When you’re stuck inside the house with the family, it’s the best time to try out some new board games. Board games are also a fun way to bond with the family and keep the kids off their electronic devices.
All the board games can be purchased at our favorite local toy store, Becky & Me Toys.
Kids learn colors, numbers, and shapes in this board game of simple strategy and resilience. It’s fun for the whole family to play! Choose a place on the tree for your koala based on the color, number or shape you draw. Land on an occupied branch and the koala that is there gets bounced to the branch below! Collect additional cards each time you bounce a koala! First to collect a set of numbers, shapes, or colors wins!
In Mermaid Island, players work together to help the Mermaids swim to Mermaid Island before the Sea Witch gets there. Spin and move, pick up a wand and get the power to defeat the Sea Witch! If the mermaids get to the island safely, everyone wins! Game includes 1 game board, 3 mermaid tokens, 1 sea witch with stand, 4 wand tokens, 1 spinner and instructions for game play. Mermaid Island is a cooperative game, so everyone is included and everyone wins (or loses) together.
Children will learn: Strategy, Shared Decision Making, Following Directions, Social and Emotional Development, and Cooperation.
If you love Major League Baseball and you think you know baseball better than anyone else, here’s your chance to prove it with the new Baseball Trivia Challenge board game. To win, you’ll need more than baseball knowledge and luck on your side, because strategy is what separates this unique trivia game from the crowd. You have to strategically maneuver your way around the game board. With 1,000 questions, every baseball player will have to be up to the challenge. For MLB fans who think they’ve got game, put on your cap, grab your bat, and knock it out of the park in this great game!
Word on the Street is that this game is full of fun! You or your team will pick a category card and think of the best word you can make. As you spell the word, pull each letter over one lane on the street. Once a letter is off the board on your side, you get to keep it. The first team to have 8 letters wins! Kids practice word-building and spelling, enhance vocabulary skills, and practice good sportsmanship and social skills.
Buildzi is a speed building game! As with all Tenzi games, Buildzi has a number of ways to play, as well as different levels of challenge. It has sets of blocks for four players. One way to play is to flip a challenge card and race to see who can build it fastest. You can use the colored side of the card (easier way) or the yellow and black side (yellow). You can also play Block Card Buildzi. Each player gets a set of block cards. Flip a card and add that block to your tower. Then pick the next card and block. Keep going until you use all the blocks! There’s even a team game, solitaire game, and other variations!
The Checkers game for Chicago Blackhawks fans of all ages! It has a game board of your favorite ice rink and stadium, checkers pieces with team logos, and hockey pucks to use when you crown your checkers pieces.