If you just stumbled onto a site like Amazon and checked out the games in the toy section, you might be tempted to buy the top selling game – without even looking to see what it was!
Cards Against Humanity is a very adult game, not suitable for kids. That’s why it’s imperative that you read what each toy is about – and which audience it’s best purchased for.
Spot It is the first game on the list that’s actually made for kids, and you can get the original version, or the Junior Animals or On the Road versions. This is a great game to enhance cognitive skills, but kids find it’s a blast, too!
Settlers of Catan has turned out to be a big hit, and many families will be getting into this series – especially because there are many expansion packs you can invest in to extend the life of the game.
The same thing goes for the Ticket to Ride game. It now boasts expansions like the Europe version, the 1910 version, 1912, and the Asian route. This is another strategy challenge-based game that makes you think before you act.
Qwirkle has maintained its spot on the bestseller list year after year. After all, it is Mindware’s bestselling game of all time for a reason. Another similar game might be Blokus – both are a hit with consumers.
If you want to get your little ones using their creative skills, then consider Rory’s Story Cubes. This is a set of cubes with images on them, and when you roll the cubes, you have to create a story based on what you see before you.
Apples to Apples is a fun party game for kids ages 12 and up. The judge reads a selection from their card, and then all of the players choose the card in their hand which they feel best describes what the judge is looking for.
Imagine sitting around a table with a headgear on and a card facing outward to the rest of the group that you can’t see. That’s what the popular Hedbandz game is all about – and it has a picture where you have to ask questions to try to figure out what you are! It’s great fun.