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10 Days in the Americas - The Unpredictable Game of Making Connections
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- Ages 12 to adult
- 2-4 players
- 5 minutes to learn
- Plays in under 30 minutes
- Great Geography teaching tool
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1. There aren't enough tiles. While in the other games, there are enough tiles for 4 people to play and still have a large "draw" pile, when 4 people play this game, there's a tiny "draw" pile.
2. The game is biased towards the Caribbean Islands: each island has its own tile, and since there are so many of them, everyone ends up trying to make a trip through the Caribbean, instead of focusing on the North and South continents.
3. There aren't enough duplicate tiles. In most of the other games, the "big" countries have 2 tiles, but only Brazil has 2 tiles in this version. This adds to the bias towards the Caribbean: if there were 2 tiles for the USA, Canada, Mexico, and maybe a couple other South American countries, game play would be more balanced and add the necessary tiles to make the game do-able.
1. My kids have learned a lot about the Caribbean Islands!
Because we have been playing these games for years, we are now contemplating making some of the airplanes "bombers" and "fighters". This also attracts my teenage sons, who were getting tired of playing. We have decided Europe's airplanes are bombers and Asia's airplanes are fighters. The rest of the airplanes are "normal". When someone has an airplane they want to use as a bomber, they do not pick up a card as in normal play, but point to a card that they want from another player. The cards are not shown to the person wanting to bomb, so they have no idea what card they are choosing. If the card that's picked is a fighter, the person who has the fighter "shoots down" the said bomber by turning the tables and picking whatever card they want from the bomber's cards and laying it aside to use whenever he wants or putting it in the discard pile. The person who lost the card (the bomber), puts his bomber back in his rack and picks the top card from the discard pile to replace the lost card.
If the card the bomber points to is a card that is not a "fighter", they take that person's card and exchange it for a card on their rack. That card the bomber exchanges it for is now given to the person who they "bombed". Needless to say, this can cause many problems in a chain of countries and perhaps change the tide for whoever was losing or winning.
The possibilities are endless with the variations you can make with these games which keeps the fun coming!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyable and gently challenging way to revive geographical knowledge. It would be better if there were, more realistically, more modes of travel.Published 6 months ago by Em Casey
My daughter gifted this to her BFF and she loves it. Now they combine 10 days in Americas, Europe and Asia at times and it's fun!Published 22 months ago by Shefali Suradkar
The whole family has learned where all of the South American countries are from this game. Fun and great for learning. Read morePublished on February 1, 2014 by AmKiwi
My entire family loves this game of strategy. It is so wonderful in helping my boys, 11 and 14 learn geography as well as strategy. Everyone is out for the win.Published on December 29, 2013 by mary allen
I love these "10 days" games. They are quick to play and as soon as you finish, you want to play again. Great geography lesson. Read morePublished on November 23, 2013 by Jan Weber
great series of games. fun for adults and educational for kids. quick to learn. get the whole series of '10 days'Published on July 7, 2013 by poleestone
My daughter got this game for Christmas and we spend tons of fun time playing it with grandma, grandpa, cousins, friends... Read morePublished on June 8, 2013 by B.A.
We use this game as a time filler between classes. It took a little bit to get the hang of it, but the girls are now far more familiar with central and south America, as well as... Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by Theresa Delossantos
Cool game, different, and doesn't take long to play. Makes you think and helps with Geography. Great review for us adults too!Published on October 19, 2012 by Gabe G