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Grade Levels: 5th+

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Our Best Geography Game
I was born in Tripoli, Libya, in the long ago days when the USA maintained an Air Force base nearby, long before the tyrannical reign of Muammar al-Qaddafi. But while I was emotionally attached to Africa, much of African geography was still a mystery to me until I played 10 Days in Africa. Since then, the makers of 10 Days in Africa have added 10 Days in Europe, 10 Days in the USA, 10 Days in Asia, and 10 Days in the Americas.

Wonderfully Simple Premise...
In each game, the goal is to create a 10-day journey through the selected country or continent via foot, car, plane, or railroad. The "game board" is actually a sturdy geopolitical map with a recap of the rules printed in the corners.

...That Builds Critical Thinking Skills
The game is easy to learn, so most children will catch on within a couple of minutes. But the strategy involved compels players to take their time and study the board, trying to make sense of the itinerary they drew. Adding to the need for thoughtful contemplation is the rule that there is no opportunity to rearrange tiles once you've put them on your rack. Your only option is to discard a card and hope to draw a more appropriate card.

But What Is A Legal Play?
You can travel by foot if the countries are adjacent. You may travel by car only if you draw a car tile and wish to travel through one country to get to another. And you may fly between two like-colored regions if you have the same colored plane. Trains are available only in the Asia game and have limited usability. As soon as a player has completed a ten-day journey, he wins.

Not Boring, Mindless Or Easily Exhausted
Most children blanch at playing educational games, as educational often means boring when it comes to board games. But the designer of the 10 Days series has not sacrificed engrossing entertainment for the sake of education. Now we can become more familiar with each continent as we develop skills in board game strategy.

Recommended for ages 10 to adult, but I think an eight-year-old, with a bit of practice, could easily handle this game.

Contents:
  • 45 Destination Cards
  • 15 Transportation Cards
  • 8 Card Holders
  • 1 Game Board
  • Map
  • Quick Play Rules

    Download the Rules as a PDF - Africa
    Download the Rules as a PDF - Asia
    Download the Rules as a PDF - Europe
    Download the Rules as a PDF - USA
    Download the Rules as a PDF - the Americas

    Manufacturer's Information
    Manufacturer: Out of the Box
    Made In: China
    Time To Learn: 5 minutes
    Time To Play: 20-30 minutes
    Players: 2-4


    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.



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  • Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 26 Write a review.

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    More difficult than it seems! January 15, 2013
    Reviewer: Mama to 5  
    I can't believe how much my 7 year old loves to play this game! He still needs quite a bit of help even after playing a few times, mostly because it is going to take time for him to learn how to visualize his trip. But in spite of needing help, the game is still teaching him the countries and how to think creatively. This game is fun for kids and adults alike.

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    2nd Game and above. AWESOME November 2, 2012
    Reviewer: Aquahaze  
    The first time we played each of the games, the children were in tears of frustration. Once they played the first game through and understood it, they ask to play, and ask to play again. We have played three of the versions, Europe, Asia (more challenging due to the railroads), and the Americas. Europe is the easiest of the three we have, even a 3rd grader enjoys!

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    Learning Together Through Games December 28, 2011
    Reviewer: Angie from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
    The boys LOVE this game, we have had it for a couple of years now. Usually we just play for fun, but today I wanted them to see the states form into Regions and to relate the distance to Colorado from Oregon.

    In this game, players get to pick ten cards. In the game rules, you line them up on a board, then create your trip while you play. We learned from a friend who allows a pre-planning time to line up the cards first – before putting them in the boards. Once a card is set in the board – it can not be moved. Replaced by another card, yes, but not moved or swapped on your board. You want to create  a trip that you can Walk, Drive, or Fly through 10 cards. I set up my cards to start in Alaska, fly  to South Carolina, Walk to Georgia, Walk to North Carolina.  Looks like I left Nevada and North Dakota in as place holders while I waited to go to Pennsylvnia, to Wisconsin and on up the Eastern States. I never did pull this trip together. The boys finished theirs First.    (Walk from state to state – Drive to move from one state over, like Washington, DRIVE, California – Fly from Same Color Planes to Same Color States) It does take playing the game one time to really understand the moves, but then – you’re addicted.  We have the 10 Days In Europe as well.

    Read the rest of this review at http://pebblekeeper.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/geography-terms-tour-mesa-2/

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    3 years of playing ... still popular! October 24, 2011
    Reviewer: Dianna from East Texas, United States  
    Clearly from the number of positive reviews, the 10 Days games are popular. The main point of this review is that the games have *stayed* popular long after the newness wore off at our house. Our family has been playing 10 Days in Europe for 3 years now (kids are now 10 and 12), and it's still a popular choice for schooltime "You Choose" activities, as well as regular ol' game nights. We've since bought all the other 10 Days games and enjoy them just as much.

    We recently spent a summer on geography studies. Well, "studies" might not be the right word since we read lots of great books and played lots of great games. The 10 Days games and various GeoPuzzles (we had races to see who could complete a puzzle fastest) were among the more popular activities all summer long.

    Great games, worth the dollars spent! 10 Days games are fun, and have long-lasting entertainment and learning value.

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    A Wonderful way to learn Geography! October 10, 2011
    Reviewer: Lisa Guy from Kalispell, MT United States  
    I have been concerned on how to teach my kids Geography, when would I find the time for one more subject?  I can't believe how much my children have learned by playing these games!  It is fun, and I enjoy playing along with them!!  It is the perfect way to teach Geography!!

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