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The Best Family Board and Card Games

Posted by Michelle Osborn on

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It would take a few pages to list the Best Family Board and Card Games Games, but I hope the list provided here will give you hours of fun and learning with your family. 

Games provide many opportunities for academic practice at every age and stage of learning. 

"Preschoolers and elementary aged students greatly enjoy games! Although parents often cringe at playing games like Candyland (ugh!), there are great lessons for kids in these simple games. Here are just a few reasons to play:

  • Taking turns When you get down to the basics, playing games is about taking turns. Small children benefit from learning this skill. The earlier the better!
  • Counting Basic gameplay usually includes counting.
  • Sorting Some games ask kids to sort objects as part of the gameplay. Sorting is a great math skill that teaches kids to discriminate.
  • Reading Although there are many games for pre-readers, these games still help preschoolers practice pre-reading skills. As your children age and play more complex games, there is more reading to practice.
  • Decision Making Even games without much strategy require making simple decisions.
  • Math Operations Whether you are playing with money or making a decision about a play, simple math comes into play.
  • Group Interactions Learning the etiquette of group play goes beyond taking turns and includes learning to interact with other players in various ways." Bright Ideas Press

Teens are developing their complex reasoning ability. Choose games that will help their strategic thought, and you will see improvement. Playing with older children and teens gives parents a challenge. Are you up for it?

Playing games with your children has more than academic benefits. It creates discussion, fun, stress relief, and time to relax and enjoy life together. Family time should always be a priority. Like I say to my family, "I want to do something together that builds relationship, I don't want to sit around a screen and just breath the same air."

Build relationship and have fun learning at the same time!

 

Read more about helping your children strengthen their brains with games. Watch your Child's Reading, Math, and Confidence Soar by Playing Games Free  

Ages-under 5

Animal Upon Animal- 2-4 players, ages 4 and up

Blink- Ages 4- Adult- Brain strengthening

Candy Land- 2-4 players, ages 3 and up

Chutes and Ladders- 2-4 players, ages 3 and up

Go Fish- 2-6 players, ages 4 and up

Memory- 2-6 players, ages 3 and up

Trouble- 2-4 players, ages 4 and up

 

Ages 5- 10

7 Wonders- 2-7 players, ages 8 and up

Aggravation- 2-6 players, ages 6 and up

Battleship- 2 players, ages 7 and up

Blokus- 2-4 players, ages 5 and up

Boggle- 1-8 players, ages 8 and up

carcassone- 2-5 players, ages 7 and up

Chess- 2 players, ages 6 and up

Clue- 2-6 players, ages 8 and up

Dominos- 2-10 players, ages 5 and up

Dutch Blitz- 2-4 players, ages 8 and up

Get Bit- 3-6 players, ages 7 and up

Guess Who- 2 players, ages 5 and up

Guesstures- 4-99 players, ages 8 and up

Kerplunk- 2-4 players, ages 5 and up

Money Bags- ages 7 and up

Money Match Me Cards- ages 6- 8

Pandemic- 2-4 players, ages 8 and up

Parcheesi- 2-6 players, ages 5 and up

Pass the Pigs- 2-10 players, ages 7 and up

Pit- 3-8 players, ages 7 and up

 

Qwitch- 2-5 player, ages 7 and up- Brain strengthening

Qwirkle- 2-4 players, ages 6 and up

Qwixx-2-5 players, ages 8 and up

Roll For It- 2-8 players, ages 8 and up

Scrabble- 2-4 players, ages 8 and up

Sequence- 2-12 players, ages 7 and up

Sorry!- 2-4 players, ages 6 and up

Spot it- 2-5 player, ages 6 and up- Brain strengthening

Stare Jr 2nd Edition- 2- 1- players, ages 6 and up- Brain strengthening

Stratego- 2 players, ages 8 and up

Sushi Go!- 2-5 players, ages 8 and up

Tenzi- 2-4 players, ages 7 and up

The Allowance Game- 2-4 players, ages 5 and up

The Game of Life- 2-6 players, ages 8 and up

Ticket to Ride- 2-5 players, ages 8 and up

UNO- 2-10 players, ages 6 and up

Yatzee- 2-10 players, ages 6 and up

 

Ages 10 and up

 Apples to Apples- 4-10 players, ages 12 and up

Catch Phrase- 2-16 players, ages 12 and up

Caverna- 1-7 players, ages 12 and up

Clock Patience- 10 and up

Dominion- 2-4 players, ages 13 and up

Money Wise Kids- ages 7-12

Forbidden Island- 2-4 players, ages 10 and up

Puerto Rico- 2-5 players, ages 12 and up

Risk-2-5 players, ages 10 and up

Set- ages 8- adult- Brain Strengthening

Settlers of Catan- 3-4 players, ages 10 and up

Splendor- 2-4 players, ages 13 and up

Stare- 2 or more players, ages 13 and up- Brain strengthening

Terra Mystica- 2-5 players, ages 12 and up

Trivial Pursuit- 2-6 players, ages 12 and up

 

Math Games

Head Full of Numbers by Learning Resources- 2-4 players, 5 and up

Thinkfun Math Dice®- 2 and up players, ages 6 and up

Tenzi Dice Game by Tenzi- 2-6 players, ages 7 and up

Farkle by Legendary Games- 2 and up players, ages 8 and up

Monopoly by Hasbro- 2-6 players, ages 8 and up

Math for Love Prime Climb- 2-4 players, ages and 11 and up

CASHFLOW by The Rich Dad Company- 2-6 players, ages 14 and up

Pick a game and ask your kids to play!

Enjoying the journey,

~Michelle~

 Michelle Osborn is the owner and founder of Yellow House Book Rental, specializing in providing homeschool curriculum for rent or purchase, as well as counseling and guidance for homeschool families. She is a wife of 30 years, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children. She and her husband absolutely adore their four grandchildren. Two of her children are now entrepreneurs, running their own businesses and doing quite well. Michelle’s passions include serving by leading worship at her church and encouraging homeschool moms through one on one, social media and speaking engagements. She has found her niche in helping parents homeschooling their teens through the high school years and on to pursue their dreams

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  • This is a wonderful list! Thank you! Is there an easy way to neatly print it?

    Rebecca on

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