Top 10 Strategic Games for Kids 8-12 – Board Games

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1. Think Fun


International Bestseller for Over 20 Years, ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Brain Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won

Think Fun #ad - Develops critical skills - Playing through the challenges builds reasoning and planning skills and provides a great stealth learning experience for young players. Material Type: Plastic.

Enormously popular – rush hour is one of the most popular logic games ever made, with over 10 million units sold worldwide. What you get – rush hour is the classic traffic jam logic game and one of the all-time most popular STEM toys and gifts for boys and girls ages 8 and up Contains 40 challenges from beginner to expert, cars, a game grid, and a game-go storage bag. Comes with multi-level challenges - Rush Hour comes with 40 beginner to expert challenges that become increasingly difficult as you play through them. Trusted by families worldwide - with over 50 million sold, ThinkFun is the world's leading manufacturer of brain games and mind challenging puzzles.
BrandThink Fun #ad
ManufacturerThinkFun #ad
Height8 Inches
Length8.88 Inches
Weight0.86 Pounds
Width2.5 Inches
Part Number44005000
WarrantyNo Warranty

2. Endless Games


60 Second Slam!, Family Board Game

Endless Games #ad - Just laughs! Fill in a word for each letter of the alphabet on your scorecard. Boys and girls alike will enjoy this game. It is easy to learn with no difficult rules or strategy. Endless games presents: can you come up with a word for each letter of the alphabet for the category of "Things in a Supermarket"? Now try "Rock Bands" or "U.

S. You will have lots of fun playing this game with family and friends! Popular for parties: real entertainment and laugh out loud fun challenges the whole family. Fun to give: here is a great solution for birthday parties, party prizes, hard to buy for friends on your list or just to update your game collection.

Great for birthdays, holiday parties, or game night. Everyone can play: this great game is made for 2 - 6 players who are ages 10 years old and up. Cities". Gather everyone around for 60 second Slam! Details: this game comes with 50 category Cards, one 60 second timer, one scorecard and instructions. For 2 or more players ages 10 years old and up.
BrandEndless Games #ad
ManufacturerEndless Games #ad
Height7.5 Inches
Length4.5 Inches
Weight0.5 Pounds
Width2 Inches
Part Number386
WarrantyNo Warranty



Fun Social Skills and Therapy Game for Adults and Teenagers: CBT Therapeutic Family Game for Meaningful Conversations and Open Communication, Leading to Better Relationships. Great Counseling Tool.

ARTAGIA #ad - Create a culture of trust and understanding with questions addressed to teens and adults. Create a culture of trust and understanding within the family and get to know each other! Versatile game: great for family dinners, holiday gatherings, school counsellors, family vacations! Great tool for schools and therapists.

3 games in 1 with 150 cards: family conversation starter game. Used by many teachers, road trips, cottage weekends, therapists and small group settings. Share funny stories, secrets, views and dreams in a fun and playful atmosphere. Chill deck: keep things casual with topics for everyone ranging from music tastes to fashion trends.

Game has been known to improve many relationships and build self-esteem. Valuable addition to counselor supplies. Challenge deck: tackle harder themes from ethics to personal issues in a judgement free space. Chat deck: spark honest conversations about current affairs, social media, and past experiences.
BrandARTAGIA #ad
ManufacturerARTAGIA #ad
Part Numberccc-game

4. Melissa & Doug


Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game 31 pcs

Melissa & Doug #ad - Exciting balancing game: the melissa & doug suspend family game is a must have, award winning, and exciting balancing game for families; designed for 1 to 4 players, this game will have everyone hanging on the edge of their seats.

The gold standard in childhood play: for more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that nbc news called “the gold standard in early childhood play. ”. Great gift for ages 8 and up: the suspend family game makes a great gift for kids ages 8 and up; Add the Melissa & Doug Classic Card Game Set for even more family game night fun.

Easy to play: our activity game for families is easy to set up and play; this hand eye coordination game includes 24 game rods, colored die, wooden base, 4 frame rods, and wooden connector. Multiple developmental benefits: our suspend family game helps children develop hand eye coordination, cognitive skills, and interpersonal skills; it’s an exceptional screen free play option.
BrandMelissa & Doug #ad
ManufacturerMelissa & Doug #ad
Height13 Inches
Length3 Inches
Weight0.71 Pounds
Width3 Inches
Part Number4371
WarrantyNo Warranty

5. Days of Wonder


Ticket to Ride First Journey Board Game | Board Game for Kids | Family Board Game | Train Game | Ages 6+ | For 2 to 4 players | Average Playtime 15-30 minutes | Made by Days of Wonder

Days of Wonder #ad - How to win this game: in first journey, claiming the Golden Ticket as their prize. Climb aboard, the game ends when one player completes six tickets, travelers—your incredible First Journey awaits! Strategy game: first journey offers unique rules designed for a younger audience that retain the strategy, charm, and fun of the original Ticket to Ride.

Fast and easy to learn: with a brand-new map and simplified rules, First Journey is the perfect way to introduce young players to the game of cross-country travel. The average playtime is 15-30 minutes. Number of players and average playtime: This kid and family board game can be played with 2 to 4 players. The whole family will enjoy claiming routes and completing Tickets! Fun adventure game: first Journey is the perfect way to introduce young players to the game of cross-country travel.
BrandDays of Wonder #ad
ManufacturerDays of Wonder #ad
Height2.13 Inches
Length10.88 Inches
Weight2.52 Pounds
Width10.88 Inches
Part NumberDO7225

6. SET Enterprises


SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception

SET Enterprises #ad - Great family game, kids can compete with adults. The family Game of Visual Perception. Easy to learn and unlimited replay value. Classic fast paced game with no turns and no luck.
BrandSET Enterprises #ad
ManufacturerSET Enterprises Inc. #ad
Height1 Inches
Length6.6 Inches
Weight0.35 Pounds
Width4.2 Inches
Part Number1000
WarrantyNo Warranty

7. WE Games


4 Player Shut The BoxTM Dice Game, Large Coffee Table Size, 14 Inches, Walnut Stained Wood

WE Games #ad - The original 4 player shut the box tm dice game that set the bar for all other versions. Preferred by teachers as more players can be engaged at the same time. Heirloom quality craftsmanship, this game is constructed of solid hardwood with the playing surface covered in luxurious velvety felt for softer dice rolls.

Four different colors of dice are included, one color for each player. Enjoyed by 2-4 players in pubs across the world as well as in math classrooms to teach addition and probability. Larger than most other imitations, measures 13. 63 x 13. 63 x 2 inches; features 10 wooden number tiles so more numerical combinations come in to play; The four sets of dice allow players to roll the dice at the same time which makes the game move faster and adds a higher level of competition and action. Players roll the dice, and then lay down the tiles that have the sum.

A beautiful gift that will be passed on to the next generation; Great addition to any household, classroom, vacation home or anywhere games are enjoyed. When all of the tiles have been flipped down, add up the values, the player has shut the box and is the winner of the game. The underside of the game is also lined with felt to prevent table top scratches. These simple rules keep the player engaged in computing addition facts while enjoying the game with family and friends.
BrandWE Games #ad
ManufacturerWood Expressions, Inc. #ad
Height14 Inches
Length14 Inches
Width2 Inches
Part Number49-7410
Warranty60 Day Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects

8. Hoyle


Hoyle 6 in 1 Fun Pack Kids Playing Cards Games Go Fish Crazy 8s Old Maid Slapjack

Hoyle #ad - Hoyle 6 in 1 fun pack Kids Playing Cards Games. Ages 3+. Each iindividual deck 3 1/2" x 2 1/4". Crazy eights, matching, old maid, go fish, memory, slap jack.
BrandHoyle #ad
ManufacturerUS Playing Card Co #ad
Height7.25 Inches
Length8.75 Inches
Width0.75 Inches
Part Number1036723

9. Semper Smart Games


Blobby's Pizza Math Card Game: Crazy Fun Strategic Pizza Eating Contest Between Cute Monsters!

Semper Smart Games #ad - Keep the kids sharp with math this summer as they eat their way to victory in the incredibly fun and strategic pizza eating contest between cute monsters! Fun math game! the latest math made fun game by multi-award winning Semper Smart Games! Players learn essential STEM math, fractions, decimals and percentages without even realizing it.

Highly giftable with top qualitity components, realistic waiter guest check score pad, 6 pencils, including 9 types of colorful and cute monster character cards, and box with magnetic closure. Fun for the whole family with advanced play options and 3 free bonus games for varying skill levels.
BrandSemper Smart Games #ad
ManufacturerSemper Smart Games #ad
Part NumberGPI-1003-1020

10. Taco vs Burrito


A Perfect Family-Friendly Party Game for Kids, Teens & Adults!, Taco vs Burrito, The Wildly Popular Surprisingly Strategic Card Game Created by a 7 Year Old

Taco vs Burrito #ad - Easy to learn and quick to play: takes only a few minutes to learn. Brilliant gift idea - this popular card game is the perfect birthday gift for boys, adults, girls, friends, parents, or family as well as any board game or card game lover in your life.

Gameplay runs 10-15 minutes. Wildly popular all-ages card game: tvb soared on kickstarter, surpassing the initial goal by 2, 400%! A sensation at the Indie Game Showcase at Emerald City Comicon! Surprisingly strategic: basic gameplay is easy to master but the Action Cards shift the game into unpredictable territory. Optimal for 2-4 players. Exciting up to the very last card! created by a kid, but this crazy, perfect for everyone: alex dreamed up TvB at age 7, fun strategic food fight is a smash with kids and adults alike! Ideal for ages from 7-77. Have a food fight on game night or Taco Tuesday! .
BrandTaco vs Burrito #ad
ManufacturerHot Taco #ad
Height1.5 Inches
Length6.75 Inches
Weight0.6 Pounds
Width4.75 Inches
Part NumberTVBCore