I grew up playing lots of board games with my family. We had a huge variety, but Hasbro games were always our favorite. Board games are a lot of fun to play, but they also offer a host of benefits for children. Playing games is a great time for families to spend time together and create memorable moments. Grandparents and grandchildren, parents and kids and sibling vs sibling can bond, enjoy each others company and have lots of laughs together.
Playing board games also reduce stress, burn off steam, teach focus, improves memory and cognitive skills, helps develop logic and reasoning skills, hones fine motor skills, lowers blood pressure and improves response time. Plus, kids will learn to be a good sport, to share, to take turns and get along with other players. Kids will also develop people skills, patience, tactfulness and game board diplomacy. It’s literally a win, win partnership between kids and board games. With that thought, check out some Hasbro games that kids of all ages will love to play.
Jenga is a classic game that has been enjoyed by families all over North America since the early 70’s. The game comes with 54 hardwood Jenga blocks and you can have as many players as you like. The idea is to stack them into a sturdy tower and then gingerly pull out one block at a time without crashing the stack. If you want to make the game tougher and more challenging, especially for your opponents, use chopsticks instead of your fingers to remove a Jenga piece. It’s a great way to amp up your agility and eye and hand coordination. The pieces are silky smooth, solid and lightweight so they are easy to manipulate even if you have large or small fingers. Kids will have a blast. Ages 6+ and retails for $20 on Amazon.
Kids will giggle hysterically playing the Peeing Pup game. The game comes with the pup, a plastic tail and instructions. It requires 3 AAA batteries which are not included. Everyone loves puppies, especially ones that love to be petted. So what do we know about puppies? They pee when they get excited! And so does this little pup.
First, add your batteries, second, add the water. You pull off his dog tag and there is a hole to add your water. To active the game, press the puppies tale down and music will start to play. Now the fun begins. You pet the puppy until he barks three times and then you’ll pass him to the next player. The pup will make puppy noises as well and then when you least expect it, he’ll pee on you. If you press his tongue, he’ll also pee on you. It’s a cute game and kids will have tons of fun. There is a choking hazard warning so this toy is not for children under 3 yrs. Recommended for ages 4+ and retails for $25 on Amazon.
The Tiny Pong Solo Table Tennis Game is totally fun. Individuals can test their skill at keeping the ping pong ball on their mini court. The game will require assembling and 3 AAA batteries which are not included. It also comes with instructions that include some helpful tips so you can reach a high score.
To start the game, you press down on the launch pad button and place the ball on top. Then you press the trigger and try to keep the ball bouncing between both sides of the net. While you’re engaged in play, there is music and lights to amplify the action. Plus, there is a voice play by play that tells you what your score is. There are two modes, beginner and expert. We spent our time in beginner trying to master the moves, but it was fun trying.
Tiny Pong is a fast-paced game and the goal is to bounce the ball as many times as you can before it falls on the floor. When you finished playing, there is a handy storage clip to house the ball. It’s a tough game, but it will certainly improve your agility and concentration. Kids love it! This game will be available in June on Amazon and big box stores.
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