Fishing Camp Game

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disclosure:  I was sent a free fishing camp game in exchange for a review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

I have talked several times now about games.  I think I will always be a fan of board games.  I have also seen so many people replying to my posts about still doing family game nights.  I think that is so awesome.  Board games are one of my fondest memories and I am glad to hear that children today can carry on the tradition of family game night.

I would love to share another board game that I have came across a few weeks ago.  It is called the Fishing Camp game and it is from a company called  Education Outdoors

This game is fun for the whole family and would be a perfect gift for Dad or the man in your life.  Especially for the guy that loves to do all the fishy outdoor type of things.  My brother in law, Matt, loves to fish, while his wife isn’t much into that kind of thing.  With this game he can be in his element while Susan doesn’t have to touch fish, sit in the heat or bait hooks! Sounds like a win win right?

What is the object of this game?

Be the first person to travel from the docks, catch a fish or multiple fish, and get back to the docks with their catch.

Starting game

Players select a boat piece and park it on the dock.  The dock has names for each boat.  You park your boat there and then each player chooses what level they would like to play for.  You can play level 1 – level 4.  1 being the easiest and 4 being the hardest.  Once you choose you take a level card and place that card in front of you. 

Playing the game

The youngest person goes first. 

They roll the die and move their boat according to the number they rolled on their die.

If the player lands on the green lily pad then the die goes to the next person and they take their turn.

  BUT

if the player lands on a yellow lily pad then the player has to answer a question (which is on a card).  also the question they answer should go with the level they chosen for the game.  This is clearly written on the fishing camp cards and easy to figure out.

On 50 of the 100 fishing camp cards there are pictures of fish and weight of the fish.  Once you get one of these cards and answer the question on the card correctly, it counts as “caught” fish and they get to keep that card.

If you answer the question correctly you also get to roll again.   

You may only keep 5 “fish” during the game, so if you get more then 5 cards you choose which one you want to throw back.

There is more fun spaces to land on and things to do during this play.  I won’t go into all the details, but wanted to explain how the game works.  This game is recommended for ages 4 and up and it is good for 2-6 players. 

I love finding games that is fun for that variety of players.  With just John and I here it is hard finding a lot of games good for just 2 players and then also being able to play with the family when they come over. 

Here is a video that was on the website that I thought I would share with you all so you can see the game at play:

Would your family enjoy this game?
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