Ant Colony Game

Ant Colony Game

$49.95

or 4 payments of $12.49 with Afterpay

The Ant Colony Cooperative Game has players working collaboratively to build a continuous ant colony nest with tunnels and rooms.  There are challenges that will need to be overcome, like the appearance of an ant eater which blocks tunnel entrances.  Other blocks will also turn up, like rocks and beetles and these will change the course of the tunnel too.

Description

The Ant Colony Cooperative Game has players working collaboratively to build a continuous ant colony nest with tunnels and rooms.  There are challenges that will need to be overcome, like the appearance of an ant eater which blocks tunnel entrances.  Other blocks will also turn up, like rocks and beetles and these will change the course of the tunnel too.

Players take turns choosing a tile and try to build a tunnel for the Queen Ant.  If they can do this with at least two entrances and four rooms then they win.  But if two many ant eaters block entrances or underground blocks mean the four rooms cant be created then the game is over!

The tiles will be either tunnel tiles, obstacle tiles (rocks, beetles), rooms, ant eaters or ant eater spray.  The ant eater spray can be used against only one ant eater, so there is a little bit of strategy involved deciding when to use it.

Visual planning and anticipating possible blocks turning up will help players decide where and how best to place their tunnel tiles.

The Ant Colony game has everyone working together towards the same goal.  Players learn vital skills such as taking turns, being friendly and helpful to each other and interacting positively.

The Ant Colony Game takes about 10 – 15 minutes with 2 players but up to 6 can play (in which case it will take a little longer).  It is suitable for 5yrs+ but we have had some capable 4 year olds playing.

What we love about the Ant Colony Game

  • there aren’t many cooperative games for a larger group (2 – 6 players)
  • it can be adjusted to make it easier (and success more likely) by removing an obstacle or ant eater tile
  • it helps children learn that obstacles can and do happen and we need to plan ahead and also learn to deal with them when they turn up
  • it is a pretty quick game when there are only 2 players, so quite good for the end of a turning session
  • children up to age of 8 are really enjoying this game when we play it at Starfish

 

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