Type: memory board game
Number of players: 2 - 4
Age: 6 years and up
Playing time: 30 minutes
Memory o o o o o Strategy/Tactics
Game rules: English, Dutch
The Christmas game is a memory-like game, but with a strategic component. The Christmas story is pictured on 16 cards that are put face down on the board. First players hunt for card number 1, than number 2, and so on. In the meantime they of course try to remember the position of cards that are not the target at that moment. The position of your pawn on the board may give you an advantage, if a new card becomes the target card and you know its position. So you have to plan your moves carefully. As is well-known, children are often much better in memory-like games than adults. But with the Christmas game, daddy finally has the opportunity to beat his 6 year old son!
The theme of the Christmas game is the story of the birth of Christ, but the game is perfectly suited for any sequence of actions: a fairy tale, historical events, building a house, assembling an automobile, and so on. One of those alternatives, a fairy tale, is already available as Little Red Riding Hood.
The game is finished. A prototype is available.