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Treasure X: Quest for Gold Review

Treasure X: Quest for Gold

Release: January 1, 1970
Genre: Articles, Board Games News, Board Games Reviews


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One of the hardest things to do with a family board game is to create something that is entertaining for parents and exhilarating for kids. Many games attempt at striking this good balance, and ultimately fail. The reason is fairly simple: adult minds and children’s minds think very differently, and trying to create a game for both is next to impossible. What many publishers and developers have decided to do is create experiences that are tailored to kids, but have enough to keep adults entertained. Enter Treasure X: Quest for Gold, a simplistic treasure collection game that kids will absolutely love, and parents will easily tolerate!

Thanks to Ravensburger for sending us this to review. You can read our “How to Play” article, up on GamesReviews now!

The components for the game are fairly solid, and I’m glad to see the publisher using thick tiles for the trees, stones, and chests icons. So often, cheaper ‘kids’ games will opt for a thick card stock design rather than thick cardboard. Right away, I was incredibly impressed with how this game went together. The card holder is a bit flimsy for my liking, but everything else in the game is top notch. I really love the mysterious figure that comes with the game – if you’ve bought Treasure X toys from the store before, you know how popular and fun these collectible figures are!

The game play is incredibly simplistic early on, but once the board begins be depleted (of treasure you need to collect to win), you find that you need to start getting creative with the cards you have. This is where I saw the pendulum swing in my wife and I’s favour while playing with our boys, 10 and 5. While we understood the greater strategic elements and how to use our cards to get to specific treasure, the kids had a much more difficult time. With a bit of prodding however, they slowly began to learn the ins and outs of how to best move the character around the board.

If you enjoy board games with your kids, this is an easy to understand, and easy to pick up experience. The fact that it comes with a Treasure X figure it the icing on top. We’ve had the game for about a month now, and have played it over a dozen times! It is definitely wroth picking up!


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blank Adam Roffel has only been writing about video games for a short time, but has honed his skills completing a Master's Degree. He loves Nintendo, and almost anything they have released...even Tomodachi Life.

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