Looking for a new game for family game night? Then look no further! Boom, Bang, Gold from HABA is perfect for the whole family. It’s recommended for ages 7 years old and up. But what I really like about this game is it only takes about 20 minutes! So perfect for younger children that may not be able to sit still and focused for extended periods of time.
The premise of the game is that there has been gold discovered in the sleepy village of Old Town. People are infected with gold rush fever and everyone is grabbing sticks of dynamite and throwing them into the gold mine. You need to be fast and grab the gold nuggets before your opponents do.
So how does this work? Well, there is a tray with sides where you place all the nuggets. Then there are 4 sticks of dynamite, each player gets a stick. One person tosses a dynamite stick into the box. Nuggets flip over and expose if they are gold. Each player tries to pick up as many gold pieces as they can. When there are no more pieces to pick up the next person tosses their dynamite stick in and you repeat the process.
After all, they dynamite has been tossed in the mine and all the “gold nuggets” have been picked up it’s time to see who the winner is. Whoever has the most gold nuggets at the end wins the game.
It’s a fun and simple game. Perfect for including all members of the family. It gets the little ones moving and because everyone is constantly engaged in the game it’s hard for them to lose interest. They may get a little crazy and you may have to hold them back from jumping on the table and stealing all the gold nuggets but beyond that, it’s a fun family game.