Favourite Family and Kids Games 2021

May 28, 2021
Board games are a lot of fun and can be a great way to pass the time. They are also another way to be able to spend time together and bond as a family. They can be excellent tools for teaching children social emotional skills such as patience and turn-taking, as well as developing skills for strategy, attention to detail, and logic. Let's just say that they are a sneaky way for kids to learn. Here are a few of our favourites: 

My son received Keys to the Castle for Christmas a couple years ago, and he hasn't been able to get enough of it. A game of strategy and luck, you must get your character through the grid of castle doors before the other players...there are things along that way that stop you, though!

Spot It is one of our favourite family games of all time. It is a small container that can travel anywhere so it's perfect for camping trips or taking on an airplane, and there are multiple ways to play the game with as few as two (2) people and as many as eight (8). Each card has something that matches with every card in the pile, including the card you have in your hand. If you can find it, you either claim the card or discard the one in you are holding. Depending on which game you play, you want to have the most cards, or get rid of all of them first.

Sequence for Kids was another Christmas gift, and it has also become a family favourite. A quick game with simple enough rules that children as young as three (3) can play. The goal is to get four (4) tokens in a row to win, but there are a couple of cards that can make it more difficult for you to win.

Camelot Jr is a puzzle game that requires you to bring the knight and princess together using the set-up on the puzzle page, and only the pieces that are shown at the top. Your job is to figure out how to put it all together to make it possible for the pieces to move by creating a bridge to the other side. It can be very tricky, but a lot of fun (even adults feel accomplished when they figure it out).

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