Introduction:Today's kids can be a little more difficult to get them away from the normal fighting type games. However I have made my teens play these game and now they ask me to stop and play with them. The best part is they are learning and improving some skills.
An old but fun. Every now and then it time to shut down the electronics and play a nice board game. I do give the children the dictionary. They may score more points, but that just even the playing field against me. Plus even I need help with correct spellings at times. So the kids are having fun and learning new words. I think the teens love the fact they can even beat me every now and then.
It doesn't matter if you plan the board, electronic, or video game of Monopoly. Playing monopoly gets people to think ahead and manage money. Something we have to do on a daily bases with life.
Fortune Street is a WII game that we recently got. It has been out for a while but at Game Stop they finally got the price down to $20 for a used copy. The game is very intellectual. The graphic could be better but the game is like Monopoly with stocks. You can plan the easy version without the stocks too.
A fun game of moving blocks until they fall over. This is educational with the way structures work with gravity. Simple but very useful for understand buildings.
Tetris is a game of fitting odd shape pieces in the right spot. People have to do this when packing a car, moving, or going on a trip. Playing Tetris is a wonderful way to get people to problem solve and think ahead.
Not really educational but Mario Party is a wonderful family game. Except my kids won't play with me cause I usually win.
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