Earlier in the year we shared some great ideas for family board games that will #KeepKidsTalking. Here, we share some more games that are ideal for promoting conversation, discussion and oracy skills in a fun and entertaining way.
Skills: vocabulary development, fast thinking, creative thinking, imagination
This game involves a small box in which physical objects are placed; hunt around the house, secretly hide something in the box then get everyone to try and guess what you’ve hidden. Ask questions (the limit is 21), or rattle and listen to the sound, but remember there are only 21 chances to discover what’s actually in there. There’s also there’s a deck of double-sided picture cards that you can use in place of actual objects. This game encourages players to ask astute, apposite questions in order to deduce what is in the box.
Skills: vocabulary development, conversational skills, creative thinking, imagination
Hygge (pronounced hoo-guh) is a “Scandinavian” (or Danish, really) word for enjoying the good things in life, and there’s nothing more hygge than spending quality time with the people you love. The Hygge Game is all about bringing people together by encouraging friends and family to share their stories and discuss the big and small things in life. Contains 110 cards with more than 300 thought-provoking questions designed to spark meaningful conversation and create the right atmosphere for a hygge evening. Perfect for a night in, a small party, or a dinner with friends or family. Players 2+/ Age 14+
Skills: vocabulary development, critical thinking, conversational skills, current affairs
Do you know fact from fiction – which stories are real and which are fake? test your knowledge and that of family and friends with this fun new game taking a sideways look at current affairs. With a collection of stories, some real events as reported by major news outlets, and some completely fictional ‘fake’ news, will you be able to spot the difference between the two, or has this era of information overload left you baffled too? the news game contains 100 real and fake stories for you to untangle, with many proving truth to be stranger than fiction. Great fun for family games or nights in with friends, the news quiz is a laugh-out-loud game full of bafflement and befuddlement that challenges your knowledge of real and fake news. A great gift for those who think they know their onions when it comes to news and current affairs, the news quiz is guaranteed fun for the whole family, filled as it is with weird and quirky believe-it-or-not stories from around the world.