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. For another fun option, check out Fossil On! which includes 15 fossil specimens.
Welcome to the competitive world of bird enthusiasts! In this engine-building game from Stonemaier Games, you are hoping to build an extraordinary aviary — one that puts your fellow ornithologists and collectors to shame. Each turn, you use action points to add birds, gather food to attract new (and perhaps rare and special) birds, or even have your birds nest and lay eggs. Each habitat fosters a different type of action, so you'll have to balance your choices carefully to ensure you can build the best aviary around. This 1 to 5 player game with exquisite illustrations will delight both gamers and bird lovers.
Face off in the ultimate Funko POP! battle in this Funkoverse strategy game featuring characters from the Wizarding World! Players move around the map, using their characters' special abilities to win points — but use them wisely, because each ability has a "cool down" and the more powerful the ability, the longer it will be until you move it again. This game for 2 to 4 players comes with exclusive POP! Vinyl figures of Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix Lestrange, Hermione Granger, and Harry Potter. It also includes two different playable mats — one featuring Diagon Alley and the other featuring the Room of Requirement — for added play possibilities. For two more editions of this game which can be played separately or combined with this edition, check out Funkoverse: The Golden Girls and Funkoverse: DC Comics.
Grow a beautiful garden of yoga poses with this meditative cooperative game from Yogakids International. As players move the bumblebee around the garden, they'll try different traditional yoga poses and even invent their own. Plant all the flowers before night falls, and everyone wins! It's a fun way to bring some active play into family game time, and kids will love the elegantly illustrated board.
Code your way to the cheese with this board game from Learning Resources! Based on their Code and Go Robot Mouse activity set, this 2 to 4 player game sees kids take on the roles of rival mice hunting for cheese on the board. Each turn, players draw coding cards that they need to put together into a series of commands to get their mouse where they want to go — all while avoiding obstacles like maze walls, and seeking out advantages like warp tunnels that hop them closer to where they want to go! This analog coding game teaches logic skills and basic programming concepts in an innovative, screen-free way.
The creators of Prime Climb turn their expertise in teaching math to younger learners with Tiny Polka Dot! This box from Math for Love contains components for sixteen different games. They're all easy to learn and playful, but as kids grow, the level of complexity does, too. Kids will start with simple number recognition and counting and move their way up to arithmetic and logic skills. It's a little box with lots of math love inside!
Step into the role of an iconic Disney villain with this card game from Ravensburger! Choose your villain and prepare yourself to use their unique abilities to achieve your evil plans. Don't expect the task to be easy: your Fate Deck includes events, items, and heroes from your villain's movie which other players can use to thwart you! Each villain has a distinct strategy and play style, so when you've mastered one, you can move on to the rest. Plus, two expansions — Wicked to the Core, which introduces Dr. Facilier, the Evil Queen, and Hades, and Evil Comes Prepared, which introduces Scar, Ratigan, and Yzma — can be played as either stand-alone games or additions to this one.
From tangled yarn to a swallowed fish... which cat committed the crime? In this clever single-player logic game from ThinkFun, you have to figure out which cat was the culprit for forty different cat crimes. Each challenge card provides clues about where the cats were located at the time of the crime, based on paw prints, toy placement, and their relationship to other cats. Figure out where each cat was sitting and you'll have your answer! Forty funny challenge cards, ranging in difficulty from beginning to expert, will keep you puzzling — and laughing!
Explore the constantly changing labyrinth of Hogwarts with this Wizarding World-themed version of the board game Labyrinth! In this game for 2 to 4 players, every time you take a turn, you can shift the labyrinth to open up a path for yourself — or block a path for your opponent. Players will have to think ahead and examine all the possible ways the board could change to succeed, building strategic thinking skills and spatial awareness along the way. Track down Harry, Hermione, Ron, Luna, Professor McGonagall, and all the other characters you need to collect before your opponents do to win!
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. Fans of this game can also check out Science Ninjas: Valence Plus, an expanded edition that adds 30 more cards with all-new artwork for even more elements and molecules.
Show off your planting skill with this push-your-luck dice game from Pencil First Games! In Herbaceous Sprouts, you and your opponents are trying to collect seeds to grow sprouts in the community garden. If you plant quickly, you'll grow sprouts faster — but you'll score more points if you can save up long enough to plant in a premiere section of the garden. The gorgeously illustrated seed dice, tool and flower cards, and game board make this game a treat for the eyes!
In the valley of Everdell, the forest animals have created their own civilization — and they're ready to expand. You will lead a group of animal workers to create a new city. You'll have to gather resources, use your workers wisely as you build, and create the most beautiful city.... all before a year goes by. Beautifully illustrated cards, elegant tokens, and a stunning game board that includes a three dimensional tree make this a stand-out strategy game that tweens and teens will play again and again.
This matching game from eeBoo is a wonderful way to develop an appreciation of diversity around the world 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, to inspire kids to learn more about the varied cultures and nations of our planet.
Celebrate the beauty and diversity of birds from around the world with this game from Laurence King Publishing! 64 bird species make their appearances on these bingo cards; mark them off as you see them appear so you can win. An included leaflet also provides some information — including a few interesting facts — about each bird species. If she's more a fan of insects than birds, check out Bug Bingo!
Build a world with this unique strategy game from Blue Orange! In Planet, you build a "globe" using your 12-sided, 3D planet core and a set of magnetic continent tiles. Select landscape tiles representing oceans, deserts, mountains, or frozen terrain. If you place them together carefully, you'll create ecosystems that fulfill habitat objectives and encourage animals to populate your world! This strategy game for 2 to 4 players will get kids thinking about the remarkable planet we call home.
These 12 simple wooden cubes are the foundation of a deceptively challenging logic game! In Chroma Cube from Project Genius, you have to decipher 25 puzzle cards in order to figure out which cubes belong in which spot. Each card gives you the placement of some colors, and lists clues about where the other colors go. You'll have to think through all the possibilities and make sure you don't contradict any of the clues to find the solution! It's sure to provide hours of brain-busting fun.
Save the world with seconds to spare with this Marvel-themed variant of the best-selling 5-Minute Dungeon cooperative card game! Choose one of the Marvel heroes and join forces with the other players to defeat villains, minions, and goons on your path to tackling a nefarious Boss. You've only got 5 minutes to take on each boss, and you could get interrupted by a Crisis Card and have to divert your attention before you complete your mission! Fast-paced cooperative gameplay will make this game a quick favorite.
Get the mermaids safely home before the Sea Witch catches them! Players work cooperatively to move the mermaids each turn, or to pick up the magic wand and drive the Sea Witch back a space. Catch the shortcut if you can...as long as it won't deliver you straight to the Witch's waiting hands! This colorful game from Peaceable Kingdom is quick to play, perfect for young gamers.
In this strategic card game from Renegade Game Studios, you're trying to build a beautiful arboretum path by placing cards from your hand. Each color of card features a different species of tree, and you can score points for paths that begin and end with that color — but be careful! You only score points if you also have the highest value of cards of that color in your hand. Elegantly simple rules require surprisingly complex strategy in this gorgeously illustrated game!
Challenge your brain and develop your building skills with this puzzle game from Mindware! Keva planks are perfectly cut, identical blocks that stack with incredible stability. In this game, you'll try to take images from the idea cards and replicate them in three dimensions with the planks. As the challenges ramp up in difficulty, you'll grow your problem solving and logic skills! This set includes 75 Keva planks, 40 puzzle cards, and 8 design cards that encourage kids to exercise their creativity building their own structures.
Howard Miller's emblem of female strength, Rosie the Riveter, is picture perfect in this 1000-piece puzzle! This puzzle from EuroGraphics features the iconic Miller portrait of a flexing Rosie declaring, "We can do it!" This high-quality puzzle has easy-fit pieces made of sturdy, recycled cardboard and is finished with vegetable-based inks. It's beautiful enough to display — or take it apart for more puzzling fun later!
Join Captain Marvel on her mission in this game from USApoly! In this social deduction game for 4 to 7 players, your goal depends on the role you secretly take on: Captain Marvel wants to eliminate the Skrulls and her Allies want to protect her, while the Skrulls want to eliminate Captain Marvel — except for the Skrull Defector, who just wants to be the last one standing. Play cards and use your character's abilities to figure out other players' identities and eliminate those who might prevent you from reaching your goal. This fast-paced game is a clever reimagining of the popular game Bang! that superhero fans will love.
Duck, dodge, and grab with this game from Fat Brain Toys! In Ribbon Ninja, your goal is to snatch the colorful ribbons off your opponents' wrists — without losing your own. Speed and dexterity count as you keep your ribbons out of danger. Kids will work up a sweat as they try to be the last ninja standing! It's great for both indoor and outdoor active play. This set includes everything you need for 2 to 6 players, including wristbands and color-coded ribbons.
Take on a challenge that's part craft kit, part puzzle, with this set from RoWood! This detailed 3D wooden puzzle assembles to create an elaborate airship model, which has moving wheels and gears and operates with a spring-wound engine. No glue is required! The 229 laser-cut pieces ensure a precision fit, and the result is a piece you'll be proud to display.
Get ready for a game of shuffleboard or curling on your tabletop with this reversible game board from GoSports! This 45 by 13 inch board is perfect for game night, barbecues, and more. It's quick and easy to flip from one game to the other, and the set comes with eight "rollers" with steel ball bearings that mimic the way curling rocks and shuffleboard weights glide. With its solid wood surface, it's durable and easy to play. You can even get an extra set of rollers that comes with four in each color.
Help Buffy the Vampire Slayer defeat the Big Bad in this semi-cooperative deck-building game from Upper Deck! Each player is working to form a deck of Good Guys so the group can take down the Big Bad (and each wants to contribute the most to the battle!) Will you save up to buy higher-powered cards, or focus on quickly claiming as many attack cards as you can? Keep an eye on the innovative Light/Dark track which can boost — or reduce — the power of your cards! With 500 cards, all featuring images from the TV show, this game for 1 to 5 players will delight Buffy fans!
With Seek-A-Boo from MindWare, kids will build their vocabulary and memory skills while hunting through the SEEK ME circles! Lay out the SEEK ME circles, then choose FIND ME cards and see if you can track down something that matches. At first, you'll be looking for an exact match, but other game variants get kids to match by category: "the apple is red; can you find something else that is red?" Six color-coded card categories highlight food, toys, clothing, colors and shapes, things found outdoors, and animals.
Enjoy this squishy, squashy sculpting party game from Educational Insights! In this fast-paced family game, teams race against the clock to guess what one of their teammates is sculpting with the included non-drying Playfoam. You might have to sculpt with your eyes closed, create an accessory you put on your face, or craft a prop to help people guess your word! Perfect for family game night, this innovative game is sure to prompt hilarious antics and creative molding to get your team to win!
Train young brains to think in multiple dimensions, transferring 2D information into 3D reality, with this set from Keva! Players use Keva planks to successfully duplicate the balance, proportion, composition and geometry featured on each card. From picnic tables and bridges to dragonflies and triangles, you will be amazed what your brain will build! Brain Builders Junior features 40 photos of fun, recognizable objects to replicate with the 20 Keva planks.
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. Race to the grill relay-style to get the elements you need for each order. Be the first team to serve up the right pancakes in the right order (with a pat of butter on top) to win! Kids will love racing to get the pancakes to and from the griddle, and carrying the pancakes on a spatula adds a fun dexterity element that is just difficult enough to keep kids challenged.
Can you make the rabbit peek out of the box? Bunny Peek-A-Boo from SmartGames 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. Kids learn concepts like above/below, inside/outside, and more while they play with these appealing blocks and puzzles.
Celebrate the beauty of America's National Parks with this game from Keymaster Games and the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series! Each player takes on the role of a hiker trekking the trails during four different seasons. As you make memories on the trail, you collect resource tokens like mountains, forests, and wildlife; collect a set and you can trade them in to visit a National Park at the end of each season. Who will see the most of America's wilderness by the time the year is done? This gorgeously illustrated game for 1 to 5 players is sure to inspire some real-life park visits.
Can you hop like a frog while clucking like a chicken? Have a blast trying with this delightfully silly game from ThinkFun! Lay down the stack of body tiles and try to flip over a head tile that matches. If you don't have a match, everyone in the circle has to walk like the body while making a noise like the head! With no reading skills required, this game is perfect for preschoolers — but even adults will enjoy the hilarious results!
In this game from Blue Orange, the goal is to win the Queen's favor by proving you can add value to the kingdom! Explore the territory and expand your kingdom, finding unique new resources along the way. Taxes will help you construct towns, but don't tax too heavily. And watch out for the Dragon — and your opponents! This game for 2 to 4 players involves more complex strategy and decision-making than its partner game Kingdomino. The two game can also be combined to play either with 6 to 8 players.
Get beginner players into the game of chess with this teaching game from Winning Moves! The secret? An innovative deck of 56 action cards that shows how a particular chess piece moves. At first, you play using the action cards; once you become comfortable with the moves and powers of each chess piece, you can flip the two-sided board over and play standard chess. For two more fun chess variants, check out Solitaire Chess and All Queens Chess.
Save the castle in this adaptation of the popular Castle Panic tower defense board game that's perfect for preschoolers! Monsters are racing out of the woods towards your castle. To stop them, you match your cards — which include a mix of female and male heroes — with the color and shape of the spaces the monsters are standing on. But every turn, more monsters join the board, and the ones already there move closer. You'll have to work together to stop the invasion! This game for 1 to 4 players requires no reading skills, so it's sure to be a hit with younger gamers.
Bring the fun of Munchkin's race to Level Up into the Wizarding World with this collectible game! In Munchkin Deluxe: Harry Potter, you play as a member of your favorite Hogwarts House who wants to outpace all their fellow students. As you work your way through the deck of cards, different ally characters — including Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Minerva McGonagall, and more — and artifacts may help or hinder you, giving you advantages or disadvantages in your race to become the most powerful witch or wizard!
Little board gamers will love this adaptation of the best-selling game Ticket To Ride that's just right for them! Just like in the original Ticket To Ride, kids will collect train cards to claim routes and connect cities, but in this version, routes are shorter and train cards are drawn straight from the deck. The game ends when one player completes six tickets, giving this fast-paced game a 30 minute play time! Fans of Ticket To Ride: Europe can also get the Ticket To Ride: Europe - First Journey game.
Learn to fold — no previous experience required — with Foldology! This series of 100 paper puzzles is based on origami folding techniques. To play, tear a sheet out of your booklet and examine it. Your goal is to get the picture in a square on one side. To do so, you'll fold, flip, and experiment. Each puzzle builds on the last, teaching you new folding skills and building your dexterity while you challenge your brain. Kids and adults alike will love this unique puzzle game.
Challenge yourself to get the marbles to the target with this puzzling logic game from MindWare! Each challenge card shows you where some of your pieces should be placed, and how many marbles should land in each slot. Place the rest of the multi-directional tiles onto the board, then release the steel marbles to see if you got it right! Fifty puzzling challenges that rise in difficulty give you plenty of logic and strategy play to enjoy.
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! To expand the fun, add the Monster Box of Monsters expansion, which adds Luna Lovegood as a character, as well as a new adventure!
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 — but when you're ready for a more complex challenge, check out the companion game Dragonrealm for ages 10 and up..
Explore the geography, culture, and history of the world with this game from Osmo! In the Detective Agency, you'll use a magnifying glass gamepiece to find clues and landmarks in a variety of different world locations on four double-sided maps. As kids advance, they can unlock new difficulty levels that keep them learning! Please Note: this expansion requires the Osmo Base for your tablet, which is available in several packs, including the Osmo Genius Kit for iPads and the Osmo Genius Kit for Fire tablets.
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! Which pieces you'll use to make your shape depend on the roll of a die, so the gameplay is constantly changing. You can even download a free companion app to help you learn and perfect your game!
Bring home one of the world's best-selling games with Rummikub! In this game from Pressman, players have a rack full of tiles they want to place in runs of the same color, or groups of the same number in different colors. Joker tiles can be used as any color or number, so use them wisely! As players adjust the times on the table, the board is constantly changing, so you'll have to play strategically if you're going to play every tile on your rack and win the game. This edition includes everything you need for a 2 to 4 player game.
This innovative game from Lookout Games pays tribute to the tradition of using leftover pieces of cloth to create patchwork! Players lay out uneven pieces of fabric on their 9 X 9 game boards. Each piece costs both buttons and time to put together, so make sure you keep an eye on both! When your time is up, you'll score your fabric masterpiece on its size, and earn a few extra points for how well you've managed your button supply. This clever game is a delight for quilters and gamers alike!
A 3D, gravity-powered logic puzzle in a box! With Gravity Maze from ThinkFun, 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!
Learn all about the insects of the world with this gorgeously illustrated bingo game from Laurence King Publishing! Sixty-four species of bugs are featured, from the Giant Hawker Dragonfly to the Sacred Scarab to the Honey Bee! Mark them off on your card and get a bingo to win! The leaflet includes basic information and a few fascinating facts about each species featured, and kids will love the illustrated bug tokens and the colorful counters.
This card game for 2 to 8 players combines two of your favorite things: destruction and unicorns! In Unstable Unicorns, you work to build an army of seven unicorns before your opponent does. Add unicorns to your army or upgrade your stable — or play strategically and use your cards to block a move or downgrade your opponents. This game's hilarious artwork and fast-paced play made it a tremendous Kickstarter success; now you can try it out yourself.
Even little kids can play with Osmo with this Little Genius Kit! This starter kit for preschoolers includes everything you need to play: the Osmo base, four learning apps, and a variety of accessories that let kids practice letter formation, create pictures, take care of a character, or tell a story, including silicone sticks and rings and cardboard costume pieces. It's sure to offer hours of learning fun!
Build the best Tiny Town with this game from Alderac Entertainment Group! Players take the role of mayors of towns for smaller creatures hiding from predators. The land is small and resources are scarce, so you can't say no to building materials — but you also don't want to fill your tiny space with resources you haven't used! Place buildings and monuments, each worth Victory Points, and plan ahead so your town can thrive. Whoever has the most Victory Points wins!
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.
In Cauldron Quest from Peaceable Kingdom, the evil wizard has cast a spell that you can break — if you can figure out the ingredients necessary for a magic potion. Once you know what ingredients you need, you have to move their bottles across the board and into the cauldron — before the wizard arrives to stop you. It'll take cooperation, strategy, and a handful of luck to save the day! Kids will love the unique round board and the characterful game pieces that make them feel like real wizards.
With this clever bug puzzle from Fat Brain Toys, kids can solve challenge after challenge while learning early math skills! Each of the 40 progressive challenges encourages kids to arrange, flip, and combine the semi-circular puzzle pieces into the bug-shaped tray. Get it right, and you'll match the picture! As they work, kids will be learning the basics of early math, including fractions. Plus, parents will appreciate that the set is made form high-quality, BPA-free ABS plastic that's tough enough to hold up to years of puzzling play.
Introduce kids to legacy-style gameplay with Zombie Kidz Evolution! Your school is under attack by zombies, and the adults have abandoned their posts. You need to lock all four entries to the school to win. But in this evolving game, the more times you play, the more the game transforms. If you complete special missions, you'll get achievements that change the game — or, open the mystery envelopes for even more surprises! Every group's experience will be different, creating a one-of-a-kind way to play. This cooperative game for 2 to 4 players takes only 5 to 15 minutes to play, so kids will eagerly play round after round to discover all the surprises in store!
Repair your spaceship — before it's too late! In Spaceteam, each of the three to six players is working on fixing problems from their malfunction deck. Each card shows which tools you'll need to fix it, but the tools are spread out between all the players, so you'll have to get the ones you need from other players who are also trying to deal with their own malfunctions! Additional complications like wormholes, asteroid fields, and more may require the whole team to collaborate at once. Reveal the six hidden System-Go cards before the timer runs out to win! For bigger game groups, the expansion Triangulum allows up to 9 people to play.
Prime Climb is a beautiful, colorful, mathematical board game for 2 to 4 players! Roll the dice and add, subtract, multiply and divide your way to the center of the board, picking up Prime cards and bumping your opponents back to start as you go. The first person to get both pawns to space 101 wins! This brilliantly designed game is the perfect way to help solidify math concepts while making learning fun for kids and adults alike.
Cooperate or perish in this dungeon-themed game with a five-minute time limit! Each player takes the role of an intrepid hero, one of a party working their way through a dungeon. Dangerous monsters, perilous obstacles, and terrifying Dungeon Bosses stand between you and your goal. With no turns, the gameplay is fast and furious! Five different dungeons and a randomly selected mix of obstacles mean endless replayability for this clever game.
The Queen is hosting a special celebration where she's giving away 12 extraordinary treasures — but the night before the party, she discovers a thief has stolen them! Players have until daybreak to find all the prizes in the maze by moving their magnetic gnome movers. The trick? Each side of the board shows a different maze, meaning that your partner can move your gnome in ways that you can't — like through a wall! Talk through your options to figure out the most efficient path and save the day!
In this suspenseful game from PlayMonster, you'll figure out how much your orangutan can carry before he goes TWAAANG! Set up your game base and string the "vine" between the two palm trees. Each turn, a player rolls a die to find out what they have to add to the orangutan's load. Decide where to put each new item and be gentle when you do, or the orangutan might spring up and send his fruit and friends flying! This hilarious dexterity game is suitable for two or more players, and comes with fourteen colorful hanging game pieces, a game base, the orangutan, and a specialty die.
In this game from Blue Orange, the goal is green energy! Cultivate your trees to take best advantage of the sun... without blocking out the littlest seedlings from the much-needed light. As your trees move through their life cycle, you'll earn points when they catch the light — but since the sun shifts in the sky, the tree that was in a clearing a few turns ago could be in darkness now, so you'll have to think ahead. This game from two to four players is a supreme test of logic skills.
In this game by the creators of Exploding Kittens, what matters isn't how well you act out a clue — it's how intensely you do it! Each player displays an Action Card, which includes prompts like "Scratch an Itch You Can't Reach" or "Be a T-Rex." But each also has a secret intensity card, which gives you an intensity between 1 and 10 with which to perform your action. As everyone dances, roars, wiggles, and more, you have to find another player who's performing the same intensity as you to win points. This fast-paced, laugh-out-loud family party game is sure to be a hit.
From ThinkFun, 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. While the logic puzzles are the big appeal, kids will also learn hands-on about how a circuit works! 60 different challenges from easy to expert are included.
Your forest friends are hungry and they need your help! In this game from Educational Insights, you spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn with your Squirrel Squeezers, and place it into your stump. Be the first to fill 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! While kids enjoy the fun gameplay, they'll also develop matching skills, strategic thinking, and pre-writing skills.
Fans of Rachel Ignotofsky's gorgeous book Women In Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed The World will love this colorfully illustrated, 500-piece puzzle featuring 15 trailblazing women of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! The sturdy, colorful, and simply designed pieces will hold up to multiple assemblies of this puzzle, and puzzlers will appreciate the 18 by 24 inch poster that's included for referencing the design — or display later!
The cuddly stuffed animals in this game from MindWare provide the foundation for color-matching play! Kids practice putting the animals in different places depending on the cues on game cards — along the way, learning memory skills and positional vocabulary like "on", "under", and "behind." But when a zookeeper card pops up, they have to get back home as fast as they can! Two ways to play, one using an included play mat and one using the whole room, keep this game interesting and fun!
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.
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!
It's time to get tracking! With this game from Laurence King Publishing, kids have to match the animal track to its owner. With 25 tracks to match — including a wide variety of animals, from elephants to coyotes to peacocks — kids will have to use their reasoning skills to figure out what kind of animal could create that shape. If you match more pairs than your opponent, you win! Kids will love the colorful animal illustrations in this easy-to-play game.
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!
Grab your walking stick, lace up your hiking boots, and prepare to explore the nation's natural wonders with this board game from Underdog Games! As 2 to 5 players race across the country, they collect trail stones and compete to claim Park Cards, each of which includes an interesting fact and a gorgeous photo of the park. Each game begins with a unique setup, ensuring endless replayability. By the time you've played it a few times, you'll be itching to get out there and explore the real thing!
Take tangrams to the next level with Shape By Shape from ThinkFun! In this game, in addition to creating a shape, you also fill inthe frame around the shape you make, adding a new level of complexity to a classic style of play. Sixty challenge cards ranging from simple to expert keep the game interesting, and young players will love that the cards and the 14 puzzle pieces all fit in a Game-Go bag for easy transportation. Fans of this game can also check out Brick By Brick for even more puzzling fun.
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.
This 500-piece puzzle from Mudpuppy is the perfect family project! Parents and kids will enjoy working together to assemble the 20" by 20" puzzle with an exciting outer space theme. Then, turn off the lights to discover a whole different picture that glows in the dark! When you're done, put it back in the storage box until you're ready for more puzzling fun. Parents will appreciate that this puzzle is environmentally conscious, with greyboard that uses 90% recycled paper, packaging that uses 70% recycled paper, and nontoxic inks.
Get your brain working with this traffic jam that you need to untangle! Your goal in this game from ThinkFun is to get the little red car out of the gridlock by maneuvering the cars out of the way. But as more (and bigger) vehicles get involved, that gets tougher and tougher! 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.
Explore the world with this world map floor puzzle from Petit Collage that offers plenty of things to spot when it's done! This 24-piece puzzle is made from recycled cardboard dyed with vegetable inks, and the pieces are sturdy and chunky enough to make it easy for preschoolers to put together. When they're done, they can spot world animals, continents, oceans, and more. The whole thing comes packed in a handy box with a cotton rope handle.
Get your imagination soaring and your pulse pounding with this group outdoor game that pits two mythical forces against each other! You can play as either a Wizard, hunting magical crystals, or a Werewolf, one of the crystals' defenders. All of the necessary pieces for 4 to 10 players and three different levels of play are included, and all the game pieces glow in the dark for exciting after-dark fun! You can even combine this set with Capture the Flag REDUX to create a three-team competition!
Help the Slayer defend Sunnydale — and the world! Work together to defeat Monsters of the Week and figure out what the Big Bad is planning. If you defeat the Big Bad, you win, but if the Slayer or the city take too much damage, the world is doomed! This fun game for 1 to 6 players takes approximately 40 to 60 minutes to play. Fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will love getting to step into the Slayer's shoes.
Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 is a unique system of colorful cubes that interlock to form a marble run in 3D. You can create marble maze sculptures in the form of animals, geometric shapes or any other design! And you can have even more fun with this Q-Ba-Maze Lights set, which adds light-up cubes and rails to incorporate in your build 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! This set comes with 69 cubes with different entrance and exit points, including 5 light-up cubes; 2 light-up marble catchers; 4 plain rails and 2 light-up rails; and 20 steel marbles.
Hop the bunnies around the board as you avoid the foxes and get home! In JumpIN' from SmartGames, kids move sliding fox pieces and hopping bunny pieces around the board. The goal is to get the bunnies in their holes, and at first that's easy, but as kids move through 60 challenges, they need increasing numbers of moves in order to win! The good news is that they can always stop and re-trace their steps if they realize they're on the wrong path. With this game's handy lid, this game is perfect for at home or on the go.
Time to tuck the cuddly bugs in under the rug in this cooperative game from Peaceable Kingdom! Players work together to pick bugs with the right combinations of attributes to get all the friendly bugs snuggled in... if you can't find a match, pull out one of the three stink bugs. You'll have to think strategically and talk over what bugs to tuck in first in order to avoid revealing all three stink bugs and ending the game before you're done! Three play variants grow with your child as she perfects color, shape, size, and number skills.
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!
In this unique strategy game, players take on the role of coral reef, carefully choosing colors and patterns in which to grow and expand — the more beautiful the reef, the more points they will score! On each turn, players select cards that include a top half detailing what coral pieces they can collect and place, and a bottom half with a formation they can build that scores points. As their "reef" grows, players can stack coral up to four high — but you'll have to think ahead, since the coral pieces on the top half of each card never appear on its bottom half. Easy to learn but tricky to master, this game is perfect for repeated family play.
Across the world, four diseases have broken out, threatening the future of humanity! Players take on the role of a team of specialists working together to eradicate these plagues. Each specialist has their own strengths that can help stem the tide of infection as the team works together to slow the diseases' spread, find cures, and save the world. This cooperative game for 2 to 4 players will keep the tension high to the end! Fans of this game can also check out Pandemic Legacy (Season 1 Red), a version where the decisions you make have permanent consequences on the game board.
Celebrate the January 21, 2017 Women's March — the largest single-day protest in American history — with this gorgeous puzzle from eeBoo! This 23" diameter round puzzle contains 500 pieces, all made from recycled gray board and printed with vegetable-based inks. The border features a quote from Gloria Steinem: “We are linked, we are not ranked, and this is a day that will change us forever because we are together, each of us individually and collectively will never be the same again.”
This game form Mad Cave Birds Games is a colorful alternative to Sudoku! Instead of using numbers to solve the puzzles, Colorku uses brightly colored wooden balls: 81 balls in 9 different colors. The wooden game board includes a storage tray to keep all the bits and pieces together, but it also looks great on display. 104 puzzles cards ranging across five levels of difficulty are included, and the color conversion card allows you to transform numeric Sudoku puzzles into new challenges for Colorku, ensuring hours of colorful puzzle solving.
Work together — or challenge one another — to build the tallest, most elephantastic pyramid ever! With every turn, you roll a die to find out how many elephants you have to add to the pyramid, placing them in numerical order. There are a few other fun characters thrown in there, too! This simple game with high-quality wooden pieces will rapidly become a family favorite.
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.
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. For more math fun, there's also a Shelby's Snack Shack counting board book for ages 1 to 4.
Put the "night" in game night with this cooperative game from ThinkFun that you play in the dark! In Shadows in the Forest, you're trying to keep your Shadowlings out of the light cast by a mini LED lantern. Strategically move your Shadowlings so that they stay in the real shadows on the game board. If all of your Shadowlings can meet in one shadow before they're frozen by the light, you win! This innovative and award-winning board game will challenge kids to think strategically about where the light could fall, and provides a unique option for lights-out play.
Rory's Story Cubes are a pocket-sized creative story generator that are fun for all ages — and now, you can get the full set of story cubes in one bundle, allowing you to prompt endless tales of adventure, daring, mystery, and more. This bundle includes three full sets of cubes — Original, Actions, and Voyages, plus two mini sets of MIX Story Cubes (Enchanted and Prehistoria), allowing you to create literally millions of stories — imagined by you!
Outsmart cybercriminals and protect your programs from hackers with this clever logic game from ThinkFun! In 120 challenges that gradually increase in difficulty, kids will play the role of coder, hacker, and security engineer. First, program your Agent pieces to collect data chips and exit safely. Then, take advantage of vulnerabilities in your programs by unleashing Viruses that block them! Finally, secure the program with Alarms that help data stay safe. Kids can play collaboratively or solo as they develop logic skills and learn basic principles of coding and cybersecurity.
Fans of the original Orchard cooperative game will love this modified version that's the perfect "first" game for toddlers! In My First Orchard, one to four players work together to harvest all the colorful fruit before the raven reaches the orchard and eats it all. Roll the die and collect a fruit of the matching color; if you roll the raven, it gets one step closer to the orchard! Large, colorful wooden fruit are perfect for smaller hands and double as a play food set when game time is done.
Rescue the Arctic animals with this cooperative game from Djeco that's perfect for a toddler's first game! Four animal characters are on the ice field when the icy bridge begins to break. Your job is to get them all safely home. Roll the die and see how far you can move an animal. If you roll the piece of ice, you have to remove one of the posts under the bridge. Talk over which animal to move, or which post to take out to keep the bridge strong as long as possible. With simple rules and quick gameplay, it's an excellent introduction to cooperative games.
Learn about edible and medicinal plants in this unique cooperative board game! Players have to connect the icon on the challenge cards with icons on the plant card to move forward on the board — edible plants for hunger, medicinal plants for ailments like sore muscles and fever. Make your way up the mountain to the huckleberry patch and back to Grandma's before time runs out! This beautifully illustrated and educational game, with its "chutes and ladders" play style, is a fun way for kids to learn about the plants around us.
This game is all about silly snacks and fancy moves! Players work together to feed the hungry Woozle. Roll the die to figure out how many snacks — from hairy pickles to chocolate covered flies — to stack on your spoon. Then spin the spinner to see how you get it there: march, bunny hop, maybe even hula! It's a great way to develop gross motor skills and encourage cooperative gameplay.
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.
Build your mental muscles with MightyMind! 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. Then, when they're done, they can also use the shapes to create anything they imagine. MightyMind encourages spacial awareness and problem solving — and more importantly, it's tons of fun! Fans of the original can also get additional sets like MightyMind Aquarium Adventure.
Help the dinosaurs escape the volcano with this cooperative game from Peaceable Kingdom! Roll the die and move the dinosaur movers, looking for matching dinosaurs hiding under the fern tokens — and watch out for the T. Rex. If you help all three dinosaurs make it safely off the island before you assemble the 3D puzzle volcano, you win! This game of cooperation and memory is the perfect choice for dinosaur fans.
Build wild roller coasters in this combination logic puzzle and engineering game from ThinkFun! Choose a challenge card and set up the pieces specified; then, use the rest of the pieces to create a roller coaster that meets the requirements on the card. While logic is required to complete the track, there's also room for creativity as you figure out how you want your path to go. Forty included challenges start simple and get complicated fast... but the reward is getting to watch your car zoom down the track you built!
You've survived the crash — but can you survive until you're rescued? In Ravine from Stellar Factory, you and your fellow players are survivors of a plane crash. During the day, you'll risk your health to get cards representing food and crafting supplies that you can use to protect yourself from the dangers on cards in the Night deck — wild animals, bad weather, and other more mysterious things. Keep yourselves healthy so you avoid madness, which could risk everything... or could just mean that you demand to be called Captain Cranberries. Easy to learn but challenging to win, this game for 3 to 6 players is alternately tense and hilarious. For larger game groups, The Spirits expansion allows up to 9 players.
Bring the exciting learning potential of Osmo to your child's Fire tablet with this new version of the Osmo genius kit! This unique learning system allows kids to combine tablet time with actual hand-held pieces, letting kids interact with the app through tactile play. The Genius Kit for Fire Tablet includes the Osmo base and apps and game pieces for Tangram, a shapes and placement game; Newton, a problem solving and early physics game; Masterpiece, which teaches creative drawing skills; Numbers, which teaches counting with numbers and dice; and Words, which teaches letters, spelling, and vocabulary. For an alternate version for those with Apple tablets, check out the Osmo Genius Kit for iPads.
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.
Experiment with how shapes make up pictures with this pattern set from Melissa & Doug! 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 creative and tactile option — part puzzle, part game — that encourages preschoolers to explore patterns and shapes. Plus, parents will love the durable wood construction that ensures she'll get years out of this toy!
The most backed board game in Kickstarter history is now available to all with this edition from ThinkFun! In Robot Turtles, kids learn basic coding concepts as they direct their adult "computer" to move a turtle through a maze. It's inspired by the Logo programming language, and includes concepts like debugging and functions. Plus, increasingly challenging obstacles ensure that a wide age range can learn — and have fun! — with this clever game.
Zingo from ThinkFun 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. There are two levels of play, one for beginner readers and one for more experienced ones. With six double-sided Zingo cards of three-letter words to complete, up to 6 players can join in. It's a clever and fun way to teach spelling, word recognition, and vocabulary.
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!