Mermaid Island - A Cooperative Game for Kids!


A game of cooperation and adventure!! Work together to help the three Mermaids swim to Mermaid Island before the Sea Witch gets there. 

A cooperative game is a game where everyone plays together. Players work together as a team against the game, not against each other. Peaceable Kingdom games build confidence, encourage inclusion, and increase positive self-esteem. 

Age: 5 to 8 years old

Number of players: 2- 6 players

Play time: ~ 15 minutes

Who will like it: Kids who like games like Candy Land and Snakes and Ladders and are learning how to play strategy games.

Why we love it: It is a cooperative game (that means you win or lose together as a team) so no competitive sibling fights! Also, the rules are simple enough for children to play on their own while parents are busy (no reading required)!

How to play: Work together to get the mermaids safely to Mermaid Island! On your turn, spin the spinner and pick one of the three mermaids to move forward. All 3 mermaids have to get safely to Mermaid Island before the Sea Witch gets there! Pick wisely and you may be able to use a short cut or pick up a magic wand to help push the sea witch back.

Learning Skills

  • Strategy
  • Shared Decision-making
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Cooperation