(Some of) The Best Educational Games We’ve Played


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(Some of) The Best Educational Games We’ve Played

In our years of dedicated gameschooling we’ve played a lot of games. A lot. While we enjoy the vast majority of games we play, there are some that are closest to our hearts; the ones we come back to time and time again. This list represents some of our favorite games, and the best educational games, we have ever played. From preschool to adulthood, we’ve got you covered.

As always, please don’t take the grade-level designations as set in stone. Almost all of these games can be played outside of their suggested age range, and age ranges/grades are mostly arbitrary anyhow.

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Educational Games for Preschool

Shopping Cart Game, Gameschooling & Secular Homeschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.comShopping List (Orchard Toys)

Read my Review

Skills learned: Matching, memory, patience

See it on Amazon

 

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Yeti in My Spaghetti (PlayMonster)

Using Yeti in My Spaghetti to Teach STEM

Skills learned: Physics, prediction, coping with anxiety

See it on Amazon

 

Best Preschool Games, Gameschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.comHappy Bunny (Blue Orange Games)

Skills learned: Colors, counting to 4, cooperative and competitive play, game mechanics

See it on Amazon

 

 

Enchanted Forest, the Best Educational Games - Gameschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Enchanted Forest (Ravensburger)

How to adapt Enchanted Forest for younger ages & special needs

Skills learned: Story telling, memory, counting, how to move on a game board

See it on Amazon

 

Tiny Polka Dot (Math for Love)Tiny Polka Dot Game, Gameschooling & Secular Homeschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Skills learned: Math, counting, matching, critical thinking, observation

See it on Amazon

 

 


Educational Games for Elementary School

Sum Swamp Math Game, Gameschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Sum Swamp (Learning Resources)

Read my review of Sum Swamp Math Game

Skills learned: Counting, beginning addition & subtraction

See it on Amazon

 

Mobi Tiles Math Game - Gameschooling & Secular Homeschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

MÖBI Math Tiles (MÖBI)

Read my review of MÖBI Math Tiles

Skills learned: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, solo or group play

See it on Amazon

 

Cardline / Timeline, Gameschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Cardline / Timeline (Asmodee)

Skills learned: History, ancient history, prehistory, timelines

See it on Amazon

 

 

Explore the World Game, Gameschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Explore the World (Outset Media)

Read my review of Explore the World

Skills learned: World cultures, flags of the world, world monuments, history

See it on Amazon

 

Niya, Gameschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Niya (Blue Orange Games)

Read my review of Niya

Skills learned: Strategy, complicated matching, predictingh

See it on Amazon

 

Cat Crimes Game Review - Gameschooling at HomeschoolGameschool.comCat Crimes (Thinkfun)

Read my Review of Cat Crimes

Skills learned: Observation, critical thinking, logic, reading comprehension

See it on Amazon

 


Educational Games for Middle School

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Merge Cube Games (Merge)

Read my review of Merge Cube

Skills learned: Pretty much everything

See Merge Cube on Amazon

 

Ticket to Ride Game Review - Homeschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Ticket to Ride (Days of Wonder)

Read my review of Ticket to Ride

Skills learned: Spatial reasoning, strategy, geography, probability

See Ticket to Ride on Amazon

 

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Evolution The Beginning (North Star Games)

Read my review of Evolution the Beginning

Skills learned: Adaptation, evolution, ecosystems, strategy, thinking skills

See Evolution the Beginning on Amazon

 

Lost Cities, best games for middle school - Gameschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Lost Cities Card Game (Thames & Kosmos)

Read my review of Lost Cities the Card Game

Skills learned: Critical thinking, observation, probability

See Lost Cities the Card Game on Amazon

 

Prime Climb, the best games for middle school - Gameschooling & Secular Homeschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Prime Climb (Math for Love)

Skills learned: Multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, strategy

See Prime Climb on Amazon

 

 

Chemistry Fluxx - the best games for middle school - Gameschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Chemistry Fluxx (Looney Labs)

Skills learned: Chemistry, speed play

See Chemistry Fluxx on Amazon

 

 


Educational Games for High School & Adults

Ticket to Ride Game Review - Homeschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.comTicket to Ride (Days of Wonder)

Read my review of & gameschooling tips for Ticket to Ride

Skills learned: Spatial reasoning, strategy, geography, probability

See Ticket to Ride on Amazon

 

 

The Resistance - Best educational games for high school, Gameschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

The Resistance (Indie Boards & Cards)

Skills learned: Deception, cooperative play, critical thinking, observation

See The Resistance on Amazon

 

 

Sheriff of Nottingham, Best Educational games for highschool

Sheriff of Nottingham (Arcane Wonders)

Skills learned: Reasoning, spotting deception, poker face (a very helpful skill in adulthood!)

See Sheriff of Nottingham on Amazon

 

 

Pandemic, the best educational games for high school - Gameschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Pandemic (Z-Man Games)

Skills learned: Teamwork, debate, geography

See Pandemic on Amazon

 

 

Cytosis - best educational games for high school, Gameschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Cytosis (Genius Games)

Skills learned: biology, STEM

See Cytosis on Amazon

 

 

Dungeons & Dragons Beginner Set, the best educational games for high school - Gameschooling @ HomeschoolGameschool.com

Dungeons & Dragons (Wizards RPG Team)

Skills learned: creative writing, teamwork, decision making, math

See the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set on Amazon

 

 


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