Introduce Your Preschooler to Board Games with These 10 Titles

Introduce Your Preschooler to Board Games with These 10 Titles

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At 14 and 13, both Madison and Kennedy are sharks at board games. They can sit down with adults and hold their own no matter the game’s difficulty level. I attribute that to teaching them about collecting at young ages, giving them unique experiences, supporting their interest in music and introducing them to STEM activities that would engage their minds. You know what helps? Playing games! It’s an opportunity to teach good sportsmanship, critical and strategic thinking and helps develop social skills. It’s also great for bonding! What better way than to start them playing when they are young with a variety of games that engage them in different ways. We’ve put together a gift guide filled with games for younger kids. Here’s the kicker… some of these are even great for adults when the kids aren’t around!  If you need additional ideas for younger kids, check out our toy guide. We also provided gift ideas such as games and toys for boys and girls and a whole host of gift guides filled with games. We think these cover a range of personalities and interests and hope you’re able to get some ideas for the younger gift recipients in your life. Watch for some of these to show up in our 150+ Days of Giveaways!

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Rhino Hero Super Battle

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You're never to young to start playing board games. These ten gift ideas are perfect for the very young gamer in your family! - SahmReviews.com

The long awaited sequel to HABA’s Fan Favorite “Rhino Hero”. A turbulent 3D Stacking Game for 2-4 Players ages 5 and up. Playing time: 10-20 minutes. Build a spectacular 3D cardboard skyscraper. Two different height walls create wobbly excitement. Players can even start from multiple foundations and join the towers together with bridges.

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I SPY Dig In

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You're never to young to start playing board games. These ten gift ideas are perfect for the very young gamer in your family! - SahmReviews.com

Are you ready to play? Then dive right in and dig away. Race the clock, it’s not so hard! Dig out 6 objects, place on your card. When each player has gone ALL IN, match one more for the win! I SPY Dig In is the great game of frantic finding! Kids practice literacy, coordination, and social skills as they race to match the images on their cards with objects from the bowl. For 2 to 4 players, ages 5 and up.

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Difference Jr.

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You're never to young to start playing board games. These ten gift ideas are perfect for the very young gamer in your family! - SahmReviews.com

Find the two differences between the card in front of you and the card in the center. Features 4 different art sets for lots of replay!

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Soggy Doggy

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You're never to young to start playing board games. These ten gift ideas are perfect for the very young gamer in your family! - SahmReviews.com

It’s the showering, shaking doggy bathing game!

Players race around the board washing Soggy Doggy™, but watch out –if he shakes, a player gets a little wet then they go back to the start. Be the first to make it around the board to the doggy basket to win.

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Nibbled

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You're never to young to start playing board games. These ten gift ideas are perfect for the very young gamer in your family! - SahmReviews.com

Nibbled is a fast-paced, easy-to-learn game that starts with kids clipping 4 plastic fish onto themselves. Guess a color – flip a card. Guess correctly – unclip one fish and clip it onto an opponent. Winner is the first player to unclip all their fish!

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Catch the Fox

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You're never to young to start playing board games. These ten gift ideas are perfect for the very young gamer in your family! - SahmReviews.com

This greedy fox is snapping up the chickens and stuffing them into his pockets. But when there are too many chickens, his pants will fall down and the chickens will escape! Roll the die to see how many chickens to add into the fox’s pockets, and push his head one time. Before you know it, the fox will lose his pants and the chickens will roll everywhere! Be the first player to fill up your coop to win!

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uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt

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You're never to young to start playing board games. These ten gift ideas are perfect for the very young gamer in your family! - SahmReviews.com

uKloo Early Reader Treasure Hunt Game is a fun seek-and-find literacy game that gets kids physically active as they learn to read and follow clues in search of a hidden surprise. The kids are so engaged they begin to read without even realizing it. uKloo is great for beginner and reluctant readers.

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Cha-Cha Chihuahua

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You're never to young to start playing board games. These ten gift ideas are perfect for the very young gamer in your family! - SahmReviews.com

Jump, jive, and wag your tail! Draw cards to get these peppy perritos to join your doggy dance-a-thon. Paw away another player’s pups with some fetching food, but watch out for “siesta” cards that will send your dog-tired dancers straight to the Nap Shack! End the party with the most Chihuahuas on your dance floor and you’re the cha-cha-champ!

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Disney Jr. Vampirina Spin Go Round

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You're never to young to start playing board games. These ten gift ideas are perfect for the very young gamer in your family! - SahmReviews.com

Take a Spin with Vampirina in this exciting twist on bingo! Spin to see where you can play. Match the color, pattern, shape or character. If you get Spin Go Round, everyone switches spinners! You never know when the game will take a batty turn!

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Around the Farm

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You're never to young to start playing board games. These ten gift ideas are perfect for the very young gamer in your family! - SahmReviews.com

In the World of Eric Carle Around the Farm Game, baby animals need your help! Based on Eric Carle’s best-selling book, players spend a fun-filled day Around the Farm helping baby animals find their way home. Help baby pigs locate the pigpen, baby ducks waddle to the pond, baby horses trot to the hayfield, and baby sheep baaaack to their pasture. Everyone wins in this cooperative game when each baby animal has been reunited with its adult animal! For 2 to 4 players, ages 3 and up.

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We hope you are using our various gift guides to find some unique and exciting gifts to put under the tree. If you are interested in hearing more about the benefits of playing games, just drop us a note and ask. We’re always interested in helping create a love of gaming for the next generation.

You're never to young to start playing board games. These ten gift ideas are perfect for the very young gamer in your family! - SahmReviews.com

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21 comments on «Introduce Your Preschooler to Board Games with These 10 Titles»

  1. Jamie says:

    So many great choices!! That Treasure Hunt game sounds fun!

  2. Jacqui Odell says:

    My kids love playing games. We actually have one of these games, Ukloo! They love it.

  3. Michele says:

    My grand niece is Pre-K. I’m sure she would really enjoy one or more of these games.

  4. Gladys parker says:

    What a collection of games! I have a few in mind already, just be reading this, for gift giving this year! I am excited by Nibbles, uKloo Early Reading Treasure Hunt, Soggy Doggy and Disney Jr. Vampirina Spin Go Round. I like to give games.

  5. Alicia says:

    This is a great list and surprisingly I don’t have any of these games yet! Soggy Doggy is on my oldest’s wish list so we will be getting that. It looks so fun!

  6. Jeanette says:

    We love board games! When my kiddo was a toddler we had a few games we played! I would love to give these to my nephew who is a toddler now!

  7. Stacie says:

    These are such great picks! Thank you for including games that are NOT Chutes and Ladders or Candy Land. I love them, but I think we all know about them at this point.

  8. Jonna says:

    We LOVE games at our house and that I Spy Dig In! looks fantastic! I love being able to find new, exciting games, my kids will be thrilled!

  9. Dawn Lopez says:

    Soggy Doggy is definitely on my nephew’s Christmas List. I bet Santa will be putting that one under the tree this year!

  10. Randi says:

    We love board games and are always looking for some new ones that the younger kids can play. Thanks for the suggestions!

  11. I was cracking up by soggy doggy. All the gifts are perfect choices and I have no doubt any kid would be pleased with them.

  12. Edwinna says:

    My grandaughter would be in charge of hatching.

  13. Florentina says:

    Soggy Doggy is a must have. On the list it goes! thank you for sharing this fabulous ideas!

  14. Sarah says:

    Awesome game ideas! I’ll have to check these out for my nephew who is about the perfect age for these games.

  15. Claudia Krusch says:

    I Spy Dig In would be a great game for my friends little one. I will have to look for it this weekend.

  16. This is a great guide! Great options for little kids!

  17. Melanie says:

    Those sound perfect for my preschooler! She loves to play but can’t keep up with her siblings. Plus, she cheats!

  18. reesa says:

    I was looking for a new game to gift my kids for family game night. Thank you for the ideas!

  19. Tara says:

    What a great collection of games. My daughter would have loved these when she was younger.

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