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Our Favorite Board Games for Kids

Our Favorite Board Games for Kids

Looking for ways to keep the kids busy on a rainy summer day that doesn’t involve more screen time? Pull out the board games! Members of the Family Room blog team are sharing their favorite board games for kids – games they enjoy playing too. What are your family’s favorite children’s board games?

Our Favorite Children’s Board Games

Amy: I loved board games as a kid and still do today! My favorites as a child were: Sorry, Connect 4, Clue, Battleship, Monopoly, Yahtzee, Parcheesi. There are so many more options now. Here are some that my kids enjoy. Board Games for preschool kids: Candy Land, One Fish-Two Fish Game, Zingo, Richard Scarry’s Busytown, Memory Game, Hungry-Hungry Hippo. Board games for school-age kids: Sorry, Apples to Apples Jr., Uno, Monopoly, Bananagrams, Qwirkle, Headbanz.

Mary: My daughter loves mancala, which is great, because I too loved this game as a kid. Both kids right now are into Monopoly Jr. and Life – again some of my favorites as a kid so I enjoy playing these with them. Awhile back, I reviewed some other children’s board games that my kids enjoyed trying out.

Kate: Candyland is a big favorite in our house right now. Liam also loves any kind of matching game.

Media Mom: For preschool kids I love games that are more interactive than traditional board games. Connect Four, Perfection and Barrel Full of Monkey are great. They have fun playing even if it’s not a win/lose proposition. For school age kids, my new favorite is Head Bandz, and we also love Spot It.

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