Board games are a wonderful way for kiddos to move out of their “digital world,” have a great time, and are even used more and more as learning tools for home-schoolers and in classrooms as a fun way to educate kids. Also – they are a fabulous idea when it comes to getting together for some good old-fashioned family time. ???? The best-selling kids’ board games this year include a wonderful collection of “variations on a classic” – some new games too. All designed to create friendly, competitive fun…something the top 10 board games for kids is all about.
Dive into the wonderful world of board games that includes classics such as Battleship and new takes on timeless games, including Candy Land Disney Princess Game and the Harry Potter version of Trivial Pursuit. Most board games require at least a little strategy (okay, not Candy Land) to enhance your children’s critical thinking skills…and they are just plain fun besides. Make game night a regular thing in your household with any of the top 10 best board games for kids! Happy gaming!
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This year’s top pick of the top 10 board games for kids is a returning favorite from last year – Pie Face from Hasbro.
The Pie Face game is a quick-growing favorite in households nationwide. But you should totally prepare for gameplay by investing in a few cans of whipped cream. Why? This game is a splatting game of luck and chance. Players turn a lever to either test their fortune, or be SPLATTED. (PS: For a less messy version of the game, a sponge can be used in lieu of the whipped cream.)
Hasbro Connect 4marks the second place of the best kids’ board games for 2017 and into 2017.
Connect 4 is a classic game. One where players compete to connect four in a row before their opponent. Pick a line, drop a yellow or red disc, and attempt to “connect” four. It is much harder than it sounds.
We used to play this game on carnival days in elementary school—so much fun! Another classic, this game is a pool of spinning fish with magnetic, open-close mouths. Players use fishing poles with magnets to “hook” the most fish.
HedBanzalso makes a place among the 2017 best board games for kids.
HedBanz is a quick-thinking, fast-paced question game. But the question is always, “What am I?” Players wear headbands that only other players can see, with cards of different everyday objects, like ladybugs, soccer balls, and flowers. Then the player wearing the card asks questions to guess what their card shows.
Harry Potter is an all-time favorite of mine. So, of course, I absolutely love this game! It is all about Harry Potter through all of the books and movies, so fans never know what kind of questions they have to answer. There are over 600 questions, but the first to answer 12 correctly wins the game. Includes nifty storage box.
In this Disney Princess edition of Candyland, Cinderella, Ariel, and Rapunzel are in a race to meet the other princesses at the fairytale castle. Jump colorful squares, meet interesting characters, and face challenges. Includes enchanted lands and a rainbow path.
Battleship is always a favorite, and again makes it to the top kids’ board games for 2017 and into 2017.
You sunk my Battleship! Ha, ha. This game, one more classic, is a childhood must-have. For two players, each person gets one board with two sections—one to keep track of their opponent, and another to keep track of their ships. Make guesses of coordinates to sink the competitors fleet.
Guess Who is a fun mystery game where players ask questions to gain clues about a special character. The character changes with each round. But the first player to guess the character wins the game. Lots-a fun for game lovers!
For three or more players, the Charades game is a simple, fun card game where kiddos act out the actions on their cards. No talking or mouthing words! Other players guess what the actor is doing based on their charades.
The final pick – the last item of this year’s top ten kids’ board games is Sequence for Kids.
Sequence is a challenging, fun game that kiddos can learn from. Using colorful buttons and a game board, kids try to get a sequence of four chips on the board. But there are dragon and unicorn cards to throw players for a few unexpected loops. Easy-peasy huh? Not so much.