Are Board Games Good For Kids?

Family spending time together playing board game.

Before all the smart phones and tablets arrived in our world, there were entertainment of a different kind at home. Board games like Monopoly, The Game Of Life, UNO, Jenga and many more were games that made both the young and old in most households excited!

The Benefits Of Board Games For Kids

Some are obvious. Kids enjoy playing them, and board games are opportunities for families to play together thus creating an activity of bonding. In addition, there are social scientists who argued that games teach lessons about getting along with others, understanding and obeying game rules and strategising. When kids play with older role models they can learn something else, too: How to win—and lose—with grace and good manners.

Not just beneficial in social ways, many board games – including the classics, like chess, go, and various other board/card games encourage players to detect patterns, plan ahead, predict the outcome of alternative moves and learn from experience. Problem solving is also something kids can develop through playing family games as they get to sharpen their analytical abilities.

Benefits of Parent-Child Play

Children benefit from playtime with other children, including their siblings, and even playing by themselves. But there are special benefits that come from playing with a parent. Because adults know more about the world, playing with parents widens children’s imaginations in ways that playing with other children, even older siblings, does not.

Playing together is one of the most effective tools for building strong relationships with your child too! Play adds joy, vitality, and resilience to relationships. It can heal resentments, disagreements, and hurt. Through play, children learn to trust and feel safe. Play and laughter perform an essential role in building strong, healthy parent-child relationships by bringing you closer together, creating a positive bond, and resolving conflict.

Father and sons playing The Game Of Life

Recommendations For Your Next Family Game Session

1. Monopoly Junior

Monopoly Junior

Monopoly games have been entertaining families since 1935, and people love the roller-coaster ride to success. Pass Go, take a Chance card, and you might just build the property of your dreams…or you might end up in Jail! Whatever happens, it’s fun all the way to the top! Now kids can join in the excitement with the fast and fun Monopoly Junior game.

Buy this game HERE.

2. Jenga


Want a game experience that combines skill, suspense, laughter, and maybe a little luck? You got to get the Jenga game! It’s the classic block-stacking, stack-crashing game of JENGA! How will you stack up against the law of gravity? Stack the wooden blocks in a sturdy tower, then take turns pulling out blocks one by one until the whole stack crashes down. Is your hand steady enough to pull out the last block before the tower collapses?

Buy Jenga from the official Hasbro Singapore Store HERE

3. Cluedo


One murder… 6 suspects. In this suspenseful Clue game, players have to find out who’s responsible for murdering Mr. Boddy of Tudor Mansion in his own home. Get the scoop on the mansion’s rooms, weapons and guests and start detecting! Was it Plum with the wrench in the library? Or Green with the candlestick in the study? Eliminate information throughout the game in this classic whodunit. The player who correctly accuses Who, What, and Where wins!

Buy this game from the official Hasbro Singapore Store HERE.

4. The Game Of Life

The Game Of Life

Buckle up for an exciting ride through life’s twists and turns. Pop in colorful pegs and spin to move along the gameboard as life unfolds from Start to Retirement. Every Stop! Space is a major life milestone where players spin for their fate or choose their path forward. Decide whether or not to get married, grow a family, or retire early. Action cards give players options for how their adventures play out! Willing to take a risk? Invest in a number on the investment tracker and get more cash whenever someone spins that number. Spend cash wisely because the player with the most money at the end of the game wins! The Game of Life game is a fun thing to do while staying at home and a great indoor game for kids ages 8 and up. It makes an exciting pick for game night or a homeschool activity.

Get this game from the official Hasbro Singapore Store HERE.

Join The Giveaway

I am running a giveaway on my Instagram to give a lucky winner a set of Family Games from Hasbro Singapore worth $100. Head over to my post HERE to participate!

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