Board games are such a timeless and fun way to spend quality time together as a family.They work on so many great skills such as taking turns, counting, and critical thinking. Board games also make great holiday and birthday gifts as well. Click on any of the games below to be linked right to them to add to your collection at home.
You can ask up to ten questions to try and guess the animal on the card. This game can be played one on one or as teams. It's a nice way to include younger family members in the game if they are partnered up with an older sibling or parent. This game comes in so many other themes too, not just animals.
This is a fun Disney themed guessing game where you use clue cards to try and figure out the character you are wearing on your head. This game creates lots of laughs for the family!
This is a fun twist on the classic game of bingo and is a great way to introduce the concept of bingo to young kids. The game cards are smaller than typical bingo so it helps keep their attention and they all enjoy sliding the red box to make new pieces come out!
Outfoxed is a fun mystery game where you have to use the clues to find the suspect. Everyone works together to solve the mystery. It recommends ages 5+ which is definitely a good suggestion because the rules are bit detailed the first few times you play until you get the hang of it. Kids love to solve the mystery!
This is a silly game where players roll the dice and help create outfits for the raccoon. The first one to create a complete outfit wins. This is a good entry level game for young kids just learning how to play board games with friends and family.
This game is such a great first game for toddlers! Everyone gets to complete an activity and there are no winners. Players roll the dice and pick up a card with the corresponding color. The cards tell them to spin around, roar like a lion, find something red, etc. Your toddler (and you) will really enjoy time spent together playing this game!
This is just like the original Boggle but modified for younger players. It's a great way to work on spelling while your kids have fun playing a game.
A kid friendly version of Yahtzee. Just like the original but modified for kids. The princess theme makes it extra fun for the princess fans at your house!
This is a family favorite! Players need to search through their different Disney scene cards and see if they can find the hidden object. The first person to get rid of all their cards wins. The rules are quite simple and kids have such great eyesight that they often beat the adults which they love haha! It's also a great price point as well, so it makes for a perfect stocking stuffer or to add on to a gift for a friend's birthday.
This game has been around for a long time but it's still as fun as ever. Nothing flashy or electronic about it, just a good old fashioned game of strategy. Don't pass up this one, especially for your elementary age kids!
This is your standard game of goldfish just modified to include alphabet letters. A fun way for kids to practice learning letter names!
A simplified version of the original Bananagrams. This is another fun game for practicing words/spelling. The small size of this game makes it great for travel or to throw in a bag to pull out at a restaurant or other place where your child might be sitting and waiting for awhile.
This is a great game for siblings of all ages to play together. The family works as a team to get all the owls back to their nest. There is no individual winner. Since you win or lose as a team it's a great game to play with younger kids who might struggle with not being the winner every time.
Board games are always such a great addition to your home because they can be played over and over again. It's always a nice way to spend quality time with your kids and depending on the game, a fun way to bring different generations together for fun family time! Happy playing! * Commissionable links have been used in this post. *