We had a chance to review a new card game, Llama Drama. This is a fun card game to add to our family table game arsenal. While it took a bit of a learning curve, my kids had fun learning the rules and then competing.
Llama Drama is a fast-paced card game where players try to be the first to get rid of all of their cards. The game can be played by 2-4 players or you can combine two decks to play with up to 8 players. It’s recommended for ages 7+. However, this is not a game you can just toss at a 7-year-old and walk away. The directions are somewhat complicated and it will take an adult or older child some time to sit down with the game rules. We played a couple practice games as we puzzled it out before we got fast at the game. Once you teach the younger grade schooler’s the game, they can run with it. If you learn best visually, I found that this video offers a good explanation of the game.
We found that this game is a lot like UNO in that there are special cards with special powers and like UNO these special powers are written on the face of the card, so don’t get hung up on those rules when learning. That part can be figured out as you play.
Playing with a Preschooler
There doesn’t appear to be a good way to modify this game for a preschooler (short of turning it into a matching game), and I wouldn’t recommend it for families with only a preschool-aged child. However, if you have kids of mixed ages, you can put the younger kid on your “team”. They can help you play the cards you choose. As with any game nights, I start the evening with a general reminder that tantrums or fits will end the game for everyone. Especially, with a game with a learning curve, this is a good reminder for 7-year-olds, too.
About Llama Drama
Llama Drama describes itself as “A family friendly, llama-loaded card game that you’ll play again and again! 2-4 players, ages 7+. Buy two decks to play with up to 8 players. Horse-play not included. Llama-play included. (Except for the spitting part.)”
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Final Thoughts on Llama Drama
If you are big into family card game but a little tired of the same old games, Llama Drama will be a nice addition to your arsenal.
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