Best word games for children
Expand vocabulary, develop spelling skills, learn about homophones, anagrams and synonyms and compose huge numbers of silly sentences... all while having a great time. Whether your child is 3 or 13, our favourite word board games and literacy card games offer fast-paced fun for the whole family.
Scrabble Junior, £21.99Scrabble is the world's favourite word game – the original set has sold over one million units. Scrabble Junior is a simplified introduction to the game for kids aged 6 (the "Words and Pictures" board) or around 10 (the "Rainbow Scrabble" board on the other side). Pocket, card and app versions are also available if your child turns out to be a Scrabble obsessive!
Story Cubes, £9.99Nine dice and a bit of imagination are all you need to start playing this engaging and non-competitive story-telling game. Over a million combinations are possible every time you roll, so take a deep breath, start with "Once upon a time..." and have some fun! Other sets with special Voyages, Intergalactic, Enchanted and Actions cubes are avaialble to expand the basic one.
Articulate for Kids, £19.99The aim of the game is to describe as many words as possible to your team mates, without giving ‘begins with’ or ‘sounds like’ clues. This version has been adapted to be suitable for children aged 6+ but can be played multi-generationally, too. A great way to help children learn to express themselves and to expand vocabulary.
Bananagrams, £14.99You don't need a pencil, paper or a board for this fast-paced anagram game, and it's super-portable so ideal for family journeys. There's no waiting for turns, as everyone is playing all the time, which makes it particularly suitable for impatient kids (and adults!), and it's easy to adapt for different numbers of players and different ages. A super-sized Jumbo version is also available to help exercise bodies as well as minds!
Pass the Word, £9.50A fast-moving word game designed to boost children's ability to recognise words and spell correctly. Players race against the timer to put together a word as fast as possible; when the time runs out, the letters have to be passed on to the next player. The winner is the player who has completed most words at the end of the game. Suitable for 2 to 4 players and aimed at ages 5-9.
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