Fun games for kids- Games that will entertain and have the whole family laughing out loud. We tested out dozens of popular games and these are the ones we love most for kids in the preschool to preteen category.
My son has just reached the age where he’s able to follow directions well enough to play games and he can’t get enough of them. He loves competitive games, strategy games, games that are simple enough for his young mind exciting enough to engage his short attention span. I have a feeling that as he gets older, he’ll still love playing games as much as he does now. But I know that too much time sitting in front of the computer is never good for anyone, no matter your age. I’ve seen sites like BestGamingChair.com floating around, so I guess if my son did decide to get into the gaming industry, it wouldn’t be such a bad thing. Anyway, our friends at Goliath sent over a few for us to test out and these are his current favorites:
Fun Games for Kids
Doggie Doo by Goliath
The name of the game pretty much sums it up. Kids love anything that falls in the bathroom humor/gross and yucky category and this game plays that card to perfection.
Feed your doggie, squeeze the leash, and after he makes his gassy sounds – plop! If you are the player who cleaned up the doo, you get a fart token. The player who has the most tokens at the end of the game wins!
My son thinks this is just the funniest game ever! And I can’t lie, it is pretty hilarious to play. Plus, it’s a simple game that we can pull out anytime anywhere without worrying about multiple pieces to assemble and put away. The food pellets are even designed for easy, mess-free clean up.
Just check out the 120 million views on Youtube for this game and you’ll see why kids can’t get enough of it.
Age 4+, 2-4 players.
Build or Boom by Goliath
I knew my son would love this game. He loves anything that has to do with building, and this turns constructing into a fun game.
Players compete to build their structure quickly on a platform. The player who is first to complete the task gets to blow up his opponents build.
The structures are shown on blueprint cards and simple enough for little kids to recreate. And it’s super fun to get to squeeze the dynamite and smash your opponent’s tower.
I love that this game helps build STEM skills and encourage kids to use analytical thinking. It’s also great for developing gross motor skills and shape recognition.
Another feature I appreciate is that Build or Boom doesn’t require batteries! No taking it apart to insert batteries or opening it only to find that your child accidentally left the game on last time and it’s run dead. This game is always ready to play.
Ages 4+, 2 player game.
Gooey Louie by Goliath
Another game that falls in the yucky yet fantastically fun category is Gooey Louie. Take turns trying to pick a winner with Gooey Louie™ but watch out . . . if you pick the wrong one his eyes will pop and his brain will fly out. This game gets us all laughing, it’s definitely exciting to play. Not knowing if you’re the next to pull the booger that flips Louies lid keeps everyone on their toes.
Gooey Louie helps build motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It’s another game that’s simple to assemble and easy to put away so it’s something we can pull out and play for a quick game and a quick laugh.
Ages 4+, 2+ players.
These are just three of our favorite games for younger kids from Goliath. I’ll share a look at a few of the others we enjoy playing together in another post. If you also need some ideas for outdoor activities for your kids, why not look into getting them a tennis teacher.
If you have a favorite you’d love to recommend please share with us on our Facebook page or in the comments below. We love games!
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