13 Dice Games for Kids in Honor of National Dice Day 12/4

Posted on: December 4th, 2017 by

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There is a holiday for everything, isn’t there? When I heard December 4 is National Dice Day, I knew this was a day we could throw our support behind. So many of our great family game nights revolve around board games that involve rolling a die. Whether it’s a number die, a letter die, or something else dice games for kids are a fun way to have memorable family game nights. Below we’re featuring a collection of dice games for kids based on our favorites and the favorites of our readers. If we’ve missed one you love, comment below. If you represent a family game manufacture and have a dice game you would like represented please contact [email protected].

 

Dice Games for Kids for National Dice Day

 

Here’s to fantastic Family Game Nights!

 

Dice Games for Kids

Dice games for kids – Preschoolers

Take a look at our picks for great dice games for kids 3-5 years old.

Snakes & Ladders by TCG

Build your Classic Games library with this high quality, carefully crafted game of Snakes & Ladders. Linen finished game board with sturdy game pieces, creates a perfect combination of durability and classic design for your home library. Navigate your game piece from one end of the game board to the other, helped by ladders and hindered by snakes in order to win in the classic game of Snakes & Ladders.

Use this link to buy the Snakes & Ladders game on Amazon for about $9.

snakes and ladders by Classic Games board

 

Raccoon Rumpus

We reviewed Raccoon Rumpus, an Educational Insights game back in 2013 and it continues to be a hit among preschoolers. You can read our Raccoon Rumpus game review with video here.

Raccoon Rumpus is a game for children ages 3+ and can be played with 2-4 players. The game is designed to teach children about costumes, colors, shapes, matching, and memory. It uses a color dice.

Use this link to buy the Raccoon Rumpus game on Amazon for about $15.

Raccoon Rumpus, a dice game for preschoolers

Raccoon Rumpus Card Setup

 

Dice Games for Kids – School age

Take a look at our picks for great dice games for kids 7-10 years old.

Pacheesi by TCG

Build your Classic Games library with this high quality, carefully crafted game of Pacheesi. Linen finished game board with sturdy game pieces, creates a perfect combination of durability and classic design for your home library. Block and send your opponents home as you move your game pieces around the board, into the safe path leading to the center to win in the classic game of Pacheesi.

Use this link to buy the Pacheesi game on Amazon for about $12.

Pacheesi by Classic Games

 

Backgammon by TCG

Build your Classic Games library with this high quality, carefully crafted game of Backgammon. Linen finished game board with sturdy game pieces, creates a perfect combination of durability and classic design for your home library. Move your game pieces around the points on the board and bear them off at the end to win in the classic game of Backgammon.

Use this link to buy the Backgammon game on Amazon for about $28.

Backgammon by Classic Games

Yahtzee

Yahtzee is a dice game where the object of the game is to roll certain combinations of numbers with five dice. Different combinations give different scores. The winner is the player with the highest score after 13 rounds.

Use this link to buy Yahtzee on Amazon for about $13.

 

Sorry

Slide, collide and score to win the game of Sorry! Draw cards to see how far you get to move one of your pawns on the board. If you land on a Slide you can zip to the end and bump your opponents’ pawns – or your own! Jump over pawns and hide in your Safety zone while getting powers with the 2 power-up tokens. Keep on moving and bumping until you get all three of your pawns from your color Start to your color Home. But watch out, because if you get bumped, Sorry! It’s all the way back to Start!

Use this link to buy Sorry on Amazon for about $8.

Dice Games for Kids - Sorry Board Game

 

NFL Game Day game

We reviewed NFL Game Day game back in 2013 and it continues to be one of our favorites. You can read our NFL Game Day game review with video here.

NFL Game Day features all 32 NFL Teams, as well as a magnetic game board with a real stadium feel! Go head to head with your dream NFL match-ups!

Use this link to buy the NFL Game Day game on Amazon for about $25.

NFL Game Day game setup 2

 

 

Dice Games for Kids – Tweens

We’re sharing our picks for great dice games for kids. Tweens 10-12 years old will think these dice games are terrific.

Scattergories

The Scattergories game is the fast-thinking game of categories and words! Roll the die, flip the sand timer, and think of answers to each category on the category list. Players race against the timer as they write down answers such as things in a musical group, a vegetable, a reason to have a party, and items found in a bakery — each beginning with the letter C. Score points for writing down things no one else did. The more creative the answers, the more points you score. With more than 190 categories and 20 letters on the die, the game is exciting to play over and over again.

Use this link to buy the Scattergories game on Amazon for about $15.

Dice Games for Kids Scattegories

 

Monopoly

Monopoly is a board game where players roll two six-sided dice to move around the game-board buying and trading properties, and develop them with houses and hotels.  Choose your token, place it on GO! and roll the dice to own it all! There can be only one winner in the Monopoly game. In our house, it’s always a stiff competition to see who will win. Over the years a number of different Monopoly versions have been released. Find your favorite with our link.

Use this link to buy the Monopoly game on Amazon for about $17.

Dice Games for Kids Monopoly

 

Dice Games for Kids – Teens

Here are our picks for the best dice games for kids, teens 13 and older.

Risk

Take over the world in this game of strategy conquest, now with updated figures and improved Mission cards. In the Risk game, the goal is simple: players aim to conquer their enemies’ territories by building an army, moving their troops in, and engaging in battle. Depending on the roll of the dice, a player will either defeat the enemy or be defeated. This exciting game is filled with betrayal, alliances, and surprise attacks. On the battlefield, anything goes! Defeat all of the enemy troops in a territory to conquer that territory and get one step closer to global conquest! The player who completes his or her secret mission first — and reveals the Secret Mission card to prove it — wins. And remember…when it comes to taking over the world, it’s all about who is willing to take the biggest Risk.

Use this link to buy the Risk game on Amazon for about $24.

Dice Games for Kids - Risk

 

Cranium

The Cranium Game is outrageous fun and gives players a chance to show off their talents! Players team up to cruise around the board completing activities in 4 color-coded categories: Creative Cat, Data Head, Star Performer, and Word Worm. One team picks a card from the category that matches their space on the board, and must successfully complete the activity before time runs out. Spelling a word backwards, drawing with their eyes closed, and solving a puzzle are just of few of the activities they might do. The first team to reach the Cranium Central space and complete one last challenge wins!

Use this link to buy the Cranium game on Amazon for about $13.

 

Role Playing Dice Games for Teens

 

We appreciate great dice games for kids that also offer tweens or teens the chance to do role playing.

Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering is a trading card game and a digital collectible card game. You are counted among the elite spellcasters of the Multiverse—the Planeswalkers. Your deck of cards represents your weapons, containing the spells you know and the creatures you can summon to fight for you. Games are played by two or more players, each of whom has a customized deck of Magic cards.

Use this link to buy the Magic: The Gathering game on Amazon for about $17.

 

Dungeons & Dragons

Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters! The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy.

Use this link to buy the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set on Amazon for about $30.

 

If you liked our picks in this guide, please be sure to visit our other gift guides for this holiday season.

 

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys start to become teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally.

She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 7 years, although she’d much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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