Games can enhance connection, build social skills, support critical reasoning skills and simply add more fun to our daily family activities.
Congratulations to these recent NAPPA Award winners:
A hand-held game featuring 2500 paperless puzzles across 5 difficulty levels. The interactive grid provides instant answer checking, auto-timing and connective battle functions to enhance the puzzle-solving experience. $56, ages 4-adults, giiker.com
Draft combinations of fruit toppings and whipped cream to load up your waffle. Create patterns to spread syrup for scoring points. What you draft not only affects your score, but also your turn order and how much syrup you can use. $39.99, ages 10+, alderac.com
Join the coyote for a stroll through the desert to admire the beautiful groups of wild cacti in bloom. A fun family strategy and decision-making game that can be played in 20 minutes. $36, ages 8+, simplyfun.com
Eureka, you have struck gold! Try to mine as many nuggets as you can in this board game, but beware—the other miners will also be trying to stake their claim and may even try to take some of yours. $30, ages 6+, simplyfun.com
Nanodoodle Doodle Board
Make up your own games with this portable LCD writing tablet that can be attached anywhere—clip to school bags or suitcases and take creativity on the road. Parents can also use it as a memo note for shopping lists. $19.99, ages 5+, mytekfun.com
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