Children’s board games made of wood are very popular because, among other things, they train your child’s concentration and fine motor skills. Also, you spend so much time with your child, so your emotional bond can become even stronger. In addition, wooden board games are very sturdy and can easily withstand minor falls.
What you should consider when buying a wooden board game, we have compiled for you in a corresponding checklist. To make your choice easier, you can also take a look at our product recommendations.
- Simple wooden board games are available for children as young as 2 years old.
- Likewise, there are wooden board games for older children, teens, and adults that require more concentration and offer more complex rules, such as chess, backgammon, or checkers.
- Pay attention to the manufacturer’s age recommendation and your child’s developmental level to find a suitable wooden board game.
- Board games for toddlers do not contain small parts that can be swallowed, whereas the figures for older children and adults are usually more delicate.
- Sometimes the entire game including the board is made of wood, in others, the board is made of cardboard and only the figures and the dice are made of wood. A combination of plastic elements is also possible.
- Woodenboard games for children are often designed in bright colors and arouse interest with designs suitable for children.
- Wooden board games for adults are not always designed so colorful, often only in black and white or in different colors of wood (dark/light wood).
- Many wooden game boards double as convenient storage for the game pieces. Others come with an extra outer box.
- From the classic board games, such as “Mensch ärgere Dich nicht” and mill, chess or checkers, to particularly toddler-friendly games with wooden fruit, almost anything is possible.
- Domino games and stacking tower games (for example Jenga) train the understanding of colors, shapes and pictures, fine motor skills and concentration even in small children.
- Chess and backgammon especially appeal to logic.
- Many classic games are specially modified for children and the rules are often simplified.
- In this way, even young childrencan enjoy board games.
- Make sure that the wood comes from sustainable forestry (with FSC certification).
- Neither children’s games, nor games for adults, should contain harmful substances.
- Good quality (and pollutant-free) wooden board games come with test seals such as GS, Spiel gut and TÜV.
- Particularly impressive games receive the “Spiel des Jahres” award.
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FAQS About Children’s Board Games Made Of Wood
A board game, as the name suggests, consists of a game board. On this board, different figures or stones have to be moved.
Board games are usually available from the age of 2. These games are kept relatively simple and plain, so they do not unnecessarily overtax your child. Child-friendly games with wooden fruits of the stacking games are therefore particularly suitable for the beginning.
Board games made of wood are usually worked in colorful design, which children find particularly appealing. Differently designed game pieces also provide additional fun.
Your child has to concentrate over a longer period of time and practice patience in some games. In addition, he learns about different colors and shapes and can further develop his motor skills.
Well-known board games made of wood are, for example, dominoes, ludo or stacking tower games. If your child already wants to play more demanding games, checkers, chess or mill are also possible. However, do not overtax your child and arrange the games according to his needs.
Children’s board games made of wood usually cost up to 20 euros or more, depending on the equipment.
The board game should not contain any harmful substances and should have an appropriate test seal. This allows you to see whether the board game comes from sustainable forestry, for example. It should also be of high quality and not splinter.
The best-selling board game in the world is Monopoly. Since 1935, this has been available in countless different versions. There is even a special edition, which is made entirely of wood.
Board games have a long tradition. Researchers believe that the first games were played as early as 3200 BC, as one was found in an Egyptian tomb.
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