Games for Preschoolers

A Listmania! list by Ann Arbor With Kids (Ann Arbor, MI)
The list author says: "I have a 4.5 year old who loves to play games."
Hi Ho Cherry-O
1.  Hi Ho Cherry-O by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "We love this game. She gets practice counting."
$15.95   Used & New from: $1.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (351 customer reviews)

Hasbro Games Cootie
2.  Hasbro Games Cootie by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "We have modified the rules to make it go a bit faster."
$9.99   Used & New from: $6.95
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)

Don't Break the Ice
3.  Don't Break the Ice by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "Teaches some strategy and physics. Of course, my daughter likes to break the ice instead of keeping the skater standing."
$10.23   Used & New from: $2.57
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (339 customer reviews)

Monopoly Town
4.  Monopoly Town by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "A basic introduction to Monopoly. Some of the rules are a little hard to understand. But the money is plentiful and good counting practice. I reviewed it here:
http://lifewithpreschooler.blogspot.com/2010/01/family-game-night-preschool-style.html"
$20.38   Used & New from: $7.99
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Clue Carnival: The Case of the Missing Prizes
5.  Clue Carnival: The Case of the Missing Prizes by Clue
The list author says:
  "An introduction to Clue, but with missing prizes instead of a murder. My daughter still cannot play independently and needs an adult partner. We also find that we need to dumb down our play to make it fair for her.
http://lifewithpreschooler.blogspot.com/2010/01/family-game-night-preschool-style.html"
$11.40   Used & New from: $9.29
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Candy Land - The Kingdom of Sweets Board Game
6.  Candy Land - The Kingdom of Sweets Board Game by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "A classic!"
$12.63   Used & New from: $6.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (475 customer reviews)

Chutes and Ladders
7.  Chutes and Ladders by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "A classic! My daughter does find this a bit confusing - sometimes moving right to left and then moving left to right. She also has trouble telling when she is at the bottom or top of a ladder as opposed to just crossing over them."
$12.99   Used & New from: $2.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)

Candy Land Castle Game
8.  Candy Land Castle Game by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "I recommend this game for younger preschoolers. I gave this to my daughter when she was 3, and she was too old for it."
Used & New from: $64.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)

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Lucky Ducks
9.  Lucky Ducks by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "A matching game"
Used & New from: $24.95
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Let's Go Fishin'
10.  Let's Go Fishin' by Pressman Toys
The list author says:
  "A game of steady hands"
$12.99   Used & New from: $12.48
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (410 customer reviews)

Original Memory
11.  Original Memory by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "Available in many different character versions as well. For younger children, I recommend the original. The character version has too many pictures with variations. We have the Disney Princess version and it has 3 or 4 different pictures of each Princess. When my daughter was younger, this confused her if we used multiple poses of the same princess."
$13.78   Used & New from: $7.32
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Scrabble Junior
12.  Scrabble Junior by Scrabble
The list author says:
  "Probably better for an older preschooler who can read. Also, the rules as written make for a long game. We modify the rules to make the game go faster before my daughter loses her interest."
$20.99   Used & New from: $5.77
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)

Cranium Polar Bear ABC
13.  Cranium Polar Bear ABC by Cranium
The list author says:
  "I was disappointed with this game. It does not have all 26 letters. There are only about 13 letters which form all of the words. The fishing pole often pulls multiple letters up instead of just one."
$29.99   Used & New from: $7.99
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Ker Plunk Game
14.  Ker Plunk Game by Mattel
The list author says:
  "This is a grandparent game in my family. Growing up, my grandparents had kept the game that my mom and her brothers grew up with (late 1950s, early 1960s). Now, my parents have bought the game for their grandkids. The old version I grew up with was better in my opinion. The sticks were wooden. The new sticks are plastic and flex as you try to insert them. However, the game is still fun."
$16.99   Used & New from: $9.43
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)

Elefun
15.  Elefun by Hasbro
The list author says:
  "This is an active game. However, the game is relatively short and the butterflies tend to get stuck in the trunk via static."
$44.35   Used & New from: $5.00
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

Princess and The Pea
16.  Princess and The Pea by Winning Moves
The list author says:
  "A fun game."
$14.99   Used & New from: $7.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 6/29/10
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