Top 5 Board Games for Kids

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Top 5 Board Games for Kids

Top 5 Board Games for Kids is going to grab all the games I’ve been able to play with my teams of playtesters and collect the five I think would be best for kids to try out! These will not only be fun, they’ll have a few educational bits involved. These board games mentioned will be great because of how blurred the lines are between education and having a good time, that before you know it, they’ll be doing the math, rolling dice, and memorizing cards–you know, getting them ready for the big leagues of board games out there!


problem picnicA game that I never go to a family event without is Problem Picnic by Kidstablesbg. This game introduces us to the beauty of dexterity! With dice tossing, collecting food, and mounds full of ants, this game will be having your game players ready for another round. Each dice will have unique specialties and have different values in order to keep them balanced and to add a nice bit of flavor to the game. You will roll the dice on different picnic blankets full of sandwiches, cookies, and fruits all laid out on different colored plates to ensure you have multiple ways to collect points.

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top 5 board games for kids

I feel splittissimo is a great card game for a hefty group of players. This game about putting fractions of pizzas together is a great math style card game for anyone looking to match cards and delegate what cards are more worth using than others. It builds great critical thinking skills and is almost always a hit with anyone I show this to because of how quick it can play and how many variants are written into the rules. I find this has a nice replay value because of how short the games can be and how simple the gameplay is. Sure, It’s putting fractions together, but I find that it will double up as a game and a learning experience for anyone who plays it!

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asdfElementy is a fantastic little rock paper scissor style card game featuring the four elements of life. In this game you will be using your hand of cards to battle an opponent, just like rock paper scissors, you and your opponent will deal your cards and reveal at the same time. It’s fantastic for anyone looking to play a short game or to get involved in learning a few simple mechanics that could be carried over into other games! Elementy is cute, quick, and friendly for all players to try out.

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FoodFighters is an awesome two player battle-it-out card game about food groups! This is also a game developed and published by Kidstablebg and is honestly a fantastic experience with great quality components and easy to learn rules. You can enjoy using pans for and spoons for extended and particular attacks, and cheese for defense. Would you rather fight for team greens or team meats? Maybe try out an expansion and illustrate your love for smores or grains!

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cat tower

I don’t think this post would make sense without the addition of Cat Tower to this list. Cat Tower reinvented the idea of jenga, with a cat building mechanic and use of dice to inherently add strategy to the stacking. This experience is accessible to all varieites of players especially those looking for a simple and fun card game that takes minutes to learn and play. Each side of the die represents a new variant to stacking that can hinder you or your opponents but does so in a very light-hearted and friendly way.

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Honorable Mention!

robotlab

Robotlab is a fun set building robot card game for ages 6+. You will be fighting opponents to build your robot the fastest equipping it with two legs, two arms, and a head of the same color. This game is great because of its quick bounce back action cards to make sure no one falls too far behind. It can play in 15 minutes and is suitable for up to 5 players.

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Joseph Nicholas

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Indietabletop. Communication major. Favorite mechanics include: Bluffing and Deduction, modular boards, and action point allowance. Favorite video game genres are Rpgs, Puzzles games, and Sim/Tycoons.

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