5 Board Games That Your Kids Will Love
by Ricci DeLoriea | on
5 Board Games That You Must Play With Your Kids
Picking five games among the hundreds of games that are available can be daunting, but hey in my humble opinion these are my choices. They are fun, interactive and a great way to bond with your children, especially today as it seems most kids just want to have their nose stuck in a video game. My experience tells me though that they ultimately do want to spend time with you, so if you make the time, try out these games.
This is an old game with variations going back hundreds of years, but more recently the rules we use now come from 1700′s versions, It was also called Draught in England Simple game with lots of variations, and fairly easy for young children to learn. Simply use your pieces to overtake your opponents pieces, last player with pieces wins.
This game was patented by the Parker Brothers in 1934. Good for ages 6 and up. This was a family favorite when I was growing up, there are variations to this game as well. You can play individually or as partners. This is a strategic game and a frustrating one at times. Be the first to get your color pawns around the board and back into home.
This is a fairly new board game. 1999 and it has won many awards. Kids love it. There is a younger version for the younger children and a version for older kids. You try to guess what others are thinking based on certain topic cards you draw. It can be funny as you try to guess how others will answer.
These 5 Board Games offer a bit of variety and are ones that your kids will love.
This game is the king of board games, with over 500 million sold, This is also a Parker Brothers game sold around the depression times. It has recently been revised to be more current with larger currency. We spent hours trying to be the monopoly king, learning about getting paid, having bills, trying to buy property, railroads and utilities.
It has been said that one out of every three households has a scrabble game in it.
Interestingly enough Parker Brothers passed on this game, and after some tweaking in the fifties this game caught on in a big way. This is a word game. You try to build words with tiles to get points. Based on where the words are on the board, determines your point totals. You can challenge your opponent if you don’t think it is a real word, or if it is spelled wrong….have the dictionary handy
This is truly just a small sampling and in the big picture it doesn’t matter which games you are playing…..as long as you are spending quality time with your children.
Before children we used to have game night with our friends once a month and sometimes one of these games made the list.