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Other Games

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When your kids are burnt out on textbooks and workbooks, break out the games! Even games designed for older kids can be modified for younger ones, and you can turn any game into something educational with a little creative thinking! Here are some games we found that help teach strategy, critical thinking, and other important skills.

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Qwirkle

quirkleQwirkle is as simple as matching colors and shapes, but this game also requires tactical maneuvers and well-planned strategy. Earn points by building rows and columns of blocks that share a common shape or color. Look for opportunities to score big by placing a tile that touches multiple pieces with matching attributes. Ages 6 and up.

The World Almanac for Kids Game

World Almanac for Kids GameThe World Almanac for Kids Game is a Fact-Full of Family Fun!  This game is full of great multiple choice questions, so  children can practice their deduction skills and have loads of fun. Test your brain power with questions specifically written for kids.  Learn about animals, world history, science, music, health, geography, books, and more with 395 multiple choice questions.  MasterPieces Puzzle Company no longer manufactures this game, so it's getting harder to find.

Triazzle Game

Triazzle GameRace from one side of the board to the other by matching heads and tails of the frogs as you go. Strategically block your opponents' pieces and make the right connections to earn extra turns! But look before you leap...your nine pieces must all travel connected together. Win the game by being the first to connect all of your frogs in your own Triazzle puzzle space.  There are many Triazzle versions to choose from.  Ages 8 and up.

TriBond Jr.

Tribond Jr.TriBond Jr., The Game that asks..."What Do These 3 Have In Common?" is a great game to play with teams.  Kids move around the game board by correctly answering Threezer riddles written specially with their interests in mind.  Using your bean, your melon, your noodle… has never been this much fun!  Ages 12 and up.

Visual Eyes

Visual EyesVisual Eyes (The 'What You See is What You Get' Game!) is perfect for building compound words and developing creative thinking skills.  It only takes seconds to learn!  Shake 19 extra large colorful dice to display thousands of combinations of simple icons. Race against each other and the clock to find familiar words and phrases.  Ages 8 and up.

Wiz Kidz

Wiz KidzWiz Kidz is a quick thinking card game.  Includes 2 decks of cards, one with questions, the other with letters.  Draw one of each and have fun with the answer.  Highly adaptable for any age level, and scorekeeping is optional. This game is available at the manufacturer's website, and you can sometimes find it at a discount on Amazon.  Ages 7 and up

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