Family Game Night: Kingdomino

October 31, 2017

We recommend Kingdomino for just about any family game night. Apparently, board game experts do to. Give it a chance with your family.

Here are 3 reasons the team at Game Goblins recommends Kingdomino. That’s why you can find Kingdomino at Game Goblins, located on Bowman Road.

  1. It’s easy to learn and rounds are timely.

Have you ever tried introducing your family to a game like Catan on family game night? As much as we love these strategy-heavy games, less challenging games might be a better choice.

Kingdomino is easy to learn. The rules make sense and are easy to follow. So your family will spend less time skimming the rulebook and more time building kingdoms.

A round of Kingdomino takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Shorter rounds means your family can play the game a few times. This way luck has a chance to fall in anyone’s favor.

“Best two out of three?”

  1. According to experts, it’s a guaranteed hit for family game night. 

Well… life, in all its uncertainty, rarely offers us the luxury of a guarantee. It’s a strong possibility that your family will love Kingdomino.

Kingdomino won the 2017 Spiel des Jahres. This is a pretty prestigious award in the board gaming world. Board game experts everywhere praise the game for it’s fun challenge and easy flow. Other Spiel des Jahres winners include Codenames in 2016 and Colt Express in 2015.

Based on the Spiel des Jahres’ history of selecting best-selling board games, Kingdomino is a smart choice if you’re looking for a new family game night hit. Let us know how it goes on our Facebook!

  1. It has enough strategy and luck to be fun for kids AND adults.

The colorful design and medieval theme might make it look like a kids game. Kingdomino is a great game for kids as young as eight years old—some reviews say six-year-olds can play. It has plenty of strategy challenges for all ages.

When players first draw dominos, the lowest card gets the first choice for their next domino. So, getting the top card right away might not be a good thing. Your strategy changes as your luck plays out at the beginning of the game.

The tiles that build your kingdom must be placed to match a domino that is already part of your kingdom. Only the “home” tile is wild. It can be matched with any tile. The more of the same tiles you have together, the more points you get at the end of the game. Your kingdom exists in a five by five square, but not every square will get filled.