Enjoy tile-laying games like “Alhambra” but don’t have a lot of time on your hands? “Kingdomino” is probably what you’re looking for and it’s family friendlier to boot. It supports 2-4 players & ages 8+ with an average play time of about 15 minutes. Essentially, players are trying to create a 5×5 grid and score the most points based on the size of their territories multiplied by the number of crowns that are on said territories. Turn order is determined by which tiles player choose in the future which is a neat feature that much-needed strategic element to a game like this. Special thanks to Blue Orange Games for providing me with a press copy for review purposes.
The video illustration below goes over the components and the rules in greater detail so I’ll simply opt to give you the highlights: It’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s family-friendly. I don’t run into a lot of tile-drafting / tile-laying games that play this quickly so “Kingdomino” is great to have on standby as a filler or if you’re simply not in the mood for meatier games. Some of the components (the castles) require assembly but it took all of five minutes and wasn’t difficult (and I’m the least handy gamer there is, hands-down). “Kingdomino” is quite simply a blast to play making it an easy recommend from a dad’s point of view. If this game looks interesting enough to buy, use the Amazon search bar to the right to find and purchase the game so that you can support your favorite…okay…one of your favorite gamer dads. You can also find more of Blue Orange Games here.
Final Verdict: 9/10