Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Climb the Mountain, By Londji - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Path-building board game with unique mountain-climbing theme 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:  7 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Older kids and adults that enjoy path-building games 

I LOVE road-building games; there is just something about seeing multiple continuous paths being formed, slowly and progressively, in segments and pieces. “Climb the Mountain Strategy Game” by Londji incorporates path-building into exciting mountain-climbing theme, together with other adorable elements (such as fairy and Yeti) that would guarantee a smile. Thank you Antipoda Co for providing this to us. 

Why I love ❤️ this game: 

(1) Path-Building Game With Interesting Elements - A confession: I get a little nervous every time when I see a game with long instructions. “Climb the Mountain” is probably the most complex Londji game I have ever tried so far. We spent time reading and digesting the rules. The great thing is, once you have learnt the rules, the playing comes “naturally”. Included are 115 double-sided mountains pieces in equilateral triangle (forest, rock, and snow tiles), 5 mountaineer, 3 dice, and other tokens and interlocking pieces. We throw the dice, build a path, and move the climbers up. There are also provisions to accumulate along the way; grumpy bear, villainous snake, and scary Yeti to run away from; and fairy token to collect. The game is full of decision-making, strategising, forward-planning, and it takes 50 minutes (or more!) to complete. This is probably not a game for everyone (especially those that prefer something short and sharp), but our 6-year-old and this mumma are loving it. 

(2) Competitive + Cooperative - I love the “competitive plus cooperative” concept of this game. We race to be the first to reach the summit, but at the same time, we are required to make collective decisions, reach agreement, and work collaboratively to build the final path up the peak. There is a chance that all players might lose together. This game has some interesting life lessons for us to learn as a family. 

(3) Quality & Sustainability - I love the quality and solid game components. The illustrations are, as per usual Londji standard, fun and whimsical. I love the cotton drawstring bag and sturdy storage box that keep everything neat and tidy. I love that Londji products are made in Spain, using FSC paper, recycled cardboard, beech wood from sustainable forests and water-based stains. 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this: 

Antipoda Co (Australia) 

Enjoy the video! 

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