You Could Shape the Future of the UK’s Best Family Board Game: Monopoly

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  1. Toby

    I love to see articles about boardgaming and kids. However I have to disagree about the statement about Monopoly being the best family game out there. It is certainly the most well-known and popular, but there are some truly brilliant kid’s games out there that don’t have player elimination (making people bankrupt doesn’t send children a good message IMO), sheer luck (you move and acquire property purely through the roll of dice) or the acquisition of money at their heart.

    The issue is that in the UK you have to go to specialist board game retailers to find good ones because the shops only stock Hasbro.

    Haba (a German company) make some excellent games – I would say for children up the age of 5 or so the following are great

    Coconuts – see my review here https://isitmygo.co/2017/01/09/coconuts/
    Richard Scarry’s Busytown
    Animal on Animal (by Haba)
    Rhino Hero (by Haba)
    Enchanted Tower
    Looping Louie
    Click Clack Lumberjack (a bit like a reverse Jenga)
    Robot Turtles (teaches preschoolers about coding)

    Check out the Children’s Top 100 games on BoardgameGeek –

    https://boardgamegeek.com/childrensgames/browse/boardgame?sort=rank&rankobjecttype=family&rankobjectid=4665&rank=1#1

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