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Discover our exciting board games for the whole family! Board games from Zoch combine limitless fun with effective learning experiences and bring a lot of joy to everyone who plays them. Find out in detail about our board game range by clicking here.

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Mirakel Mix

Family games

Mirakel Mix

601105187

€29.99

Immerse yourself in a world of magic potions! In “Mirakel Mix”, the players must attempt to traverse enchanted obstacles and find their way out of a cave by creating the right magic potion. The board resembles a labyrinth, in which the shortest routes are blocked by walls of flames, iron grids and other treacherous obstacles. Magic potions render the obstacles harmless – provided the recipe is correct. As the players take turns to concoct their magic potions, the tension mounts. The player who adds the decisive last drop to the potion gains supernatural powers, which can be used to traverse the obstacles. The first player to find their way out of the cave wins the game. Designed for 2-4 players aged 6 and above, “Mirakel Mix” is an exciting children’s game full of magic and adventure. Created by Leo Colovini and Teodoro Mitidieri and illustrated by Folko Streese, it is the perfect game for the whole family.   Author: Leo Colovini & Teodoro Mitidieri

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Spinderella

Children’s games

Spinderella

601105077

€31.99

Spinderella All good things come from above … Spinderella lets herself down on a thread with the help of her two spider brothers. Swinging high above the ground, she muddles up the marathon of the forest ants. „Snap" – you can hear it throughout the entire forest when the alert spider girl maneuvers another one of the little fellows back to where he started from. But the ants aren‘t dumb either – they use a hollowed piece of bark for cover. The players try to outdo one another in catching the opposing ants. At the same time, they compete in getting their own cutie-crawlies across the finish line. Spinderella provides playful fledgling spiders and wiry ants with a tingling three-dimensional playing experience in which many a nerve fiber will be hanging by a thread.

Die Patin

Family games

Die Patin

601105185

€39.99

Designed for 2 to 5 players aged 12 and above, this game revolves around the boss of a ruthless family clan that is engaged in a fierce battle for Beasty Town. In order to bring the city under their control, the players must dispatch their henchman into dark alleyways and build shady backrooms on the premises of local shops and businesses.   The board depicts several districts surrounded by manholes, which the players must occupy with rats in order to take control of the surrounding territory and beat their opponents. During the game, the players take on the role of a mafia boss who strives to expand the influence of her clan, supported by three henchmen. Over a total of five suspense-filled rounds, the players must aim to complete five missions and outmaneuver their components by expanding their territory, controlling the most manholes, building the longest network of backrooms, and looting property. “Die Patin” is an interactive and thought-provoking strategy game that pits players against each other in a ruthless battle for Beasty Town. The player with the highest number of mission points after five rounds is the winner.   Author: Pim Thunborg

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Husch Husch kleine Hexe

Children’s games

Husch Husch kleine Hexe

601131300

€21.99

Husch Husch kleine Hexe Husch Husch kleine Hexe is a classic among the memory games for the youngest age range. The little witches set off for their flight to the Blocksberg, but since they are not allowed to be seen there by the old witches, they hide under their long black witch hats. The player who is the first to land on the Blocksberg with one of the witches wins. for 2 to 6 Players, Ages 3 and up

Stich für Stich

Family games

Stich für Stich

601105183

€19.99

Nobody was present. And nobody witnessed the crime...or did they? The detectives are still in the dark. However, one of you is a confidant who knows where the murderer and weapon are hiding. Which one of you can find the clues and track down the perpetrator?   This action-packed family card game for 3-4 players is guaranteed to keep you on edge! Only the confidant knows which cards will reveal the identity of the perpetrator. What’s more, the confidant will do everything possible to prevent the other players from getting their hands on the right cards! Each criminal case consists of 7 tricks. The detectives must do their best to uncover the weapon and the perpetrator trick by trick without being led astray by the confidant. If they fail to track down the perpetrator, the confidant will win the most points and gain the upper hand. Each criminal case is played one after another until all the players have had the chance to be the confidant. “Stich für Stich” is an action-packed game full of suspense – a must-have for all crime and detective fans!  

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Burg Appenzell

Children’s games

Burg Appenzell

601105193

€29.99

Für die Katz

Children’s games

Für die Katz

601105158

€28.99

Together the players bring cats from the forest back into their baskets. But in the forest it is dark. Blindfolded, a (changing) player leads his walking stick through the rough terrain. The other players use animal voices to guide him to where the cats have lost their way. But any wrong contact can cause disturbing branches to fall to the forest floor. Listen carefully: from which direction is the dog barking, how long does the goat bleat and where does the eagle owl point the way? Only by listening carefully can the cats be brought down from the trees without damaging the treetops. Variants for children from 5 and 6 years of age allow several teams to compare their strength and place higher demands on listening and coordinating their movements. 2-5 players, 4 years up.   Author: Jean-Philippe Mars and Valéry Fourcade

Gezanke auf der Planke

Children’s games

Gezanke auf der Planke

601105159

€29.99

The money is on the planks. And underneath it the sharks are circling. The game is played on a real ship that lies rocking in the waves. All pirates want to get as close as possible to the prey. But if you move the planks, everything gets out of balance. And then it's "man overboard", while the rest of the crew pushes themselves rough-legged from the best seats. It is allowed to jostle. But sensitivity and a clever assessment of gravity are crucial when it comes to taking up the most delicate and lucrative plank places wherever there is something to get. So it's always worth making a fuss over the fuss of a few doubloons ... 2-4 players, 6 years up.   Author: Bernhard Weber

Go Gecko Go

Children’s games

Go Gecko Go

601105129

€29.99

Everything is topsy-turvy at the big swimming competition. The frog paddles on top of the crocodile. And the turtle is a great raft for any gecko! But beware: There's a bridge ahead! Duck your head!!! … Otherwise…… Splat!!! If you aim too high, you'll splash into the water and fail. You'll end up ahead if you stack your animals cleverly, assess the heights correctly and thus slip under bridges where others hit their head. A clever and fast-paced three-dimensional playing experience, where especially the smallest ones show real greatness.   Author: Jürgen Adams

Maldivia

Family games

Maldivia

601105173

€31.99

The sea is gradually disappearing into thick clouds of mist. Can you find your way to the best fishing grounds?  And can you deliver fresh fish to the ships that are waiting on the horizon? This game requires you to think ahead and plan your next move carefully before the sea disappears into the mist. Instinct and foresight are essential in order to thwart the plots of other players and plan a successful route.    Designed for 2-4 players aged 8 and above, “Maldivia” is an action-packed family game that requires you to navigate the misty ocean and outwit your opponents. Each player must try to move their boat along the cloth towards the best fishing grounds  without getting stuck in the mist or having their catch stolen by other players. Your goal is to deliver your catch to the ships on the four neighbouring islands in return for the corresponding cards. But watch out – the sea gradually disappears row by row as the other players fold the cloth in front of your eyes! This novel family game with an innovative cloth board is guaranteed to keep you entertained!

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Mein lieber Scholli

Children’s games

Mein lieber Scholli

601105189

€29.99

Welcome to an action-packed iceberg party! In this exciting Antarctic adventure, a group of penguins waddle over ice floes and slide down an ice slide as they engage in a fierce battle for the best fishing grounds. Two dice control the action – one for sliding the penguins over the ice, and one for controlling the flow of fish. But watch out! When Wally the whale appears, some of the ice floes break up! If you fall into the sea, you can navigate your way back to the ice via a slide, which has two possible exit points. If you’re lucky, you might be able to grab some extra fish, but if you fall through the hole in the ice, you lose one of your precious fish! The player with the most fish at the end of the game is the winner. Designed for 2-4 players aged 6 and above, “Mein lieber Scholli” is an fun penguin-themed children’s game that is guaranteed to keep young players entertained. The game was designed by the creative duo Anna Oppolzer and Stefan Kloß and illustrated by the award-winning illustrator Gabriela Silveira.   Author: Anna Oppolzer & Stefan Kloß

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Volles Fass voraus

Family games

Volles Fass voraus

601105192

€29.99

Watch out – unloading your ship is easier said than done! In this game, the players take turns to move their ship between the harbours and load it with barrels, which can then be exchanged for gold coins. However, getting the barrels off board is easier said than done and requires careful planning!   Designed for 2-4 players, this game requires you to move your ship between the various islands on the game board. Designed by the Italian author Giansimone Migoniv, “Volles Fass voraus” is the perfect introduction to the world of family board games. The player who occupies the westernmost berth goes first (the further east you dock, the more barrels you can load). However, if you choose the most lucrative spot, you can only unload when all the other players have finished loading their ships in the next port. In addition to loading barrels, you can also hire sailors to protect your ship against pirates and storms and collect extra gold coins. What’s more, some of the more lucrative harbours are filled with special treasure cards, which can be exchanged for gold coins. However, the key to winning the game  is to arrange your barrels in an orderly fashion: In order to unload barrels, you must be able to get them off the deck without touching other barrels in the process. Featuring a fun modular design, “Volles Fass voraus” is a fun and entertaining family game that is guaranteed to keep you guessing!

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Board games for the whole family

The board game genre includes numerous hit games that have entertained us for decades. Nevertheless, it doesn't get boring because there are always new games coming onto the market that provide a breath of fresh air. At Zoch, you can expect a wide variety of board games for the family that cover all age groups and interests thanks to their diversity.

What Is a board game?

A board game is a game that is played on a board. The board is the base on which the game is built and can often be folded up to save space.

What benefits do board games have?

Board games have long been among the most popular games for a reason. In fact, they have several advantages:

Intergenerationality

Many of the games are suitable for players of different ages, so parents and children, siblings or grandchildren and grandparents can easily play together. In this way, board games bring family members of several generations together around one table.

Tradition & culture

Playing board games has a long tradition. The oldest board game found to date is thought to have originated around 3,200 BC, while the birth of the game idea of chess is estimated to have taken place in 600 AD. So board games have a lot to do with cultural history.

Useful and inexpensive pastime

Compared to many other toys, board games are relatively inexpensive, especially since you only have to buy them once and can play them as often as you like. You can use them to create fun afternoons of play together with your child and thus create a balance to the often abundant occupation with PCs, consoles, and the like.

Cognitive development

On a cognitive level, board games sometimes promote your child's understanding of numbers and language skills, depending on the specific content and structure of the game. These are skills that are central to every child's development.

Concentration enhancement

When board games motivate children to concentrate fully through play, they effectively train their ability to concentrate. Depending on the duration of a game, the games also improve your child's attention span.

Social interaction

Most board games are aimed at several players. When playing together, your child practices social interaction and learns, for example, how to exchange ideas, make agreements, lead discussions and face problems in a solution-oriented way. 

Winning & losing

For kids – and for some adults as well – board games can sometimes evoke intense emotions. They allow your child to experience the anger of a loss, the joy of winning or the tension of a game in a safe environment. In this way, they can handle these feelings in a playful environment and thus in a way that is absolutely appropriate for their age.

Rules

From kindergarten and school to the workplace and road traffic, our everyday life is characterised by rules. Thanks to board games, children can get used to the concept of understanding and following rules even before the “serious side of life” begins.

Learning through play

In the best case, the games combine fun with the greatest possible learning effect. With board games that include educational content, your child can develop in many ways and enjoy many hours of fun. 

From what age are board games suitable for children?

As soon as children are able to understand the simple rules of the game, the first board games can be suggested to them. There are games that can be played by children as young as about three years old. These products are usually characterised by a simple structure, a few easily understandable rules and a short game duration of maximum 15 minutes per round.

As the child grows older, the board games may become increasingly complex and last longer. The manufacturer's age recommendation gives you a clue as to the suitability of a game for your child. However, it is advisable to assess the developmental stage of your child yourself and compare it with the age recommendation.

What should you look for when buying board games?

You want to buy a board game, but you are not yet sure which one it should be? Then, considering these aspects will help you make the best choice:

Players, duration, and set-up

Think about how many players you want the game to be playable with, whether you want specific content, and what game duration is appropriate for your child's current stage of development. With these considerations in mind, you can already narrow down the large selection somewhat.

Variety

To ensure that your child can enjoy the board game of your choice for as long as possible, the product should be as varied as possible. For example, are different game structures possible, are there different game variants or can several difficulty levels be selected? These are all factors that can make a game more interesting in the long run.

Get to know the diverse board game range from Zoch

At Zoch, you can get to know a wide range of board games “made in germany”. Our games are manufactured in an environmentally conscious way from high-quality materials, know how to convince with loving, creative designs and present you with clever game ideas that promise huge fun round after round. We would like to introduce you to a small selection from our large product portfolio:

Husch, husch kleine Hexe

The little witches from the game Husch husch kleine Hexe (literal translation: Shoo, shoo little witch) need help! They want to fly to the Witches’ Mountain, but they mustn't get caught by the old witches. By rolling the dice cleverly, looking carefully and moving forward quickly, you can let your witch be the first to fly to the finish line.

Go Gecko Go

Go Gecko Go is an entertaining board game for the whole family. Everything revolves around manoeuvring your own animal team, consisting of crocodile, turtle, frog and gecko, safely through the current of the river with all its obstacles. Can you win the swimming competition?

Gezanke auf der Planke

Little pirates and captains beware: Under the planks of the pirate ship of Gezanke auf der Planke (literal translation: Quarrel on the plank) treasure is waiting. But to reach it, you require sure instinct, balance and a good plan. Secure the best place on the plank and fill your pockets with the coveted treasure.

Conclusion: board games – a break from technology

Board games encourage your child in many ways, are a welcome change from digital media, and bring the entire family together. The board games for children from Zoch inspire with smart content, innovative designs and a love of detail that can be felt in every minute of play. Invest in an original board game and enjoy many hours of fun together with your child.

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