Hugo and his expanding guest list
“Can we play ghost party again? With Mummy?”
Well, Mummy was willing to give it a go, so off we went with three players this time. Miss B thoroughly enjoyed dividing up the people and explaining the game to Mummy (missing out only the rules!) and soon we were playing. As is inevitable, Hugo got to move a lot more between our turns and Miss B was getting really excited as people got caught and sent downstairs. This one is definitely cemented as a favourite, but I think it’ll be a little while before we introduce the proper scoring. More positives: Miss B wasn’t losing track of which colour her pieces were this time, and the whole moving clockwise thing was pretty well bedded in.
The verdict from Miss B (aged 4¼): “Good. I liked that we all played together and I won.” Yeah, don’t rub it in, kid, you just had some lucky rolls. It seems that the social aspect is pretty important though, with all of us playing being a major selling point.
The game: Ghost Party (Ravensberger), 2 to 8 players, age 8+.