Educational Board Games as Gifts
Gifts of Educational Board Games
Gift giving can be overwhelming as kids grow and their interests change. Consider giving educational board games as gifts that the entire family will enjoy. Christmas is the perfect time to give the gift of a board game when everyone is gathered together.
It's easy to give a board game to a child if you enjoy playing it and are willing to jump in to play a few games with them. Even young children enjoy board games that require simple counting to move around the board. And older kids like using their noggins, whether they will admit it or not.
Choose board games that are fun and kids will learn while having a great time.
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Scrabble - Spellers, Pull Up a Chair
Scrabble is the ultimate spelling and strategy game. I enjoy playing Scrabble online (Wordscraper on Facebook is my favorite), but there's nothing like sitting down with real people you can see and taking a turn spelling words!
What This Board Game Teaches: spelling, strategy
Monopoly - So Many Choices
Monopoly board game is a time-tested winning board game. Kids and adults have fun playing Monopoly so grab a new box and become the real estate tycoon you were meant to be.
What This Educational Board Game Teaches: counting, math, dealing with money, bartering, taking risk.
Stratego - Feel Like Doing Battle? This Is the Game for You!
Stratego, like its name implies, is a strategy board game where opponents try to outwit each other.
This Board Game Teaches: strategy, thinking ahead
LEGO Creationary - Fun for Lego Fans!
My grandkids have Lego Creationary. You choose a card to see what you have to build. The other team or players then have to guess what you built. It is fun and always a hoot to hear what the other players think that thing is that you built.
This Board Game Teaches: creativity, building skills
Yahtzee -- Poker-like Game - Roll 'em!
This classic game is basically poker played with dice instead of cards. It is fun for small kids who may only be able to roll the dice and will need help figuring out the "hands."
This Board Game Teaches: basic math, how to use strategy to score the most points
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Blokus - Oh Boy, Have You Played This? It's Tough!
This fun board game tests your skill in shape perception and strategy. It's a tough (but fun!) game even small children can handle.
This Board Game Teaches: spatial relations, shapes, strategy, following rules
Memory - How's Your Memory?
Memory is such a fun game. Even very young kids can play this if the number of cards are kept to a minimum.
This Board Game Teaches: matching, pairs, memory
Wits and Wagers - Wits and Wagers Family
Choose Wits and Wagers for an all-adult crowd and Wits and Wagers Family when children will be playing. Whoever you gather together to play, Wits and Wagers is a fun game that is unique enough that no one person will dominate first place all the time.
This Board Game Teaches: guessing, estimating, reasoning
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