Top 10 Games of 2019
Each January we look back at our Top 10 Games of the prior year and introduce them to you in case you are looking to add a new favorite to your game library in 2020.
Drum roll please, and the top 10 games of 2019 are…
This game will delight your littles ones as they match the color tokens to the color of Huey’s shoes. Then, turn the board over and match the tokens to the correct word. The words appear in different circles on each board so that kids will learn the word, not just memorize the placement. Colors, matching, learning and fun–oh my!
9. Lily Pond
Hop around the lily pond to learn letters, spelling and build foundational reading skills. Players take turns hopping their frog around the pond on the game board, landing on or jumping through the lily pad letters needed for their word cards. The first player to complete all three of their cards and hop back to the center wins. Watch your little ones’ reading skills blossom as they play Lily Pond.
8. Math Room
When competition is fierce, kids are more than willing to put their quick-thinking math skills into action. That’s what makes this math-focused game a top seller for parents. It’s learning math without realizing you’re learning math. Homeschoolers love to add this to their math curriculum!
63 dogs in this game…63! Kids love the challenge of matching and collecting as many pups as possible without getting caught by the dog catcher. In the process, they are learning math skills such as counting, multiplication and predicting. Oh, and just setting the dogs up is half the fun! This award-winning game has become a multi-year best seller.
Winner of the Teacher’s Choice Award for the Classroom! Team up with the detectives from the Owl Solve That! Agency to find the answers. Players earn one point for each number card they use. Utilizing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, players create equations that match a solution card in their hand. To win, be the first player to reach 25 points on your score card. Our homeschooling customers love this one!
5. Bee Alert
Be(e) alert! No really, you need to be alert in this award-winning game that challenges players to remember which hive their colorful bee is hiding under. It’s a memory game that’s fun for the whole family!
Kids learn colors, shapes and counting up to 50 in this fun matching game. You are never too old for Digger’s Garden Match because it’s fun for any age. That’s why parents and families have been drawn to this top seller for years.
Another Oppenheim Award winner! Study the matrix grid, and then make your move. Slide a group of marbles across the grid so that two or more matching marbles line up, and then collect the matching set(s). At the end of the game, players score one point for each set of three matching marbles in their storage tray. The player with the most points wins!
What’s a great way to teach kids early physics concepts? Competition and the challenge to keep something from falling, of course. This also makes for irresistible, hilarious family fun. And this is what makes Kilter a best seller year after year. It’s also the recipient of the prestigious Oppenheim Best Toy Award.
Shhhh! Don’t wake the dragon. Focus, planning, patience and a good pincer grip are important skills that kids build in this colorful, eye-catching game that made the top of the list. The challenge of using a pincher tool to carefully remove the lizards off the Dreaming Dragon is fun that kids want to experience over and over again. This is why Dreaming Dragon has become a favorite in many homes. Winner of the Parent’s Choice Silver Honor Award.
We are looking forward to more play in the year ahead! Did your favorite game make the list? Drop us a comment and let us know!
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