Geography board games for kids

5 Great Geography Games: Board Games that Teach about the World

Geography Games for Kids- Kid World CitizenAre you looking looking for board games that are fun and educational for your kids? These geography games are outstanding to help kids learn about different countries, practice their map skills, and have fun with their family and friends.

Loosely based on the book (there’s also a puzzle) by the same name, Scrambled States is described as a “whimsical, mad-dashing geography game” for kids and families to play together.Scrambled States Game- Kid World Citizen It is simple (the player who gets the most state cards wins), and looking at their map and while playing and completing the challenge cards, kids begin to understand the states’ relationships to each other, distances, their size and shape, whether they are on a coast, touch Mexico or Canada, etc. Recommended for age 8+, but younger kids can play if they have help reading the state names (or can recognize the shapes of the states!).

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I grew up playing with my family, and so when I found this, I instantly liked it! With 240 train cars playing on a game board map, 2-5 players travel across the map building railway lines of different colors. This is wonderful family board game because it is easy to learn and you can play it over and over.Ticket to Ride Europe- Kid World Citizen You can buy these expansion kits to play with your trains/pieces from Ticket to Ride- Europe: Ages 8+.

This game come highly recommended by several friends, a homeschooling family, readers of KidWorldCitizen.org, and adoptive parents hoping to teach their kids about geography! The name kept popping up and now I am looking to buy one for my kids.10 Days in Africa Geography Game- Kid World Citizen The simple idea is to find the fastest route to travel across the region by making connections using various transportation methods. One of the reasons this game comes so highly recommended is that it is a simple concept with no little pieces, that is so fun, adults really enjoy it with the kids. Also available:, , . Recommended for ages 8+, but my friends say they pair the younger kids with an older partner.

This game was recommended to me by a 4th grade teacher, who likes to use geography games during recess on rain days. This board game has a world map and spinner built in, with cards that teach locations, capital cities, landmarks, and important facts about countries around the world. Players need to locate the country on the world map before moving on, and extra points can be earned from identifying their “pen-pals’” countries (from separate postcards). Ages 6+.

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GeoToys GeoDice: Educational Geography Board Game
Toy (GeoToys)
  • Contains two continent and five letter dice (7 in total).
  • Two sided game board: countries on one side and capitals on the other.
  • Based on the roll of the die, players identify countries and capitals.
  • Recommended for children 6 years and older.
  • Great family game.

Any good games?

by Magnum

We love board games especially in winter time. Recently I got this one,
It's a lot of fun and you get to learn some geography. I reached El Paso with my track and started singing that Marty Robbins song "Out in the West Texas Town of El Paso, I Fell In Love With A Mexican Girl" and my son looks at me "Daddy don't sing that song!!".
So what are your favorite board games for elementary age kids?

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FAQ

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Name the perfect <$15 gift for this child?

Here is a bit about him:
- Turning ten
- Vegan
- Loves Star Wars and Ninjago (or, did as of last year)
- Crafts his own swords and other gear (out of cardboard, etc.)
- Does not enjoy board games
- Does not seem to read much
- Loves TV, but do not want to encourage (family does not wish to encourage)
- Does not play sports
- Fairly stylish dresser (stylish mother buys clothes)
- Nice kid, not violent himself (despite violent interests), and very energetic

I would try to he him a Star Wars comic book or anything of the sorts. Honestly when I was ten the best gifts were CARDBOARD! Making ships, slides etc. but be careful it may come off as inconsiderate. Maybe try getting Lego or beyblades or Pokemon cards. Maybe an outdoor activity like a soccer ball or a frisbee! Hope I helped

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