Monday, August 7, 2017

Wildcraft! Board Game Review

Wildcraft board game

            Hey folks! As I mentioned in one of my previous Peaceable Kingdom game review posts, I just love playing board games. I'm sure anyone with young children will agree, though, it's damn near impossible to play any with kids around! Other than the wonderful games from Peaceable Kingdom that we've had the pleasure to try out, we also recently discovered another one that even our 4 year old is able to play with us! (With some help, of course.)
             John and I have been wanting to buy Wildcraft for several years, when we first came across it. It's a bit more expensive than most board games, though, and we just couldn't justify spending the money on it. (I actually just checked on Amazon and it is only $29.99, which isn't bad. I could have sworn it used to be almost $40.) But, I thought it was a pretty unique game and you actually learn from it, so the extra cost is justified, in a way.
             Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game is a cooperative board game that explores healing herbs. Wildcraft teaches 25 important edible and medicinal plants and their uses in mostly first aid situations. (Wildcrafting is the harvesting of wild plants.)” Obviously, it has a pretty specific target audience, but believe it or not, they actually run out of copies quite frequently!
             Wildcrafting is just one of many things I would like to learn more about, but just never seem to have or make the time for it. While this game is very basic in what you learn as far as what herbs are good for what types of first aid situations, it's still fun and gives you a jumping off point for looking up further information. I do wish it had more detailed information on the herbs in the game, but I understand that it would probably be against FDA regulations or something.

             John, Myka, and I all played together the first time and the rules were easy enough to follow. I was happy to see when we got it that it's actually recommended for ages 4+, so Myka was able to play with us too. She had to have some help, of course, but she loves being able to play games with us. I also like that this is a cooperative game, so instead of competing against each other, we all work together to make it to the huckleberry patch and back before the sun goes down!
             I have to admit when I first saw how many spaces there were on the game board, I was afraid it was going to take forever! And perhaps it would have if you were playing by yourself (yes, totally do-able), but with the three of us, it actually went pretty quickly. It probably helps too that there are certain cards you can keep to help catch your friends up to where you are on the board. They come in especially handy if you slip down the streams!
             If you're into learning more about plant uses and enjoy playing games with the whole family, definitely be sure to check out Wildcraft. I forgot to mention at the beginning that we actually bought our game when it was on sale for $19.99 AND we got a ton of downloadable bonuses as well. So if you're cheap like me, be sure to sign up for emails from LearningHerbs and keep an eye out for special deals like this!

I purchased this game myself. All opinions are my own. No compensation was received.
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  1. our family loves this game! Friday night is family game night at our house and often the kids will ask to play this. We've learned a lot as we play. Thanks for sharing your review!

    1. That's awesome! I love that even the younger kids can play. :)

  2. I have't heard of this game before. It looks fun! Trust you to pick up the diarrhea card! lol! It is very educational isn't it. Thanks for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

  3. We love this game, too. It's educational and still fun!