Tenpenny Parks

Tenpenny Parks

Board Game
1-4 Players
About 60 Minutes
Grade 6 and Up
Game Schooler Recommendation

Tenpenny Parks pushes polyomino tile-placement to the next level. If you’re getting bored with the old standbys, Tenpenny Parks does a great job integrating worker placement and in-round competition to push the intensity up a notch. This game certainly isn’t for our youngest gamers, but it’s still a great family game with evocative art and engaging gameplay.

Game Overview

A game of Tenpenny Parks is played over five rounds, called months. Each month players take turns placing workers on the gameboard to take actions like removing trees, building concessions and attractions, and buying more property in order to make their growing theme parks as attractive to visiting people (VP tokens) as possible. At the end of each month, rewards are given to the player with the fairground that best exemplifies certain raw emotions, and after five months the player with the most VP tokens wins!

  • 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.
  • Strategic Thinking Strategic Thinking
    Encourages players to develop a process or long-term strategy for accomplishing a goal.
  • Tactical Thinking Tactical Thinking
    Challenges players to make decisions based on currently available information.
  • Resource Management Resource Management
    Boosts a player’s capacity to efficiently and effectively oversee available assets.
Game Details
  • Type: Family Game
  • Category: Board Game
  • Designer(s): Nate Linhart
  • Published: 2022
  • Game Length: About 60 Minutes
  • Players: 1-4 Players
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