Peaceable Kingdom “Race to the Treasure” Game Review

ABOUT:

Peaceable Kingdom is a place where dinosaurs roam and a mermaid princess swims, where a child can host a fairy tea party or sail the open seas on a pirate ship. A place of imagination and exploration and fun.

Peaceable Kingdom has just come out with two new cooperative games and two new games in a new category, Preschool Skills Builder games.  With guidance from educators, retailers and paretns, these new games are appropriate for early childhood developemental skills in children ages 3-6 years old.  The new category, Preschool Skills Builder, uses tasks like cutting with safety scissors or recognizing left from right.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I really like the idea of a “Cooperative Game,” especially at young ages. I am not big into competition and while some is healthy, it is also healthy to learn to work together. A Cooperative Game allows families (and kids) to share in decision-making, learn to share, build confidence and work as a team. It is also nice if you have a sensitive child who doesn’t cope well with losing.

Race to the Treasure

Unlike most memory matching games Race to the Treasure encourages kids to help each other find the matches. This way, kids work together, they help each other, and everybody wins! A cooperative game eliminates stress, builds self-esteem, and teaches kids that playing together can be fun! Players try to beat the Ogre to the treasure by creating a path from START to END. Along the way they need to collect 3 keys to open the treasure. Players strategize, cooperate and build the path together. If they do it before the Ogre gets there, they win! (Ages 5+)

The first thing I love about Race to the Treasure is that the instructions are printed inside the lid of the box!  Yeah no instruction’s to loose!  Next is that all the game pieces can be put back in the included envelope so you don’t have loose pieces flying around when you open the box.  The object of the game is to get to the treasure before the Ogre does, by of course working together.  So 2-4 players work together choosing which way to put their Path Cards which guide them towards the three keys they need to earn.  While they are playing though if they pick up on Ogre card instead of a Path Card then the Ogre gets one spot closer to the treasure.  My five year old loves this game because he is all about mazes and moving around on a gameboard and with the Path Cards you create the direction you are moving!  It is a challenge to line the cards up the right way all while picking up the three keys you need and then racing to the treasure before the Ogre!  I will say though my son was excited to have the Ogre pop up!  This is an adorable game and even though it says ages 5 and up, my 3 year old is picking up how to play the game!  Great decision making and teamwork going on in this game!

 

BUY IT: Check out Peaceable Kingdom to Start Shopping or look for the games at your local retailer. Race to the Treasure! retails for $15.99.

WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive their choice of game:  Feed The Woozle, Snug As A Bug In A Rug, Seeds for the Birds, or Race To The Treasure

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Comments

  1. Hoot Owl Hoot.

  2. Lorayne Gothard says:

    My daughter would like the fish stix board game. My kids love board games!!

  3. My daughter would love Mermaids In-a-Box!

  4. I think my boys would like the Flippity Frogs Board Game

  5. shirley pebbles says:

    I like the Flippity Frogs Board Game

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  6. I like Race to the Treasure.

  7. Heather Vogler says:

    Hoot, Owl, Hoot looks like something my kids would love! Heather Vogler

  8. Erin Lawrence says:

    I like the Let’s Do It! Write & Wipe Activity Book!

  9. My child would enjoy the Princess Match Up Game & Puzzle.

  10. Tracy Juliano says:

    I think my daughter would love the Fish Stix game. It looks like a lot of fun.

  11. I think he’d love the Hoot Owl Hoot game!

  12. My son would like the Glow-in-the-Dark Pirate Stickers

  13. katie coriston says:

    Vinyl Cling Sticker Totes my son would love!

  14. mermaids in a box
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  15. mermaids in a box
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  16. Jodi Kershuk says:

    I think my son would love the dinosaurs in a box

  17. Leah Shumack says:

    Mermaids in a box

  18. Maria Balmeo says:

    My nephew would love the “Write & Wipe Books”

  19. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Secret Agent Write & Wipe Activity Book
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  20. my daughter would enjoy the count your chickens game.

  21. <3 the Animals of our World Write & Wipe Activity Book

  22. My daughter would enjoy the Fairy, Mermaid, Princess Write & Wipe Activity Book.

  23. Fairy, Mermaid, Princess Write & Wipe Activity Book

  24. tamra childers says:

    i think my son would like hoot owl

  25. My youngest would also enjoy Fish Stix.

  26. My grandkids would love the Flippity Frogs Board Game.

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  27. we would love mermaids in a box

  28. Paula Tavernie says:

    The Sticker Book

  29. This or that for girls :-)

  30. ericka coello says:

    Fairy Colors Match Up Game & Puzzle

  31. Julie Lynn Bickham says:

    Would love to have the Animals of our World Write & Wipe Activity Book.

  32. Jennifer H. says:

    my daughters would like the paperdolls in a box
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  33. I would love to have the Fairy Colors Match Up Game & Puzzle

  34. My son would love the Animal Sounds Match Up Game & Puzzle

  35. this or that just for girls

  36. Clancy Harrison says:

    count your chickens board game.

  37. My daughter would like the Happy Monkeys Lock & Key Diary

  38. My boys would like Dinosaurs In-a-Box

  39. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I would love Feed The Wuzzle one.

  40. Owls Lock & Key Diary

  41. susan varney says:

    i think my grandson would like the Flippity Frogs Board Game

  42. Costana Hornbaker says:

    Animals of our World Write & Wipe Activity Book

  43. My step-daughter would like the Happy Monkeys Lock & Key Diary. Thanks.
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  44. Jessica E Ledford says:

    I think my daughter would love the Flippity Frogs Board Game!

  45. I have been wanting Fish Stix for my son

  46. My granddaughter would like the Princess Match Up Game & Puzzle.

  47. Carrie Phelps says:

    My grandsons would like the Count Your Chickens board game.

  48. we’d love the Glow-in-the-Dark Space Mobile

  49. nannypanpan says:

    i like the fish stix game
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  50. I don’t have children, but I think the sticker packs would be good for working with kids.

  51. Hoot Owl Hoot!
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  52. EMMA L HORTON says:

    COUNT YOUR CHICKENS

  53. Alex Liz Robinson says:

    Old maid would be nice! I have not seen this games sinse I was a kid!

  54. My family would like Fish Stix.

  55. this or that? original sounds cool!

  56. Fish stix board game

  57. kasey reed says:

    I want some stickers!

  58. Let’s Do It Write and Wipe Book

  59. Sylvia White says:

    I like the Mermaids In-a-Box

  60. Glenna Faccenetti says:

    My daughter would love the mermaids in a box.

  61. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I think he would like fish stix

  62. my daughter would love the Owls Lock & Key Diary – she loves owls AND paper lol.

  63. My kids would also enjoy the Monster Colors Match Up Game & Puzzle and the Pirate match up would be popular as well!

  64. Ashley Hatten says:

    I think they would like hoot owl hoot thanks!*
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  65. i think my daughter would like this or that? just for girls

  66. I think my grandson would enjoy Hoot Owl Hoot! , too!

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