My family is one that enjoys playing board games once in a while, and my daughter (who is ten) is always up for a new board game! She was so excited to get to try out this new game called Steam Park, and she got busy setting it all up. In spite of my exhaustion, I agreed to try it out with her.
The longest part of this game is getting it set up. There are a lot of little pieces, and one of the first things you have to do is get everything punched out. I think it took my daughter about 20 minutes to get it set up the first time. So plan ahead once you decide to play this.
I will be honest–this game is a little different from your typical family game. The entire object of the game is to build your own coal-powered amusement park. The entire game is three-dimensional, and you will have to read the directions. This is not intended for very young children. In fact, I think tweens, teenagers, and young adults will enjoy this game more than anyone else.
As we attempted to get the game going, we did find the rules complex. We had to take it one step at a time, and it took a lot of tenacity on my and my daughter’s part to accomplish the task at hand. I will be honest–she understood the game better than I did! I was ready to give up on the game long before she was ready. This should tell you that this is not intended for the “oldsters” nor the faint of heart.
I was most impressed with the artwork and detail in the game pieces. These look quite authentic, and it certainly inspired my daughter to wish to play this game. In the end, I don’t know if we quite played a full game, but we said we would give it a go at a later time when I wasn’t so tired. It is imperative that you don’t give up and give it your full attention. It is perfect for exercising that gray matter that sometimes doesn’t get the kind of workout it needs in this digital age. I think it would be a fantastic thing if the family is stuck inside for a couple of days. No doubt this is the perfect “snowed-in” or “rained-in” game!
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