Responses and suggestions from other home educators – Games

Games are a great way to learn through fun. What are some of your families favourite board or card games?

  • Monopoly Junior was a great first game for us to practice counting skills
  • Uno is the favourite at the moment. 7 & 5 year old.
  • Ticket to Ride for geography fun.
  • Sleeping Queens & Kingdomino.
  • Ludo
  • My son is 5 and loves Guess Who at the moment!
  • Love playing cards. We have two boys 6 & 8. We play Bush Rummy, Golf and Phase 10.
  • We have HEAPS of favourites. Herbaceous, Wingspan, Mobi, Sleeping Queens, Sky Tango, Everdell, NMBR9, Goblins Drool Fairies Rule! The Lost Words, Go Nuts for Donuts, Sea of Clouds.
  • Uno is a fav of my two
  • We have lots! Stock Market, Squatter, Cluedo, Scattergories, Pocket Money, Itzi, Slapzi, Monopoly, Discover The World Game, Australia, Jumanji, The Game Of Life, Pictionary, Yahtzee, Uno, Skipbo plus 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles
  • My kids are loving the Orchard games, Uno, Five Crowns Jnr. They’re only little (kindi)
  • We just played Rewordable, that was better than I’d expected considering my son hates writing.
  • Hubby loves both Risk and Catan so he begs the kids to play those.
  • I like Wingspan on my own.
  • Wildcraft is a popular co-op, and Ravine was fun too.
  • On a Scale of One to T Rex is hilarious.
  • Rummy O is new to us and we love it
  • Scrabble, Cluedo, Top That, UNO
  • Settlers of Catan, TENZI, Risk, Monopoly, Sequence, Game of Life, Scattergories, Cranium, Cluedo – youngest is 14 now though
  • Slapzi
  • Scrabble, Uno, spelling bingo, card games like speed etc chess
  • Rummy O, Sequence, Uno and Monopoly Deal
  • Mahjong and Kingdomino at the moment
  • Scrabble
  • For little ones, Count Your Chickens, Hoot Hoot Owl
  • Scattegories, Upwords, Cluedo, The Chase
  • Uno and Spot It
  • Kids on Stage – oh it’s not a card or board game. Still fun
  • Cluedo, Scattergories, Monopoly, 3up 3down card game, Words With Friends 2 online, jigsaws.
  • May I
  • Boggle, Bananagrams, charades, Pictionary

Board/dice games:


  • Yahtzee
  • Bananagrams
  • Triominos
  • Rummykub
  • Scattergories
  • Holiday
  • Scrabble
  • Pass the Pigs
  • Klask  (2 player)
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Numbers up (solo)
  • Cluedo
  • Snakes and ladders
  • Connect four
  • Prime climb
  • Sequence
  • Boggle
  • Getaway
  • NumberQuest
  • Line up
  • Floor it
  • Take it easy

Card games:

  • Monopoly deal
  • Various munchkin sets
  • Sushi Go
  • Codenames
  • Uno
  • Sleeping queens
  • Gloom
  • Pit
  • Spot it
  • Spoons
  • Poker
  • Dutch blitz
  • Skip Bo

Strategy type board games:


  • Settlers of Catan
  • Ticket to ride
  • Colt express
  • Sagrada
  • backgammon
  • Kingdomino
  • Azul
  • Chess
  • Blokus
  • Mancala
  • 7 wonders
  • Photosynthesis
  • Wingspan
  • Pandemic
  • Labyrinth
  • Risk (2 player)
  • Agricola

Strategy type card games:

  • The resistance
  • Dominion

Larger group type games:

  • Telestrations
  • Dixit
  • Apples to apples

A good place to get some ideas:

A great site for reviews and more info on games: (remembering that everyone has different tastes)

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