Lifestyle - Toys/Games | 3-12 yrs

Classic Board Games For Children

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“Remember, when you don’t know what to do, it never hurts to play Scrabble. It’s like reading the I Ching or tea leaves.” ― Kelly Link

How many of us have spent many afternoons furiously trying to reach the finish line in Snakes And Ladders, only to be thwarted by the snake at the last stage, or tearing at our hairs to search for one word that can be made by the remaining letters in Scrabble, or felt like a millionaire with the fake money while playing Monopoly.

Chances are, most of us have. For, these are games that gave us immense joy, and will never go out of fashion. 

Yourneighborhoodtoystore.org says board games can teach important social skills, such as communicating verbally, sharing, taking turns and interacting with others.

Candy Land is one such board game which has been around for about 50 years, helping children have an exciting time. According to toyhalloffame.org, ‘Designed for preschoolers of ages three to six, Candy Land encourages socialization in playing with others, patience in waiting for one’s turn, and practice in recognizing colours, learning rules, and following directions’.

To know more about other such games like Chinese Checkers and The Game Of Life, please flip through the pages of the ClipBook.

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Scrabble

In 1933, New York City architect Alfred Mosher Butts created an early version of the game we know as Scrabble. To determine how many tiles there should be and how many points each letter should be worth, he calculated letter frequency on the front...

Clue

In1943, Anthony E. Pratt, a solicitor’s clerk from Birmingham, England, and his wife came up with a new board game. His wife designed the board and Pratt figured out the details of the game that would be famous as Clue...

Sorry

The game of Sorry is considered one of the classic board games of today. Other than a few minor changes in appearance and packaging, Sorry remains the same from when it was first published in the United States by Parker Brothers in 1934...

Snakes And Ladders

Chances are you’ve played Snakes and Ladders. The game is a potent teaching tool whose simple design has been used for centuries and made it a popular game among kids.

Chinese Checkers

Chinese Checkers is a board game that can be played by two to six people. It is a variant of Halma; the objective of the game is to place one's pieces in the corner opposite their starting position of a pitted hexagram by single moves or jumps ove...

The Game Of Life

If real life were only this simple! In this highly entertaining game, choosing a profession, spouse and kids is as easy as spinning a dial.

Chess

Chess has been with us for centuries, through countless cultures and historic moments. Start the kids early on this classic strategy game and you just may find a prodigy on your hands.

Monopoly

No game is better suited to the budding capitalist than this classic real estate game. Players begin the game as equals. Luck — and a bit of strategy — eventually enables one player to dominate all others.

Twister

Twister was based on a project that inventor Reyn Guyer was working on, which was a promotion for Johnson’s shoe polish company. Guyer created a polka dot paper mat and the rest is history...

Candy Land

This game is more than 50 years old -- that's a lot of years of happily playing tykes! Who doesn't remember the colorful cards and tempting treats pictured along the path in Candy Land?

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