Too hot or too rainy to take your kids outside? Board games are a great way to bring the family together and make learning fun! No matter how old you are or where you are from, you must remember the feeling of sitting down with your friends and family for a leisurely engaging game weekend. Check out the Little Steps guide to the top 10 hottest board games for kids picked by Bookazine!
Spot-it! is an addictive matching game played with 55 circular cards, each decorated with 8 symbols varying in size and orientation. Including up to 8 players, the game packs unlimited play potential as you can mix it up with multiple games. All you need is a sharp eye and a quick hand! For 2 - 8 players, ages 7 - 11.
A game of suspense, strategy, and anticipation. As children play Rat-a-tat Cat, they develop a sense of timing and an understanding of basic, but essential, mathematical concepts. They learn ways to remember their cards and strategies to figure out what cards other players might have. They also begin to develop an intuitive sense of probability.
Pengaloo is an enchanting memory game that transports you to the South Pole for an egg-spedition. Roll the dice and look for the matching colored eggs underneath the penguins. The 12 quirky little penguins will be your kiddoes’ best company to strengthen color recognition, visualization, memory and social skills. For 2- 4 players, ages 4+.
The game of Qwirkle consists of 108 wooden blocks, each has an illustration of 6 different shapes in 6 different colors on the back. Players need to build lines with tiles that share the same shape or color to score the most points. The straightforward and easy-to-follow setup makes this an instant winner for younger kids, while parents can enjoy strategizing. For 2 - 4 players, ages 6+.
The Horrible Histories team is now recruiting young tomb-raiders! Awful Egyptians summons quick, cunning and tactical players to steal and sell the most treasures of the dead Pharaoh hidden in the Pyramid, while avoiding the awful bits of ancient Egypt! Junior history buffs and archaeology-enthusiasts will absolutely love it! For 2 - 6 players, ages 8+.
Feed the Kitty is as simple as a cat's life. Mice are on the menu, and as they move from place to place, it's anyone's guess who will end up hungry and who will get to have a full belly. Will you be caught catnapping or will you pounce into the lead? The answer is all in the roll of the dice!
Brainbox is a clever memory recall game that challenges players to memorise as many details as they can in just 10 seconds! The new Hong Kong Brainbox highlights something from each one of Hong Kong’s 18 districts. From the Cheung Chau Bun Festival to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery to the bustling Mong Kok, this brainbox is designed to explore and celebrate Hong Kong’s rich tapestry.
Rory’s Story Cubes are a remarkably simple and effective means for inspiring creative thinking and problem solving in all of us. The uses for Rory’s Story Cubes are boundless. Whether it’s in a classroom or business, the process of creating and telling your own story can provide untold understanding of our language, of the world we live in and of ourselves.
Bananagrams is an anagram game that will drive you bananas! Players compete against each other to build crossword grids and the first player to use all their tiles is the winner. With multiple ways to play, this game is perfect for beginning spellers, as well as more advanced players. The game is portable and self-contained with no pencil, paper or board required - perfect for travel! For 1- 8 players, ages 7+.
Set out to celebrate our four-legged friends, Dog-opoly gives the traditional Monopoly a dog-themed interpretation. Players can buy their favorite dogs and Dog Houses and trade them in for Big Bones – like a dog-opoly. The game will teach your little ones how to manage money alongside fun facts of different breeds. A tail-wagging good time is guaranteed for any dog lover. For 2- 6 players.