Farplace the Game Review: More Than Just a Game, It’s a Cause!
Are you on the lookout for a board game that combines fun, education, and a noble cause? Look no further than Farplace the Game. This new tabletop marvel is a treat for the whole family and serves as an excellent way to educate players about animal welfare. Read on to discover why Farplace the Game is a must-have addition to your board game collection.
A Gift We Were Thrilled to Receive – Huge thanks to the amazing team at Farplace Animal Rescue for gifting us this fantastic board game. We’ve navigated our meeples, played our cards smartly, and shared more than a few chuckles. While we were lucky enough to be gifted Farplace the Game to put it to the test, rest assured that our review spills our honest and heartfelt thoughts, and we’re super excited to share them with you.
The Heart Behind the Fun: Farplace Animal Rescue Charity
Before you pick your meeples and start strategising with your cards, it’s worth noting the real heart of Farplace the Game: Farplace Animal Rescue. This UK-based charity has grown from its humble beginnings in beautiful Weardale to become a significant force in animal rescue and welfare. Beyond rescuing animals, they engage the community with their wildlife experience zones and even provide support to other rescue organisations through the National Animal Sanctuary Alliance. And here’s the best part: proceeds from this game go straight back into this incredible charity’s work. Talk about gaming for a good cause!
What’s in the Box
Eager hands and curious eyes were delighted with the treasure trove inside Farplace the Game. Here’s what you’ll fund in the box:
- Double-sided playing board
- 4 Key cards
- 4 Meeples (cat, dog, rabbit, pigeon)
- 4 Player cards n(cat, dog, rabbit, pigeon)
- 4 Turn summary cards
- 20 Vet cards
- 70 Animal cards
- 87 Object/action cards
- 1 Rule book
Ready, Set, Rescue! How to Play Run-Through
At its core, Farplace the Game is a race-based tabletop game that adds layers of fun and education through its carefully thought-out gameplay dynamics. The goal is straightforward: pick your animal meeple and set off on a quest to rescue, rehome, or release animals, collecting cards to aid you on your journey.
The Meeple Matters so Choose Wisely!
You might think picking a meeple is just a whimsical choice, but oh no! Your selection can be a game-changer—literally. Each animal has its unique abilities. For example, pigeons can bypass obstacles and water, plus land on houses, making for quicker progress, while cats can’t but instead manoeuvre cleverly from cardboard box to cardboard box.
Discover the Farplace the Game Hook
Once you get past the basics, you’ll realise that Farplace the Game offers quite a bit in terms of strategy. It’s not just about reaching the finish line; it’s about making wise decisions about when to rescue an animal when to use an object card, and even when to take a vet card. The depth in gameplay ensures that the game remains exciting, even after multiple rounds.
Learning Animal Love Through Play
This game isn’t just entertaining; it’s enlightening. The real joy for us was seeing our children make the connection between the fun they were having and the broader message of animal welfare. Conversations flowed about different animals, their needs, and the importance of responsible care—all while racing meeples around the board!
More Than Child’s Play, Parents Love It Too
Let’s face it not all children’s games are enjoyable for adults. Farplace the Game, however, we think is an exception. The strategic elements keep it engaging for grown-ups, and the charitable angle makes you feel good about spending your time (and money) on it. Plus, the quality of the components assures you that this game is here for the long haul.
Replay Value with Flipping Awesome Game Board
One of the standout features is the replay value. The double-sided board and varied gameplay mechanics mean that every game session feels fresh and new. In fact, you’ll never play the same game twice! The flexibility to adapt to different numbers of players and age groups ensures that this game will be a family favourite for years to come.
A Game You’ll Treasure for Years
Every element of the game, from the robust board to the detailed meeples and cards, oozes quality. It’s a product built with love and care, evident in the fine print of the rule book to the vivid illustrations on the cards. You’re not just spending; you’re investing in countless hours of future fun.
Our Final Thoughts Sealed with a Thumbs Up
We wholeheartedly recommend Farplace the Game! It’s a win on all fronts—captivating for the children, engaging for the adults, and enlightening for everyone about the critical role of animal rescue. Trust us, it’s all smiles and good times in our household thanks to this gem of a game!
The Perfect Gift for a Festive Favourite
As the festive season approaches, we honestly can’t think of a better showstopper to have under our Christmas tree than Farplace the Game. It’s not just a game; it’s an experience that brings our family together and teaches us all priceless lessons in empathy and responsibility.
How to Get Your Hands on the Fun
For just £25, we reckon this board game is an absolute steal. Ready to get yours? Head over to the Farplace Animal Rescue website or swing by their charity shops dotted around West Wales. Here’s where you can find them:
- Farplace Shop Aberystwyth, 38 Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1DE
- Farplace Shop Haverfordwest, Ground Floor, 1 Old Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 2EZ
- Farplace Shop Newcastle Emlyn, Elwood House, Sycamore Street, Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, SA38 9AP
- Farplace Shop Ammanford, 47 Quay Street, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA18 3BS
- Farplace Shop Neath, 29 Green Street, Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA11 1DF
Farplace the Game — A Must-Have for Every Family
Farplace the Game has quickly become more than just another game on our shelf. It’s all about good times, fun, and meaningful lessons. If you’re looking for a game night that goes beyond the ordinary, this is your go-to game. We believe with Farplace the Game, you’re not just playing—you’re making game night awesome and meaningful all at once. It’s been a real joy to put to the test.