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Wagadoogoo - Travel Mania

Wagadoogoo! Inc.

Travel Mania

Age Range
Board Game
Creative Product
Educational Skills Product
Travel Item

Travel Mania is an excellent board game that is fun and has intellectual challenge. In the game players explore the world, collecting passports stamps and visas while answering world trivia and encountering Looney Luck. Developed by Paul Mistor to teach children about geography and world cultures while having fun. He collaborated with Jim Paillot, one of the nation’s foremost illustrators, and award-winning graphic designers to bring the game to life and make it both an entertaining and learning experiences. Travel Mania includes 2,000 multiple-choice trivia question with 7,866 interesting and humorous answer choices. The cards include 1,473 added facts and commitments to help along the journey.

The game includes 200 country visas with insight into correct trivia answers including countries from Albania and Djibouti to Uzbekistan and Zambia. The game is designed for 2 to 20 players, children and originally geared to fun seekers ages 13 and up, kids as young as 8 years old also enjoy the game. The objects of the game is to be the first player or team to travel the world collecting a passport stamp and visa from each of the five continent groups while strategically managing the wacky uncertainty of Looney Luck. Both knowledge and chance are elements of Travel Mania, so every player has the potential to win.

Travel Mania is an interactive family game that encourages players to expand their knowledge pique their curiosity and help enable them to step outside their comfort zone when thinking out other cultures. It takes approximately an hour to an hour and a half to play but actual time depends on how much conversation occurs. Players are introduced to fascinating cultural facts about countries around the globe. Wagadoogoo!, is an alternate spelling of the capital of the African nation, Burkina Faso in West Africa. The word does not translate directly to English but some people translate it as “hospitality”or “Welcome to a world of fun and learning.”


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