I love board games. Trivia Pursuits, Scrabble, Boggle. I played Monopoly to death when I was a teenager (and have somehow ended up with FOUR boards in my house. Four!) Now Rian is older, he’s started getting into board games, but there seems to be a distinct lack of good ones. I mean, pooping dogs and farting cows and bogs blowing up is all well and good, but what happened to the board games that help with learning?
With that in mind, I thought I would turn to my fellow parents and ask them for their recommendations – I haven’t been sent any of these games to promote, this is all word of mouth. However I have linked to them using affiliate links, which means were you to go have a look and maybe buy one, I would get a few pennies (literally) to help keep me wittering on.
Devon Mama recommends Gas Out which keeps the toilet humour but also aids learning – “You turn over your cards, hit the ‘gas’ balloon as many times as the number says on the card and if it breaks wind on you then you’re out. Kids love it because of the farting aspect and it’s the perfect way to get them counting, as well as understanding things like reversing directions etc” Great for pre-school and reception ages.
If you want to start to teach your children about money and counting and change then The Money Whisperer recommends Magnetic Money ” a great way to teach children about paying exact change for things using notes and coins”
The current favourite in the Mummy of 5 Miracles household is Tension – a great one for older children. Can you name 10 rivers? 10 Footballers? You get the picture! Great for memory – and learning what other people know!
What board games do you recommend?