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25 Favorite Old-Fashioned Board Games to Play with Kids

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Pop some popcorn, grab a drink, pull out your favorite old-fashioned board games and make it a game night at Grandma’s house!  And if you can’t be there, there are some ideas for an alternative!  (See below)

Favorite Old-Fashioned Board Games for Kids.

Playing board games with your Grandchildren can be loads of fun.  Laughing is good for you.  Let loose, be silly, and enjoy your time together. 

Board games are perfect for a rainy day.  Add some excitement by crawling into the tent or fort to play. 

Take your favorite board games with you on your trip in the RV.  Are you looking for board games to play with kids?

Pop some popcorn, grab a drink, pull out your favorite board games and make it a game night at Grandma’s house!

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Long-distance options:

Fire up FaceTime and play together virtually. 

If you have the game, let your Grandchildren tell you the moves they want to make. 

Better yet, if THEY have the game, let them make the moves for you!  Here are some more ideas:  Games to Play on FaceTime with Grandchildren.

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Playing board games holds a ton of benefits for your Grandkids. 

But did you know that playing board games with your Grandchildren is good for you, too?

Playing your favorite board games can:

  • Improve your memory
  • Remind you to be a good sport
  • Refresh your math skills
  • Encourage teamwork
  • Bring back your strategic thinking skills
  • Remove technology for a short time
  • Take you back to your own childhood
  • Remember how to laugh and be silly
  • Boost your confidence when you WIN!
  • Are you paying attention?
  • Increase your bond with your Grandchildren
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Favorite Board Games to Play with your Grandchildren.

Age recommendations are noted and games are listed here from youngest to oldest. 

You know that even the ones that claim to be for a 3-year-old can be played by a sixty-year-old grandparent, right?!?

Many of these games come in old or new versions. 

Some of these links below are to the RETRO version of the game – the version we remember from our own childhoods.

So, here they are:

25 Best Classic Board Games for Kids

Enjoy this look back at the games we played. 

Play board games with your Grandchildren, be a good sport, and use your own brain a little while bonding and having fun!

Your turn.

What are your favorite board games to play with your Grandkids?  Leave me a comment, please.  I’m always looking for new ways to entertain my own Grands and would love to hear your suggestions!

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Sunday 6th of March 2022

These may be tricky on line but lots of fun

Connect 4 Good strategy learning for little ones.

Jenga/Tumbling Towers

Concentration (Memory Games - if you don't have specialty cards any deck of playing cards will do - just match numbers/face cards or for the little ones suits)

Jenjo Games

Tuesday 30th of June 2020

All the games which you have shared seems really interesting. Our family love playing board games, it is our favorite activity to do weekends. Even kids have great time playing many games which are little tricky to understand. Main motto behind all these activities is to bring everyone together to create some amazing memories. Your blog has provided some new & exciting games for little ones which they definitely love playing. Thanks for such great ideas!

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