Board games are great fun anytime, but did you know you can actually combine learning with board game fun? Whether solving puzzles, testing your memory and logic skills, or building your knowledge base of fascinating facts and historical trivia, board games are an exciting and entertaining way to exercise your brain power and show off your amazing wit to your friends and school mates. Bringing board games into the classroom is a great way to keep kids engaged in the learning process, while being so much fun that they might even forget they’re still in school! Board games can be a great supplement to the school curriculum while taking a diversion from the lesson plan, or just a fun way for kids to keep learning during lunch break or recess.
One great idea to introduce board games into the classroom is to invite kids to bring in their own favourite board games from home, and make a whole afternoon of playing different board games together. With school board games, kids can enjoy some healthy competition and dive into hands-on learning adventures with games that are imaginative, challenging, and wonderfully entertaining. Board games offer wonderful opportunities for personal development and for kids to practice communication and team work while showing off their knowledge. It’s a fantastic way to foster a fun educational environment. If you need some suggestions to get started, here are some great board games ideas for school.
Test Your Abilities with Cortex Challenge
Show off your incredible brain power as you compete against other players in challenges of reasoning, logic, memory, and sensory perception. The fun and fast-paced educational board game of Cortex Challenge is perfect for a bit of friendly competition in which players must test their wits to prove who cleverest one of all. Players stretch their knowledge and skills to the limit with 8 different mind-boggling types of challenges. These brain busting tests will have players using memory to recognise and match duplicate images, competing to find the fastest way through mazes, pondering over logic series, and so much more. The game also has a wonderful element of engaging the senses using things like colour puzzles and even touch recognition tests, in which players must place their hands on texture cards and then guess what it is that they are feeling, offering a game experience unlike any other. These unique aspects offer players with all sorts of different abilities to shine in different challenges, thereby levelling the playing field and offering the possibility for anyone to be the winner.
Players go head-to-head, testing their mental and sense abilities in this lovely variety of innovative challenges. The winner of each round is the fastest one to give the correct answer, shout out the solution, and cover up the card with their hand. Each challenge a player wins allows them to take that card in their hand, with a limit of four cards per hand. Two cards of the same type let you collect one piece of a brain - and the first person to collect all four pieces to make an entire brain wins! The excitement of the game can become especially intense if one player is close to having collected all their brain pieces, and the other players must try to stop them. The fast pace and competitive energy of Cortex Challenge are a great way to engage kids as they try to best their peers in these challenges of skill and wit. Suitable for 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up, Cortex Challenge is fast-paced and engaging game that will make a great introduction to board games in any classroom.
Explore History in Timeline Classic
Learn about remarkable inventions, major historical events, and marvellous discoveries from all around the world in the trivia-based board game, Timeline Classic. This is a fun educational board game that is full of memory-testing challenges and adventures in learning. Timeline Classic is easy to learn while being wonderfully competitive, offering a great way to show off your knowledge of history and continue developing it with every round, in a format that will keep you having fun and coming back for more. Players can test their knowledge of past events, important inventions, and historical discoveries by combining both their memory and intuition to be able to place cards correctly along the timeline of history. Which event do you think came first - the invention of the rubber eraser, or George Washington crossing the Delaware?
At the beginning of the game, each player is dealt a hand of double-sided cards featuring various important historical events. One side of the card features just the image and title of the event, and the other reveals the information about when the event took place. Players must take turns placing their cards along the timeline according to when they think the event or invention occurred in the course of history, then flip the card over to see if they were correct. If it’s correct, the card can stay, and if not, the card is discarded and they have to draw a new one. As the timeline of history unfolds, the game becomes all the more challenging. From the Crusades, to the invention of the pencil, the Salem Witch trials, to the assassination of JFK…there are so many important historical moments, but do you know in which exact order they happened? The first player who is able to play their whole hand by marking out this wonderfully complex history wins the game. This is a fantastic game to add to your school board games collection, because it offers challenging gameplay for children to build and test their knowledge of important historical dates, while being specific enough in some of its trivia that many different types of players will be delighted to show off their unique memory of past events.
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