Best forKids ages 8 and up who like problem-solving and strategy-based games
Top BenefitsCustomizable board game set-up, builds teamwork skills as players work together and can move any shadowling during their turn
ConsiderationsGame is played in a darkened room
Bottom lineThis multi-player game is played in the dark, challenging everyone’s ability to sneak around in an effort to catch shadowlings or stay hidden in the forest.
Put on your thinking hats for Shadows in the Forest, a multiplayer problem-solving board game that's played in the dark. One player, the seeker, moves a battery-powered mini lantern around the board in hopes of revealing the shadowlings (the other players) before they congregate together. It's essentially a board game version of hide-and-go-seek, with a few special tweaks that lets kids have fun being sneaky and secretive. Getting started is quick and easy thanks to pop-out cardboard pieces that slide together easily—but because setup is quick, you'll want to give the glow-in-the-dark dice enough time to charge under a light by getting them out in advance. One of the great things about this game is if you have fewer players, you can still keep things interesting by playing with as many shadowlings as you like; players work together and can move any shadowling during their turn.
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