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The Best Board Games for 5-Year-Olds to Enhance Family Fun Time

Board games are one of the best ways to pass time indoors especially when you are spending time with your family. From a competitive monopoly game to some Pictionary fun, we have rounded up some of the best board games that will ensure quality fun time with family! These are family games where you can engage with your kids so no one is missed out!

1. Snakes and Ladders

This is by far the easiest board game that both kids and adults can play, it has also been around for a long time! This 2 player game requires no skills, just follow the rules.

All players begin from the space that says ‘start here ‘. By taking turns and rolling the dice following the number on it, you move your counter forward. Two important rules for the game:

  • If your counter stops at the bottom of a ladder, you can climb up to the top of the ladder.
  • If your counter stops on the head of a snake, you must get down to the bottom of the snake.

Whoever reaches the space termed as ‘home’ first, wins the game!

2. Monopoly

This is great board game that can teach your kids some serious money and life skills at a young age!  Monopoly is a popular pastime game where two dice are used to play the game. On the board, you start off with some cash and buy and trade properties. You can even use them to turn them into houses or hotels or take rent from others. The objective of the game is to be the last player with money!

3. Connect Four

Just as the name of the game suggests, in this game the goal is to connect four of the same-colored disks by dropping them into the holder. Players choose their color and suspend the disks to form a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line of four of with their disks.

4. Pictionary

One of the most interesting and engaging games out there, Pictionary is a game inspired by charades which is a fun word guessing game. In Pictionary, you make teams and one person draws on a board a word from the card which others have to guess. The team players have to guess what the word is within one minute. The winner is determined by whoever reaches the end of the board game first!

5. Candy Land

This game is more than 70 years old game with a few versions over the years; it requires simple counting skills so it can be played by kids. With a storyline it is interesting and fun to play. The goal is to race down to become the first one to find the lost King Kandy!

The rainbow-colored track is filled with hurdles like the sticky Molasses Swamp. Players take turns by drawing a card and matching the color with the next color on the track. The named location cards can allow the player to directly move to that board location. This can either be done in a forward or backward manner in the classic game. Player play the game until the first player reaches the Candy Castle where the King Kandy is.

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Written by Usama

Usama J. is a passionate writer about the sports and works as an in house sports journalist at Openiun, and covered many international sporting events including ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022.