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Blue Lagoon Review
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Posted: 3 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


Blue Lagoon is a strategy game where you explore a map by placing Settler tiles. You place Settler tiles to create the longest lines on the map. With other players doing the same it soon turns into a Connect-4-style battle of whits to foist each other's plans, only here the world is your oyster, rather than the blue plastic slots.

The game is played in two phases. In the first half you place your Settler tokens to explore anywhere. As you do you also place Village bases ready for phase two. Between phases you remove and score your existing Settler tiles for the longest lines and linking islands. In the second half you repeat the process but can only explore from villages you established.

As you progress you soon realise that to score the most points it's essential to block other players as well as focus on the expansion of your own lines. Add to this the points for collect resources, and the two phased approach and you have a game that works well in families. It's particularly good because even if you have a bad first half you can easily catch up in the second round.

DetailsGame Details

Skill Rating: 7-9 year-olds

Release Date: 01/01/2018

Genres: Collecting, Sequencing and Strategy

Pieces: Board, Pen and Pad, Placeables, Score Board and Tokens

Developer: Blue Orange Games (@BlueOrangeGames)

Players: 2-4



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Learn to Play: This takes 15 minutes to learn. The main gameplay is simple, you are just placing Settler tiles strategically. However, the two phases of play and the tactics required to win do take a little longer to learn.

Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 2 to 4 players in the same room. Best played with 4 people really.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Skill Rating

7-9 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Particularly nice about this for younger players is that you can catch up in the second half if you didn't have a great start.

Content Rating

We rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.


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We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Blue Lagoon Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@BlueOrangeGames) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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