Educational Board Games
When your kids are burnt out on textbooks and workbooks, break out the games! Most games that have been designed for older kids can be modified for younger ones, and you can turn any game into something educational with a little creative thinking! Here you'll find a variety of educational board games and card games based on strategy, chance, or a combination of both, that lets your kids have fun while they learn.
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'SMATH is an equation building crossword game, similar to Scrabble. It can be played on two different levels - one for beginners (simple adding and subtracting) and one for more advanced players (adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing). This game is easy to adapt for different grade levels. When younger children are playing, just leave out the brackets and skip scoring. Ages 6 and up.
500 Places to Take Your Kids Before They Grow Up is a fast-paced card game where players try to identify well-known and not so well known places around the globe. Be the first to travel to five locations to win! Features full-color images and secret facts, this game is perfect for on the go or in your living room. Ages 7 & up.
In Apples to Apples Junior, you select the red apple card from your hand that you think is most like the green apple card played by the judge. If the judge picks your card, you win that round. And, everyone gets a chance to be the judge! Players will delight in the crazy comparisons while expanding their vocabulary and thinking skills. The 576 cards (no duplicates) provide hours and hours of fun! Ages 9 and up.
Bananagrams is a fast & fun word building croosword game that can be played with any number of players and needs no pencil, paper, or board. Fast and fun. Players race against each other to build crossword grids and use all their letter tiles first. Since players create their own intersecting word puzzles, it's appropriate for any grade level. Another quality game by Bananagrams. Ages 7 and up.
Black Heritage Trivia Game for Kids is a fun a challenging way to shou what you know about African American history and culture. Two players (or teams) can use their pawns to move towards the "Inner Circle". Spin to see how many spaces you can move when you correctly answer the question. Includes 75 cards (with 300 questions and answers). Ages 7 and up.
Children will learn about insects and their habitats by answering the true/false questions and moving their bug shaped game pieces around the game board. The first player to get their insect back home without getting caught in the web wins. Caught in the Web is a great elementary life science game! Grades 2-6.
Apples to Apples is the wild, award-winning card game that provides instant fun for 4 to 10 players. More players = more fun! Open the box, deal the cards, and you're ready to play! Select the card from your hand that you think is best described by a card played by the judge. If the judge picks your card, you win that round. Everyone gets a chance to be the judge. Ages 12 and up.
The domino game where you don't connect the DOTS... You connect the LETTERS! Originally designed with younger players in mind, APPLETTERS features three levels of play to amuse children and challenge adults. The free-standing tiles are easy to handle and can be used to play three different games. Another quality game by Bananagrams. Ages 5 and up.
Featuring photographs from The Smithsonian's collection of art and artifacts! Study the items pictured on your assignment card, then guess which one doesn't fit. The decoder lets you know if you're right. Learn lots of interesting facts as you advance to the finish space. Be the Expert lets children have fun while learn about history, nature, science, and more. Ages 8 and up.
Campbell's Alphabet Dice Game is a simple anagram word game with a Campbell's Soup theme. Just throw the dice and start to spell. The object of the game is to score the lowest amount of points, but you can leave out the scoring part for younger players. If you get stumped everyone just rolls again. The game contains 216 letters on 36 dice plus easy instructions. Ages 8 and up.
Race across space in this exciting board game! Employ strategy and ponder thought-provoking questions about how the universe really works. Cogno combines imaginative space exploration with cool, real science. Use strategy and wits to survive ever changing planets, a black hole, and eve a parallel universe .Ages 7 and up.