Wildcraft is one of our favourite board games that I just had to give a shout out for. It’s cooperative so winning always happens and it’s fun to help others as they play too. I can’t say enough for this beautiful game. The artwork alone makes it worth playing.
The story goes that you all are off to climb the mountain from Grandma’s house to pick huckleberries for pie. She knows that you’re all capable and knowledgeable enough to go off on your own but if you aren’t back before it gets dark then she’ll be able to come up and get you and help gather the berries and get you back to her home where you can then bake some pie. Along the way you collect plants and encounter different problems that the plants you and your friends collect will help you with. There are twists and turns along the path climbing trees and sliding down water falls and following deer paths. It’s great fun!
I love that Lily recognises many of the plants on the plant cards in the game. She’s starting to remember what herbs help with what problems and is suggesting different plants to grow in the garden come spring.
Lily is especially dramatic when dealing with the trouble cards!