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GREAT Kids Board Games to Stimulate At Home Learning

Two brothers laughing playing a board game on the kitchen table

Earlier today we featured a list of "6 Fun Board Games to Check Out While Practicing Social Distance", a list that mainly focused on group games for teens and adults. This list here though focuses on the kiddos that are also stuck at home and more than likely bored out of their minds. Most of these games are smartly targeted towards getting kids to learn while they play but offering entertainment as well.

Now, if you haven't heard Charch talk about board games before, we're not about to give you a list consisting of Monopoly and The Game of Life and all the old traditionals...these are well though out, really in-depth and fun board games most of which have been developed in the last 10 or so years.

So here are a handful of board games, straight from Paul Charchian that you should check out during your periods of self-quarantine...and as Charch always says the links below are to Amazon but especially in these days consider supporting your local board games shop.

Richard Scarry's Busytown

This is one of my favorite games because it’s playable for kids who aren’t yet reading, but is still incredibly fun for parents and older kids too. It’s cooperative, so everyone wins as a team. Details here.

Catan Junior

The family version of the classic Catan game keeps much of the feel of the original, but is simplified for younger players.Ideal for ages 6-10. Details here.


This is a unique game that anyone can play. You try to stack all your wooden pieces inside a rolling circle without jarring any of the other pieces free. Details here

Legacy of Dragonholt

This unique game is a hybrid of Dungeons & Dragons and a Choose Your Own Adventure.The game has no board and no dice.You build characters (my daughter is an elven alchemist) and then read through a story, with branching choices, based on the skills of your characters. It’s replaced my usual bedtime book reading with my daughter because the game involves so much reading. Details here.

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