Cooperative board games are a fun way for kids to work together.
Kids can benefit from cooperative board games in many ways, such as learning how to work together and communicate with each other, developing problem-solving skills, creativity, and critical thinking, which kids can use in school and beyond!
These skills also help kids develop social skills alongside teamwork.
Whether you’re playing these games in the classroom with students or as a family for game night, we think it’ll help kids get along and all have a good time!
Check out some of the best cooperative board games below and get ready to have fun.
It has a simple objective: all players work together to build a path and collect 3 keys to the treasure. But beware, the Ogre is racing to the treasure too. Make a path to the treasure before the Ogre does and everyone wins!
Outfoxed is kinda like the animal version of Clue. There's one fox who stole Mrs. Plumpert's pot pie and the players are the detectives.
You go around the game board either revealing suspects or finding clues. Your goal is to narrow down the suspects until you're certain of the thief's identity. Do that before the fox reaches the fox hole and everyone wins. Don't reach the objective and the fox gets to eat the pot pie.
Robot Turtles is a fabulous STEM game that teaches kids the fundamentals of programming. In the game, the kids use their cards to program the computer (the adult acts as the computer) and move their turtle along the path.
The objective of the game is to get your turtle from the start position to the gem. Once every child reaches their gem and wins, the game is over.
Although it sounds simple, there are plenty of ways to increase the difficulty depending on the age and skill of the child. Your kids can unlock cards like ice walls, lasers, boxes, and more. And once they've mastered those, there are a whole other set of instructions for advanced play.
This is a game we definitely want to add to our collection!
Any Disney lover will adore this giant, 6-foot long board game. The objective of the game is simple: get all the players from the start to Cinderella's castle before the clock strikes midnight.
Along the path, players can land on Mickey silhouettes which let them all work together to find as many of one item on the board as they can. After the timer runs out, each player gets to move that number of spaces.
But watch out because players can also land on the clock tower which moves the clock one or two hours closer to midnight!
Play a wand token and the Sea Witch must go back one space. Watch out for that tricky Sea Witch because if she lands on a space where a mermaid already is, that mermaid must start back at the beginning.
Get all the mermaids to Mermaid Island before the Sea Witch and everyone wins!