Over the years our family has played a lot of board games, but we’ve also found that while in theory board games are fun, they often end up being more like an opportunity for screaming matches more than fun quality time.
As a result, we’re always looking for games that work easily for out family without too much competitiveness, that don’t last too long and that are simple to understand. Lately the winning board game: Tsuro
What is it?
From the publisher:
A beautiful and beautifully simple game of laying a tile before your own token to continue its path on each turn. The goal is to keep your token on the board longer than anyone else's, but as the board fills up this becomes harder because there are fewer empty spaces left... and another player's tile may also extend your own path in a direction you'd rather not go. Easy to introduce to new players, Tsuro lasts a mere 15 minutes and actually does work for any number from 2 to 8.
My description: You lay down tiles to try to bump everyone else off the board and be the last person left!
2-8 players (we find it better with more people and avoid playing with 3 or less)
8+ (though we think it could easily work for 6+ depending on the kid)
15-20 minutes (this is key - it doesn’t last long enough for people to get bored, antsy and start sniping at each other)
Where can you get it?
We checked in with local games store Kessel Run and they sell Tsuro!
Have you played Tsuro? What do you think? What other board games do your family play without ending up in screaming matches? :)