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Family time is time to create memories. The best way to spend this precious time is with varied family games. You can find all the important information about the Zoch family games here.

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Geistesblitz

Family games

Geistesblitz

601129800

€14.99

Geistesblitz is a brilliant reaction game in which quick-wittedness and the right action are crucial. Five large wooden items in five colors stand in the middle of the table. In each round, players turn over one card that shows two items in two different colors. Now the players have to realize as quick as lightning which item to look for. If neither figure is depicted in its original color, you have to grab the item whose shape or color cannot be found on the card. But if an item is depicted in its original color, this item has to be grabbed. If you are right, you win the card. The player with the most cards in the end wins. for 2 to 8 Players, Ages 8 and up

Riff Raff

Skill games

Riff Raff

601105012

€63.99

Riff Raff Neptune is raging! The rats are leaving the ship. The sailors are on the ropes and the cargo is shifting all over the deck lickety-split. Only your steady hand can calm all the waves! The players riskily stow away their cargo high up in the yardarms. Many a hardened sea dog turns out to be just an ordinary seaman who has trouble with his balance just halfway up the mast. Whoever will instinctively defy gravity - and catch even free-falling cargo as fast as lightning - will go down in the annals of the seven world oceans... Unique in its equipment and technical finesse, Riff Raff transforms any playing table into the ferocious seabed of a rolling galleon. for 2 to 4 Players, Ages 8 and up

Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck

Family games

Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck

601125200

€14.99

Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck is a turbulent dice game for real gamblers. On the grill in the centre of the table are 16 roast worm portions of different values. After rolling the eight dice the player picks the symbol/number that he has rolled the most and puts aside all the dice that show this symbol before throwing the remaining dice again. Once a player has enough points for one of the roast worm portions, he may take it. But you can also take roast worm from the other players plates... Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck is a refreshingly light dice game for clever hens who know what they like in a roast worm. for 2 to 7 Players, Ages 8 and up

Bamboleo

Skill games

Bamboleo

601120100

€49.99

Bamboleo Bamboleo is a game of skill for gravity experts and anybody who wants to become a gravity expert. A cork ball on the top of a wooden pedestal carries a board on which about 25 wooden pieces are placed. These pieces have different shapes, sizes and weights. In turn, each player takes away one of these pieces from the board, while trying to keep the board balanced. Some sloping positions of the board seem to be impossible and when it tumbles, the game is over. The player who is able to take the most pieces off the board (without causing it to tumble) is the winner. A wobbly challenge for the whole family and a pleasure to play, enjoy and watch. for 2 to 6 Players, Ages 6 and up

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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Gigi Gacker

Card games

Gigi Gacker

601105178

€8.99

Are you ready to rule the roost? In this action-packed card game, each player sends five young chickens to feast on worms over a total of nine rounds. At the beginning of each round, each player uncovers a card to determine how many worms are up for grabs. Next, each player must choose a card from their hand and place it face down in front of them. The player who plays the highest card then gets first pick from the pile of worms.  What’s more, worm cards that you have acquired from previous rounds can be used as bait for unsuspecting chickens in order to turn the game on its head! The player with the most worms at end of the game is the winner. “Gigi Gacker” is an action-packed card game about early risers, late eaters, and the tasty worm around which this world of chickens revolves. Designed for 2-5 players aged 8 and above, it is an entertaining game full of tactics and laughter. Designed by the talented author Robert Brouwer with cute illustrations from Doris Matthäus, “Gigi Gacker” is the perfect game for the whole family.   Author: Robert Brouwer

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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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Beasty Bar

Family games

Beasty Bar

601105155

€14.99

Beasty Bar is a fun take that card game about party animals. The players play animal cards into a line. Each animal has special powers that can manipulate the cards’ order. Whenever there’s a total of five animals present at the end of a turn, the two animals up front get to party while the one animal at the rear has to go home. Whoever manages to send the most of their animals to the party wins.   Author: Stefan Kloß

Heckmeck Deluxe

Family games

Heckmeck Deluxe

601105073

€24.99

Now, you can get every dice rolling chicken’s favorite game Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck and its expansion Heckmeck Extrawurm in one box! And a brand-new mini-expansion adds even more fuel to the flames.

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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Menara

Family games

Menara

601105101

€31.99

As a tight-knit team, players use pillars and wondrously shaped temple floors to build a spectacularly soaring structure full of nooks and crannies. Cooperation and static skills are in demand, since for each mistake in construction, you have to add another floor to the temple. A steady hand, an alert mind, and mutual assistance can help you successfully complete what seems to top out at dizzy heights. Menara – a masterly static building game.   Reviews: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIm4Ajd2J8Y www.boardgamegeek.com/video/172617/menara   Author: Oliver Richtberg

Rauf und runter

Dice games

Rauf und runter

601105180

€19.99

In this action-packed game, Clucky and his feathery friends are on an exciting mission – to climb up the chicken ladder! Who will manage to reach the top and be crowned as the winner? At the beginning of each round, the “flutter number” determines how much momentum is needed to move up the ladder. By rolling a combination of 5 dice, the players take turns to move their chickens up the ladder. The dice must be used skilfully – if you’re not careful, you might end up moving down the ladder instead of up! If you lose control by moving too quickly, you can shed some feathers in order to avoid falling back down the ladder and bring you closer to the top.  With tactical thinking and a healthy dose of luck, you can outmanoeuvre the other players and finish the game at the top of the pecking order! “Rauf und Runter” is an action-packed dice game for 2-5 players aged 8 and above. Designed by Andreas Kuhnekath-Häbler with cute illustrations from Doris Matthäus, it is a fast-paced and entertaining game for the whole family.   Author: Andreas Kuhnekath-Häbler

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Beasty Bar Born to be wild

- 33 %

Family games

Beasty Bar Born to be wild

601105143
€9.99

€14.99

The Beasty Bar game attracts more and more animals to the red carpet in front of the legendary bar. With Born to be Wild, it is the third time that twelve "beasts" show up there. The new animals add even more cunning feints, wild dynamics, comical situations, and finesse to the game. Following the well-known rules of Beasty Bar, all the animals of the "extended customer base" can be combined. Consequently, Born to be Wild can be played as a stand-alone game, but also together with all the other animals from the two previous Beasty Bar games.

Geistesblitz 5 vor 12

Family games

Geistesblitz 5 vor 12

601105054

€19.99

Geistesblitz 5 vor 12 The ingenious brain twister now comes along with 9 pieces, new rules and never-ending playing fun. Geistesblitz 5 vor 12 is a reaction game in a class of its own, combining witty playfulness, confusion, combinatorial suspense and thrills in a unique manner. Grab it, call for it, mirror it! for 2 to 8 Players, Ages 8 and up

Hamsterrolle

Family games

Hamsterrolle

601133500

€39.99

Hamsterrolle Hamsterrolle plays a role again! This daredevil thrill for holders of the ring brings turning moment on the game table. This loopy roleplay boasts equipment of excellent quality and has for more than ten years excited every game round with finest gameplay. Especially as framing one another is encouraged! for 2 to 4 Players, Ages 7 and up

Heckmeck am Karteneck

Family games

Heckmeck am Karteneck

601105166

€16.99

Heckmeck am Karteneck is the game where ripped-off chickens shovel the worms a la carte from the grill. Dinner is served. Tasty portions of fried worms are waiting to be fetched from the grill. In turn, the chickens play out their card stakes. Whoever quits earlier gets less, but still has cards up his sleeve for later rounds. Clever play is made by those who judge their hand of cards well at the right moment and can thus get hold of the most  valuable portions. A must for all Heckmeck lovers.     Author: Reiner Knizia

Kurz vor knapp

- 33 %

Family games

Kurz vor knapp

601105150
€19.99

€29.99

In this game, players need good visual judgment. By just looking carefully, without using their hands, everybody tries to figure out which cylinders can be connected by placing bars of various lengths. If it is a player’s turn, they will be assigned a random beam. That player decides which two columns they want to connect. If the player correctly estimated the beam’s length, they are allowed to place new columns from their personal supply into the playing area. Whoever manages to place all their columns first wins. It’s not as easy as all that though! A player may only touch their beam after they have decided which gap they want to bridge. Kurz vor knapp is the elegant building game of visual estimation that requires players to bridge gaps, if they want to build upwards.   Author: Helmut Punke, Tobias Punke

Mini Geistesblitz (in metal tin)

Family games

Mini Geistesblitz (in metal tin)

601105140

€5.99

Geistesblitz is a brilliant reaction game in which quick-wittedness and the right action are crucial. Five large wooden items in five colors stand in the middle of the table. In each round, players turn over one card that shows two items in two different colors. Now the players have to realize as quick as lightning which item to look for. If neither figure is depicted in its original color, you have to grab the item whose shape or color cannot be found on the card. But if an item is depicted in its original color, this item has to be grabbed. If you are right, you win the card. The player with the most cards in the end wins. for 2 to 8 Players, Ages 8 and up

Mini Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck (in metal tins)

Family games

Mini Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck (in metal tins)

601105091

€5.99

Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck is a turbulent dice game for real gamblers. On the grill in the centre of the table are 16 roast worm portions of different values. After rolling the eight dice the player picks the symbol/number that he has rolled the most and puts aside all the dice that show this symbol before throwing the remaining dice again. Once a player has enough points for one of the roast worm portions, he may take it. But you can also take roast worm from the other players plates... Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck is a refreshingly light dice game for clever hens who know what they like in a roast worm. for 2 to 7 Players, Ages 8 and up.

Reif für die Insel

- 18 %

Family games

Reif für die Insel

601105177
€17.99

€21.99

It’s harvest season! The monkeys are engaged in a fierce battle for bananas – but not all of them are ripe...   The game consists of three action-packed rounds, each of which constitutes one harvest season. In order to emerge victorious and collect as many bananas as possible, the players must play their cards strategically and avoid the cunning parrots, who are also on the lookout for a tasty snack. The round ends when all the bananas have found a bidder. Once the players have collected their bananas, the feast begins. However, in the first round, only the brown bananas are ready for eating – the yellow and green bananas don’t ripen until the second and third rounds, while the black bananas are already past their best and are subtracted from the player’s score. After the third and final harvest season, the points are added up and the player with the most points wins the game. Designed for 3-6 players aged 8 and above, “Reif für die Insel” is a fun card game that will quite literally drive you bananas!   Author: Reiner Knizia

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Tobago

Family games

Tobago

601105152

€34.99

Tobago transports the players to a completely new island world of hidden treasures! The players own single tattered treasure card fragments that they reassemble to find out the secret location of the treasure. In doing so, the possible treasures places are narrowed down more and more until the place of discovery is determined. Whoever is the first to be there with his all-terrain vehicle digs up the treasure and distributes the gold pieces. But be careful, since some treasures are cursed. Happy is the one who thought of the protection amulet in time... With its innovative gameboard, Tobago provides the players up to 32 island worlds.   Author: Bruce Allen

Kipp mir Saures

Family games

Kipp mir Saures

601105154

€31.99

Kipp mir Saures is the game where three tubes are filled with cubes tactically clever until they dump out sweets. In a spectacular three-dimensional rack, flavor, shape and pack tubes are waiting to be filled with cubes. Once the weight of the cubes causes tubes to tip, all the cubes tumble out. At these moments, players may grab new treats, shape candy with cards, and pack what they‘ve collected. The tactically clever thing to do is to use the different weights and colors of the dice in such a way that the tastiest treats arrive in their own packages.   Author: Emmanuel Albisser

Mana Mana

Family games

Mana Mana

601105163

€13.99

Those who form suits of up to 6 cards are rewarded with valuable MANA pieces. If you only keep an eye on your own display, you won‘t get far   because you may only add cards of already played suits to OTHERS! So if you help your fellow players in a particularly lucrative way, you do yourself some good. Whoever „selflessly“ like that lets himself be showered with MANA and rows of cards which have helped the most to his fellow players ... and wins. For 3-4 players, 8+ years.

Piazza Rabazza

Children’s games

Piazza Rabazza

601105182

€34.99

Sushi Go

Family games

Sushi Go

601105074

€13.99

All in All

Family games

All in All

601105162

€8.99

The players explore space portals to find curious space relics and snatch them from their fellow players. If a mission fails, those who did not land in time go home empty-handed. Only those who venture far into the depths of the universe can bring lots of space junk to their own home planet and win.  A truly galactic adventure! 3-6 players from 10 years up.   Author: Thorsten Landsvogt

Chance it!

Family games

Chance it!

601105167

€21.99

The stars look great. But the dice can be strange thing ... Five dice show what the odds are. Those who take moderate risks can win cleverly lots of stars and coins and even improve their chances with precious special cards. However if you gamble too carelessly, you lose ’vital‘ hearts and your last chance to win the game. CHANCE IT – Reach for the stars - but never lose your “final“ heart!   Author: Eli Thomas Wolf

Geistesblitz Würfelblitz

Family games

Geistesblitz Würfelblitz

601105141

€16.99

In the centre of the table are the five typical Geistesblitz items: book, bottle, armchair, mouse and genie. Five cubes correspond to their colours. Their results indicate which object should be snapped. After each roll, the players first check to see if there is an object that the dice show most often. The colour of this object then determines which dice show the object to be snatched. If other dice combinations appear, the object must be snatched, which is rarely seen. If all dice show something different, the cube on which Geist Balduin is hiding reveals which object is currently being sought. Würfelblitz is a flash of inspiration for dice-loving lightning ghosts. 2-8 players, 8 years up.   Author: Jacques Zeimet

Geistesblitz-2

Family games

Geistesblitz-2

601105019

€14.99

Geistesblitz 2.0 is the second witty reaction game with the extra splash of esprit that makes your brain cells dance. Now a tub, a brush, a towel, a frog and Balduin's spiritualized friend Babette gather in the middle of the table. You know the rules from Geistesblitz. If a card shows a towel, however, you look for the item that last dried itself off with the towel, with the color of the towel being critical. Quakulius the frog demands that you call out the item. If this item eppears in the original color, the frog understands only a foreign language. Try it out, by all means: In combination with Geistesblitz, this results in an ecstatic playing experience that brings together both halves of the brain! And this could become really witty! for 2 to 8 Players, Ages 8 and up

Heckmeck Extrawurm

Family games

Heckmeck Extrawurm

601105081

€14.99

Kings & Creatures

Family games

Kings & Creatures

601105160

€14.99

There are plenty of shells and sand in the ankle-deep sand trenches. Those who collect enough of them in competition with their fellow players can build a total of four sand castles. These differ in size, value and required building material. In the end, the best castles are those that escape the approaching tide by a hair's breadth. And that can end incredibly close ...   Author: Nicko Böhnke

Maxi Bamboleo

Skill games

Maxi Bamboleo

601120400

€199.00

Maxi Bamboleo is an eye-catcher of extraordinary style. 24 big wooden pieces are placed onto a round wooden disc. The disc itself balances on a cork ball which rests in the cavity on top of the stand - 35 cm above the ground. Piece by piece, the players try to take the wooden elements from the disc, without bringing the whole construction out of balance. When the disc starts to sway, everyone playfully learns how thrilling the influence of gravity can be. for 2 to 6 Players, Ages 6 and up

Menara - Rituals & Ruins

Family games

Menara - Rituals & Ruins

601105153

€21.99

The expansion to the cooperative building game Menara has a lot to offer: spectacular temple floors, golden columns… and then there even are tears of the gods, trying to keep players from their collective success. The crew always takes on a scenario of its choice.

Niagara

Family games

Niagara

601124900

€29.99

Niagara Niagara is a fantastic treasure hunt in a race against the stream. The canoes of all players drift on transparent disks towards a waterfall. By using their paddle cards, the players navigate the speed of their boats and at the same time, affect the tempo of the river. The object of these manoeuvres is to load up the gemstones which lie along the riverside. But beware of thieves! Only the one who brings his rich capture ashore can win the game. Niagara is a ravishing wild water spectacle for rash adventurers. for 3 to 5 Players, Ages 8 and up

Pearls from poseidon

Family games

Pearls from poseidon

601105174

€29.99

Designed for 2-4 players aged 8 and above, this treasure-themed game requires you to search for a set of hidden pearls. To begin with, a stamping block is used to reveal the contours of mystical objects on the ocean floor. Using treasure cards, the players must then decipher the exact positions and names of the various pearls and collect as many Poseidon coins as possible.   The game is played on a nautograph – an essential piece of equipment in any underwater treasure hunt. To set up the game, a piece of paper with a hidden template is inserted into the board. The players then take turns to choose a coordinate and use the stamp to uncover a section of the mysterious underwater world. Step by step, the secrets of Poseidon’s treasure world are gradually revealed with each stamp. The contours of the stamps indicate the presence of a pearl,  the exact position of which is shown on two treasure cards. The treasure cards can also be used to decipher the names of the pearls. The player who collects the most Poseidon coins by uncovering the positions of the pearls and guessing their names correctly is the winner. This thrilling treasure-themed game is perfect for an entertaining evening with family or friends – decipher the clues and see who can collect the most pearls!    

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Pechvogel

Family games

Pechvogel

601105125

€14.99

When it’s your turn, you try to roll four identical numbers. However, if you throw three ravens, your turn is over and you only get a marble stone token. These "frustrations" cost you a good chunk of points in the end but can also be used to your advantage during the game. Pay them to reroll your dice or to force another player to reroll theirs. Worst/Best of all, everybody can also steal points from their favorite opponents.   Author: Peter Jürgensen

Silencio

Family games

Silencio

601105142

€8.99

All players play as one team, but they may never speak a word to each other. On a player’s turn, that player plays one card. Each card is played to the row of its color and must be ranked higher than the last played of that color. Various effects are created depending on whether the new card directly follows the last of that color or not. If they use these effects skillfully, the team will be able to play as many cards as possible. Silencio is the silent card game that poses a shared challenge even to experienced player groups. For 2-4 players agend 10 and up, 15 minutes playing time.   Try the game on Tabletopia: https://tabletopia.com/games/silencio-2020   Author: César Gómez

Strand unter

Family games

Strand unter

601105161

€31.99

There are plenty of shells and sand in the ankle-deep sand trenches. Those who collect enough of them in competition with their fellow players can build a total of four sand castles. These differ in size, value and required building material. In the end, the best castles are those that escape the approaching tide by a hair's breadth. And that can end incredibly close ...   Author: Christian Raczek

Tobago Volcano

Family games

Tobago Volcano

601105120

€21.99

Tobago Volcano adds an impressive 3D volcano to Tobago from which lava spreads over the game board. The volcano takes up seven of the board’s hexes. Whenever a player collects an amulet, they add another tile to the stream of lava flowing from it. As a result, the island will transform dynamically throughout the game, which can and will change where the treasures are (potentially) buried. For -4 Players aged 8 and up, 45 minutes playing time.   Only playable with the base game Tobago.   Try the game on Tabletopia: https://tabletopia.com/games/tobago-volcano   Author: Bruce Allen

Trainsilvania

Children’s games

Trainsilvania

601105170

€19.99

It’s high time! At dawn, the Trainsilvania Night Express is running between Mummy Valley and Moonshine Hut. It’ not only Dracula and Frankenstein who want to go home. Each player tries to get no less than four tired-out creepy creatures to their home station. But nobody knows which monster is sitting where. Even which seats your pieces are allocated to are unknown! There is a lot of pushing and shoving until each passenger knows who he actually is and where he needs to go. So many a werewolf tumbles out of the moving train at a totally wrong station. For 2-4 players, aged 6 years and up.   Author: Paco Yanez

Villa Paletti

Family games

Villa Paletti

601122900

€39.99

Villa Paletti Villa Paletti is an exceptional construction game, in which the laws of equilibrium are out of bounds. Each player has five different columns to his disposal. To begin, the columns are placed on the base and then the first of five asymmetric plateaus is put on top of them. Each player places one of his columns on the upper plateau. If a player has no column left, he has to add the next plateau instead. The winner is the player who placed the most valuable columns on the shaky upper plateau. for 2 to 4 Players, Ages 8 and up

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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Zoch Family Games Bundle

Bundle - 36 %

Family games

Zoch Family Games Bundle

BDL-601105166
€29.99

€46.97

Product bundle consisting of: Heckmeck am Karteneck / Beasty Bar Born to be wild / Geistesblitz-2 Article number: 601105166 Product: Heckmeck am Karteneck Heckmeck am Karteneck is the game where ripped-off chickens shovel the worms a la carte from the grill. Dinner is served. Tasty portions of fried worms are waiting to be fetched from the grill. In turn, the chickens play out their card stakes. Whoever quits earlier gets less, but still has cards up his sleeve for later rounds. Clever play is made by those who judge their hand of cards well at the right moment and can thus get hold of the most  valuable portions. A must for all Heckmeck lovers. Article number: 601105143 Product: Beasty Bar Born to be wild The Beasty Bar game attracts more and more animals to the red carpet in front of the legendary bar. With Born to be Wild, it is the third time that twelve "beasts" show up there. The new animals add even more cunning feints, wild dynamics, comical situations, and finesse to the game. Following the well-known rules of Beasty Bar, all the animals of the "extended customer base" can be combined. Consequently, Born to be Wild can be played as a stand-alone game, but also together with all the other animals from the two previous Beasty Bar games. Article number: 601105019 Product: Geistesblitz-2 Geistesblitz 2.0 is the second witty reaction game with the extra splash of esprit that makes your brain cells dance. Now a tub, a brush, a towel, a frog and Balduin's spiritualized friend Babette gather in the middle of the table. You know the rules from Geistesblitz. If a card shows a towel, however, you look for the item that last dried itself off with the towel, with the color of the towel being critical. Quakulius the frog demands that you call out the item. If this item eppears in the original color, the frog understands only a foreign language. Try it out, by all means: In combination with Geistesblitz, this results in an ecstatic playing experience that brings together both halves of the brain! And this could become really witty! for 2 to 8 Players, Ages 8 and up

Zoch Skill Game Menara Bundle

Bundle - 24 %

Family games

Zoch Skill Game Menara Bundle

BDL-601105101
€40.99

€53.98

Product bundle consisting of: Menara / Menara - Rituals & Ruins   Article number: 601105101 Product: Menara As a tight-knit team, players use pillars and wondrously shaped temple floors to build a spectacularly soaring structure full of nooks and crannies. Cooperation and static skills are in demand, since for each mistake in construction, you have to add another floor to the temple. A steady hand, an alert mind, and mutual assistance can help you successfully complete what seems to top out at dizzy heights. Menara – a masterly static building game.   Article number: 601105153 Product: Menara - Rituals & Ruins The expansion to the cooperative building game Menara has a lot to offer: spectacular temple floors, golden columns… and then there even are tears of the gods, trying to keep players from their collective success. The crew always takes on a scenario of its choice.

Zoch Tobago Bundle

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Family games

Zoch Tobago Bundle

BDL-601105152
€44.99

€56.98

Product bundle consisting of: Tobago | Tobago Volcano   Article number: 601105152 Product: Tobago Tobago transports the players to a completely new island world of hidden treasures! The players own single tattered treasure card fragments that they reassemble to find out the secret location of the treasure. In doing so, the possible treasures places are narrowed down more and more until the place of discovery is determined. Whoever is the first to be there with his all-terrain vehicle digs up the treasure and distributes the gold pieces. But be careful, since some treasures are cursed. Happy is the one who thought of the protection amulet in time... With its innovative gameboard, Tobago provides the players up to 32 island worlds. Article number: 601105120 Product: Tobago Volcano Tobago Volcano adds an impressive 3D volcano to Tobago from which lava spreads over the game board. The volcano takes up seven of the board’s hexes. Whenever a player collects an amulet, they add another tile to the stream of lava flowing from it. As a result, the island will transform dynamically throughout the game, which can and will change where the treasures are (potentially) buried. For -4 Players aged 8 and up, 45 minutes playing time. Only playable with the base game Tobago. Try the game on Tabletopia: https://tabletopia.com/games/tobago-volcano

Beasty Bar - New Beasts in Town

Family games

Beasty Bar - New Beasts in Town

601105156

soon available again

Beasty Bar - New Beasts in Town is the first big follow-up release to the 2014 smash hit card game Beasty Bar. It can either be played by itself or in combination with the original game, as part of a challenging two-round draft. Twelve all-new beasties with exciting, novel special powers are lining up in front of the legendary bar. As before, it is imperative to stay at the front of the queue in order to be able to join the party.   Author: Stefan Kloß

Mirakel Mix

Family games

Mirakel Mix

601105187

soon available again

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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Family board games: laughing, playing, spending time

Time spent with family creates experiences that we can look back on for a lifetime with a smile on our faces. Family games are the perfect activity to create such precious shared experiences – huge fun included! At Zoch, you can expect a colourful assortment packed with varied games for the family.

What are family games?

When we discuss family games, we mean games that are meant to be played together by family members. These are therefore mostly games that are interesting for players of different age groups. In this way, several generations are brought together around one table for fun.

When can you start playing family games?

To find out from what age a family game is suitable, you can have a look at the respective age recommendation in the product description. Often, however, children who are under the recommended age can play along as long as an older sibling or adult supports them. Of course, this only applies if the content of the game is age-appropriate.

Below, we would like to introduce you to some of our top family board games for kids of different age groups:

Family games from 6 years

Appenzell Castle is a fun family game for ages 6 and up, in which cute mice race through the rustic castle. The aim is to build up the largest collection of cheese as quickly as possible in order to be crowned winner of the castle. But beware: if you're not careful, you'll have to watch your little mice tumble into the castle cellar.

Family board games from 8 years

Are you looking for challenging family games for ages 8 and up? Then you shouldn't miss Menara. Here you play in a team and try to build an impressive temple with pillars and floors. Nerves of steel, a well-thought-out plan and a steady hand are essential.

Family games from 10 years

With Tobago, you start an adventurous treasure hunt that requires teamwork and clever combinations. The family game for ages 10 and up equips players with fragments of a treasure map and invites them to set out on a search in a mysterious island world. But caution is advised because some treasures are burdened with a curse.

Why should parents play family board games with their children?

Playing family games not only gives you enjoyable hours with the whole family, but also brings numerous advantages. We would like to have a closer look at what exactly speaks in favour of regularly playing family board games:

Intergenerationality

With games for the entire family, it is possible to get all the family members together. Because: The special games are fun for kids as well as for teenagers and adults. So nothing stands in the way of intergenerational fun.

Culture

Whether card, dice, or board game: games have been a tradition for thousands of years and are an important piece of cultural heritage. Did you know, for example, that the well-known game of chess was played as early as 600 AD?

Media timeout

Digital media and devices, especially the smartphone, the pc, and game consoles, have a firm place in the everyday life of most children today. This becomes a problem when daily activities are limited to these media. With family games, you can create a good balance and at the same time ensure that the whole family spends more time together.

Understanding of rules

Developing an understanding of rules is a learning step that all children have to go through eventually. After all, when they start school at the latest, they have to get used to following certain rules. Family games are the best way to prepare your child for this and allow them to become familiar with understanding and following rules in an age-appropriate way.

Language

Playing together with the family involves a lot of laughter, jokes, sharing and occasionally a discussion or two. In this context, your child can develop linguistically and improve his or her skills in this area “along the way”.

Counting

Many family board games involve numbers. So your child can also train his or her understanding of numbers while playing.

Social interaction

As befits family time, family games focus on social interaction. Playing together offers plenty of space for interpersonal communication and thus promotes your child's social skills.

Winning & losing

It is not uncommon for children to be confronted with many feelings while playing. This can be anger about bad luck in the game or pride about a victory. Playing gives your child the opportunity to deal with these emotions in a safe environment.

Promoting concentration

Finally, family games promote your child's ability to concentrate. Because if you want to win, you have to stay attentive and not get distracted too easily.

What makes a good family game?

Since the market for family board games is massive, it is sometimes difficult to get an overview and find out which products are worth buying. To help you choose a high-quality game for the family, the next point deals with the criteria that games should fulfil.

One thing that should be mentioned in advance and that applies in principle is that the game content of a good family game appeals to children as well as young people and adults. Because if this is the case, the game is really suitable to be played by the whole family. To prevent too much frustration and bitter disappointment, the game should have fair chances of winning. In addition, the rules should only be so complex that they can be easily understood by the youngest player. If these points are given, you are probably dealing with a real game hit.

A shopping guide for family board games

When buying a family game, you should keep these aspects in mind:

Players, duration, and set-up

Find out how many players the game can be played with, how long a game session takes on average, and how much time it takes to set up the game. This basic information can already tell you whether a game fits your personal expectations.

Education

Choose a product that addresses one or the other learning content. This way, you kill two birds with one stone: your child has fun playing and is effectively supported at the same time.

Accessories

Are there accessories for the game? If so, you should make sure to check whether they are included in the scope of delivery or have to be purchased separately.

Age recommendation

Don't forget to check the manufacturer's age recommendation. It indicates the average age at which kids can understand the game.

Sustainable family board games: buy once – play for a lifetime

Sustainability is a top priority at Zoch. It is our concern to produce high-quality games in an environmentally conscious way and to ensure a high longevity of the products.

Environmentally friendly production

In the spirit of environmental friendliness, recycled materials are used in the production of our games. These are, of course, harmless to health – good for the planet and for your child.

Made in Germany

The Zoch family games come from Germany, more precisely from Fürth. They are made to be used for a lifetime and, if necessary, even passed on from generation to generation. In other words, they are not short-lived “throwaway products”, but games that will accompany you as a family for as long as possible.

Quality

Besides sustainability, quality is our top priority. Therefore, external and internal tests are carried out on all products before they go on sale. This is how we achieve consistently high quality, which is sealed by quality labels.

Award-winning family games – discover the Zoch range

The Zoch range includes numerous family board games that have received significant awards. We would like to present you with a small selection of our award-winning products:

Niagara – Game of the year: 1st Place 2005

Awarded Game of the Year 2005, Niagara presents itself as an adventurous family game of an exceptional kind. The three-dimensional game scenery creates a “right in the middle of it instead of just being there” feeling and makes this game a real highlight. Can you paddle your canoe against the current and collect the most gems?

Villa Paletti - Game of the year: 1 place 2002

With Villa Paletti, your child becomes an architect! The tricky building game, which won the title of Game of the Year in 2002, requires concentration and fine motor skills. Who will finally succeed in placing the most valuable pillar at the top of the jointly constructed building?

Family board games: a valuable way to spend time together

Zoch family games combine numerous plus points in all-round successful, child-friendly products. All games are produced in an environmentally friendly way, are of excellent quality and so lovingly designed that they immediately captivate children. With a fun family game from Zoch, you create the best conditions for lots of valuable family time with a fun learning effect.

Curious about what else Zoch has to offer? Our homepage will tell you! Browse through all kinds of exciting product categories and let yourself be inspired by board games, dice games and games of skill, for example.