- Ages 5+
- 2-6 players
- Plays in 15-20 minutes
- No reading required
- Encourages teamwork & cooperation; win or lose as a team
- 1 game board
- 3 mermaid tokens
- 1 sea witch with stand
- 4 wand tokens
- 1 spinner
Peaceable Kingdom is also committed to keeping it green. The game boards are made with sustainable FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) papers, and printed with soy-based ink. The plastics used are corn-based, biodegradable and free of BPA or phthalates.
Choking hazard; includes small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.
How to Play:
The object of the game is to move all 3 mermaids from start to Mermaid Island before the Sea Witch gets there. Because Mermaid Island is a cooperative game, and players can play any of the mermaid tokens – no one player has a single mermaid she is trying to get back to the island.
Players take turns spinning the spinner and moving a mermaid or the Sea Witch. Mermaids move 1 or 2 spaces at a time and can take the bridge short cuts. The Sea Witch moves only 1 space at a time and always goes the long way around. If the Sea Witch lands on a mermaid, the mermaid must go back to start.
Mermaids can collect wand tokens which move the Sea Witch back one space. Players decide together when to use the wands and which mermaids to move to keep the mermaids going. Looks deceptively simple, but is a lively and strategic game of chase!