What are your favorite, most beloved, always out, ones you come back to, games you play as a family?
And I mean board games, or card games… not activities like we love so much here. We’re on a little kick of board games lately in our house and always love to break out of the mold for a bit.
Of course, Candyland is a favorite here. But I’m over it. So… so over it… I beg that someone draws the chocolate swirl thing (what is that anyway? A cinnamon roll?). Okay, maybe I don’t beg, but sometimes it just gets old. And honestly, my kids are outgrowing it (except for Louis… I’ll have another turn at this with him in a few months I’m sure)!
I don’t like taking a chance on games that look like they might be fun. I wanted to know for sure. So, I went to the best source I know. I asked hands on : as we grow readers, parents that are down in the trenches, just like me.
I asked readers on the somewhat new Facebook group for hands on : as we grow called, The Huddle (come join us!).
This is their list of favorite, most beloved, board games for kids (and mostly for the younger crowd). I love the list, some we have and play, some I remember from my own childhood and glad to be reminded of, and some are completely new to me that I’m checking out!
The Most Beloved Board Games for Kids
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- Hungry Hungry Hippos
- Super Mario Yahtzee
- Snug as a Bug in a Rug
- Trucks 2-in-1 Memory & Floor Puzzle
- Mouse Trap
- Snakes and Ladders
- Guess Who?
- King of Tokyo
- Spot It
- Hello Sunshine
- Cookin’ Cookies
- Doodle Dice
- Hi Ho Cherry-O
- Go Fish
- Cupcake Race
Add to the list!
What is your favorite board game to play with the kids?