Are you looking for the Best Board Games For Homeschooling Families? Keep reading for ideas.
After seeing many homeschooling mommas asking for suggestions on the best board games for homeschooling families, I did a round-up with all the board games we’ve used as a homeschooling family and loved.
Many of these board games can be played as a family for game nights, during free time, during morning basket, or whenever you deem fit!
Best Board Games For Homeschooling Families
This is our absolute favorite board game right about now! Instructions are quite clear and within minutes of opening the box, you and your family can begin playing.
Each player picks a card and then asks yes/no questions to figure out what their card is. It’s a great game that allows kids to analyze the answers they are getting from the questions they ask to decipher what they are.
2. Ticket to Ride First Journey
This is an amazing game that will help your homeschoolers think strategically while being introduced to the world of cross-country travel.
3. Guess Who?
If I recall correctly, Guess Who was one of the very first board games I introduced my kids to. (We weren’t even a homeschool family then.) To this day, we still love this game!
Even though it’s a two-player game we still play this as a family of four by simply pairing up and putting our detective caps on to guess who is on the other group’s card.
I like this game a lot because it helps kids be mindful of the questions they are asking the other team while paying attention to what questions are being asked of them.
4. Beat The Parents
This is one of the new board games to our collection, but we had so much fun as a family the last time we played it that I wanted to it to this list of best board games for homeschooling families.
I have to admit some of the questions are a bit difficult but that’s a good thing because it encourages learning and growing.
If your kids love Marvel, Star Wars, and all things Disney they will be in for a treat with all the trivia questions.
The challenge cards are also fun and I think they were my kids’ favorite!
5. Do You Really Know Your Family?
How well do you know each member of your family?
This is the perfect game to bond as a family while getting to know each other better. (And yes, there are still things you don’t know about your kids and spouse and this game will prove that to you.)
We also have so much fun playing this game! Super easy to play and involves tons of laughter!
6. Double Ditto
This is the one game that you will always pull out when the extended family is visiting because it adds that extra layer of fun and good times! This game is loved by both young kids and adults. Depending on your homeschoolers’ age you may have to adjust the games or cards so that it’s less of a challenge.
7. The Uzzle Stack Royale
My Lego-loving kids always have a blast with this! As a homeschooling family, we usually use this for STEM and fine motor skills activities.
Of course, we can’t forget the old classic – Monopoly!
I loved playing this game as a child and it was definitely an early introduction game for both of my kids. To this day, I vividly remember my then 6-year-old beating us to this game.
As a homeschooling mom, I love this game because it teaches my kids about entrepreneurship, investment, and spending money wisely, Lifeskills that will take them a long way!
9. MindWare Qwirkle
If you’re looking for a fun way to build your child’s math fluency then this should be your go-to game!
This is also a great game to help your child stay focused on building on their concentration and decision-making skills.
10. The Game of Life
Lifeskills are a big part of our homeschooling curriculum and the game of life is a fantastic board game to help kids make wise choices in life.
11. I should have know that!
This is a nice trivia game to prove to your kids that you don’t know it all and are still learning and growing alongside them. (At least that’s what I tell myself!) 😂
12. Matching Board Games
Even though my kids are 10 and 7 we still have so much fun with these matching board games. It’s great to help them with memory retention. We’ve gone through a few different character-matching games in the last few years.
If you are looking for fun and engaging ways to help your kids develop their vocabulary fluency – this is the game to do just that!
14. Taco vs Burrito
So, I’m cheating here, because this is a card game rather than a board game but it’s been quite a fave among our family and I bet it will be just as much fun with yours. Very similar to UNO but plays for a shorter period.
This game doesn’t take a whole lot of time to play and makes a great morning basket item. Perfect for helping kids with strategic thinking and modeling that even when you are losing it’s 100% possible to make a comeback and win. #lifelesson
15. Mouse Trap
This classic game made its way into our stack of board games and I was thrilled to introduce this game to my kids (as I played this game numerous times as a child myself.)
It’s fun and engaging and will challenge your kids to move around the board without getting trapped. Do you think it’s possible?
Other Games We Love As A Homeschool Family
In my opinion board games are a phenomenal way to spend time as a family while being away from the screen. It allows you to connect while having fun, and laughter even when faced with challenges.
As I mentioned earlier, you can incorporate these board games as part of your morning basket, in your free time, on days when you and your kids need a break from textbooks and learning apps, or on a family game night.
Does your family have a favorite board game that I didn’t mention? Let me know in the comments so my homeschooling family can try it out and join in on the fun.
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