Sometimes the best part of being on holidays is spending time with your family and friends playing games to your heart’s content. Thankfully, with so many options available, there’s something to play for every age and skill level that even the most seasoned gamer will appreciate.

Here are five awesome adventure games for kids to play during your next holiday break away Go create some memories by introducing the next generation of gamers to our hobby!


Jamaica by Asmodee is aaarrrggg-uably the best roll-and-move pirate game out there. Young gamers will love sailing their ships, collecting treasures, and getting into the occasional sea battle with each other.

Each turn you’ll roll the dice and assign one each to the day phase and night phase. Then you’ll play your cards for each phase, moving your ship, collecting food, gold, ammunition, and treasures along the way, or you’ll do battle with any opponents that share your space.

The first player to make their way around the island triggers the game’s end and the player with the most gold wins.

Forbidden Island

This tense game is a fun way to teach kids the fundamentals of cooperative gameplay and is designed by Matt Leacock the designer of pandemic.

Up to four players will attempt to capture the four treasures of Forbidden Island before it sinks to the ocean floor. Each round two or more of the island’s locations will be flipped over. If players don’t use their actions to flip it back over during the round, then that location is gone forever.

As locations sink, so will players’ hopes that they’ll make it off the island in time. Planning and working together is the only way to escape Forbidden Island with the treasures.


This tile-laying puzzle game is a great way for younger players to create their own personal treasure map as they journey through the mysterious island of Karuba by HABA.

The goal is to get your adventurer meeples to their respective temples. Players who do so first receive bonus as a reward.

Karuba has a Bingo feel to it as one player announces which tile is being played, and adventurers of all ages will enjoy the simple-yet-challenging gameplay.

The Grim Forest

The grim forest has you off on an adventure to a fairytale land where you will meet all sorts of fairytale friends in your quest.

the objective is to build three houses before the other players recruiting other fairy characters along the way in your quest to gain the most points the quality of your homes also mater with stone out weighing straw in final scoring.

This simple yet very thematic game will draw your kids in instantly while providing adult playing with a balance of strategy and entertainment.

Istanbul Dice

While not the most adventurous of the other games listed this game still deserves a mention due to its fantastic theme you really feel like you are in the markets of Istanbul

The game involves you rolling dice to gain resources that you then use to collect gems before the other players all while using other in Game bonus to do things faster and more effectively

This race combined with strategy and be simple rules make this game a perfect final addition to this list and is a huge hit with kids as the luck elements make it a more family friendly game then it’s father (Istanbul).

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