Yesterday was a busy day full of friends and fun. It started with bringing Turbo (in his airplane costume!) to Howl-o-Wine at a local winery. After an afternoon full of dressed up dogs, we joined some good friends for an amazing (and big!) Turkish dinner downtown.
Usually on lazy nights we decide on watching TV or a movie, but that night we decided on one of my favorite past times...board games! We heated up some mulled cider, added some rum, turned on the fireplace and sat down to play a game Bob's sister got him for Christmas - Busy, Busy Airport!
Busy, Busy Airport is a board game for ages three and up, so I think we were qualified to play it ;) The box of the game is actually the board and you set up the control tower where you toss the dice through. "Locations" for your passengers to fly to are set up around the room so the kids actually have to get up and move around to "fly" their airplanes. Ok, we were lazy. We just placed them near us!
When you roll a 1 or a 2 in the game, it will also have a picture of a passenger or an airplane. Depending on what you roll, you can fly the a passenger to 1 or 2 places, or pick up 1 or 2 passengers. When a passenger is dropped off at a location, a souvenir is picked up. At the end of the game, the points are totaled on the back of the souvenir cards and the person with the most points wins.
It's a great game for kids to play, it doesn't take much strategy as the points a player gains is simply by chance. It is a fun game for you children, they just may need some assistance with assembly. The souvenir pieces are pretty flimsy, but the rest of the items are made out of rugged cardboard. I really liked that there are slots in the planes to put your passengers in and it's set up so they look like they are looking out the window. The plane I chose had a broken cargo door and a bandage on the wing-uhoh!
Oh, in case you were wondering, I won :o)