Thinking Games

It's hard to decide what classifies as a "thinking game" given that most games require some degree of thinking! So for this category we've chosen games for kids which specifically require logical thinking skills - and for that reason they are great games to introduce at any age. And just because you're thinking, it doesn't mean you aren't having loads of fun too.

Anagram Challenge

Anagram Challenge

This is a very adaptable game, which can be fun at a party, mixed age gathering, a rainy afternoon or a plane journey! It takes a little preparation.

Age: 6+

Battle Ships Instructions

Battle Ships Instructions

Battleships is a fun game for developing logic and deductive skills and practising coordinates. Scroll down for our printable version of the ever-popular Battleships game.

How to play:

Chess For Kids

Chess For Kids

Chess is an excellent game for kids. It teaches them strategic thinking, logic and it's fun, too! We have the rules of Chess, here, written so that children can understand them. Read online or download a printable version.

First Name Game

First Name Game

This is a very simple game for children of all ages which just requires a supply of pencils and paper and a bit of thinking-power!

Number of Players: 2 +

Age Range: 6+

Hamster Tic Tac Toe

Hamster Tic Tac Toe

Print this cute hamster tic tac toe game for kids to enjoy. Just cut out the board and the pieces and choose whether to play with the seeds or the cheese!

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