From classic board games to the newest electronic game systems, there's something for everyone in this section! A game of cards, a logic puzzle, even a game on the go... game night just got even more appealing. For more great games of all kinds, visit our Games / Video Games section.
A 3D, gravity-powered logic puzzle in a box! With Gravity Maze, you stack the translucent towers to create a path for your marble from the starting point to the target. Each challenge card increases in difficulty, forcing you to think creatively about how to get the marble where you want it. With 60 challenge cards and 9 towers, these clever puzzles will provide hours of play!
Anyone can learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using the simple coding in this unique and beautiful board game! Roll the dice, then use mathematical operations to make your way towards the center of the board. Pick up prime cards to bump your opponents back to the start. The first person to get both pawns to space 101 wins! This game for 2 to 4 players is great for both the classroom and the family game room.
Can you make the rabbit peek out of the box? Bunny Peek-A-Boo is a three dimensional puzzle for preschoolers. Arrange the four blocks and the bunny to match the image you see on the progressive challenge cards. And be careful! Two cards may look similar, but it all depends on how far the bunny's ears are peeking out.
Spark an interest in geology with this fun science game! An 18-specimen rock collection provides the foundation for a game for up to 6 players that helps teach names, appearances, and properties of different minerals. Even the game chips are made of polished stones! It all comes in a carrying case with a handle for easy geology fun on the go.
Rory's Story Cubes are a pocket-sized story generator, perfect for a creativity prompt or for a variety of fun games. The cubes feature images that you combine into a story -- just let your imagination run wild. Now, you can get the original cubes, plus Actions and Voyages, in one complete set. These sets can be used separately or combined for a truly epic tale!
Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 is a unique system of colorful cubes that interlock to form a marble run. The big difference? You can create marble maze sculptures in the form of animals, geometric shapes or any other design! Configurations are unlimited, allowing for unpredictable action when steel balls travel the various routes. It's a live demonstration of probability, physics and art, all in one!
Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game is a cooperative board game that teaches edible and medicinal plants. Players learn about plants by connecting the icon on the challenge or "trouble" cards with the icons on the plant cards. Wildcraft! is a beautifully illustrated, nature based, educational, cooperative game created in the tradition of the classic board games.
Turn chemistry into a game with this fascinating game that lets kids tinker with chemicals without setting foot in a lab! Weave together elements to create molecules and cause different reactions. The more you create, the more points you win, but be careful! Some combinations can have unexpected -- and dramatic -- results. Best of all, everything that happens in the game is something that happens in real-life science.
Create and adapt your own creature in this game that puts your creation against a dangerous world! Traits like a Hard Shell will protect you from carnivores, while a Long Neck helps you get food others can't reach. With a dynamic ecosystem happening around you, you'll have to adjust your plan without warning, so make sure you're ready! An intriguing game with multiple expansions, Evolution will keep you playing for hours.
The Dragonwood is a dangerous, ever-changing place...but great rewards are to be found for those daring enough to enter! Collect adventurer cards to give you an edge when you face a foe in the Dragonwood. Choose cautiously: use up too many dice on lesser creatures and you'll be defenseless when you meet the dragon! Since each game plays out different, you can adventure through Dragonwood over and over.
Get ready to defend Hogwarts with this cooperative deck-building game that's actually seven games in one! Play as Harry, Ron, Hermione or Neville as you find Locations, counter Dark Arts, and defeat Villains to progress through games that parallel each of the books in the series. Art from the films and fun gameplay that gets more complex as you work your way through each of the seven games makes this a surefire hit for Harry Potter fans!
Combine physical play with coding thanks to the Osmo coding kit! Osmo takes gaming beyond the screen: the Osmo base allows your tablet to stand and scan the area in front of it, allowing kids (and adults!) to use physical objects to interact with what they see on the screen. The Genius kit includes games and tile sets that encourage creative thinking in math, wordplay, art, and problem solving. It's truly the best of both worlds.
In Cauldron Quest, you work your magic together to break the wizard's spell! Players combine their efforts to find hidden ingredients to create a spell-breaking potion; if they are successful everyone wins! This game teaches strategy, evens and odds, and deduction, and like all cooperative games, fosters communication and cooperation.
Lights and mirrors may make it feel like magic, but it's really science and a good dose of brain power that's needed to direct the laser beam through this series of mind challenging mazes. Your Mighty Girl will love working her way through the hardest mazes -- and designing her own! For younger puzzlers, check out the new version Laser Maze jr., which is simplified for kids aged 6 -10.
Your forest friends are hungry and they need your help! Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezers, and place it into your stump. Be the first to your stump with delicious acorns and you win! You could also spin "pick an acorn," "steal an acorn," or "lose an acorn," so be strategic, little squirrel!
Escape to the islands with Latice! In this simple but deep strategy game, you match tiles by color or shape; matching two or more sides earns you extra moves. Wind tiles can shift tiles already on the board to your advantage, while sun tiles get you an extra turn. It's simple enough for young kids to learn, but complex enough for adults to play and enjoy! This Deluxe Edition of the game comes with a bifold game board and durable acrylic tiles.
Live the life of espionage with this social word game! Two spymasters know the identities of 25 secret agents, and they have to tip off their teammates using one word clues -- clues that could apply to multiple words on the table. Players have to guess their team's names while avoiding agents belonging to the opposite team...and the assassin that could put the whole mission in jeopardy. Fast -- and creative -- thinking is the name of the game!
Stack 'em high in this hilarious relay game from Educational Insights! Your customers have very specific tastes, so you've got to stack their pancakes just right. Check the order, gather pancakes in the right flavors, and be the first team to serve 'em up with a pat of butter! Kids will love racing to get the pancakes to and from the griddle.
A wonderful way to develop an appreciation of multiculturalism while enhancing memory skills. The smiling faces of 24 children from countries all over the world are fun and sometimes challenging to match in this memory game. The back cover shows each child and identifies their home country.
The world will change forever with this new version of the popular cooperative game Pandemic. In Legacy games, things don't reset after each game is done: your actions in this game will have repercussions in the next. Can your team keep the pandemic at bay for a full "year" of the game? Will you let cities fall to the virus -- and if you do, which ones? By the time you're done, this won't just be a board game: it will be a story, one your game group won't forget.
Better gaming through chemistry! Ion is a card-based game where players have to create neutrally charged compounds -- but think fast. Turns happen simultaneously, so everyone is engaged...but that also means you don't want to wait too long to make your play. The game mechanic is easy to use even for novice players, and variant rules make it more accessible to younger players. It's an amazingly fun way to reinforce basic chemistry concepts.
When a witch is out of potions, it's time for Broom Service! Search the game board for the components you need to concoct a variety of potions, then deliver them to the witches in need. To win, you'll need a little luck, a good bluff, and careful management of your cards. And keep your eye out for bad weather -- or ask Grizzelda the weather fairy to give you a hand! This fun game for 3 to 5 players also has a 2-player variant.
Help Shelby the dog find all her missing bones! Your kids will practice fine motor control and counting skills as they use the Shelby squeezers to pick up bones to drop in their bowls. And be careful -- you could spin a seagull and lose some bones, or even get distracted chewing on a shoe! This fun game will have kids laughing while also learning math and social skills.
It's the year 1900, and you're riding the railway, trying to see the most North American cities possible in 7 days! This fun board game will have kids imagining themselves dashing from train station to train station. Collecting train cards lets you build routes across the continent -- the longer the route, the more points you earn. This cross-country board game for 2 - 5 players will have you feeling like a true adventurer!
MightyMind is a set of 32 tile shapes which children use to solve tangram-like puzzles on a series of progressive cards. No reading is required, and children quickly learn to solve complex puzzles on their own. MightyMind encourages spacial awareness and problem solving - and more importantly, it's tons of fun!
Get beginner players into the game of chess with this teaching game from winning moves. Action cards teach kids how each of the chess pieces on the board work; once they're comfortable, you can flip the board over to play standard chess. There are two different rules variants for playing with the action cards, and the rules of original chess are also included.
From the classic tale of cooperation comes this simple game where players work together to "cook" a soup by making matches of ingredients. Match all the the ingredients before the Fire under the kettle goes out and everyone wins! This cooperative game fosters shared decision making and creative problem-solving - and it might just make them hungry too!
Fun, suspense, and a big splat at the end! In Pie Face, you score points for every time you turn the handle without getting a face full of whipped cream or wet sponge from the game's plastic hand. Spin the spinner to see how many times you have to turn the handle, and then keep your fingers crossed! The first person to get 25 points wins. It's sure to provide plenty of laughs for the whole family.
Guessing words by association is the name of this fun party game! Liquid, food/drink, and white? Probably means milk. A large, green animal from long ago? Probably a dinosaur. But how do you tip people off to a concept like cowboy or Leonardo DiCaprio? Teams earn points for their solutions, but it's the fun of a clever clue or a surprise guess that will really keep you coming back to this game over and over.
Zingo is a fast-paced game for beginning readers! Slide the Zinger machine forward to reveal two letters, and snag the one that will complete a word on your card. With six double-sided Zingo cards of three-letter words to complete, up to 6 players can join in. It's a great way to teach spelling, word recognition, and vocabulary.
Hurry Owls! It's time to go home! Players help the owls fly back to their nest before the sun comes up. Play a color card and fly to that space. Draw a sun card and you're one step closer to daylight. Help all the owls get home before the sun rises and everyone wins! Two versions allow the game to grow with your child, while the cooperative game concept teaches kids social skills and the value of working together.
With Make n Break you've got 10 wooden building blocks, a timer ticking per the number you rolled and a card showing you what to build in that time. Can you get it right in the nick of time? When time's up, total the points on your completed building cards and collect those tokens. After 4 rounds, the one with the most points is the winning builder.
Fight ghosts and find treasure in this award-winning German game which is now available in English! There are eight Treasure Jewels in this house, and each player can only carry one; your goal is to get all of them out of the door. But with each turn that goes by, more ghosts appear; three in a room makes it haunted, and if six rooms are haunted, the game is over. You'll have to work together to move Jewels, fight ghosts, and win the day!
This is a puzzle board with a brilliant twist -- when you complete the circuit puzzle, the board lights up! This award-winning game has forty different challenges ranging from beginning to expert difficulty. It's a clever way to build spatial reasoning and abstract thinking. Younger puzzlers don't have to be left out of the fun; check out Cool Circuits Junior for a simpler version of the game.
Fans of Frozen will love this special edition of Spot It! that teaches letter recognition and matching skills! Between any two cards there is always one -- but only one -- matching image. Be the first to spot it to win! This set of 55 cards comes in a handy tin, making it a great travel game.
Get your brain working with this traffic jam that you need to untangle! Your goal is to get the little red car out of the gridlock. Forty challenge cards provide puzzles of increasing difficulty for hours of brain-building fun. You can also check out Rush Hour Jr. for a puzzle challenge for kids age 6 to 9, and the two-player version, Rush Hour Shift, which is for age 8 and up.
Two great games for horse-loving kids in one box! Herd Your Horses includes two game variants, one in which you play wild mustang horses trying to complete your herd, the other in which you play a rancher trying to round up runaways. In-depth information about horse breeds and horse care is included. With 50 cards featuring full-color illustrations of a wide variety of horses, this game will be a hit with any horsey kid.
It's a building toy, puzzle, and game all-in-one! Build the finest castles with 7 wooden blocks, but watch out that one tower doesn't block another. This great puzzle/toy inspires the imagination, as well as promotes fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. With 48 challenges included, your child's brain is sure to get some exercise!
ThinkFun's first toddler game is sure to be a hit! Toss the big plush die, match the color that comes up to an activity card, and get playing -- roar like a lion, stand on one foot, make a happy face, who knows what the challenge will be? This fun, cooperative game is perfect for kids as young as 18 months, and teaches the fun of game-playing without the competition. And when play-time is done, all the cards tuck in a zippered compartment in the die for easy storage.
You'll have to think fast in this full-tilt brain game! Players arrange tiles so that the corners connect to form an array of patterns -- perhaps the challenge calls for matches with two colors, or numbers that add up to 30. But while you're puzzling out your solution, the other players are working too, so you're racing both them and the clock. You'll need sharp eyes, keen thinking, and nimble hands when the wild skiwampus starts!
From the creators of Laser Maze comes a new logic game that's all about completing the circuit! Arrange your tokens to create a circuit and light up a Beacon. Sound simple? Each challenge increases in difficulty, as you have to incorporate only certain tokens or work around Blockers. 60 different challenges from easy to expert will keep them puzzling for hours!
Bring a little girl power to Skylanders Imaginators with this exclusive pack that collects all four female Sensei characters! Master Chopscotch, Master Barbella, Master Aurora and Master Ember are all included in this set. Put the detailed figure on your Imaginators portal and watch them come to life on your screen. These figures are compatible with any game system's version of Imaginators, so kids can even take them to a friend's house for two-player fun.
Build empathy and problem solving skills with this cooperative game from Peaceable Kingdom. The friends and neighbors in this game have a variety of problems. Pull a token from the Helping Bag and take a look...how can you help someone with what you're holding? Kids will have to work together to help every member of their community! Parents will love the compassion-building gameplay and the eco-friendly construction, which includes soy-based inks and FSC certified paper.
If you loved the Ball of Whacks, then you'll love this bigger, more colorful version! 36 pieces are held together by rare earth magnets, allowing you to assemble the various shapes into any number of intriguing designs. Part puzzle, part creativity tool, this set will have people experimenting for hours. A 96-page guidebook provides plenty of inspiration, or you can just take it apart and start playing!
A colorful alternative to Sudoku! Instead of using numbers to solve the puzzles, Colorku uses brightly colored wooden balls. The board is solid wood, and the set includes 81 balls in 9 different colors, 104 puzzle cards, solutions booklet, color conversion card and storage tray. Get ready for a colorful brain teaser!
Wits and Wagers, the game of guts and "guesstimates", is a fast-paced game that combines the most interesting elements of trivia with the excitement of gambling. Players can win by making educated guesses or by having the guts to bet on the high-payout answers of their friends. This family edition features 300 family-oriented questions.
Practice early math and letter skills with Spot It! and Doc McStuffins. Every card has a colorful assortment of pictures, and there is always one match between any two cards in the deck. Who will be the first to spot it? This set includes two Doc-themed games, one focused on Numbers and Shapes and one focused on the Alphabet.
It's four-in-a-row meets chess with this game from ThinkFun! All the pieces in this game are Queens, and unlike in regular chess, they can't be captured. Be the first person to get four of your Queens in a line, either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Of course, your opponent is going to try to block you... This clever strategy game gets more complex the longer you play it!.
In Catan, your success depends on how well you can trade, build, and settle your new land! Players collect resources and use them to build roads, settlements, and cities. Manage your resources carefully, and plan your expansion strategically, or you could end up overstretched. Fans of this award-winning game can also get Catan Junior, a simplified version that is perfect for introducing kids age 5 to 10 to the world of Catan.
Shape-O-Metry is a fun way to develop spatial, abstract, and quantitative reasoning skills. To solve the puzzle challenges, stack green pieces on top of blue pieces, or vice versa, to create identical shapes. Through hands-on play with 20 pieces and 50 challenge cards, kids build key skills, strategies and mathematical understandings, such as part-to-whole relationships, in this fun and challenging game!
It's Doc McStuffins and her friends Lambie and Stuffy! This 46-piece floor puzzle is approximately 24 by 36 inches when completed, and the silhouette shape provides an interesting challenge for advancing puzzlers. The jumbo sized pieces are easy to assemble, providing lots of puzzling fun!
Experiment with how shapes make up pictures with this pattern set. Place 30 colorful wooden tiles in place to replicate the 10 fun pictures included with the set, or play with the shapes on your own to see what you can create. Along the way, you can talk about colors, shapes, and the names of objects around you. It's a fun way for preschoolers to explore patterns and shapes.
In this clever logic game from SmartGames, kids are challenged to replicate a scene on a card. The extra twist? You have to picture what the day or night scene on the card would look like at the opposite time of day! 48 challenges increase in difficulty for a fun, progressive puzzle that grows with your child's skills.
Flip, twist, and spin Perplexus' transparent sphere to move the ball along the numbered path, working with and against gravity. But be careful - move it the wrong way and your ball will go off course, and you'll have to start over! With 100 barriers to pass in order to complete the maze, Perplexus is a can't-put-down challenge.
Plan your descriptive strategy carefully in this card game! Players have hands of oversized cards with various artistic pictures. The active player secretly selects one of his cards and gives a very brief description; the other players secretly select their own cards which match the description. Different outcomes result in different points values -- so if you make your description too easy, or too difficult, you'll actually end up behind!
Block By Block expands your spatial problem-solving skills as you combine seven puzzle pieces to construct three-dimensional structures depicted on the 60 challenge cards. The puzzle pieces are the same as the famous Soma Cube of the 1970s. This spatial puzzle is tough - and very fun! Includes sixty mind challenge cards with hints and solutions.
In this unique game from SmartGames, you have to duplicate the multi-colored shapes on the challenge cards. Sound simple? The challenge is doing it by layering see-through tiles with single-color shapes on them! This clever puzzle game includes 100 progressive challenges to tease your brain and develop your spatial skills.
A fun cooperative mystery game for the whole family! Valuables have been stolen and we have to find them before midnight. Together, we search the mansion for clues. Children enjoy figuring out the mystery of what is behind the Secret Door. Each game is different, exciting and tricky, making this a great game for children and adults to enjoy together.
A team of adventurers is seeking treasure on the Forbidden Island, but watch out -- the island is sinking and you don't have much time! In this cooperative game, players must work together to find and capture four treasures, all while avoiding the obstacles lurking on the island. Once the treasures are in hand, race to Fool's Landing for your helicopter extraction, before the water swallows the island forever... This game is easy to learn and quick to play, perfect for family game night!
All you have to do to win in Lift It! is build the structures on the cards you draw. Sound simple? Think again! You can only move the pieces with one of the game's special cranes...that attached to your head! The whole family will get a laugh out of one another's antics as they try to build -- without knocking it all down. 1 to 8 people can play, so it's perfect for a quiet afternoon or for family game night!
Test your knowledge of states and capitals with this state-themed version of the Sequence board game. Each card shows a state's capital; match the state to one of the two corresponding positions on the board and place a chip. Five in a row creates a sequence, so think carefully about where you put each one! This game is a great way to have fun while learning strategy and geography.
Dog lovers will love this fun card game where the aim of the game is to adopt a new furry friend! In this card collecting, card-matching game from Educational Insights, you draw cards or "go fish" from another player's hand to collect cards that match things that one of seven dogs wants. To adopt a dog, you need to collect all three things it's dreaming of, but others might want to adopt that dog too.
Be the first to blurt the right word! With a total of 1800 different clues of varying difficulty, the fun never ends. A roll of the die determines which clue is read as well as the amount that a correct guess will be worth. There's no penalty for blurting our wrong answers, so things can get crazy in a hurry. Whoever guesses the correct answer first gets to move his or her token forward. It's a terrific, fast-paced, word game.
Fans of Frozen will love this version of the classic matching game featuring all their favorite characters! 72 sturdy tiles provide 36 pairs to match, featuring images of characters, scenes from the movie, and more. Matching games are great for building preschool skills, but they're even more fun when they feature favorite friends!
The highly anticipated sequel to 2007's Game of the Year Portal, Portal 2 is a hilariously mind-bending adventure that challenges you to use wits over weaponry in a funhouse of diabolical science. Using a highly experimental portal device, you'll once again face off against a lethally inventive, power-mad A.I. named GLaDOS. Plus, Portal 2 adds a new two-player campaign for even more portal mind-benders!
Ubongo is a fast-paced, addictive, and easy-to-learn geometric puzzle game. Players race against the timer and against each other to solve a puzzle of interlocking shapes. The faster you solve the puzzle, the more gems you get. You can download a free companion app to help you learn and perfect your game!