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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Reading Roadway combines reading and geography in one game. Travel the USA discovering fascinating facts while building reading and listening comprehension skills. Players take turns spinning and moving their cars across the country reading aloud facts based on the state they landed on. The first person to correctly answer the trivia question collects a souvenir. The rules in this game can easily be modified for playing with younger children. Ages 8-10.
Reading Safari is a fun board game designed to improve sight word recognition; build vocabulary; increase fluency; introduce grammar basics; and engage social skills. Win the game by being the first player to collect your game cards and return to your animal environment! Ages 5 and up.
With Rory's Story Cubes, anyone can become a great storyteller and there are no wrong answers. Simply roll the cubes and let the pictures spark your imagination! Any number of players can play. A fun game that reinforces listening, speaking, and creative thinking skills. There is also an Actions expansion pack available. Ages 8 and up (but adaptable for all ages).
Scrabble is played by millions around the world! Use your seven letters to build crosswords, and use bonus spaces to add to your score! A great way for kids to learn how to spell new words. By allowing younger players to use the dictionary, kids of all ages can compete together. Ages 8 and up.
Scrabble Switch-Up features six interchangeable board games, so there's a game for everyone. Play the classic game, or try a version with "blanks" and "blockers." You can even design your own custom game with nine mini-boards. We especially like the variety (a couple of the games even include special cards decks) and the quick-play game variations, but the game board is a little on the small side. Ages 8 and up.
The Scrambled States of America Game makes learning about our 50 states fun. Players learn the names, capitals, nicknames, shapes and positions of the states through a myriad of visual teasers, language riddles and geography challenges. It's based on the book by Laurie Keller. If you like the book, you'll love the game! Ages 8 and up.
It’s a reading race through the southwest. Pick your cards, gallop around the board to round up and read all of your words and giddy up home before the other players to win. Reading Roundup features the top 25 building block words. Ages 5 and up.
Roll ’n Multiply assists younger students in basic multiplication skills as well as challenges players proficient in multiplication. The game’s unique 10-sided dice enable students to multiply as high as 100. Simply roll the die, and multiply the numbers together. Corresponding game pieces are then strategically placed on the playing board to get four in a row. All ages.
Rory's Story Cubes Actions is the first expansion set for the Rory's Story Cubes. Set features 9 cubes that illustrate 54 every day verbs. Play with them solo or combine them with other sets of Rory’s Story Cubes to kick-start your creativity and set your imagination in motion. Anyone can become a great storyteller and there are no wrong answers. Simply roll the cubes and let the pictures spark your imagination! Any number of players can play. A fun game that reinforces listening, speaking, and creative thinking skills. Ages 8 and up (but adaptable for all ages).
Scrabble Junior has a two sided board (blank or pre-printed), so it can be easier or harder to play. Scoring is easier than traditional Scrabble, and the game moves a little faster. Kid-sized words and colorful pictures make it fun to match letter tiles to words on the grid. Players collect scoring chips for completing words. Ages 5 and up.
The Scrambled States 2 card game, a variation of Scrambled States of America, teaches our 50 states' geographic regions, relative physical size, population, and more. Roll the die, flip a card and race to find two States that match in color, size or border. Based on the book by Laurie Keller. Ages 6 and up.
Snap It Up! Card Games are fast-paced and provide kids with hard-hitting math practice! Choose from Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, or Money. Players pick and pass cards as fast as they can to make math equations. It's fast! It's crazy! And it's so much fun, kids will want to snap it up again and again! Each game includes 90 cards. All ages.