When your kids are burnt out on textbooks and workbooks, break out the games! Even games 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 are some games we found that help teach strategy, critical thinking, and other important skills.
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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.
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.
LAWSUIT! is an award-winning legal game designed for the entire family. Run your own law office and be a master of the courtroom all while moving around the game board! LAWSUIT! teaches the legal process, and lets players experience many of the issues facing a small business all using attractive graphics and fun, whimsical legal scenarios.
Play and learn letter names and sounds with actions, music and wacky Professor Quigley! The LeapFrog Letter Factory Game automatically adjust to your child's skill level to keep learning at just the right pace. Children will learn colors, counting, and the names and sounds of the alphabet. Perfect for early learners. Ages 3 and 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.
In a Pickle, The What's in a Word Game, is a creative thinking card game. There are 320 cards, each with a noun, which you link to other cards by size. Players try to win a set of cards by fitting smaller things into bigger things. The more creative you are, the more fun it is. Ages 10 and up.
The classic game of Bingo gets hoppin' with a Leap Frog twist. The interchangeable "grow-with-me" spinner and cards allow for six different ways to play. Leap Frog Bingo teaches colors, shapes, sounds, counting and logic. Perfect for early learners! Ages 3 and up.
Mysterious Creatures: The Game was created to engage player's curiosity in the mysteries of nature that exist across the world. The game takes each player on an adventure/race across the globe in search of their creature's evidence cards. The first player to collect all 3 evidence cards and make it back to their creature's country of origin wins! Along the way players will learn geography, country flags, and a multitude of info about creatures that may or may not exist... it's up to you to decide. All the card art for each creature incorporates the flag of its native country. Other features include the set-backs for natural phenomena like the Bermuda Triangle. Ages 8 and up.