The Best Board Games To Keep The Entertained at Home From Spin Master
On the look out for new ways to keep the kids busy at home or on a rainy day? Check out our top picks of Spin Master Board Games to keep them entertained.
It is not always easy to keep the kids busy whilst at home, rainy days and during the school holidays. Board games are always a good choice but with so many to choose from it is difficult to know which new games to buy. Spin Master, to give you a helping hand, we asked our Mum On The Go blogger Gemma, a big fan of Spin Master toy range, for some reccommendations. Here are her top picks of board games to entertain the kids when stuck at home.
Spin Master Board Games to Entertain The Kids When Stuck At Home
Having a 7 and 10 years stuck at home it is not always easy to keep them entertained. If you have seen any of my reviews you will know that we are big fans of board game fans and always on the look out for new board games to try.
Spin Master toys have always been a big hit (check out some of our favourites here) and they also have a range of board games for all ages to keep the whole family entertained.
We have been lucky enough to have been both gifted a number of their games as presents by friends and from Spin Master for review purposes. Here are our top picks .
(Although some games are gifted by Spin Master (highlighted below), all opinions are honest and my own).
Headbanz - Reccomended For Children Over 7 Years (GIFTED)
As soon as my 7 year old spotted the Headbanz game she couldn't wait to play.
Headbanz comes with six headbands which can be adjusted to fit both kids and adults, 69 picture cards, 3 sample question cards, 24 scoring chips and a timer.
The game is simple to play, you each take a card (without looking) and place it in the slot in your headband, so everyone apart from can see your card. The player going first then asks questions about their card with the other players only being able to answer with a 'yes' or 'no' until the timer runs out.
If you guess the picture on your card before the timer runs out you get a yellow clip tokens to attach to your band with the winner being the first to get to three tokens.
The cards are split into three categories of food, animals and objects with the sample question giving the players ideas of what questions to start with.
The cards are mixed with both easy and harder pictures so that it wasn't too easy for me and my husband or too hard for the kids that they got bored.
Headbanz has become a firm favourite game in our house and is the first box the kids reach for on a rainy day.
Headbanz has an RRP of £12.99 and be purchased from Amazon, The Entertainer, Smyths Toys, and Argos.
Otrio - Reccomended For Children Over 8 Years (GIFTED)
We had never heard of Otrio but it arrived but now it is one of our favourite games.
A problem solving style game, think noughts and crosses but for older kids and adults.
Otrio comes with a playing board and nine different sized circles for up to four players.
Players take it turns to place one circle at a time on the board. There are three ways in which you can win; the first is with three same size circles in a line across the board; the second is with the circles in size order in a row and third is with all different circles in one spot.
Along with trying to place you circles in a winning order you also need to try to block the other players from winning.
Otrio was an instant hit with all the family. Even our 7 year old who we thought might be a little young to play loves and has beat us all more than once.
Otrio has an RRP of £19.99 and is currently available from Amazon.
Jumanji The Next Level Board Game Reccomended for Children Over 8 Years (GIFTED)
We are big fans of the Jumanji films and couldn't wait to play the Jumanji The Level Board Game.
On first look the game seems really complicated however after a good read of the instructions (without the kids tugging to get started) and some concentration it is not hard as it first appeared.
Jumanji The Next Level Board Game comes with the game board, dice, battle cards, character game pieces, tokens and a token tracker.
The aim of the game is win battles by using the dice and the cards that you pick up in order to gain tokens. The person who fills their token tracker first is the winner.
The game is based on strategy and it did a little practice to get use to the rules and how to use the cards, but once picked up is lots of fun and definitley got us all thinking.
Baby Shark Let's Go Hunt Fishing Game Reccomended for Children Over 8 Years (GIFTED)
A must for Baby Shark fans the game is for 2 to 4 players and requires 2 AA batteries.
Baby Shark Let's Go Hunt Fishing Game comes with a round pond themed board full of colourful mini sharks and four fishing rods.
To play you, simply switch on the board which will then start to spin and of course play the Baby Shark song. As it moves, the baby sharks mouths open and close whilst you try to use your fishing rod to try to catch as many as you can.
The game is easy to play and lots of fun. Although aimed at younger children my seven year old has really enjoyed playing it, espcially when beating my husband who has also become fans of the game.