Boredom Buster: Monster Trap

Monster Trap GameThe kids have been out of school in most states now for at least a week or two and we are wondering how many are already saying, “I’m bored.” It’s time to tame the beast and trap a monster in this great board game from Thames & Kosmos. Special thanks to Thames & Kosmos for sending along a copy of the game for us to review and feature in our Summer Boredom Buster series. All opinions are our own.

Monster Trap

The monsters are loose again!

Well, that’s actually not a bad thing because they make living in this mansion really fun! But right now Grandma Frieda is standing outside the front door and she is terribly frightened of monsters. You must catch them all and hide them from Grandma before she sees them!

Use the sliders to push the monster as quickly as possible to the middle of the mansion and into the monster trap! You will have to work together on teams to do this. Whoever has pushed the most monsters into the trap by the end of the game is the best monster catcher and wins the game.

Monster Trap Game

Why we LOVE this game:

  • Encourage team work
  • Helps kids practice their gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination
  • Encourages verbal communication skills
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Children as young as 6 can play
  • Engages logic to maneuver the monster to the trap
  • Fast paced
  • Keeps kids interested for 20-30 minutes or longer