If you have been stuck at home for months with kids, odds are you are running out of activities to do with them. Even though there are tons of things to do outside, the weather is getting cooler in many parts of the country so, which means you need indoor activities for the kids. 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.
Today’s Best Board Game Deals
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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.
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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.
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Kids will love the strategy of this interactive game. Players take turns tapping out blocks of ice one by one while trying to keep Phillip the Penguin from falling through the ice. The suspense of the game keeps kids engaged while trying to end up as the player who doesn’t knock Phillip into the water. This game is played one-on-one or in teams of two and is recommended for children ages three and up.
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Operation will test your nerves with its unpredictability and startling buzzer. One or more players take turns trying to remove funny ailments from the always popular Buzz Lightyear 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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