Overall Rating: 9/10
GLAM Age Range: 4-12
Number of Players: 2-8
Playing Time: 20-30 min
Publisher: Education Outdoors
Available At: Amazon.com
Quick Take: Nature trivia game with tiered levels of questions depending on the age and knowledge of the participants. Genius. I'm usually not a big fan of trivia games, especially when adults and kids are trying to play together. But having questions on the same general topic with scaled levels of difficulty makes multi-age play a snap. My one critique of this game is that there are only 100 question cards but because there are four levels of questions for each card you actually have significantly more than it seems. But a booster pack is available if your family plays this game a lot and needs more question cards.
How to Play: Your goal is to make the loop from the campfire and around the board back to the campfire first. Pick on of the animal tokens and pick the level of questions you would like to answer for the game (1-4, place the number of your choice in front of you). Take turns rolling the die and moving your tokens. If you land on a white footprint, your turn is over. If you land on a green footprint, you get to answer a trivia question and if you are correct you get to roll the die again and continue your turn. If you land on a Camp Clubhouse square you go to the little clubhouse spot on the corner of the board and read a Fun Fact and your turn is over. A shortcut back to the campfire is available if you answer a trivia question that has a compass icon on it. Everything is very intuitive, the first time we played this I didn't read any of the rules before rolling the die and getting the game going and we just made quick references to the rules whenever we had a question. Super easy game play. And the more players you add the longer the game play. We often play with just two or three players and finish games within 10 minutes.
Variations: We always play until everyone makes it back to the campfire unless they are terribly far behind, this makes it not so sad to lose. And we're flexible on the level of questions we ask. Especially with younger kids, you sometimes start out a game asking 1 Level questions and end asking 2 Level questions.