Children’s Games


In creating these categories, we have made a somewhat arbitrary distinction between games that are designed expressly for children, and games that are playable by children. Many of the games not collected in this category are quite obviously playable by children, after all: think of Yahtzee, Stratego, mancala, or chess.

This category, however, includes the first sort of games; they have been designed with children in mind. They often have a teaching component, reinforcing skills such as counting, set-building, or pattern recognition. They tend to be short. The recommended ages range from three years to ages ten and up.

© Karin Belanger 2016