The Green Board Game Company Ltd

10Up

Best Maths Game Award: 

Nominated

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

2-10

Game duration: 

1-10mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

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Stack them if you can!

A clever game of quick thinking with numbers - race to be the first to stack all your number tiles in sequence.

1. Distribute all the tiles, face down, evenly amongst all players.

2. All players look at their own tiles and when they turn over a "1" place it face up in the middle of the players.

3. Players all play at the same time to stack them into piles of 1 to 10.

The aim is to get rid of all your tiles as quickly as you can. Players race to put 2 on a 1, 3 on a 2 and so on. Stacks complete from 1 to 10.

The winner is the player with 3 tiles or fewer left.

Acuity

Acuity - IG Awards 2017

Best Family Game Award: 

Nominated

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Problem Solving Award: 

Bronze

Number of players: 

2-10

Country of origin: 

United States

Created by: 

Published by: 

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A clever matching game of quick visual perception where players race against each other or work together to discover and match hidden patterns in the tiles’ arrangement.
 
Featuring 70 durable and vibrantly mind-bending pattern tiles, Acuity will delight all ages. With simple rules, Acuity is a game the entire family can play together. No reading required..simply the ability to flip, turn and match.

Anatomix

Anatomix - IG Awards 2017

Best Family Game Award: 

Nominated

Best Cross-Curriculum Game Award: 

Silver

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

2-4

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

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A multi-level, multi-lingual game that helps children to learn about human anatomy. Younger players spin the spinner and collect body parts to complete their skeleton, organs, nerves or muscles and the added challenge for older players is to answer multiple choice questions to earn the parts they need.

BrainBox ABC

Best Literacy Game Award: 

Shortlisted

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

2-10

Game duration: 

1-10mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

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Easy as 123, BrainBox My First ABC is full to the brim with fantastic images to help children recognise objects beginning with each letter of the alphabet as well as the more common blends.

The object of the game is to study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a question based on the roll of a die.

If the question is answered correctly, the card is kept, and the person with the most number of cards after 5 or 10 minutes is the winner.

BrainBox Alphabet Jigsaw

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

Best Family Game Award: 

Bronze

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Young Einsteins Award: 

Silver

Number of players: 

1-6

Game duration: 

15-60mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

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A game and jigsaw in one! Our BrainBox Jigsaws combine the game play of BrainBox with the satisfaction of completing a jigsaw puzzle. Each card shows an illustrated letter, with three questions on the back about the image shown. 25 large jigsaw pieces build up the whole alphabet (x and y share a piece!) with children answering a question in order to put each card in place.

  • Bright and visually stimulating 
  • Questions on back support learning of letters
  • Fun, but also supports learning and the development of cognitive skills 
  • Builds familiarity with letter forms – both spoken and written
  • Supports alphabet learning 
  • Improves reading
  • Improves observation, memory and recall abilities 
  • Promotes the development of hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills 
  • Builds visual perception skills
  • Develops attention, concentration and thinking skills, such as recognising, remembering, matching, sorting and problem solving
  • Assists language skills, as the child listens and follows instructions and talks about what they are doing

Use the questions on the back of the card to increase familiarity with the letter form and the alphabet sequence.  

BrainBox Board Game

Number of players: 

1-6

Game duration: 

20-40mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

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The board magically appears when you lift the lid of this box!

Roll the die and move around the board collecting BrainBox cards as you go. The first player to collect one from each category and return to the centre is the winner.

There are 160 cards in eight different categories and also squares where you can try to get more than one card at a time, but with all high-risk strategies there are downsides…Find out who the BrainBox is in your family!

BrainBox Bounce Animals

Best Family Game Award: 

Bronze

Number of players: 

1-10

Game duration: 

1-30mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

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Bounce is a rapid recall memory game where all players have to study a different picture card at the same time.

Play is ‘bounced’ from player to player until all players have answered question 1 of the card they have studied. Those that have answered correctly remain in the game; incorrectly cards must be placed in a pile for the winner of the round to collect. Play as many rounds as you want or until one player has all the cards.

Bounce Bonus is a Spot the Difference game. There are eight differences in each pair of cards. Can you find them?

 

BrainBox English

Best Literacy Game Award: 

Bronze

Number of players: 

1-10

Game duration: 

10-20mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

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Grammar, punctuation and spelling: let’s face it, important as they are, these have never been the easiest topics to make fun – until now! Let BrainBox English come to rescue, helping you sort out problems from prepositions, adverbs from apostrophes and synonyms from syllables.

Take a card from the box and turn the timer over. Study the picture card until the 10 second timer runs out. Pass the card to another player and roll the die. You must then answer the appropriate question. (e.g. if you roll a 2, you must answer question 2). The other player reads the question and your answer is checked by looking at the front of the card. If correct, you keep the card. If incorrect, you return the card to the BrainBox and the next player chooses a card! The player with the most cards after 10 minutes’ wins!

BrainBox My First Maths

Best Maths Game Award: 

Shortlisted

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

2-10

Game duration: 

1-10mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

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BrainBox My First Maths is a fun way to get younger children engaging with basic mathematical concepts. Designed for Key Stage 1, this easy to pick up game has been developed in conjunction with an experienced primary school teacher.

The object of the game is to study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a question based on the roll of a die. If the question is answered correctly, the card is kept, and the person with the most number of cards after 5 or 10 minutes is the winner. This simple concept can be played by all ages and in large groups or as a 1 person game.

BrainBox Numbers Jigsaw

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

Best Family Game Award: 

Bronze

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Young Einsteins Award: 

Silver

Number of players: 

1-6

Game duration: 

15-60mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

Distributed by: 

A game and jigsaw in one! Our BrainBox Jigsaws combine the game play of BrainBox with the satisfaction of completing a jigsaw puzzle. Each card shows an illustrated number, with three questions on the back about the image shown. 25 large jigsaw pieces cover numbers up to 20, plus one to five shown in words, with children answering a question in order to put each card in place.

  • Bright and visually stimulating 
  • Questions on back support learning of numbers
  • Fun, but also supports learning and the development of cognitive skills 
  • Builds familiarity with number forms – both spoken and written
  • Supports learning of number sequence 
  • Improves observation, memory and recall abilities 
  • Promotes the development of hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills 
  • Builds visual perception skills
  • Develops attention, concentration and thinking skills, such as recognising, remembering, matching, sorting and problem solving
  • Assists language skills, as the child listens and follows instructions and talks about what they are doing

Use the questions on the back of the card to increase familiarity with the number form and number sequence.  

BrainBox The World

Best Cross-Curriculum Game Award: 

Shortlisted

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

2-10

Game duration: 

1-10mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

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Do you know where Machu Pichu is? Or what bird New Zealanders are named after?!

BrainBox World contains 71 beautifully-illustrated cards showing the very best this world has to offer, and then some!

The object of the game is to study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a question based on the roll of a die.

If the question is answered correctly, the card is kept, and the person with the most number of cards after 5 or 10 minutes is the winner.

BrainBox Under The Sea

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

Best Family Game Award: 

Gold

Best Cross-Curriculum Game Award: 

Gold

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

1-6

Game duration: 

5-30mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

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Explore the oceans with this exciting new BrainBox. The undersea world is full of amazing creatures, from clown fish to coral, penguins to polar bears and sharks to sea lions, and this great game lets you meet them all without even getting your feet wet!

The object of the game is to study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a question based on the roll of a die. If the question is answered correctly, the card is kept, and the person with the most cards after 5 or 10 minutes is the winner.

  • Bright and visually stimulating
  • Fun, but also supports learning and the development of cognitive skills
  • Builds knowledge
  • Improves reading
  • Improves observation, memory and recall abilities
  • Builds visual perception skills
  • Develops attention, concentration and thinking skills
  • Assists language skills, as the child listens and follows instructions and talks about the card

One way of adapting the game to suit those of a lower ability – if the game is played with younger players, or those with additional learning requirements, the timer can be turned twice to give them a time advantage when studying their cards. Otherwise, the timer can be taken away all together and the cards can instead be used as a talking point around what is on the card (including both the image and the associated words). In time, this should support the development of memory and visual recollection, but also build familiarity with the written words on the page, thus supporting literacy development. The latter adaptation could also be used to develop oral language skills for second language learners.

BrainBox: Awful Ancients

BrainBox: Awful Ancients - IG Awards 2017

Best Family Game Award: 

Nominated

Best Cross-Curriculum Game Award: 

Gold

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

1-10

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

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Do you know how much each pyramid weighed? Or what a Roman Testudo was? Is it true that Greek soldiers had to pay for their own weapons and armour? Don’t just take their work for it; find out for yourself how ruthless these Awful Ancients really were with 54 picture cards illustrated and humorously worded in true Horrible Histories style!

BrainBox: Shakespeare

BrainBox: Shakespeare - IG Awards 2017

Best Family Game Award: 

Nominated

Best Literacy Game Award: 

Nominated

Best Cross-Curriculum Game Award: 

Gold

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

1-10

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

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Each of these cards, stunningly illustrated by artist Rikey Austin, includes a quotation as well as a caption explaining the scene. Put in order, the captions tell the outline of each story. The plays included are A Midsummers Night's Dream, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest and Twelfth Night.

The object of the game is to study a card for 10 seconds and then answer a question based on the roll of a die. If the question is answered correctly, the card is kept, and the person with the most number of cards after 5 or 10 minutes is the winner.

Catch-A-Roo

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

Best Family Game Award: 

Gold

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Young Einsteins Award: 

Gold

Number of players: 

3-6

Game duration: 

20-30mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

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CATCH

Play a card and catch the matching Roo from the middle or another player.

DEFEND

Stop others catching your Roos by playing a matching card from your hand.

WIN

The player with the most Roos at the end is the winner!

  • Bright and visually stimulating 
  • Fun, but also supports learning and the development of cognitive skills 
  • Strengthens strategy and observation skills 
  • Promotes the development of hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills 
  • Builds visual perception skills
  • Develops attention, concentration and thinking skills, such as recognising, remembering and matching
  • Assists language skills, as the child listens and follows instructions and talks about what they are doing

Corner'd

Best Family Game Award: 

Nominated

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

1-6

Game duration: 

1-10mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

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Beneath its playful exterior, Corner'd is a fiendishly strategic game of pattern, perception and discovery.

Be the first to match all of your coloured tiles with the pattern on the board to win.

The game is partnered with Autism Speaks in the US highlighting that Corner’d is a game for everyone, including those with learning differences.

Egyptians

Egyptians - IG Awards 2017

Best Family Game Award: 

Nominated

Best Cross-Curriculum Game Award: 

Silver

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

2-4

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

Distributed by: 

With useful information about hieroglyphs and Egyptian gods, as well as lots of ‘Did you know?’ facts about life in Ancient Egypt, this game will be as fun as well as a useful resource during an in-depth study of Ancient Egypt for the history curriculum at Key Stage 2.

Fast Flags

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

Best Family Game Award: 

Bronze

Best Cross-Curriculum Game Award: 

Bronze

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

1-6

Game duration: 

20-30mins

Country of origin: 

Netherlands

Created by: 

Published by: 

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Get rid of your cards first by putting down cards where two or more flags match the flags on the card on the table! Double-sided cards mean double the fun! All players play at once in a race to put down all of their cards.

1. Place one card on the table and share out the others - but don’t pick them up yet.

2. Flip over the central card. Players try to match two or more flags on any of their cards, naming the matching countries as they place the card down.

3. Two matches: play continues. Three matches: give a card to each of your opponents. The winner is the first player to put down all of their cards.

Froggy

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

Best Family Game Award: 

Silver

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Young Einsteins Award: 

Silver

Number of players: 

2-4

Game duration: 

20-30mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

Distributed by: 

MATCH

Turn over a frog and try to win the face-up waterlily by matching its colour.

MEMORISE

Remember where each colour frog sits, ready to leap to victory on your turn.

WIN

The player with the most waterlilies at the end is the winner!

  • Bright and visually stimulating 
  • Fun, but also supports learning and the development of cognitive skills 
  • Strengthens strategy and observation, memory and recall abilities 
  • Promotes the development of hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills 
  • Builds visual perception skills
  • Develops attention, concentration and thinking skills, such as recognising, remembering and matching
  • Assists language skills, as the child listens and follows instructions and talks about what they are doing

Leaps and Ledges

Leaps and Ledges - IG Awards 2017

Best Family Game Award: 

Gold

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

2-4

Country of origin: 

United States

Created by: 

Published by: 

Distributed by: 

Take friendly competition to a new level as you race your opponents to the top of this colourful tower. Leaps and Ledges puts a twist to the traditional board game with its intriguing design – sending daring players up and down instead of around. Play your cards right to move your pawns up in small steps or big leaps – but beware; only pawns of the same colour can occupy a level. Some cards allow you to sabotage your opponents by sending them down levels or by knocking them off completely.
Wild cards add suspense to the mix by knocking opponents backwards or forcing them to overshoot the top crown. To be safe, move your pawns in pairs and protect them from attacks. The first player to get all four of their pawns to the top is the tower champion!

On The Money

Best Maths Game Award: 

Nominated

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

2-10

Game duration: 

5-20mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

Distributed by: 

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This game has been developed to help to support children in their understanding of money.

Not only does it teach them about the different coin denominations, but, by using the pack of cards, they can take part in lots of fun activities about shopping, including what they can afford to buy with their money and how much change they will get.

Peek-a-Doodle-Doo!

Peek-a-Doodle-Doo - IG Awards 2017

Best Family Game Award: 

Nominated

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Young Einsteins Award: 

Silver

Number of players: 

2-4

Game duration: 

10-15mins

Country of origin: 

United States

Created by: 

Published by: 

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The find and hide game of chickens and eggs. With constant motion, Peek-A- Doodle-Doo engages your child’s memory and concentration in a fun way! Players collect all twelve eggs and return them to the crate. Next, players take turns removing an egg from the egg crate, placing it on an empty nest, and then moving a chicken to cover the egg. Play continues until all 12 eggs are covered by chickens. But…one wrong move could ruffle your feathers. If a player selects an incorrect chicken, they move their coloured egg to the next cracked egg. Too many moves and CRACK! The winner player is the one with the most complete eggshells in their scoring nest when all the eggs are covered.

Shaperise

Best Family Game Award: 

Gold

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Problem Solving Award: 

Silver

Number of players: 

1-4

Game duration: 

10-60mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

Distributed by: 

Shaperise was the winning game in our 2016 Young Games Inventor of the Year competition, and so impressed the judges that we decided to put it into production. Designed by 11-year-old Sebastian Fleming-Smith, it is a game of visual memory and speed. Each player has a set of 10 coloured blocks and races to recreate, from memory, a pattern shown on a card at one of three levels of difficulty. The first player to recreate the pattern correctly wins the card.

Shaperise is a game of visual memory and speed. Each player has a set of 10 coloured blocks and races to recreate, from memory, a pattern shown on a card at one of three levels of difficulty. The first player to recreate the pattern correctly wins the card.

  • Bright and visually stimulating 
  • Fun, but also supports learning and the development of cognitive skills 
  • Improves observation, memory and recall abilities 
  • Supports colour and shape recognition 
  • Promotes the development of hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills 
  • Builds visual perception skills
  • Develops attention, concentration and thinking skills, such as recognising, remembering and matching

There are many ways of adapting the game to suit those of a lower ability – if the game is played with younger players, or those with additional learning requirements, the timer can be turned twice to give them a time advantage when studying their cards. Otherwise, the timer can be taken away all together the game can instead be played as a visual agility game. Players can instead puzzle over how to recreate the patterns on the game cards using their set of 10 coloured blocks. Play different rounds at different levels: race to recreate the pattern shown.

You can also practice on your own of course to make sure that you’re on top-form for your next family game of Shaperise!

Speedy Words

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

Best Family Game Award: 

Silver

Best Literacy Game Award: 

Silver

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

2-6

Game duration: 

20-30mins

Country of origin: 

Israel

Created by: 

Published by: 

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This fun, fast game starts with a card showing a category, such as Country, Animal, Profession or Food. A second card is then flipped over, showing three letters, each in a different colour. Players must shout out a relevant word beginning with the letter whose colour matches the colour of the category card. The first to do so wins the card and the player with the most cards at the end wins the game.

  • Bright and visually stimulating
  • Improves observation and visual perception
  • Improves ability to think and react quickly
  • Fun, but also supports learning and the development of cognitive skills
  • Builds knowledge
  • Develops attention, concentration and thinking skills

 At GBG HQ we have a rule that you cannot repeat a word – but with younger players you may not want to be quite so strict!

Story Cards Adventure

Story Cards Adventure - IG Awards 2017

Best Family Game Award: 

Nominated

Best Literacy Game Award: 

Nominated

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Young Einsteins Award: 

Silver

Number of players: 

1-10

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

Distributed by: 

Story Cards have been developed to help young children wih their imagination and story-telling skills. This adventure set includes pirates and wizards, volcanoes and explosions, dinosaurs and magic potions. Endless unique stories can be created using these flashcard-sized cards.

Word Bits

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

Best Family Game Award: 

Bronze

Best Literacy Game Award: 

Silver

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

1-4

Game duration: 

20-30mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

Distributed by: 

Word Bits is a great game. It is easy to understand and can be played by anyone.

1. Pick a card and roll the number of dice shown on the chosen card.

2. The first player to shout a word from the category including all the letters shown keeps the card.

3. The player with the most cards wins.

Yogi

Best IG Game of the Year (BIGGY): 

Nominated

Best Family Game Award: 

Gold

UK Games Expo Players Choice Award: 

Nominated

Number of players: 

3-10

Game duration: 

15-20mins

Country of origin: 

United Kingdom

Created by: 

Published by: 

Distributed by: 

Yogi is a party game that will have you and your friends twisting and turning (and laughing, of course!). On each turn you draw a card with a simple instruction, such as putting the card on top of your head or putting your finger on your nose. If a player can’t comply with all of them, he is out of the game. There are rules for teams included, and a special “take that” variant where you choose cards to play on your friends!

  • Fun, bright and visually stimulating 
  • Encourages observation and strategy skills
  • Supports the development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Promotes the development of hand-eye coordination
  • Develops attention, concentration and thinking skills

It’s all about strategy, so be sure to think outside of the box – using clothing to secure a card is allowed!