5 Hands on Board Games for that Kinaesthetic Learner in you
For all those out there that just cant sit still here are a few games that require you to move around and stay active.
In Terror in Meeple City (formerly known as Rampage), you arrive in Meeple City as a gigantic, famished, scaly-skinned monster! Your goal: Dig your claws and dirty paws into the asphalt, destroy buildings and devour innocent meeples – in short: sow terror while having fun. The monster who has caused the most damage after the carnage finally ends wins the game.
In Tokyo Highway, players compete to place all of their cars on the road — but to do that they will first have to build the roadways!
Over the course of the game, players construct columns of varying heights by using the 66 squat cylinders in the box, then connect those columns with sticks that serve as roadways, with the columns not necessarily being the same height when connected. If a stretch of highway is placed well, you can place one or more cars on it to score.
You have only one goal in Meeple Circus: Entertain the audience. The competition is tough, but you can create the most amazing circus by proposing incredible acts! Acrobats, horses, and many accessories are at your disposal. Be sure to undertake a good rehearsal, then with your remarkable dexterity, you can give them the show of their lifetime. Once the circus music starts, all eyes will be upon you!
In short, Meeple Circus is a dexterity game in which you do what all gamers do when setting up a game: Pile up your meeples!
Flick Em’ Up
Flick ‘Em Up is an old west themed dexterity game where players play in teams against each other. Wooden discs are flicked around the game to move and shoot at the other teams. It’s extremely satisfying to shoot a long distance across the table and damage your opponents and then move behind a cactus for cover. The chunky wooden bits really make Flick ‘Em Up come to life. There are different scenarios that can be played, some more complex than others, that help repeated plays feel unique.
I’ve often wished to have the space for an air hockey table in my house. Unfortunately, Klask is probably as close as I’m going to get. Klask is a two-player game that feels a lot of tabletop air hockey. You control your piece via a magnet under the board with the goal of hitting the ball into the opponent’s goal. There are three small magnets in the middle of the board that serve as obstacles. If two of those magnets attach to your piece, you lose the point. It’s quick playing and feels very much like playing an arcade game without having to leave your house.