Many 6-year-old boys prefer playing rough outdoors to staying in and moving pieces across a board, but there are board games that can capture the imagination and energy of a 6-year old and keep him interested in playing. Board games can teach about all kinds of subjects through play.
Relic Raiders: Haunted Ruins
"Relic Raiders: Haunted Ruins" is a 3-D board game that takes a group of Indiana-Jones-inspired kids on an adventure through haunted ruins. The first team of relic raiders to exit the haunted ruins wins the game. Players encounter a number of obstacles, ghosts and mysteries while navigating through the 3-D maze. The teams play not only against the obstacles on the board, but also against each other. Movable pathways allow teams to hinder each other's progress. Boys will appreciated the sense of adventure, scary theme and fierce competition.
Education Outdoors (educationoutdoors.net) produces this board game to help parents introduce kids to nature. Players must hike the board game trail and can only advance by answering nature trivia questions correctly. There are four difficulty levels of trivia questions so that younger and older children can easily play the game together and be equally challenged.
The company also produces "Mysterious Creatures," which teaches about animals. The players collect trivia facts about an animal along the board and the first person to correctly guess the animal and end in the animal's country of origin wins. Boys can enjoy the trivia challenges in these board games and learn about animals and the outdoors.
Disney Wheel of Fortune
The Disney Wheel of Fortune game uses Disney's most recognisable characters, old and new, to get kids spelling while having fun. The game is designed with an all-Disney theme, including a Mickey Mouse spinner and Disney dollars. Players spin the wheel and buy letters until they guess the word or phrase based on a category. Boys can appreciate playing with their favourite "Toy Story" and "Cars" characters and the challenge of guessing the correct words.
Baseball Board Game
This board game is easy to play and can teach children about math and statistics. Players roll the dice to hit a single, double, triple or home run and move their team around the bases to score. Teams can play in an elimination series or championship. The game comes with a scoreboard sheet and statistics sheets to keep track of the teams and players' progress. Boys can learn about tracking statistics and keeping score while playing a sports board game.
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