“This is going to be fun….and awesome!”
That directly from the mouth of my 5 year old son when we presented him the Lego board game, Minotaurus.
Though he just started getting into Lego’s last year, they’ve taken over the top of his Christmas list this year. And while I love Lego’s and the creativity they encourage, sometimes it’s tough for our entire family to participate in the playing with him.
In our family of four (we also have a 7 year old daughter), board games and creative way always bring us together….so what better way to foster that then building our own LEGO board game
The Lego board game, Minotaurus, allows kids (technically 7 and up, though my 5 & 7 year old were fully capable and more than willing!) to build their own game board from scratch (with the brilliant graphic instructions you’ve come to expect from Lego), including the dice and the figurines. Knowing that they’re working together to create something that we’re all going to enjoy fueled them even further (although about 3/4 of the way through, my son confessed, “This is taking a lot of work!”).
His labor was soon rewarded when he was instructed to create his own “little man…..Ooooooooh, this is going to be cooooooooooool!”
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Granted, this isn’t one of those things you’re going to open on Christmas morning and expect to play the game aspect of it right away, but kids can start putting it together and invite the adults to join them after dessert 😉
In the world of board games, it’s truly difficult to find one that appeals to all ages and personalities in our family, but this is one I can see us holding on to through the teenage years and beyond. Because of the universal appeal of Lego, coupled with the unique nature of the game itself, everyone in our family enjoyed playing this together. The rules were a little difficult for the young ones to understand at first, but they enjoyed making their own way around the labyrinth.
This is the perfect time of year to invest in a board game to share with family and friends that may be coming over for the holidays…but you may be able to win one for yourself!
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