Grab your binoculars and head out through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In this fun-filled game of color matching and exploration, children try to gather Explorer Cards as they make their way through the park. They will pass through many of the park’s landmarks, buildings, and natural wonders while always on the lookout for native plants, animals, items of interest and opportunities to care for the park.
Sites included on the game board are as follows: Sugarlands, Laurel Falls, Cades Cove, Abrams Creek, Clingmans Dome, Newfound Gap, Cataloochee, and the Mountain Farm Museum.
The Explorer Cards include many plants and animals native to the Great Smoky Mountains area. There are also cards that provide opportunities for players to help out around the park or discover some important historical or cultural facts about the region. There are 32 cards in all!
The winner of the game is the person who can gather the most Explorer cards. To add a twist to the game, “roll again” on the black spaces.
As an extra challenge, players can look for matching plants and animals that show up on the Explorer cards. They are hidden on the game board.