Variations on the Classics

These games are all solidly based on traditional, familiar games but provide a fresh twist to make the game more engaging or interesting than the original.

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Happy Bunny

Same color coded board as Candyland, but with a cooperative option! Collect more carrots than the farmer to win.

Age: 3+

Players: 1-4

Rating: 9/10

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The Floor is Lava

A great alternative to Twister. Place out colorful foam tiles and jump to the correct one when the color is called out.

Age: 5+

Players: 2-6

Rating: 8/10

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Latice

Uno meets Scrabble. Be the first to play your tiles that have various colors and pictures on them. A great choice for a family game night. 

Age: 6+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 9/10

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Battle Sheep

Sort of like chess meets Othello, you're strategically playing piles of sheep tiles in order to capture the most pasture land. 

Age: 7+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 8/10

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Monopoly Deal

Faster and more strategic version of Monopoly. This is cheap to purchase, compact, and quick to play and yet employs so much more strategy than the game it's based upon. 

Age: 8+

Players: 2-5

Rating: 10/10

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Rock Paper Scissors War!

Combination of the two classic games in the title. With the addition of super hero versions of cards and bomb cards they add a lot of variety to the game without adding difficulty. Your child will love this game.

Age: 5+

Players: 2-3

Rating: 8/10

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Outfoxed!

Clue but quicker and easier. Figure out which fox stole the pie! You must unmask suspects and use a cool decoder to uncover clues. 

Age: 5+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 10/10

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Brix

Connect 4 meets Tic Tac Toe. Lay down brick pieces that have both an x and an o on it and are also multi-colored. Great variations for game play, easy and familiar premise.

Age: 7+

Players: 2

Rating: 8/10

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Yamslam

Play this instead of Yahtzee. You don't need a score card, just collect the poker chips once you roll the correct dice combo. 

Age: 8+

Players: 1-4

Rating: 10/10

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Eight-Minute Empire Legends

Faster and more strategic version of Risk! This doesn't actually play in 8 minutes but it's still pretty fast. You can still conquer the world but you purchase select or purchase cards that determine where you place your armies and cities. A standout game!

Age: 13+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 10/10

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