5 Board Games To Play With Kids That Will Sharpen Your Brain!

Friday, May 4, 2018

My boys love playing board games, but let's be honest, some games put me right in sleep mode sometimes. So around here, we have found some games we can all agree on playing and at the same time will help keep our minds (mine exactly!) sharp. Because trust me, these kids have caught up with me and are starting to win more times than I want to admit!

So here are Five Games to Play with your kids over Spring evenings or Summer vacation that will help your brain stay sharp!

1. Chess: I did not play this game for decades but my kids love playing it now at least once a week. I had to relearn rules and strategies, just to make sure I don't lose too bad!

2. Bird Bingo: For some reason, this game is perfect to relax while at the same time learn the name of different birds. And if I am going to spend my final elderly days in a nursing home playing bingo, I should just as well start practicing my skills now!

3. Clue: Nothing new here, every person from my generation has probably already played this game! I find that it still takes deep thinking to keep track of all the options and find out who really committed the crime! 

4. Shouts: This is a new game for me. You basically match random pictures with random letters and come up with words that describe something in the picture. After that, each player has to try to figure out what the word is by what is seen in the picture. This game is really hard, and it strengthens creativity, vocabulary, and imagination. Great fun playing together!

5. WildCraft: I don't really remember how I found about this game, but we have all learned so much about medicinal plants and their uses by matching symptoms with wild herbs. You always learn something new playing this game!

What are your favorite board games to play with kids?

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