If you know me at all, you know I love games! Today I brainstormed the Top 10 Fun Game Ideas for Kids for Christmas. A few weeks ago I posted about Stocking Stuffers: Board Games now I just have board games that are fun -but bigger than a stocking. I actually put the games on 2 different lists: One list where the games come from Amazon, and another list where the games can be [eafl id=7537 name=”SimplyFun” text=”purchased elsewhere”] (but are amazing!). So, without much ado, here are the Top 10 fun game ideas for kids for Christmas.
Fun Game Ideas for Kids for Christmas (from Amazon)
Sorry – Slide, collide, and score to win the game of Sorry! Draw cards to see how far you get to move one of your pawns on the board. If you land on a Slide you can zip to the end and bump your opponents’ pawns – or your own! Jump over pawns, hide in your Safety zone, and get powers with the 2 power-up tokens. Keep on moving and bumping until you get all three of your pawns from your color Start to your color Home. But watch out, because if you get bumped, Sorry! It’s all the way back to Start! Sorry! and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.
Trouble -Pop into the racing, chasing game where everyone’s in Trouble! Set up your pegs and then hit the Pop-O-Matic die roller. Depending on what you roll, you can move your pegs to the Start space, move your pegs forward – or watch other players move while you can’t! Each of your pegs has to go all the way around the board to the Finish space, but watch out – if another player’s peg lands on the same space as yours, your peg has to start over. The player who gets all 4 pegs into the Finish space wins! Pop all around the board for the win when you play Trouble! Trouble, Pop-O-Matic and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.
Guess Who Game -Can you guess who your opponent’s Mystery Character before they guess yours? Then you’re ready to win this version of the classic Guess Whogame! Ask your opponent yes-or-no questions about the character’s color, wheels and other details, and close the doors to the wrong characters based on the answers. Make your guess when you’re ready, but don’t guess wrong – if you do, you can’t guess again until your next turn! But if you guess right, you’re the winner! Guess Whoand all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.
HedBanz Game –Play Hedbanz, the quick question game of “What am I?” Ask “yes” or “no” questions to figure out if the cartoon on your head is an animal, food or man-made object. Be the first player to guess what you are and win! Hedbanz – the game where everybody knows by you!
Simon -The Game -Simon, the classic electronic memory game and one of the bestselling games of the 1980’s, is back with a sleeker look and enhanced features. Now added to the original game play is a digital screen with counter to guide you through each game. Simon challenges one or more players to memorize the hypnotic lights and sound sequences. 3 ways to play, with both 1 & 2 player modes! Experience the fun light effects as you advance to higher levels!
Fun Game Ideas for Kids for Christmas (from SimplyFun)
[eafl id=7538 name=”BeeAlert” text=”Bee Alert”]- Like all bears, our little buddy Beary loves the taste of honey! On each turn players must “BE ALER-T” to remember under which hive the colored bee was last seen.
[eafl id=7540 name=”DreamingDragon” text=”Dreaming Dragon”]- The sleeping dragon is protecting her stash of golden eggs, and she won’t be pleased to wake and find there are lizards sharing space in her warm nest. Help the lizards escape without breaking any of her precious eggs. It takes a careful hand to remove the lizards!
[eafl id=7737 name=”Word bits” text=”Word Bits”]-In Word Bits, words begin as one to four letter bits rolled on the letter dice. Pick a category card and make a word using those word bits that fit the category. Everyone plays at once, so be the first to call out your word to win the card. This game promotes quick thinking while building spelling and vocabulary skills.
[eafl id=7546 name=”Sumology” text=”Sumology”] – (Like Scrabble, for math!) Helps children build equations and do more advanced math using all four of the basic operators. Players must place their tiles in crossword fashion either horizontally or vertically to create valid equations. Each equation is worth the sum of all the digits used. Play alternates until the pool of tiles is exhausted.
15 to Zero – How fast can you match and add your cards to go from 15 Cards To Zero? Win the game by being the first player to get rid of his or her Number Cards by matching them to an individual number on a single die or the sum of two or more dice each turn. The first to match can discard those cards from their hand to get to zero before the other players.