Nothing like hearing the age old screams: ‘I’m bored’ and ‘Are we there yet?’ These games will help you squash those fun little sing song words and keep the kids engaged in things that will actually benefit their little brains!
If you are road tripping, check out our DIY Road Trip Kit then get one of the first two games. to keep the kids busy. My little secret: don’t let them know that you have the games until you reach the ‘are we there yet/I’m bored’ screams. That way, the excitement of a new game will give them a distraction and *hopefully* buy you some peace for a while!
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Since we all know My Crafty Zoo has a love for animals, we’ll review this one first. I was excited the most about this one. Dog Crimes has 40 different crimes to solve from beginner level to expert and is rated for ages 8 to adult. We haven’t gotten to break it out yet but I’m excited to do so. Waiting for one of the nieces or nephews to come over! Can’t wait to break it out with a batch of popcorn while I watch them solve the crimes. The game is a 1 player game, so it’s perfect for the younger sibling or only child.
Dog Crimes includes six crafty canines who have been running wild. There are 40 challenge cards (with solutions) to help you find the culprit and bring them to justice! I love the skills that it helps children (and adults) learn. Problem solving and deduction is a very important skill to have and this game certainly helps with those skills. Not to mention they are absolutely adorable little puppies!
Minecraft is so popular these days with kids. I’ve seen it played but don’t particularly understand the attraction. Of course, I’m sure my parents would have said the same thing about Tetris back in the day! Ahh, Nintendo, how I miss thee!
The Minecraft Magnetic Travel Puzzle is designed for on the go life. Since I’m not super familiar with Minecraft, aside from what I’ve seen on the screen, I’ll share the description from ThinkFun with you:
The ender dragon is trying to prevent you from traveling through the worlds of Minecraft by placing 40 increasingly difficult challenges in your path.
Solve the challenges and advance on your journey, using your most powerful weapon—YOUR BRAIN! In this mind-bending game of deductive reasoning, players use positive and negative visual clues to place magnetic Minecraft weapons and armor on the Crafting Table in the correct arrangement. When your arrangement includes all the Clue Patterns on the Challenge—YOU WIN!
This game is another 1 player game and contains 40 challenges ranging from beginner to expert.
This fun Minecraft game is for 2-4 players and will be great when for when the cousins visit or you *finally* get to that family thing you’ve been road tripping to! Designed for ages 10-99, the game takes from 30 to 60 minutes to play, It’s designed to give players an in-person gaming experience.
The game contains 64 resource cubes, 64 building and monster cards, 36 weapon tokens, 4 player boards, 4 experience counters, 4 character skins, 4 game piece bases, 12 overview cards, 1 resource cube base, 1 support structure, and instructions.
Explore the Overworld, face dangerous mobs, and mine resources to build fantastic structures! The world’s bestselling videogame, Minecraft, has been adapted into an easy-to-learn strategy board game perfect for tabletop gamers and Minecraft fans alike. Each turn, players take two of five possible actions: explore the Overworld, mine resources from a block of resource cubes, build structures, collect weapons, or fight mobs like Endermen and Creepers. Build carefully and fight bravely to win!
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