Ages 4 and up
In this cooperative board game, players must work together to ensure that all three dinosaurs are safely on the island before the volcano erupts.
No reading is required to play, so those as young as four can collaborate and cooperate to help each other remember which fern tokens hide which images. The team must observe and think carefully; if the volcano picture on the die is rolled by any player a total of 6 times and the volcano puzzle is completed before the dinosaurs are saved - the mission will be unsuccessful.
Yes, there is an element of luck. During gameplay our family had many opportunities to discuss what luck really means and talk about how playing as a team makes it easier to "beat" the volcano. When we work together, we are able to accomplish the goal more easily. A bonus lesson for all.