Fend of Summer Boredom with These Board Games

 

I’ve heard it. You’ve heard it. That dreaded battle cry of summer. “I’m booooooored!”

Bored! There’s no being bored over summer vacation! Especially not with this list of active, cooperative, adventurous and downright puzzling games, curated from our friends at Cloud Cap Games. Check out their recommendations below, and let us know if your favorite made the list! 

Active and Outdoor Games

Molkky (Ages 8+)

The insanely addictive outdoor throwing game from Finland. Mölkky can be played on grass, gravel, beach, dirt or any outdoor surface. All you need is an outdoor space, a few friends, and a Mölkky set.

Twangled (Ages 6+) 

Round up your friends and prepare to get Twangled as you laugh, think, stretch and communicate to get yourselves into and out of a twisted and tangled situation. Spend two rounds getting in a knot, then it’s time to work together to become unTwangled!

Fantastic Gymnastics (Ages 8+)

Get the right rhythm to gain momentum and flip the gymnast around the high bar. Release him at the right time to stick the perfect landing. An addictive physical skill game to play by yourself or with a group.

Cooperative Games

Hamster Clan (Ages 4+)

Work together as a hamster family to store carrots, clovers, and wheat for the winter. Use the elevator, mine cart, and hamster wheel to grab food from the surface and store it in your hamster home!

Outfoxed (Ages 5+)

Mrs. Plumpert’s prized pot pie has gone missing and it’s now a chicken chase to crack the case! Move around the board to gather clues and then use the special evidence scanner to rule out suspects. You’ll have to work together quickly because the guilty fox is high-tailing it towards the exit! Will you halt the hungry hooligan before it flies the coop… or will you be Outfoxed?

Adventure Games

Mysterious Forest (Ages 6+)

After going through a magical painting, young Jonas enters a fantasy world, and now it’s up to you and your friends to help him through the magical forest. Use your memory to collect the items you’ll need to face forest dangers and face the frightening Queen of the Draconia!

Dragonwood (Ages 8+)

Dare to enter Dragonwood! Deep in the heart of this mythical forest lurk angry ogres, giggling goblins, and even the famed and fearsome fire-breathers themselves! Collect sets of adventurer cards to earn dice, which you will use to roll against your foes. Choose your strategy carefully because the landscape of Dragonwood is ever-changing.

Puzzle Games

Karuba (Ages 8+)

Finally! After a long boat trip, the treasure hunters have reached the island of Karuba and can go on the hunt for hidden treasures. Who will lead their expedition team along the smartest route through the jungle trails, pay attention to the other players and keep an eye out for gold and crystals along the way?

Labyrinth (Ages 7+)

Labyrinth is the race for treasures in a moving maze! Find the shortest route through the a-maze-ing Labyrinth and you’ll be the winner. But there’s a twist; the structure of the Labyrinth can change at any time as players manipulate the route to either make a path easier for themselves, or block that of an opponent.

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Ali Wilkinson

Online Editor at PDX Parent
Ali Wilkinson is the Online Editor for PDX Parent, and is one of the founders of PDX Kids Calendar. She loves exploring Portland with her three small children, especially when the explorations lead outdoors, to music or to ice cream. You can read more from Ali at www.runknitlove.com.
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