1. Family Game Night- Games for the Younger Crowd
If you are looking for games that will appease to the younger kids in your family, this is the list for you. These games will not only be easy for them to play but will also keep them engaged and entertained the whole way through. These games are perfect for kids in the age ranges of 3 to 10 years old.
1. Race to the Treasure Game
This cooperative game is great for the younger crowd. Working together your children will build a path to collect three keys before the Ogre gets to the treasure! It is a fun way to work together instead of competing against one another- everyone plays and everyone wins (or loses if the Ogre gets there first!).
2. Buzz! The Bizzy Buzzy Beat the Bear
Another great game from Peaceable Kingdom is Buzz! The Bizzy Buzzy Beat the Bear game. Working together you and your children will work to collect nectar drops from the honey jar before the bear gets to the hive! This game is great for kids ages 4 and older, and helps children work on planning skills and visual discrimination.
3. Mermaid Island
In this game, your children will work to help the mermaids swim back to Mermaid Island before the evil Sea Witch gets there. If they are able to get all the mermaids back in time, the whole group wins! This is a perfect game for children ages 5 and older and up to 6 players can play at the same time.
4. Stone Soup
Named for the classic folk tale, Stone Soup is a matching game where your family will work together to make your own stone soup. When an ingredient is matched together, it can go into the pot. Once all ingredients are matched you will have your very own stone soup! Stone Soup is great for kids 5 years old and older.
5. Fish Stix
Another cooperative game, Fish Stix is good for children ages 6 and older. It can be played as a strategy game where every time they add matching sticks to the board they count the number of fish, or without strategy for the younger players. As the board grows, so does the game. It is fun to play and different every time, which makes it a great addition to your family board game collection.
Working together as a team, your family has to surround the mouse with all 4 cats before the mouse can reach the fence. If the mouse gets there before the cats can gather ’round, then everyone loses. But if you get all the cats around the mouse by working together and using some strategy then you all win! It is a game designed for kids 6 years and older.
This adorably cute and silly card game is perfect for all ages and genders. Each player is a kitty that was locked in a tower by an evil princess, and using the cards you will have to come up with sweet and silly words to escape. The first one to escape wins!
8. Kitty Bitty
This cute and sweet memory matching game will help to reinforce your little one’s color recognition and memory skills all while having fun. The kittens want to play but mommy cats are trying to get them to nap. By rolling the dice you can remove one eye from the mommy cat and if she doesn’t catch you, you can advance to the next yarn ball. First one to the basket wins! For ages 4 and up, this game can be played with the youngest ones in the family, too.
9. Mindo Kitten
As their first ever logic game, your child will have to match the game card using the tiles they have. The pieces only fit in that board, so they have to use logic and strategy to pick the right tiles that will fit and match the game card chosen. This is a solo player game and it has four different levels of difficulty so even the older kids can play!
10. Brain Connect
This four player puzzle game is a race against the clock. Each player has their own puzzle board. They must connect the red lines together as shown on the drawing card and then act out the picture on the card drawn. Once they have done that, they win the round. The first player to collect ten cards wins! This game is intended for children 8 years and older, but if you have younger kids you can act as a team as well.
11. Dr. Microbe
This game is for all the future scientists in the house! Work to help Dr. Microbe figure out what is needed in her petri dish by searching for the microbe missing on your game card. The microbes are different colors and shapes, making it a race against other players to find the exact one you need. This game is for ages 8 and up and can be played with 2 to 4 players.
In this fun and silly game, each player wears a headband on their head. They place a card inside the headband without looking. The player can ask yes or no questions to find out what is on their card. Each player takes turns asking a question and the first person to guess what they are wins.
13. Ukloo Riddle
In this game your children will read clues and solve riddles to get to the next scavenger hunt item on the list. Some of the cards involve active play, so it is a great game to get the family up and moving all while working on their reading and comprehension skills. Perfect for ages 7 years old and up.
14. The Game Plan
Everybody needs a game plan. In this feelings management, safety and life skills game children will discuss bullying, teasing, personal safety, and more. Players roll the dice and pick a card from the color coordinating pile. They will answer the question which can lead to deeper discussions with family members about important topics. It’s a fun way to have tough conversations.
15. Harry Potter Triwizard Tournament
Join Harry Potter in this pop-and-go game. Race to the end of the board before the other players, but be wary of spells that can send you all the way back to the start. Great for younger players who love Harry Potter but are not ready for strategy games just yet!
In this fun game, you have to work together to recreate the image on the playing card using the blocks. But be careful- any second all of those blocks could topple over! It is a fun, educational game that works on strategy, problem solving, hand-eye coordination, and STEM skills. And it will have the whole family laughing!
In this active game, kids (and parents) have to mimic the poses they see on their cards. It is a great way to not only have fun together doing silly actions, but also a way to get up and get moving. It is perfect for cold winter snow days and extra hot summer days, too!