Board games are a great way to have fun while learning! Here are 14 board games that we enjoy as a family in our homeschool.
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Playing board games in your homeschool…
- Is a wonderful way to unplug.
- Brings you to closer together.
- Reduces stress.
- Increases brain function.
- Is a great way to learn while having fun.
Board Game Storage
We have a closet in our house that is mostly dedicated to our board game collection. At the beginning of this year I reorganized the closet to make it more functional. For the most part, I took the games out of the boxes and placed them in labeled zipper pouches. (For the bigger board games, I used these pouches.) I then put the pouches in a plastic storage bin in alphabetical order. My organizational heart is now happy when I open this closet!
Our card games are stored in a photo organizer. Each card game is placed in a labeled photo box. This makes storing all the card games much easier. We also store some game pieces in here.
Games make wonderful gifts. I try buy a new board game or card game every Christmas and put it under the tree for the whole family. There’s something about winter and it’s coziness that calls for board games. It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas and getting some gifts stashed away! Here are some of our favorites.
Some Favorite Board Games for Homeschool
- Ticket to Ride – We have many versions of Ticket to Ride as it is one of our favorites. This board game requires you to use strategy to connect cities and build train routes to earn points.
- Scrambled States of America – This game is a great way to learn US geography as you scramble to find states. Incorporates names, capitals, shapes and positions, as well as nicknames of the states.
- Election Night – Another great game to learn US geography while also doing addition and multiplication facts and learning about the Electoral College.
- Yahtzee – This game is a classic. It’s my favorite to play with our younger children. Even the young ones can practice math skills while adding up their points.
- Blokus – This strategy game is great for the whole family. Simply take turns placing pieces on the board to stake your claim and try block your opponents.
- Go Nuts – This is a quick dice-rolling game where you get points by rolling the dice to gather acorns while avoiding cars. It’s nuts!
- Spot It – We also have a few different versions of this game. It is a great game to play as a whole family since even the little ones can play. See who’s the fastest to spot the matching symbol. It is also a good one to bring on road trips.
- Qwirkle – Qwirkle is another fantastic board game to play as a family as it is easy to play but is still challenging as it requires you to think strategically and plan ahead.
- Rummikub – This is another great classic board game for homeschool because it uses pattern recognition, sequencing, and planning.
- Pizza Party – This quick dice-rolling game is perfect to play if you don’t have much time. It is easy to play so it’s a good one to enjoy with preschoolers!
- Sleeping Queens – I have actually never played this one but my kids have played it many times. I love that this card game was invented by a six-year-old girl. It will help develop memory, strategy, and arithmetic skills as you try to wake the sleeping queens.
- Monopoly Deal – Do you love Monopoly but don’t have the time to play the classic board game? This card version takes significantly less time to play, which is a win in my opinion!
- Blink – Blink is another card game that is easy to play regardless of age. Race to try match shape, color, or count on your card to either discard pile.
- Dutch Blitz – This is a great, fast-moving card game to play as a family. Get the expansion pack kit if you want to play it with more than four people.
We have many more board games in our game closet but those are the games that come to mind right away as our family favorites and are great to add to your homeschooling day. What are some of your favorite board games? Let me know in the comments. I would love to hear your recommendations!
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