We were sent a collection of amazing games recently, and Triominos was one of the brilliant boredom busters included! For more Ideal Games and other things to keep children busy, click Parenting at the top of the blog header, and then screen-free play, or here for more fun stuff to do while we’re all in the house!
I’ve been working from home during the pandemic, and because Rob is a key worker I’ve been also trying to keep the boys busy while I’m at the computer. School send a list of things every day and as we work through that and my list, we find we’re quite occupied until my time in the “office” is up.
This is all so hard on us all, and we need something fun to look forward to at the end of the day, so we make time for a board game or other fun activity. A kind of end-of-school-and-work marker!
Triominos is a fascinating variation of the well-known game of dominos, but with triangular pieces. Every Triomino is unique because it only occurs once in the game so it must be used wisely.
There is a scoring system for Triominos, but we’ve not used it with the kids. Just playing dominoes but matching more than one spot is tricky enough (and very enjoyable).
You’re supposed to keep score during the game, and the person who gets the highest number of points is the winner. Bonus points can be won by laying your pieces and making a ‘Bridge’, a ‘Hexagon’ or a ‘Double Hexagon’.
We find it a really fun game, and quite relaxing. There’s something about the smoothness of the tiles and the way you have to find the right piece to play that’s rather reassuring in this mixed up, crazy time!