If you have been stuck at home for months with kids, odds are you are running out of activities to do with them. Especially now that the winter months have arrived and outdoor activities are limited. It’s tough to keep children entertained without the usual hustle and bustle of everyday life such as school, organized sports, and playdates. One way to keep kids entertained and have fun with the whole family is the best board games.
Want to pry your children away from the screen and video games? Many families have existed thus far without experiencing the simple joys of playing board games due to ever-present electronic games and distractions that are available. However, families have been gathering around the table to play good, old-fashioned board games for decades, and they are tons of fun. Traditional board games and newer games alike will provide some much-needed fun for you and your kids during this time spent at home.
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This game is a spin on the classicconcept featuring your favorite Frozen characters. Kids can play as Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and more. Players travel the Northuldra forest while slipping and sliding through Troll Valley and past the Dark Sea. The frozen slides can switch a player’s path at any time creating endless combinations of travel. This game is for two-four players and recommended for children ages three years and up.
Jenga is a strategy game for one or more players. Players carefully select wooden pieces from the stack and replace them to see how high they can get the tower before it tumbles. The loser is the person who causes it all to come crashing down. This game is recommended for players ages six and up.
This kids version of the classic Risk game will keep kids entertained for hours. The pirate theme has kids move their ships around the board in a competition for treasure and control of the islands. The battle for control of an island features a ship that launches the dice in a fun way to see who rolls higher. The player with the most amount of treasure at the end wins. The game is played with two to four players and is recommended for children ages five and up.
Operation will test your nerves with its unpredictability and startling buzzer. One or more players take turns trying to remove funny ailments from the pet dog without setting off the buzzer and flashing nose. This game requires two AA batteries (not included) and is recommended for kids ages four and up.
Ms. Monopoly — $11, was $20
Monopoly is a classic board game that is loved by kids and adults alike and this version is a twist on the classic. The goal of Ms. Monoploy is to buy and sell inventions, all created by women while traveling along the gameboard. Players encounter Chance and Community Chest spaces and draw cards that result in unexpected rewards or pitfalls. Kids will love choosing their game piece from the choices that are updated to reflect modern items such as a notebook, watch, and more. This game is recommended for children ages eight and up and is made for two to six players. The person with the most money and inventions at the end is the winner.
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