Our kiddos love having family game night. We have a wide variety of games we can choose from and enjoy teaching them new ones. Its fun to gather around laugh and spend quality time with each other each week. In this blog post I am going to tell you guys about 8 kids board games my kids personally love!
Sorry & Trouble
First up we are going to talk about the game Sorry.
Sorry is a family friendly game that can be played by 2-4 players age 6 and up. Our daughter is 5 and plays the game well so I feel your child would be able to as well.
The object of the game is simple: get all four of your pawns from start to home before your opponents do. But the game can get tricky because you can bump other players back to start and miss turns if you can’t make a move to a space that you do not occupy.
It gets the kids laughing because you can battle for spots on the board and bump players off and back to the home spot which is starting back at the beginning. Players need to pick a 1 or a 2 card to get a pawn out of the starting area, and than challenge opponents in this classic game of sweet revenge!
Learn how to play Sorry and try it out at your next family game night.
Next up is Trouble I think this one is my daughters favorite because its very similar to Sorry game and she like popping the little popper in the middle instead of having cards.
The excitement begins as soon as a player presses the Pop-O-Matic bubble to roll the dice. In the Trouble board game, kids race to get all their game pieces around the board; but be careful! A player could get bumped and sent back to the beginning.
This version of the Trouble game powers up the popping fun with 2 dice: a symbol die and a number die. The symbol die boosts a player’s trip around the game track. And, if a player rolls the shield symbol, they get instant protection against being bumped back to start. Be the first player to get all 4 pegs into the Finish Zone to win. The Trouble board game can be a fun activity for kids ages 5 and up 2, 3, or 4 players can play at a time.
I like that both these games get my kids counting and working on their math as we play.
Chutes & Ladders & Candy Land
Chutes & Ladders is a lot like Candy Land in many ways. The object of the game is to Climb up and slide down in the exciting game of ups and downs! The Chutes and Ladders board game for girls and boys has been around for over 60 years and has been enjoyed by families for generations.
Players can see the square marked 100, but how will they get their? If a player lands their pawn on a good deed, they can shimmy up a ladder, but land on the wrong spot and they’ll shoot down a chute! No reading is required to play this simple and easy game for preschoolers. Players spin the spinner to see how many spots they’ll move. Will their new spot send them down or move them up, up, up? Slip, slide and see who will win the Chutes and Ladders board game.
If you loved playing the Candy Land board game when you were a child, you can share the experience with your loved ones and start down the “magical” road to sweet surprises! This adorable version of the classic Candy Land game features gingerbread men as movers, colored cards, and fun illustrations that kids love, with different destinations like Cookie Commons and the chunky Chocolate Mountain.
Players choose their cards, move their pawns, and let their imaginations soar as they make their way to the castle to win! For 2 to 4 players.
Mouse Trap & Guess Who
Mouse Trap is a huge hit in our house!
Snap the trap and win at Mousetrap! Run through the maze as Sneakers Mouse, Nacho Mouse or Pepper Mouse spins on the cheesy spinner. When one of your friends’ mouse is in the cheesy trap area and you land on the right space, you’ve got a chance to catch them in the zany trap made of Hungry Hippo contraptions. Keep scurrying and scampering until someone gets caught. If you’re the first to trap a mouse, you win!
Bring back childhood memories and introduce “the original guessing game” to your kids. With the Guess Who? game, each player chooses a mystery character card and than using yes or no questions, they try to figure out the other player’s mystery person. This edition features character art and most character names not seen in other editions such as hat-wearing Sam, Amy with glasses, and Al with the big white beard! Challenge opponents to a series of games, or up the challenge by not asking if the mystery person is a boy or a girl until the third turn. The Guess Who? game is a great indoor activity for kids ages 6 and up.
Its so funny hearing the questions the little ones will ask you about your characters and what they come up with. Sometimes out daughter gets confused and ends up asking questions off her own character (LOL).
Hedbanz & Jenga
Although these are not exactly board games these are still super fun to play and gets everyone up and excited!
The Hedbanz game comes with a stack of picture cards, each featuring an animal, food, or common object. The categories are few and simple, but this allows everyone, even young children, to get in on the family fun. And because you’ll be racing against the one-minute sand-clock timer, each round moves quickly, ramping up your energy and challenging your wit.
This board game comes with everything you’ll need to play. Your group of two to six players will be strapping on headbands, asking funny questions, and making wild guesses without complicated setups and rules.
Want a game experience that combines friends, skill, suspense, laughter, and maybe a little luck? Get the Classic Jenga game! Carefully pull a wood block out of the tower and place it on top. It’s easy at first, but as more blocks get pulled, the tower starts to get unsteady. Players will be on the edge of their seats just trying to keep the tower from tumbling. The Classic Jenga game is quick to set up, and is an easy game to play just about anytime, almost anywhere.
I hope you check out these 8 kid board games I have mentioned above and play them with your family on game nights. We usually have game nights on Friday nights and let them stay up a little longer than normal. We have snacks and juice while sitting around the table enjoying the night with laughs.
Do you have game nights? What games do your kids like?