The Best Classic Board Games for Kids in 2020

People of any age can play board games. They are a great way to kill boredom, spend quality time with family, and learn new things. Board games are a great way to develop kids’ minds and improve their critical thinking skills.

Board games are a great exercise for the brain. They stimulate areas of the brain that are responsible for critical thinking and memory formation. With board games, kids develop decision-making and problem-solving skills. Apart from that, board games reduce the risk of developing brain diseases. Board games make kids and teens more intelligent.

Kids learn patience through board games. In Board games, you set goals and make ways to achieve those goals. Board games are a great way for kids to unplug from their phones, laptops, and video games. Since board games can be played by people of all ages, you can have fun family time playing board games.

Below we are listing the best classic board games for kids:

Papillon (Kickstarter)

Papillon (Kickstarter)

The Kickstarter version of Papillon includes the Expansion: Papillon: Beyond the Meadow as well as all additional upgrades. In Papillon, spring has arrived. It takes efforts to keep the butterfly garden blooming. When the garden grows, caterpillars will change into beautiful butterflies eager for nectar.

Papillon is for 2-4 players. It is a tile-drafting, area majority, and tableau-building game. It has over 8 rounds; in the game, players have to bid for flower tiles to build your garden so that more and more butterflies get attracted to flowers with valuable nectar. You have to collect the most nectar at the end of the game, and the winner is the player with the most nectar.

Papillon Features:

  • Beautiful 3D butterfly components and flowers.
  • Approachable rules, but you need strategies to win the game.
  • The game is fun and innovative that motivates you to move your butterflies around the garden!
  • Includes the Expansion: Papillon: Beyond the Meadow

Although there are butterflies that have gathered from the Meadow, bugs, birds, and other animals also call it home. Every one of the creatures gives you new challenges for refining your garden. You, as a gardener, have to maintain a balance.

Beyond the Meadow has all of the unlocked stretch goals from the Papillon Kickstarter campaign. The modules include fountains, predators, birds, and even a solo variant. The expansion also provides you with new wildflower and bee tiles, and 15 goal cards offer even more gameplay options!

Last Aurora (Kickstarter)

Last Aurora (Kickstarter)

The Last War has made radioactive dust to freeze the northern countries. There is an ice desert worldwide, and the few survivors live in an icy hell, and the resources are now exhausted. It is dangerous to travel south. However, a radio message is regenerating hope: The last icebreaker ship, the Aurora, is looking for survivors, cruising along the coast. The winter is approaching, and the situation is becoming even more dangerous. In a few days, those who cannot get on board will be damned by the ice. The game is a race against time to arrive at the ship or surrender to a brutal death. The only hope of the survivors is the last Aurora.

Last Aurora can be played by 1-4 players. It is a post-apocalyptic game set in a frozen, deserted land. Every player’s task is to manage their crew to gather resources, improve their vehicle, recruit survivors, and fight their enemies as they chase to reach the ship before it’s too late!

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Space Empires: 4X

Space Empires: 4X

In Space Empires:4X, players build up a space empire and then use it to defeat the other players. Players are provided with a mounted map that is easy for players but very dangerous for their ships; it takes players to different space terrain that affects combat and movement.

Space Empires has a rich theme, and there are no overcomplicated rules. The game has carriers, merchant shipping, mines, cloaking, fighters, a very large technology tree, colonization, fifteen ship classes, mining, terraforming, black holes, bases, shipyards, and non-player aliens, and warp points. The game has short and intuitive rules. The basic rules are 8 pages long, and they move up to 11 pages in length with the introduction of the advanced rules.

Stone Age

Stone Age

There is no doubt, the times of The “Stone Age” were hard. Our ancestors worked hard as farmers, toolmakers, hunters, and collectors. They had it so hard; they toiled day and night and worked non-stop. To make their work more efficient, they used to search for better tools and more productive plants.

In the board game Stone Age, the players live the lives of their ancestors did. They break stone, collect wood, and wash their gold from the river. Players expand their villages and trade freely to achieve new levels of civilization. Players plan and compete for food in this pre-historic time.

Players are provided with ten tribe members that they can use in three phases. The first phase includes placing men in different board regions, where the players think is beneficial. They do various tasks. In the second phase, the starting player activates his staffed areas in his preferred sequence, and then other players take their turns. In the third phase, players must have a sufficient amount of food available to feed their populations, or else they lose points.

Istanbul: The Dice Game

Istanbul: The Dice Game

Istanbul: The Dice Game is a standalone dice game where players are going into the bustle of Istanbul’s bazaar. Their task is to collect rubies and thus secure their victory. Players have to use dice cleverly to make money and get goods, and they can exchange them for precious jewels.

Final Words

Board Games are a great way to entertain kids and develop their minds. Board games teach various things to kids that schools don’t teach them.

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