If you have a thirst for adventure and a passion for learning about various countries and continents around the world, then Trekking the World is a must-have board game for your summer.
Pick up your paper suitcase, choose your favorite color, and prepare to set off on a global adventure competing against one to four of your favorite travelers. Trekking the World takes you from Banff to Timbuktu, from the Acropolis to the Terracotta Army, and everywhere in between.
Trekking the World is an Unexpectedly Educational Adventure
Trekking the World is a surprisingly simplistic tabletop game. It comes with a board game featuring six of the seven continents, several decks of cards for souvenirs, sightseeing, and treks, and brightly colored wooden figures and cubes to play with.
The rules of the game are fairly straightforward as well. You and your fellow travelers start out at a location or an airport and then pulling Trek cards that dictate how many moves you can make across the board. Depending on where you land, you might collect a colorful wooden cube that helps you build points to collect souvenirs, and you might even land on a spot that you can collect a tour card for.
As you move around the globe, your goal is to collect as many cubes as possible to fill out your passport to collect souvenirs, take as many tours as possible, and race to visit every location on the continent. Each of the tour cards features information about the sight-seeing locations, making this game not only fun but educational too!
While I was playing Trekking the World with my mother, we reflected that this would have been the perfect board game to play when I was a child. I was an only child who happened also to be homeschooled, which would have made the two-player compatibility perfect for those days where I was looking for more hands-on geography activities.
So if you’re looking for a board game to entertain your kids with this summer and also work on their global awareness, this is a fun, light-hearted board game to use for covert education.
At the end of the game, you tally up your tokens and see who the most well-traveled victor is.
The only issue I could foresee while playing Trekking the World with more than two players is that you have to avoid being on the same continent as another player, which worked easily with two players, but I don’t see that being as easy when you fill out the board with intrepid travelers.
Trekking the World is a fast-paced, thought-provoking, and fun tabletop game that is the perfect game to play with friends over drinks or to pull out to entertain your kids this summer. The rules are easy to understand, and all of the game’s features are intuitive and quick to adapt to.
Maggie Lovitt is the Managing Editor of Entertainment at Wealth of Geeks where she covers her favorite topics: Star Wars and pop culture nerdery. She is also a freelance writer and News Editor at Collider. She has had bylines at Inverse, Polygon, and Dorkside of the Force. She is also a member of the Hollywood Critics Association.
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