Best Games for Kids and the Whole Family Too

Get the Kids Board Games This Holiday

When my siblings and growing up board games were the most exciting part of the Holidays-we looked forward to seeing our cousins because we could play different games with them. How times have changed- my nephews for example would rather spend the Holidays in front of their computers instead of the Family Room. Despite the behavior of 'modern kids'- board games are still holding their own. Apart from being tactile and interactive, board games are a great way to get the whole family involved in an activity or encourage interaction between siblings. This article features some of the best games for kids and the whole family to enjoy this holiday season. Many are also nominees in this year’s Toy Industry award for the category Best Games.

Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game
Angry Birds Knock on Wood Game | Source

Angry Birds Knock On Wood Game by Mattel, Inc.


The Angry Birds first released as an iphone app has taken the world be storm. Angry Birds Merchandise range form t-shirts and plush toys to Board games. The Angry Birds Knock on Wood version of the game is a modeled on the electronic version of the game.

Hedbanz Game
Hedbanz Game | Source

Hedbanz Game by Spin Master Ltd.


Headbandz for kids is a game for the whole family. This is a game that invokes a little creativity and surely a lot of fun. Each player is given a headband with a card on top. The aim of the game is to deduce the identity of the card on each players head. Each Player has to ask other players for clues –no doubt there are rules which help foster critical thinking. Each headbandz game includes a set of rules, 74 cards, 24 chips, 6 headbands, and an hourglass timer.

Jungle Speed Game
Jungle Speed Game | Source

Jungle Speed Game by Asmodee


Jungle Speed is a game that relies on reflex and observation. Each player is dealt a hand of cards. In order to win you must be the first player to get rid of all of your cards. Each turn, all of the players it is a card game with a totem. Each player is dealt cards then each player reveals a card. Players with two matching cards have to ‘snatch the totem’ the player with the quickest reflexes wins a point after snatching the totem. It may sound simple but beware not to grab the totem unless you are sure-especially since some cards may look like others but are different. If two cards are identical, those players must make a grab for the Totem. The aim of the game is to have no cards left. The game includes 80 Cards and one Rule Book and is suitable for 3 -8 players ideal for the family.

LEGO HEROICA Castle Fortaan Game
LEGO HEROICA Castle Fortaan Game | Source

LEGO HEROICA Castle Fortaan Game by LEGO Systems, Inc.


This Lego board game combines ingenuity with strategy. Apart from building of the Fortress set for the game, kids have to also dice their way through different levels in order to win the game. Suitable for kids 8 and older, the game involves constricting the set using the 304 Lego pieces then rolls the dice to begin the game. By combining other games in the series Draida Bay, Waldurk Forest and Caverns of Nathuz, kids can expand their game. This Lego game can be played by 2-4 players. Read Product Reviews.

Tetris Link
Tetris Link | Source
UNO Roboto Game
UNO Roboto Game | Source

Tetris Link Game by Techno Source


Tetris was one of the first computer games –now comes to life in a tactile handheld game. The rules of the game are the same...Stack then to form a tower the only obstacle in the path is your opened who will try to break up your construction. The game is sure to get ids thinks out of the box

UNO Roboto Game by Mattel, Inc.


Uno Roboto - like the name suggests is Uno with some robotic influence. This board game includes a robotic game master which instructs players what to do next. Start the game by telling him your name. The battery powered Roboto is unpredictable- he may ask a player to lift up their foot or perhaps change cards with another player. The game includes 108 cards and suitable for 2-4 players another games table for the whole family.

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