Educational Board Games for Kids and Families


With stay at home orders, board games offer the opportunity to spend quality time together as a family—time away from screens and through structured social interaction. Now is a great time to invest in board games that are replayable, fun and support learning through play.

In this first video, I’m putting together some educational board game recommendations, loosely arranged by recommended ages (so board games without reading and less complexity are shared first). These are my top picks of board games for kids AND adults!

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Educational board game recommendations: (board games for 6, 7, 8 year olds and up)

Set 1+ players

Ice Cool 2-4 players

Tsuro 2-8 players

Looney Quest 2-5 players

Slide Quest 1-4 players

Patchwork 2 players

Planet 2-5 players

Santorini 2 or 4 players

Check out part two of the video for more of the best board games for families:…

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About Calli: Calli Wright is the Education Engagement Manager at MIND Research Institute. She leads a team in building communities around the nonprofit’s programs, including award-winning supplemental program ST Math (Spatial-Temporal Math), storybook board games MathMINDs Games, and the annual K-12 Game-a-thon (student game design challenge). Wright is also part of the design team for MathMINDs Games: South of the Sahara (…) and designs other board games, including Moonshell: A Mermaid Game.

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