While my family does enjoy playing with our electronic devices – including just about any iPad game, Wii game, or computer game we can possibly play – we also enjoy old-fashioned board games. One night a week, we pull out the family board games and turn off the television. It’s a nice way for us to reconnect as a family. However, since my little guy is 6, we have to be careful with the games we pick. I want to make sure he enjoys the game, and still feels like he’s able to play and compete with us. So, we’re always on the lookout for fun games that work for families with little kids. I received a few board games recently that we’ve enjoyed playing.
Board Games for Kids
Jake and the Neverland Pirates Who Shook Hook Board Game – My son is especially loving this game. To play, you load up all of the loot that Captain Hook stole onto his hammock. Then, while he’s napping, you try to remove the pieces without waking Hook. It’s a fun game that my son can play – while it does require motor skills, it’s not too complicated, so the playing field is pretty level. You can buy it at toy stores and online at Amazon.com.
Super Friends Joker Fun House Game – In this game that both my son and daughter enjoy playing, each player chooses a superhero. Then, as you progress through the board, you can use each superhero’s superpower – like X-ray vision - to try and defeat the Joker. Again, it’s a game that all ages can play, and my kids love experimenting with all of the superheroes’ powers. You can purchase it at toy stores or online at Amazon.com.
Disclosure: I received these games at no cost for review. All opinions are my own.