Castle Panic is one of my family’s absolute favorite board games for the whole family, and this is the variation for younger kids. This is a cooperative game, so you work together to fight off a horde of monsters who are trying to tear down your castle walls and destroy your towers. It sure is fun to work together as a family towards a common goal that doesn’t involve loading the dishwasher!
Note: The manufacturer says this is for ages 4 and up, but according to several other families (including mine!) most 3-year-olds are ready for this game. For kids ages 7 and up, the regular version of Castle Panic would be a better fit.
From the Manufacturer
In this game, a group of monsters is racing out of the woods and coming right at your Castle! Players need to catch all the monsters before they smash the Castle flat. Send out your brave defenders to match the color and shape of the space where a monster is to catch it. But watch out! The monsters move closer to the Castle every turn, and more monsters keep coming.
- No reading required.
- Teaches matching, strategic thinking, taking turns, and more.
- Cooperative gameplay means no sore losers.
- Preschoolers can play independently.
WARNING: Choking Hazard – Contains small parts not suitable for children under 3 years.