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    I'm curious, what are your favorite games that the kids actually like to play?

    I want to use games as a teaching tool because I feel my snippet learner will learn more with games. Little quick facts etc.

    I want to get Are you smarter than a 5th grader. But what else is there for all different subjects?

    Oh, the hs kids are 4th & 6th "grade" (9 and 12 yrs old)
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    For fun in a group...
    Apples to Apples Jr. (just funny)
    Dix It (encourages expressive language if younger kids are playing - just fun for everyone for older kids and adults)
    Wii Party
    Lego Creationary

    For math...
    Corners (it's one of the RS games, but you can buy it separately)
    Iota (we add the score RS style)
    Rat-a-Tat-Cat (still a favorite)
    Zeus on the Loose (ditto)
    Knock-Out
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    For logic and strategy...
    Set
    Mastermind
    Chess

    For other skills...
    Mad Libs (if you consider it a game)
    Bananagrams (words and spelling)
    Scrambled States of America (the states)
    Ticket to Ride (geography)

    We have some others that are educational too. Like You've Been Sentenced for sentences. And Scrabble. And some more... Those get played less. And we have some that they've basically grown out of but aren't ready to part with, like Sleeping Queens.
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    My kids love Settlers of Catan.
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    I don't know that any of the games I suggest are eduational...

    My 10 year old loves settlers of Catan, Carcassone kids, Ticket to Ride (We have the European Map), Kings of Tokyo, Mo. They also like Zombie Dice, Fluxx, Once upon a Time, and Tsuro: The game of the path. I suppose catan, carcassone, ticket to ride, and tsuro all require certain amounts of logic/planning. Once upon a time is a story telling card game. Zombie dice requires... um, counting?

    My 6 year old likes nothing except Candy Land, boggle, and Scrabble.

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    It sounds like you are looking more for content/quiz/trivia games? but i have no ideas, really. Well, there was this one company that made science card games - they were really cool. But we only ended up playing one so far, which was about the rock cycle.

    I've sometimes been able to do a search for specific topics and find printable games.

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    One that I think is all around fun and slightly educational is Dicecapades. There is some trivia and some physical activities (like run into each room in the house in under 30 seconds) but there are also challenges like "In 30 seconds write down X amount of adjectives"
    Our style is mostly eclectic, child-led and extremely relaxed.
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    Thanks everyone!

    Ok, now here's a another one...what about "regular" games. Like ones you'd find in Target etc..?

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    Some of the games I mentioned can be found in Target... Sequence, definitely. And Apples to Apples. And sometimes I've seen some of the Gamewright Games there - Rat-a-Tat-Cat and others.
    Disclaimer: Everything I'm saying is just my own opinion, based on my own experiences teaching and with my own kids and my own life. You should just ignore me if I'm annoying you. I don't mind.

    But if I don't annoy you, feel free to visit my blog:
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    You can order most of those games off of amazon too, if you can't find it locally.

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