If you're looking for a game that challenges not only your mind, but your physical senses as well, try a dexterity game, where precise motor control (and sometimes even fast reflexes) are as important as strategy, and in fact become the strategy.
Dexterity games can include party games (they get tougher after a few drinks!), kids games, and even abstract games. They are especially popular for kids, because building things – and then watching them topple over – is just plain fun!
Here are a few of the better-known dexterity games:
- Angry Birds – Build, launch, and destroy!
- Jenga – The classic block-building game
- Operation – Surgery requires a steady hand!
Dexterity Games for Adults
- Angry Birds: Knock On Wood
The age-old battle between Angry Birds and egg-stealing pigs continues! The birds will have their revenge! Build, launch and destroy with an exciting skill-and-action game based on the best-selling phone app. The game features three Angry Birds, green pigs, one slingshot-style launcher, structure pieces and mission cards. Players draw a card and build the structure shown before their opponents launch an Angry Bird in an attempt to knock it -- and the pigs -- down to win points.
- Chairs Stacking Game In Tin
See how your skills stack up! All the fun of the popular Chairs stacking game is available in a collectible tin. Stylish tin contains 24 chairs in 8 different styles, and instructions. Get creative and start stacking with a style all your own. There are endless ways to construct a Chairs masterpiece. The Chairs Game Collectible Tin is fun for the whole family! All you need is a steady hand and creative thinking. Players take turns adding a chair to the stack one by one. The tension mounts as the tower grows! Don't topple the Chairs or you're out of the game.
With Fastrack, the action is non-stop and the fun is plentiful.Using the elastic cord, be quick and aim well to be the first to send all of the disks zooming across to the other side. This high-quality wooden game is for 2 players, ages 5 and up. It's a fast-paced game that holds the interest of both kids and adults. WARNING: You may find it difficult to stop playing!
- Fruit Ninja Slice Of Life Game
Based on the top-selling Apple iOS and Android app, the Fruit Ninja Slide of Life action game turns the fun of the digital app into fast and frenetic physical play. Both kids and adults alike love the app's addictive action of chopping and slicing flying fruit while avoiding the bombs, and now they can do it for real on either the table top or the floor. With two toy ninja swords, 20 physical fruit and bomb pieces, and 40 Fruit Ninja mission cards, this exciting skill and action game allows players to race to physically slash and splatter fruit pieces like true ninja warriors.
InStructures is a fast-paced, highly-interactive race to build wooden block structures against the clock. InStructures is a challenging and competitive board game that easily adapts to a variety of skills and ages. Two teams race to build the structure as shown on cards (the blueprints) by only using verbal instructions from another team member (the foreman). The team that correctly completes the structure wins the round and comes closer to winning the game. InStructures helps build communication skills, encourages critical thinking and problem solving, helps improve understanding of spatial relationships, sharpens listening skills, and rewards teamwork. InStructures is a Mensa Select award winner for excellence.
- Knock Your Blocks Off
Stack 'em up... Knock 'em down! First, race to build a structure by matching up the patterns on your blocks. Then use the demolition die to knock down your opponent's crowns! Depending on what you roll, you may get to attack with an avalanche of boulders, a wall-smashing ogre, or even a fire-breathing dragon! Rack up the most victory points and crown yourself king of the block!
- Make 'n' Break
Make 'n' Break is an exciting challenge for builders of all ages. You'll need a good eye and dexterous fingers as you race to create as many wacky structures as you can in the time allowed. But watch out - some of the structures are very difficult to build, and time is running out!! Game includes one timer, 10 building blocks, 80 building cards, 60 counters and one die.
- Simon Flash
Simon Flash is a high-tech twist on the legendary Simon memory game! With four games in one, it tests players' memory and logic skills to the max. Families and kids alike will want to spend hours testing their memory in fun competition on this electronic version of the classic Simon game. The electronic Wonder-Link technology lets the cubes know where they're shuffled, when the game is won and the final score, so this is a Simon game that takes out the hassle and gives you more time to play. Can you conquer the colors in all four games?
- Stack Market
In today's market, companies grow at a rapid rate. But if they grow too rapidly, they may become unstable. You are investing in these companies and aiding in their growth by stacking cubes that represent the headquarters of each company. The higher the headquarters the more that company is worth -- and if you don't have a steady hand or a smart investment, the company can become unstable and crash, reducing its worth, and your assets, to nothing. An original dexterity game with an investment angle.
WobBally is an unpredictable balancing game that's fun for the whole family. Roll the die to see what color ball you have to go for. Carefully use your cue stick to poke a ball down into the center of the tower. Keep taking turns until one player makes the WobBally tower tumble down! Dramatic sways and increasing instability keeps the suspense and action growing! With three ways to play, WobBally keeps the suspense and action at an all-time high!
Place your Yikerz pieces (magnets) down on the board and try to avoid attracting the other pieces already played. The object is to get rid of all your pieces. If Yikerz collapse together, those pieces are yours to add to your stack. Stand the Yikerz upright for increased magnetism and danger for your opponent's next turn! But beware, that play could backfire on your next turn. It includes a convenient travel pouch for portable fun- anywhere, anytime!
Dexterity Games for Kids
Ants In The Pants
Bill and Betty Bricks
Connect 4 Launchers
Don't Tip The Waiter
Flippin' Frogs Game To Go
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Make 'n' Break Junior
Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots
Sumo Ham Slam
The Smurfs: Hold On Clumsy
U-Build Mouse Trap
See Also: Board Games for Kids