landlock.jpgThe Legend of Landlock for 2 players

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: Work with your opponent to build rivers and paths in mythical Landlock, but be sure to make it a friendly place to live for your water or land-loving gnome inhabitants!





lost_cities.jpgLost Cities for 2 players

Playing time: 30 minutes

Description: Travel to five exotic locations in an attempt to make the discoveries of a lifetime! The further you venture into a certain location, the greater the discovery as well as the risk. Do you have what it takes to become the most daring adventurer?





external image pic197393_t.jpgMamma Mia! for 2-5 players (best with 3, 4 or 5 players)

Playing time: 30 minutes

Description: It's a pizza party! Play ingredient cards to the oven in order to try and build your pizzas. When you think the right ingredients are in the oven, play your pizza cards to bake your tasty treat!






external image pic26444_t.jpgPick Picnic for 2-6 players (best with 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 players)

Playing time: 30 minutes

Description: It's feeding time in the farmyard. Some spots have better treats...but they might also attract more customers. Can you get to the tasty corn treats first and win the corn? Can you avoid the foxes that have come to dine on YOU?






external image pic235982_t.jpgPoison for 3-6 players (best with 3, 4, 5 or 6 players)

Playing time: 30 minutes

Description: The wizard is mixing magic potions again! Collect potions but try to avoid those mixed in with poison. If you collect the most or none of a potion, you're safe. If not, receive a deadly dose of poison!





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Set for 1-6 players (best with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 players)

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: Can you find the hidden sets in the groups of cards? Look for cards that are all alike or all different in color, shape, and design. Sound easy? It's harder than it looks!





external image pic366548_t.jpgStraw: The Game that Broke the Camel's Back for 2-6 players (best with 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 players)

Playing time: 30 minutes

Description: Camels can carry a lot of weight, but how much is too much? Pile goods onto the camel's back, but don't be the player to break the camel's back with too heavy of a load!






take_it_easy.jpgTake It Easy for 1-6 players (best with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 players)

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: What tile was called? Hmmm...Where should you place it? Do you risk playing that high number in a long column? It could bring you a lot of points, but if you don't complete it you could lose the points!







external image pic108094_t.jpgThat's Life for 2-6 players (best with 3, 4, 5 or 6 players)

Playing time: 30 minutes

Description: Some people have all the luck! Travel around the board to collect tiles that bring you good fortune or bad. Collecting luck tiles can turn your luck around!





external image pic158561_t.jpgTransAmerica for 2-6 players (best with 3, 4 ,5 or 6 players)

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: Take a cross-country trip around the United States by connecting five cities across the map. Be quick! Your fellow players are trying to do the same thing and losing this race may knock your train off the track!





external image pic262539_t.jpgTsuro for 2-8 players (best with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 players)

Playing time: 15 minutes

Description: Build a pathway before your piece and travel along the path. Be careful to avoid running into other pieces or building a path that runs your own piece off the board!





external image pic79266_t.jpgTutankhamen for 2-6 players (best with 2, 3, 4 or 5 players)

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: Collect artifacts along a winding pathway and pay tribute to the great King Tut. Collect the most of an artifacts to pay the greatest tribute but choose wisely. Once you have passed an artifact, you can't go back!







zeus.jpgZeus on the Loose for 2-5 players (best with 2 or 3 players)

Playing time: 20 minutes

Description: Catch Zeus if you can! Play number cards to grab the Greek God or call on the other Olympian Gods for help. Try to be the player to reach the top of Mount Olympus with Zeus in hand!