Board Game
2-4 Players
About 15 Minutes
Grade 2 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Kindomino is a simple game with huge spatial perception connections. Manipulating tiles to fit the parameters of the game provides a fun puzzle for younger and older gamers. Kids must balance between short-term and long-term benefits when selecting tiles while managing the risk of tile placement and availability. Throw in a 15-minute playtime and an affordable price point, and there is no reason this classic shouldn’t be in your collection.

Game Overview

In Kingdomino, you are a lord seeking new lands in which to expand your kingdom. You must explore all the lands, including wheat fields, lakes, and mountains, in order to spot the best plots, while competing with other lords to acquire them first. The game uses tiles with two sections, similar to Dominoes. Each turn, each player will select a new domino to connect to their existing kingdom, making sure at least one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play. The order of who picks first depends on which tile was previously chosen, with better tiles forcing players to pick later in the next round. The game ends when each player has completed a 5x5 grid (or failed to do so), and points are counted based on number of connecting tiles and valuable crown symbols.

  • Competition Competition
    Develops healthy competitive habits as two or more parties compete for a goal that cannot be shared.
  • Risk Management Risk Management
    Players must identify, evaluate, and prioritize options to reduce the impact of unfortunate events or risks.
  • 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.
  • Resilience Resilience
    Teaches players how to quickly recover from and cope with difficulties.
Game Details
  • Type: Family Game
  • Category: Board Game
  • Designer(s): Bruno Cathala
  • Published: 2016
  • Game Length: About 15 Minutes
  • Players: 2-4 Players
  • 2017 - Spiel des Jahres Winner
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