The holiday season is coming up quickly, and for those of us in the northern hemisphere, that generally means lots of time inside with our family members. We have found that playing card or board games together is simply good fun for our family and helps get the “giggles” out on the cold, icky days. Our kids are all elementary or younger, so we tend to play games that have easier rules and that everyone can participate in.
In the interest of learning more about the greater homeschool community, we polled the members of our Instagram family and discovered the favorite board/card games of the homeschool families in our community. (By the way, this post contains affiliate links, click here for more info.)
The results of the poll from #9 to #1:
9. Spoons – During this card game, race to get four of a kind. When you do, grab a spoon and keep from being eliminated!
8. King of Tokyo(King of New York was also mentioned!) – King of Tokyo is a decision and strategy game that includes monsters, robots, aliens, and a ….. penguin…! What’s not to love?
7. Guess Who – This classic is all about noticing details and communication! Start with the original version, then try different themed sets or modify the original for use in your schoolroom!
6. Sorry – Sorry is another classic that can be played just like it was when you were a kid, or you can play one of the newer versions that add twists to the games! You can now play with Fire and Ice Power Up rules or even a card game based on the original version.
5. Ticket to Ride – Take a trip across North America in this cross-country train game. Create the longest routes and gather the most points to win.
4. Spot It – Be the first to spot the one matching symbol on each set of cards dealt. The one who gets the most pairs wins! This fun card game is for anyone three or older. This game also comes in many different themed sets.
3. Apples to Apples – The fun can go on for hours with this silly game. There are two types of cards, Things and Descriptions, and your job is to find the best Thing to match the Description given.
2. Sequence – This card and board game combo is another simple classic that is great for all ages. Draw your card, find and claim it on the board, and get five in a row to win.
1. Last but not least, the winner of the poll was UNO! We are huge fans of Uno in our home, since almost anyone can play once they are three to four. The game is so popular in our house that we even have several sets in zipper pouches that stay in our travel bags!
If you’d like to see more ideas from the This Crazy Homeschool Life Instagram community, check out this post on favorite family games!
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