Just in time for Christmas shopping. :)
Snail pace race Good for little kids just starting out… like 2-3. You flip dice with colored dots and move those colors a space. Each turn you guess which snail is going to win.
Money Madness: Two great games that teach kids about money. One even has a little price scanner. Unfortunately this is only available through Scholastic books and I’m having a hard time finding a link.
Loopin Louie . An early favorite even before a kid can understand rules. There’s a moving plane that flies around and knocks chicken tokens down. Hours of entertainment knocking chickens down and putting them back up.
How do you feel about Candyland? I’m against.
Good for a wide age range to play together (party games!): Apples to Apples, Fluxx, the various Cranium games, Blink (card game), maybe Clue or Mastermind. My personal favorite, happily back in print: The Great Dalmuti.
Better for older kids/adults, depending: taboo, pictionary, Give me the Brain, Trivial Pursuit, Boggle or Scrabble or UpWords . (#1 loves Cheapass games… not so crazy about standard party games)
What are your favorite games? Anything on your holiday lists?