All tagged family game night
Our 3-year-old is very opinionated about the games she loves and grabs from the shelf to play with us. Not only is it an immense pleasure to see her excited about choosing the games we play, but the rest of us legitimately have fun with them too. These are her choices - the best cooperative board games for 3-year-olds.
25 years after first being published, 13 Dead End Drive has been resurrected for a new generation. This family board game is full of working booby traps and plenty of treachery - and it’s great at sparking the imagination. Who will inherit Aunt Agatha’s vast fortune? And, more importantly, who will survive the night?
The great thing about a family camping trip is that everyone is guaranteed to be unplugged and focused on enjoying each other’s company. Next time you head to the woods, make sure to try these fantastic family board games at your campsite. They’re sure to set the right atmosphere.
Peaceable Kingdom is the king of cooperative family board games. And not only are they promoting cooperation, but they’re cultivating kindness through board games as well. Is it any wonder they’re one of our very favorites?
The following board games are some of our very favorite fantasy-themed family board games. If your family loves fantasy as much as ours does, or if you have a little one obsessed with dragons and magic, make sure to give these games a try.
What we really love collecting now are games that introduce strategy and decision making in a bite-size, family-friendly format. Very recently we’ve added a new board game to our collection that fits this description perfectly. Its name is Honga.
These are the best board games for 2-year-olds. They might teach practical skills like cooperating and counting and following directions. But, most of all, they are fun - and they provide us very valuable bonding time for the whole family.
The newest addition to our collection of family games is Gnomes at Night - a cooperative maze game. But this time when I say cooperative, I really mean it. Cooperation is not a choice in Gnomes at Night, and that’s what makes it special.
The two pillars of Dad Suggests are kids books and family games - and Rory’s Story Cubes combines both in a very satisfying way. Because this game basically pushes all of our buttons, we couldn’t be more excited to give some away to you this month.
Even if science somehow definitively proves that screen time actually makes us measurably dumber, even more important than that is what we could have been doing with our time instead. There’s nothing more important than the time we spend with our family, after all.
As a father of kids ages 6 and 2, junior versions of board games are a trend I greatly appreciate. In case you’re unaware, junior versions of board games are basically simplified versions of their better-known adult versions. Whether they say “junior”, “for kids”, or “my first”, they all mean the same thing - better access to the fun for the young ones.
I knew intuitively that my son’s face would light up when he heard there was a board game you had to play in the dark. I knew the wheels in his head would start to turn thinking of the possibilities.
We think it’s helpful to be able to share our strategies and logic with the little ones. And playing cooperatively with a common mission is a great way to introduce children to the whole point of playing board games - to have fun.
Imagination and role playing can be the very best part of board games with the family. This certainly holds true with Mole Rats in Space - a game by Matt Leacock and Peaceable Kingdom. These mole rats are in space? We better put on our astronaut costume!
Iello’s King of Tokyo is one of those rare family board games that are legitimately enjoyed by the entire family. Not only can younger children and older children play together, but parents will just as happily play this game without their kids. Look no further, Godzilla fans, this is your perfect board game.
Race to the Treasure! definitely belongs in that elusive category of games made for kids that parents legitimately enjoy playing too. It also happens to be a fantastic introduction to strategy for your children. And, since it was our son’s first game, we’ll certainly have fond memories of it forever.