Best Board Games

Best Board Games

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We all know about the classic board games: Monopoly, Scrabble, Candy Land, Trouble, and Uno.  Some never get old, and some…. do.  Since you’ve got a whole week to explore some new family fun activities, why not grab some unconventional board games and give them a try?

What If We Don’t Like the Game?

Games can be pretty pricey these days, and you want to know that your family is going to actually enjoy the game before making the investment.  Makes sense to me.  The trouble is, you don’t always get a good grasp of the game based on the Amazon description or the details on the back of the box.   Allow me to introduce you to Hayden, a kid who is crazy about board games!

Hayden has recorded over seventy episodes of “Games with Hayden” detailing what is included, what ages the game is best suited for, what skills you’ll need (or improve on!) and how the game is played.  If you’ve even seen Tony unpack a VBS kit, you’ve got the general idea.  On Hayden’s website, you can search by categories like: Children, Family, Strategy and more.   Check it out!

As for me, here’s some non-classic games I’d recommend for you and your family:

Preschool/Pre-readers:

eeBoo “I Never Forget a Face” Memory Game

Hisss Card Game

Elementary Age

Blokus Classics Game

Chicken Cha Cha Cha

Tell Me a Story- Fairytale Mixups Educational Creative Story Cards

Zooloretto (might be a little advanced, check out Hayden’s take)

Preteen and Up

Repeat Pete

Payday

Apples to Apples Junior – The Game of Crazy Comparisons!

Monopoly Electronic Banking Edition (never count out money again!)

Adults

Apples to Apples

The Settlers of Catan

The Game of Things

What about you?

What are you favorite family games?  Leave a comment and let other readers know!

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