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Best Board Games For A Rainy Day

Robyn Marks 35 days ago

When it rains, it pours! The UK has been having a lot of spring showers lately, so if you’re looking for some screen-free family fun when the heavens have opened, board games are a great way to beat the boredom! Explore our top board games for kids (and adults) below!

5. Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders

Loved by thousands of families worldwide, Snakes and Ladders is a traditional game that can be played with up to 4 players at once. Players need to race each other across the squares and up the ladders to the top of the board, avoiding sliding down the snakes. The first player to get to 100 wins!

Our Snakes and Ladders game has everything players need for hours of competitive play, including dice, 4 bright counters and of course the colourful Snakes and Ladders wooden board. 

This board game is made from high quality, responsibly sourced wood and is ideal for helping kids develop their social skills and numeracy skills.

 

4. Draughts and Chess Set

Chess Set

Get two games in one with this traditional chess set. Our draughts and chess board game is great for developing kids’ problem-solving and strategy skills. 

Chess is a board game for 2 players and one of the world’s most popular games. Players take it in turns to move one of their chess pieces to a different board square. The goal of the game is for each player to checkmate their opponents King.

Draughts, or checkers as it’s also known, requires players to use their 12 counters to move across the squares. The goal of the game is to obtain all your opponent’s pieces or block them so they can’t be moved.

Our Chess Set comes with white and black chess pieces as well as white and black draughts. This traditional board game is made from high quality, responsibly sourced materials. Suitable for ages 3 years and up.

 

3. Ludo

Ludo

Ludo is a traditional children’s game that was first created in the Victorian era and is based on the Indian game of Pachisi. To play Ludo, each player needs to race their four tokens from start to finish in accordance with the roll of a single dice. 

Adults and children will love the excitement of racing against each other to do a full lap of the board with all four playing pieces. Our Ludo set has chunky wooden pieces that are the perfect size for little fingers to lift, grasp and place.

Kids will learn how to take turns, problem solve and use their strategy skills. Comes with 4 green counters, 4 red counters, 4 blue counters, 4 yellow counters and dice. Made from high quality, responsibly sourced wood.

 

2. Animal Shut The Box

Animal Shut The Box

Our Animal Shut The Box is a classic game but with a contemporary Bigjigs Toys twist! Race your opponent to flip down each of the jungle animals on your side of the board. Take it in turns to spin the dial and try to land on all eight of the animals. The first player to flip down all of their animals is the winner! 

Shut The Box helps little rascals learn how to take turns, build up basic numeracy skills, and develop social skills. 

Animal Shut The Box board game is crafted from high-quality, responsibly sourced wood and coated in non-toxic, child-friendly paints. Suitable for kids aged 3 years and up.

1. Solitaire

Solitaire Game

Our popular solitaire game can be found in many family game cupboards! Our Wooden Solitaire set comes with blue marbles on a circular wooden board. A board game for 1 player, the board has lots of wooden holes for the marbles to be placed. When not in use, the grooved perimeter easily stores the marbles away. 

To play, all the marbles must be outside the field, with the middle board hole left empty. Each marble needs to jump over another until there’s one marble left. If there’s more than one marble left, the player loses.

Develops the strategic mind and helps develop little ones’ cognitive skills and coordination as they work out how to get their marbles to the centre. Made from premium quality, sustainably sourced wood. 

Have you got any games that you like to play on a rainy day? Let us know in the comments!

 

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