Learn about wine while having fun
Known and recommended by expert educators and pedagogues, the technique of learning by playing is one that works best in almost any situation and for both adults and children. There are several reasons why through playing the concepts are assimilated much better and these reasons could be summarized in 5:
- A game allows us to accept our mistakes and learn from them
- Allows us to assimilate theoretical concepts in an interactive way
- Stimulates attention, memory, creativity and reasoning
- It improves social, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
- A game provides pleasure and happiness
Experts in wine related events and games
For the 5 previous reasons we recommend in Taca de Vi to make wine games in business environments and teambuilding events, as we have already explained in other articles. However, in this post we are not going to talk about teambuilding but we are going to describe some board games based 100% on the world of wine. All of them are difficult to find in Spain and are only available in English.
As its name suggests, this is the wine version of Monopoly. In this game – just like in the original – the player who accumulates more properties and manages to ruin the other players wins. The difference is that instead of pieces of land and streets here you have to accumulate wineries and wine areas.
This is a board game in which several types of wine must be tasted blind and the player who gets to the centre of the board first – the winery – wins the game. The great advantage of Zinzig is that it allows us to use the wines we want and the game provides three covers to cover them and turn it in a real blind tasting. Zinzig thus becomes not only a game of knowledge but also a game of palate.
Winerd is the wine tasting game that crushes the fears of the grape by presenting fun facts about wine at every turn. With Winerd, the steps of wine tasting will be easy to learn, but telling the difference between your wines can be more challenging than it seems. You will be surprised what your taste buds can teach you! The first player or team to try their way to the Winerd Circle wins the game and becomes a Winerd. With different friends and different wines it’s a whole new game every time!
Wine Wars: this fun and fascinating trivia game puts your knowledge of wine to the test. Let the battle begin as players answer questions in categories such as Vine to Wine (grape growing, wine making and world production), Winery (wine selection, storage and tasting) and Cork Culture (wine people, business, arts and science and curiosities). Perfect for those new to wine, but challenging enough for a sommelier, Wine Wars will have you spinning, sniffing and sipping your way to wine victory.
Wine Tasting, the perfect excuse to drink! Enjoy the company of this game, each one will choose a bottle which caps with the label (so you don’t know which wine it is), taste them and make a score in the 5 categories. Discover the sommelier inside you with this game!
Wine IQ is the ultimate game for wine lovers, allowing everyone to shine and have fun. The two difficulty levels and the ability to play as a team make it a very sociable game. The first round is about your knowledge, the second is about your memory. 400 multi-response questions, what are you waiting for?
Viticulture, create your own vineyard in Tuscany Plant all the vines you need to harvest, fulfill merchants’ orders and much more! Strategy game placing the workers, create the best winery in all of Tuscany!
This is a game with rules in the purest Trivial Pursuit style, where a die is rolled in turns and the questions found on the cards must be answered. If the player successfully answer the question, the turn is repeated. We have a board totally designed for the game and the most striking and funny difference between Bouquet and Trivial Pursuit is that the players’ chips are corks of bottles of different colours.
With this game we leave aside the more role-playing and board game facets to move to a totally different level. Uncorked is designed for laughter and fun, introducing a new wine and a new theme card in each round. An example of the cards would be for example “if this wine had a job, what would it do?” or “compare this wine with a famous celebrity”. Uncorked is undoubtedly oriented to laughter and fun and is perfect to start the night with your friends.