Today, we are going to be busy at the airport. My wife, myself and Kayden will be ferrying the passengers to their destinations and picking up cute souvenirs along the way. The airport is crowded with people and there’s a huge tower overlooking everyone. These passengers are all getting ready in the airport and so are we. We are going to be pilots.
“Oh, I want the banana plane! No, I want the blue plane!”, exclaimed Kayden because he could not decide which plane he want to take charge today. Before starting his job on a new day, Kayden will take his plane for a test flight to make sure all mechanics and electronics are running fine. A very responsible pilot I would say. My wife took the green and shiny plane, while I took the yellow and cute banana plane. The skies are clear today and looks good to fly.
On our checklist, there are 4 lovely places, also known as destination maps, we need to take charge today – the beach, mountains, forest and city. There will be a total of 16 passengers to be ferried to these faraway destinations and 16 souvenirs have to be collected.
To start our first day on our first job, one of us will start by dropping the 2 dices into the control tower, or dice tower. These dices will show how many passengers we are allowed to pick up and how many destinations we can go to. If there is no passengers onboard, the plane is not allowed to take off.
Kayden rolled the dices and said, “I got 2 passengers!” He slotted 2 random passengers into his plane gently, flew them to their destinations and picked up souvenirs after he had dropped his passengers off. The destinations could have been a direct flight but Kayden flew his passengers across huge oceans and mountains. All passengers taking Kayden’s flights are bound to have bumpy and long duration flights.
As for these souvenir cards, they have points behind them and the pilot with the most points will win this game. Sneakily, Kayden will exceed the allowed passenger quota onboard so that he can earn another souvenir point. Smart move!
Also known as Richard Scarry Busy Airport game, the Busy Busy Airport is a beautiful constructed board game. I like the 3D dice tower, making this airport more real life. Kayden brings out his creative imagination when flying all his passengers. Strategic planning can be cultivated in this game as children can think how they could earn the most points. The pictures printed in this board game are colourful and the materials are made up of cardboards, which is able to prolonged well through many years of flight.