Parenting 101: Best games for a rainy day | Parenting 101

The fall weather is rolling in and with rainy days in the forecast we will be looking for indoor activities to keep our kids entertained. Here are six great board games from Funko Games that will appeal to young kids and parents alike.

dr Seuss model party (age 3+) – This is a great simple game to teach kids patterns and shapes. The gameplay is relatively short, which is fantastic when playing with young children who may not yet have enough patience to endure longer games. Players are each given their own spinners and must create a pattern that matches the one on their chosen card. This is also a good game to introduce kids to strategic gameplay. They must make choices such as whether to focus on their patterns or use a turn to block an opponent’s pattern.

Dr.Seuss thing one and thing two where are you (from 3 years) – If you are looking for a game with a little more flexibility and movement then this is the perfect game for you. One player muddy hides things, then the other players ask questions for clues. When you flip the Go Look tile, it’s time to look. This is a fast paced game but if your kids are anything like mine they will want to play again and again. It’s a great way to work on their memory while also keeping them moving as they run from room to room looking for things.

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Disney Happiest Day Game (ages 5 and up) – We haven’t been in our happy place since January 2020, so when I saw a playset at my favorite Disney theme park I had to try it. Players race through the Magic Kingdom Park, visiting all the classic attractions and meeting characters to collect as many cards until Tinker Bell reaches the top of the castle and turns day into night. We had a blast playing this game while being nostalgic for our favorite park. It’s also fun to answer card questions like “What’s the best thing to do while waiting in line” or “What’s your favorite country?” It was always interesting to hear my kids’ answers!

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Disney’s Kingdomania (ages 6+) – This game combines two of my kids’ favorite things; it is a board game and a mystery pack. Kingdomania is an expandable game that can be played alone or in a group. The premise is simple, keep the glitches out of the Nexus! Of course, the game can go either way with the good or bad luck of a dice roll. I would recommend taking the time to read through the instructions while the kids play with their little figures. Once you understand the gameplay, it’s very easy and fun. I love that it can be expanded with collectible figures. Kingdomania will be available as a cue ball (1 player) and a super pack (1-2 players) and all can be combined. I suspect my kids will find a plaything in their Christmas stockings this year!

A Silly Movie Game (ages 7 and up) – It’s a cross-country race to make it to the Powerline concert in LA. Players want to be the first to grab the best seats at the concert venue, but don’t forget to collect memories along the way! This is a simple, straight-forward game that’s easy enough for the younger players and entertaining for the older ones. When we tried this game, we all had different strategies. Is it best to race to the venue to snag the best seats, or is it better to collect as many memories as possible? You have to play to find out.

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (9+) – I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this game, after all it’s based on my favorite Magic Kingdom roller coaster and it didn’t disappoint! We all played with a different strategy and ended up being defeated by our youngest player. Players are tasked with expanding their mining operations and investing in the town’s business. Of course, the strategy can only go so far if the paths the marbles take are completely random. This game is a great combination of strategy and pure luck.

Meredith is a Disney-obsessed housewife. When she’s not planning a trip, you can find her with her nose in a book. Follow her on Instagram.

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