I buy board games for my kids to play but the truth is that we love to play board games as a family too! Family game night is a great time for everyone to come together. Drop everything else like cell phones, books, TV shows, ipads, and any worries, before family game time. It is just great spending special time as a family. It is an added bonus when you get a board game, like Tsuro, that is fun for all ages and perfect for family fun night. I was provided with the Tsuro board game in order to facilitate review. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.
Tsuro Board Game Rules
“Create your own journey with Tsuro…the Game of the Path. Place a tile and slide your stone along the path created, but take care! Other players’ paths can lead you in the wrong direction—or off the board entirely! Find your way wisely to succeed by staying on the board. The rules are simple: you place a tile to build the next step for your stone to follow. Paths will cross and connect, and the choices you make affect all the journey across the board. Find your way wisely and be the last player left on the board to win!”
The aim of the game is to create twisting lines and the longest path without running off the game board. It is the ultimate test to see who can keep going the longest.
Ages: 8+ (That is only a guideline. My son just turned 7 and he totally gets it.)
Tsuro Review- The Game of the Path by Calliope Games
I agreed to review Tsuro because I like to add a new board game into our game rotation every now and then to keep things fresh and fun. Tsuro appealed to me because I like path games where there is strategy involved. I like having to think a little and having chance factor into winning less. At the same time, Tsuro is super easy to play. There not a lot of complicated rules to remember. In fact when my daughter told me how to play, it sounded so simple that I read the rules myself to make sure she wasn’t leaving anything out.
It is easy to play with simple rules but it is also a fun game that gets you thinking and moves fast. I usually play 3 or 4 games with my kids when we play because everyone wants a rematch! Each game usually last around 15 minutes. It seems to go faster with three people than it does when we play with just 2 people. We like Tsuro and I can see why it has won so many toy awards including a Major Fun Award and Creative Child – Game of the Year Award.
Each player starts with 3 path tiles and they play their first tile anywhere along the edge of the board. Then they draw a new tile from the draw pile to replace the played tile in their hand. It is a simple game where each player creates their own path but if someone plays a tile next to your tile it can influence your path. Playing improves strategic skill and path-building skills as players learn to think ahead. They must keep their own route away from the edge of the game board or it will be the end of the game for them.
Update 2021: My kids are now 13 and 15 and we still enjoy playing Tsuro for its fast paced style and it the strategic thinking.
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My favorite part about the Tsuro board game by Calliope Games is that it is engaging enough to keep me genuinely interested and it is designed so that kids and adults can play on an equal footing. The award winning game Tsuro is perfect for family game night! Would you like to try the game of Tsuro?