Elementary Games

General Use

Hedbanz Junior

  • Age: 5-12
  • 30 min
  • 2-6 players
  • Publisher: Spin Master Games and others

Younger kids can now join in the excitement with HedBanz Jr.! With an animal theme, the hilarious quick question game of “What animal am I?” is available for players age 5 years and up. You never know what you are until you start asking questions! Players grab a head band and card, then ask “yes” or “no” questions to figure out what animal they are!

Biology

Wildcraft! An Herbal Adventure Game

  • Age: 4+
  • 1-4 players
  • 45-60 min
  • Designer: Kimberly Gallagher, John Gallagher
  • Publisher: LearningHerbs.com, LLC, Wilderness Awareness school

This is a nature-based educational game featuring all the things kids love about timeless board games. Also, why not make cooperative play even MORE fun than competitive play? Wildcraft! was born! Now, everyone can share their passion for plants with their kids and grandkids in a way that brings everyone together.

Chemistry

Atomic Adventures

  • Age: 4+
  • 2-5 players
  • 10-20 min
  • Designer: Catherine Croft
  • Publisher: Catlilli Games

This simple memory game is a fun way to introduce children (and adults!) to the chemical elements in the world that surround them. Players lay out cards face down in a 6×6 grid. They then take turns flipping over cards to make matches between the element’s symbol/name and where it is found in the world (i.e., helium with party balloons, silicon with sand). The winner is the person with the most matches!

Earth Sciences

Rock On!

  • Age: 5+
  • 2-6 players
  • 15-30 min
  • Publisher: iLaughnLearn

Spark kids’ interest in Rocks, Minerals, Geology and foster a love of nature that can last a lifetime. Our ROCK ON! kit includes nice-size specimens of many different rocks and minerals with at least one rock from each of the 3 rock classes. Plus, beautiful polished rock and mineral pieces such as rose quartz, agate, aventurine, jasper and many others. Identification guides make sorting and identifying engaging and fun.

Coding

Robot Turtles

  • Age: 4+
  • 2-5 players
  • 15 min
  • Publisher: Self-published / ThinkFun
  • Designer: Dan Shapiro

Robot Turtles takes seconds to learn, minutes to play and provides endless learning opportunities. Through fun play and Code Cards, players move their Robot Turtles around the game board to reach a prized jewel. With every move preschoolers learn programming, from coding to functions, and get a jumpstart on 21st century thinking skills. This might be a coding board game for little programmers, but the entire family will love playing it, too.

Engineering

Mousetrap 

  • Age: 6+
  • 2-4 players
  • 30 minutes
  • Designer: Gordon A. Barlow, Marvin Glass, Harvey “Hank” Kramer, Burt Meyer
  • Publisher: Milton Bradley, Hasbro, and others.

Players move their mouse pawn around the gameboard collecting cheese wedges and building the entertaining and crazy Mouse Trap contraption…but don’t get trapped! The goal is to trap other players’ mouse pawns in the trap while trying to be the last player left. Kids and parents can enjoy lots of laughs while playing this board game together.

Physics

Flying Kiwis

  • Age: 5+
  • 2-4 players
  • 10 min
  • Designer: Frank Bebenroth, Marco Teubner

Each player starts with a stack of ten kiwi bird discs and a catapult ramp of sorts that has a rubber band on it. Everyone sits around the game box, which has sixteen pockets (or landing spaces) in a 4×4 grid. When someone gives the signal, everyone starts launching their kiwi discs at the box, trying to land them in the pockets. If someone creates a 2×2 square of kiwis or a 1×4 row of kiwis in their color, they win the game instantly — so don’t let them do this! Cover up their discs with yours, and keep shooting until all the kiwis have flown.

Math

I Sea 10!

  • Age: 6+
  • 2-4 players
  • Publisher: Learning Resources

Sea-themed game encourages kids to “catch” combinations of 10! Players take turns flipping cards to show numbers and shout out “I see 10!” when they see combinations of numbers that together make 10. Collect the most 10s and win! Beware of the Hungry Shark cards-pull one and your whole catch goes back!

History

Timeline

  • Age: 8+
  • 2-8 players
  • 15 min
  • Designer: Frédéric Henry
  • Publisher Zygomatic / Asmodee

Could Darwin have celebrated his theory of evolution with a glass of champagne? Was the electric iron invented before or after the first human journeyed into outer space? To win the game, be the first to correctly place all of your cards. Combine this game with other Timeline sets for more fun and challenge.

Reading

Zingo

  • Age: 4+
  • 2-8 players
  • 5 min
  • Designer: Theora Design
  • Publisher: ThinkFun and others

It’s not just bingo. It’s Zingo!, a matching game that encourages pre-readers and early readers alike to match the pictures and words to their challenge cards. The Zingo! Zinger dispenses tiles and fun as young minds quickly race to be the first player with a full card and yell “ZINGO!” With two levels of play, this matching game builds language skills through fast-paced play. And it happens to be our top selling junior game.

Art

Telestrations

  • Age: 8+
  • 4-8 players
  • 30 min
  • Publisher: USAopoly and others

Each player starts with their own erasable sketch book, marker and word card. A roll of the die determines each player’s secret word and everyone draws their word. Next, everyone passes their book to the player on their left. Then each player takes a few seconds to guess in words(s) what they see, and passes again. everyone draws the guess.This continues until everyone’s sketch book passes by every player and returns back to its original owner, where it’s time for The Big Reveal. Everyone shares their book and the hilarious miscommunication is revealed. Just like the game of “telephone,” the outcomes are unpredictable and the laughter is contagious!

World Languages

Spot It! 

  • Age: 4+
  • 2-8 players
  • 15 min
  • Designer: Denis Blanchot, Jacques Cottereau, Guillaume Gille-Naves, Igor Polouchine
  • Publisher: Zygomatic, Blue Orange, and others

Spot It! hones players’ observational skills and lightning-fast reflexes as the whole family enjoys five different games modes that test who’s the fastest to spot matching symbols and call them out! Fun symbols and pictures cover every card in a Spot It! deck. Each card has exactly one matching symbol or picture in common with the other cards in the deck.