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Best Logic Board Games for Kids

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Not sure what to add to your homeschool this year? Add the best logic board games for kids that will teach them reasoning skills.

I love educational games to teach your kids new skills. It makes learning fun and the kids don’t realize they’re learning new skills while they try to win.

Best logic games for kids

Logic board games are a wonderful way to teach deductive reasoning, logic and problem solving skills.

These logic games are one player, but we have played this as a family to try to figure out the games together. But they are also a good independent game for kids who can read on their own.

My 8 and 12 year old loved these games and they could choose to play together to or do their own games.

Cat Crimes

Before we got our free games from Thinkfun we already had purchased Cat Crimes so that’s how we fell in love with these logic games.

You get a set of 40 cat crimes from beginner to expert for you to figure out who committed the crime.

The kids started the game together and then my youngest was able to read it on her own to play on her own.

I love this quiet activity that she could do on her own while her brother was still working on his school work.

Dog Crimes

Much like Cat Crimes, Dog Crimes follows the same game play but didn’t feel repetitive or boring. My kids were excited about this one because they enjoyed the cat game.

You get 6 game tokens, 6 crime tokens and 40 challenges or crimes to solve from beginner to expert.

Dog crimes logic board game

The clues are simple and then get harder. There are clues like Daisy is sitting next to Peppr, or Daisy is sitting across from Pepper so dogs need to be positioned next to others or in front of the correct crime position.

Whenever she guesses the correct suspect, she fills with so much joy.

dog crimes game in action

Rush Hour

The Rush Hour game is another fun logic game with a simple concept but filled with so many skills to get your child thinking.

There are 40 challenges from beginner to expert. You set up the board how the card shows you. The goal is to move the red car so that it can go straight out of the parking lot.

The other cars can only move in a stright line. I’m not going to lie, this one is challenging for me but my kids totally get it lol.

Rush Hour logic game

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Gravity Maze

In Gravity Maze, you get 10 maze towers and 60 challenge cards from beginner to expert. The cards give you a starting point and an ending point where the marble has to end up. If you can get the marble there you win.

The cards tell you what other towers need to be added to make the maze work.

This game is challenging and I wasn’t sure my 8 year old would catch on because the towers can face different directions but after watching her brother she caught on quickly.

Gravity Maze board game

Laser Maze

The Laser Maze has a different concept in that you have to angle the mirrors and pieces to get the laser to light up at the destination cell.

There are 60 cards from beginner to expert. You place the items on the board as instructed and then you need to figure out how to add in the extra pieces so that you can light up the target.

Laser Maze board game

Favorite board game

My daughter (8 years old) – Dog Crimes, there is a German shepard in the board game that reminds her of our dog.

My son (12 years old) – Gravity Maze, he enjoyed the challenge of this game.

More Thinkfun Logic Games

Did you love these games? Try one of these other Thinkfun games for more logic games. I have Code Master on my wishlist already.

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the games of logic suggestion. We bought and played Dog Crimes and my 9yr old son loves it. He is dyslexic and is also 2/3 of the way done with vision therapy. It had not occurred to me to build his confidence using his natural logic skills. That game was great for learning left/right/across -by following the clues. (I had no idea that he didn’t grasp what across meant). A new follower and soon to be first time homeschool Mom, here. So far I love everything you are putting out. Even the email newsletter is spot on in my feelings right now. Thank you

    1. Hi Dana,

      My daughter who is not a fan of reading loves both the dog and cat crime games which has really encouraged her reading on her own but having fun at the same time, glad you’re finding my emails helpful.

      Monique

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