Sometimes, a great game for adults just doesn't work for kids. Maybe it's too complicated, perhaps it requires a reading level or knowledge that younger people just don't possess yet.
But what if you take a classic game and make a "Junior" edition? Not a "dumbed-down" version, but a game that keeps the elements that make the game great, yet make sit more accessible for youngsters?
That's the idea behind the following collection of "Junior" editions of classic board games:
For 2-6 players, ages 8 and up. This Edition of Anagramania is the most fun for kids! Parents will enjoy playing Junior Edition with their children. It's not only entertaining, but a terrific way to improve language skills.
Apples To Apples Junior
Apples to Apples Junior is the young version of the Apples to Apples original game that's been hailed as a national competition winner by Mensa, the high-IQ society. Apples to Apples Junior brings the award winning card and party game, Apples to Apples to the entire family. Younger readers will delight in the funny comparisons while expanding their vocabulary and thinking skills.
Backseat Drawing Junior
Now the whole family can get in on the drawing action with Backseat Drawing Junior! In Backseat Drawing Junior, two teams race to correctly guess what their own team members are drawing. The catch is that the artists don't know what they are drawing - they can only follow the instructions given by another team member called "The Director". The Directors look at the item on the challenge card then give drawing instructions to the artists as the rest of the team members try desperately to guess what is being drawn. The first team to identify the item that is being drawn wins one point. Directors, artists, and guessers rotate within the teams and the next round starts. The first team to earn seven points wins the game!
Blokus Junior is a unique and fun strategy game that can be learned in just a couple of minutes. There's just one rule! Each piece you play must touch at least one other piece of the same color, but only at the corners. When no one can play any more pieces, the player with the least number of squares left over wins Blokus Junior! Simplified Blokus shapes make them easier for kids to play.
Boggle Jr. is a specially designed Boggle game that helps preschoolers learn their ABC's! Easy matching games teach children letters, spelling and reading while they're having fun. With 60 different three and four letter words to master, children will love practicing object and word recognition, sorting and grouping, taking turns, sharing and more!
Buzz Word Junior
Buzzword is the lively, addictive and challenging game that fuzzes your memory and buzzes your brain! You and your teammates have 45 seconds to solve 10 clues with all the answers containing the Buzzword! Designed with younger players in mind, Buzzword Junior has clues for all ages making is a perfect family game.
Monopoly Junior is classic Monopoly fun for junior players. In this junior version of classic Monopoly, you'll travel around the gameboard searching for the best locations to set up your lemonade stands. If you land on an open street, put up a stand. If you, or some other player, land on a street where someone has already set up shop, you'll have to pay them for a taste. Draw a Chance card and move to a new street or get a free lemonade stand. Ran out of lemons and ice . . . ? Well, you may have to spend some money to buy more. If at the end of the game, you have the most money, you win!C
Monopoly Junior - Disney Channel Edition
Choose your favorite Disney Channel personality and run around the gameboard buying properties as you go! Try to set up as many televisions as possible to collect money from your friends each time they stop and visit. Play as characters from Hannah Montana, Phineas & Ferb, Jump In!, The Cheetah Girls, Return to Halloween Town, High School Musical, Cory in the House, That's So Raven, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Collect the most money by the end of the game and you win!
Math Dice Jr.
Math Dice Jr. is a great first mental math game for kids! Players roll the 12-sided Target Die and the five 6-sided Scoring Dice. They then use combinations of addition and subtraction to generate equations whose result is closet, or equal to, the Target Number. Then they get to move along the scoring track one space for each die used. The first player to reach the finish line wins Math Dice Jr.! Simple rules and chunky, brightly colored dice make this game fun for early math learners. A fun game that builds math confidence in young kids.
My Word! Junior
In this fast-action word game, you must think quickly to form words before someone beats you to the punch. Each card represents one letter (i.e., R, T, or A). As the cards are dealt one at a time face up on the table, players race to form a word. The first player to call out a word using at least three cards from the table wins the cards. At the end of the round, score one point for each card collected. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Pathwords is the "Tetris-meets-Word-Search" puzzle game, and this junior edition brings the fun of the popular game to younger players. Players exercise verbal and spatial reasoning as they place the Tetris-style puzzle pieces onto the challenge grid so the letters under each piece spell a word. PathWords Jr. engages young players and builds vocabulary skills with clever graphic hints and funny word play. An ideal game to instill a lifelong love of word puzzles and logic games!
Quelf Jr. is a totally silly game for kids and families! Use your creativity and imagination to answer crazy questions and do silly stunts. But watch out for Mr. Sourface, a grumpy old man who tries to slow you down. The first person to make it through the Quelf Jr. factory wins and everyone will have a blast along the way. Quelf Jr. is perfect for children's parties, rainy day entertainment, family game night, slumber parties, school activities, or anytime!
Reverse Charades Junior
Reverse Charades Junior is a hilarious twist on a classic game where the entire team has 60 seconds to act out as many words as one team member can guess. It's a fast-paced, fiercely fun team competition that's an absolute riot with families, work teams, school groups, party-goers or among a few close friends. But be warned...you're in for big and dangerous doses of fun. The new Junior Edition is specifically designed for kids ages 6+, offering guaranteed laugh-out-loud craziness!
Scrabble Junior is the fun-filled word-and-picture version of the famous crossword game! Young players match the picture words with letter tiles. Older players form their own words on the reverse side of the board. Can you spell F-U-N? This game's unique double-sided game board lets kids play the beginner game and then advance to a more classic version, as they get older. The beginner game features a board with the words already spelled out. On each turn, your child matches two of his or her letters to the ones already on the board. The advanced game lets them make up their own words, in a version much closer to the grown-up game. This is truly a game that will grow with your child as well as their vocabulary!
Sort It Out Junior
Can you sort a list of animals by the number of eyes they have? What about by the number of bones or teeth? Or even how long they each can hold their breath! Can you pick which sports us a ball and which don't? Or can you sort your favorite cartoon characters by height? Well, in Sort is Out Junior, everyone gets to find out! There are hundreds of topics specifically for kids...inviting families and friends to laugh, learn and sort each other out!
SQUINT JUNIOR brings the eye-opening fun of the award winning game, SQUINT, to the entire family. Picture this: players use transparent shape cards to build simple pictures. Other players guess what the picture might be. Young players learn how pictures are created from shapes and improve their perception skills. Everyone plays on every turn ... the fun never stops! A great family game for three to eight players!
Trivial Pursuit DVD For Kids
Trivial Pursuit DVD For Kids is the hilarious game show you play at home! Join your hosts, Brad, Bobby, Mitch and Lewis for 12 hysterical episodes of head-to-head question-and-answer fun. Test your knowledge in 6 different categories. Answer the questions correctly and you collect a wedge. If you have the most wedges at the end of the game you win! Hurray!
Who, What, Where? - Jr.
Who, What, Where? - Junior is the funny drawing game for kids! In this outrageous drawing game the object is to try to get other players to guess the WHO, WHAT and WHERE scene you've drawn. To play, each player picks a WHO card, a WHAT card and a WHERE card and then begins drawing the ridiculous scene described on the cards. You might get a bear riding a bike in a cave, a cow jumping rope on a train, a dog playing soccer on the moon, plus thousands of other fun-to-draw combinations! Other players try to guess what was drawn for points, and the player with the most points wins!
Word On The Street Junior
Word on the Street Junior brings the fun and excitement to the entire family! Two teams alternate taking turns "on the street" game board trying to capture eight letter tiles. A category card is read aloud and the timer starts. Players from the team on the street brainstorm words that fit the category. The team agrees on a word and moves each corresponding letter tile towards their side of the street before time runs out. Move a letter completely off the game board to capture it. The first team to capture eight letter tiles wins Word on the Street Junior!