Board Game
2-4 Players
About 30 Minutes
Grade 3 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Bärenpark comes from one of our favorite designers, Phil Walker-Harding. Phil’s games work so well in the gameschooling setting because they engage non-gamers and gamers alike. Bärenpark straddles that line as well. This tile-laying game is easy to learn, but like Phil’s other games, there is plenty of depth to explore.

Game Overview

In more detail, each player in Bärenpark builds their own bear park, attempting to make it as beautiful as they can, while also using every square meter possible. The park is created by combining polyomino tiles onto a grid, with players scoring for animal houses, outdoor areas, completed construction, and more. The sooner you build it, the better! Cover icons to get new tiles and park sections. The game ends as soon as one player has finished expanding their park, then players tally their points to see who has won.

  • Competition Competition
    Develops healthy competitive habits as two or more parties compete for a goal that cannot be shared.
  • Spatial Perception Spatial Perception
    Strengthens a player’s understanding of the spatial relationships with the objects in their environment as well as themselves.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges players to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Confidence Confidence
    Promotes and increases a player’s trust in their abilities and qualities.
Game Details
  • Type: Family Game
  • Category: Board Game
  • Designer(s): Phil Walker-Harding
  • Published: 2017
  • Game Length: About 30 Minutes
  • Players: 2-4 Players
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