Young Einsteins Award

Created by: Matthew Tidbury & Darrell Ottery
Game duration: 5-10mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 3-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Alana’s Animals - Every Animal Counts
Collect animals and build your farmyard. Who will earn the most apples for their animals and win the game? 
 
Alana’s Animals is a fast and fun card game where players take it in turn to collect animal cards that will gain them apples (VP’s) at the end of the game. The player with... Read More
Created by: Authors: Trio Kreativ; Illustrator: Michael Menzel
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Animal Actions Rules Page, Video link: You Tube Game Video

Yess! It's a lot of fun for players to show how well they can imitate the actions of their animal friends. Who will be fastest to imitate a spinning chicken or a dancing donkey? And who will manage to arch their back like the cat? But beware: With the tired turtle you all need to stay calm. In each round a different player is the judge, and decides who best imitated the action.


Created by: Authors: Klaus Miltenberger; Illustrator: Michael Bayer
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Animal Upon Animal Rules, Video link: You Tube Game Video

The animals want to show how capable they are at making a tall pyramid! Who will position the penguin on top of the crocodile, the sheep on top of the penguin, the serpent on the sheep, the tucan ...


Created by: Authors: Klaus Miltenberger; Illustrator: Kristin Mückel
Game duration: 5-10mins
Number of players: 1-4
Recommended ages: 2-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Animal upon Animal - My Very First Games Rules, Video link: You Tube Game Video

Even the very little ones are really big game fans ... but they have no experience with board games yet and just have to learn how to play by rules. Here the HABA game range “My very first games” comes in, it is developed by educators and game designers especially for toddlers from 2 years old. These games contain large handy and robust game material, simple rules and support children... Read More

Animo Dice
Created by: Babayaga & Smahane Girardet
Game duration: 10-20mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 4-10
Country of origin: France

A GAME OF TACTICS OBJECT: to make combinations of animals by rolling the dice. Each player is dealt 3 “animal combination” cards and places them face up in front of them. On their turn, each player has up to three throws to make up one of these combinations. At the end of each roll, the player decides to keep or roll 0, 1, 2 or 3 dice to try to make a winning combination. As soon as a player... Read More

Created by: Padraic MacOireachtaigh , Created by: Patrycja Kazmierska , Created by: Kacper Szarmach
Game duration: 5-20mins
Number of players: 1-4
Recommended ages: 3-6
Country of origin: Slovenia

Arty Mouse Drawing game will teach children to recognise and use shapes with the perfect blend of entertainmend an learining. It is full of drawing challenges that are so much fun, your child won't even realise they're learning.


Created by: Padraic MacOireachtaigh , Created by: Patrycja Kazmierska , Created by: Kacper Szarmach
Game duration: 5-20mins
Number of players: 1-4
Recommended ages: 3-6
Country of origin: Slovenia

Turn the concept of memorization into amazing fun. Meet Arty Mouse and his Friends, and try to remember excatly where they are at the right time. Use your own markings, shapes and doodles to enhance your memory and score points in the process.


Created by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd
Game duration: 15-60mins
Number of players: 1-6
Recommended ages: 3-5
Country of origin: United Kingdom

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.

Created by: The Green Board Game Company Ltd
Game duration: 15-60mins
Number of players: 1-6
Recommended ages: 3-5
Country of origin: United Kingdom

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.

Cadomino
Created by: Jonathan Favre-Godal & Kate McLelland
Game duration: 5-15mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 5-10
Country of origin: France

A GAME OF OBSERVATION AND SPEED OBJECT: the mischievous animals have hidden the presents! Who will be the fastest to find them? The dominoes are spread out loosely on the table. Each square of these dominoes features an animal against a coloured background. A “challenge” card is turned over, showing the players an animal A (starting point), a colour (ending point) and the present to be found.... Read More

Created by: Dr Reiner Knizia
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 3-6
Recommended ages: 7-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

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 ... Read More
Created by: Amigo
Game duration: 5-10mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: United States
Video link: YouTube, Video link: YouTube 2

The magnets Clack! as they stack

Yellow stars! Red lightning bolts! Blue footprints . . . where are they?

Spread out the magnetic discs, roll the dice, and scramble to match the picture and the color. Make a match, grab a disc, and use its magnetic clack to build a stack.

Keeping score is easy—just line up the stacks to see whose tower is tallest.

CLACK! is... Read More

Created by: Authors: Markus Nikisch , Created by: Imke Krämer; Illustrator: Martina Leykamm , Created by: Anna Lena Räckers
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 2-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Counting Fun - My Very First Games Rules,

Even the very little ones are really big game fans ... but they have no experience with board games yet and just have to learn how to play by rules. Here the HABA game range “My very first games” comes in, it is developed by educators and game designers especially for toddlers from 2 years old. These games contain large handy and robust game material, simple rules and support children... Read More

Difference Junior - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Christophe Boelinger
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 5-95
Country of origin: France
Rules link: Difference Junior Rules, Video link: Difference Junior Video

Can you spot the Differences? Place one card in the middle of the table and then deal the rest out to players evenly. Each player looks at the top card of their deck and tries to spot the two differences between their card and the one in the middle. When the player correctly spots the differences, they place their card on top of the middle card and the game continues. The... Read More
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Created by: HEADU
Game duration: 15-25mins
Number of players: 1-4
Recommended ages: 3-6
Country of origin: Italy
Rules link: HEADU Rules,

With this game you can associate each animal with its correct coat and get practice in observing lines and colours that design different shapes, thus developing your ability to observe in a truly original way.


Created by: Authors: Christoph Cantzler , Created by: Anja Wrede; Illustrator: Michael Menzel
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Dog Rally Rules, Video link: You Tube Game Video

Let’s get rolling! The rolling toy moves quickly across the floor, and colourful treats fly out from both sides. Now the players need to be quick! Pretend to be a dog and chase the rolling toy. The first player to collect the right dog treats will win the Dog Rally!


Created by: Kristin Dittmann
Game duration: 5-15mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 3-8
Country of origin: Germany
Video link: YouTube

Alarm! Alarm! Blue lights are speeding around everywhere! Which vehicle and personnel belong to the police, to the emergency medical services, or to the fire department? It is necessary to look closely and lay down the tiles appropriately. With some luck and a good eye, you can secure the most blue lights and win.

A rescue-packed arranging game!

Created by: Claude Weber and Gediminas Akelaitis
Game duration: 15-25mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 5-99
Country of origin: Lithuania
Video link: German Play link

Dragons have lived on the island of DRAGO-TUKU since olden times. The people of the island hide from the dragons in a castle on the seashore. But one day a heavy storm ruins the castle and scatters it all over the island. The islanders decide to collect the pieces of the castle and rebuild it. However, this is not as easy as it looks, because more and more dragons appear on the island,... Read More

Created by: Harris Tsagas
Game duration: 15-20mins
Number of players: 1-5
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: Greece

Players work together trying to turn all of the tiles in the Farm face down, or help the Farmer catch the Wolf before they enter the Farm.

If the Wolf enters the Farm, then the Wolf is the winner.
If every animal tile is face down or the Farmer catches the Wolf, then the players have won together and rescued the Farm! Hurray!


Flip A Zoo
Created by: Tom Delmé
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: Poland

Oh no, the naughty monkeys have let all the animals escape and they are hiding in the zoo. It is up to you to find the animals and bring them back to their cages. But the monkeys have some crazy rules. They don't want you to bring 2 of the same animals back at the same time and that's just the beginning! Do you want to help the monkeys to lock up all the animals again?

Flip-a-Zoo ... Read More

Folanimos - IG Awards
Created by: Olivier Mathy & Kate McLelland
Game duration: 10-20mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 4-10
Country of origin: France
Rules link: Folanimos Rules,
A game of observation and speed: Create odd animals by associating different “body” and “head” tiles. A player turns up the top card from the stack: if it is an animal’s head, all at the same time and as quickly as possible, the players try to find the strange animal with the same head, and make the animal call of the body paired with that head. Likewise, for everybody turned up, you all... Read More
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Created by: Michael Kallauch , Created by: Rasa Joni and Gediminas Akelaitis
Game duration: 15-20mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: Lithuania
Rules link: Rules, Video link: German YouTube

An exciting underwater park invites you to enter a competition for the best underwater photograph. Who will be the fastest to take the best picture? However, be attentive - only clear shots count! Each shot will be awarded.  The photographer who collects together the longest fish will be the winner of the game!

This game is perfect for developing attention to details, improving... Read More
Created by: Dr Reiner Knizia
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 5-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

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... Read More
Fun Genes - IG Awards 2017
Created by: Omni GENEius Ltd.


Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

Learn while you play with 'Fun Genes' - there are 40 wooden blocks with 240 fun, simple but advanced educational images and ideas to create!

These new and exciting revoluntionary wooden block sets promote learning through play, with the aim of enhancing the IQ level of younger generations. These blocks use colourful pictures to introduce new concepts to children as they play, as well as... Read More

Created by: Little Acorn Games

Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 3-8
Country of origin: United Kingdom

The award-winning, fairy-building children's board game that will have the whole family laughing!

Spell practice at fairy school is going hilariously wrong and the fairies need your help to get back to normal! Collect cards, use the magic spell spinner and avoid the cheeky Trixie Pixies to build your fairy and win the game!

With excellent play value and educational benefits... Read More

Created by: Andrew Harman , Created by: Brett J. Gilbert and Tony Boydell
Game duration: 10-40mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: United Kingdom

‘Games from the Deep, Dark Wood’ is a set of four original games inspired by The Gruffalo book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. There is a dexterity game, a memory game, a card collecting game and a pattern recognition game all in one box. It is already proving very popular with families with young children and seasoned gamers alike.

‘Games from the Deep, Dark Wood’ is a set of... Read More
Created by: Ludovic Maublanc , Created by: Corentin Lebrat and Théo Rivière
Game duration: 15-20mins
Number of players: 2-5
Recommended ages: 6-12
Country of origin: France
Rules link: Rules,

A GAME OF SKILL

OBJECT: To flick your puck as close to a baby penguin as possible without knocking anything over!

You sit the 3 daddy penguins on the triangular icebergs on the table: they delimit the playing area. You then place each of the 4 baby penguins on a puck in the middle of the playing area. You stack the counters into 5 piles, by colour, with the penguin side face up,... Read More

Created by: Felix Buekemann and Gediminas Akelaitis
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: Lithuania
Rules link: Rules, Video link: German YouTube

Don’t rush, and you’ll get there! Nowhere does this rule apply more than in the world of snail racing. All you have to do is become a snail trainer, tempt the snail with vegetables, and win the champion’s title. So, on your marks - get ready, steady, SLOW!

This is a fun board game with 3D elements, based on ingenuity and paradoxical logic - be slowest to win. It develops children’s’... Read More
Created by: Authors: designdirekt; Illustrator: Sabine Kraushaar
Game duration: 5-10mins
Number of players: 2-3
Recommended ages: 2-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Go, Go Little Penguin - My Very First Games Rules, Video link: You Tube Game Video

Even the very little ones are really big game fans ... but they have no experience with board games yet and just have to learn how to play by rules. Here the HABA game range “My very first games” comes in, it is developed by educators and game designers especially for toddlers from 2 years old. These games contain large handy and robust game material, simple rules and support children... Read More

Created by: Kang Hsuan Educational Publishing Corp.
Game duration: 20-30mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 4-99
Country of origin: Taiwan, Province Of China
Rules link: Boardgame Geek Rules, Video link: YouTube

You are traveling around the city by using transportation cards to visiting a variety of attractions. The earlier you can get to an attraction, the more victory points you can get. But be careful not going too far in case you don’t have the suitable travel card to get you back on the route!

Going Around the City is a play-and-move game that challenges young players to carefully plan... Read More

Created by: Laima Zulonė
Game duration: 15-20mins
Number of players: 1-16
Recommended ages: 3-99
Country of origin: Lithuania

A fun guessing game to play alone or in a group of friends. 

Have I dressed up as wolf or fox, or as stork or crow? Sixteen cards are on the table, showing children dressed up in animal constumes. In addition, there are sixteen cards showing the corresponding animals. They are in a face-down pile. 

In variant for young children, each child draws a card. The first player... Read More

Created by: Authors: Tim Rogasch; Illustrator: Frau Annika
Game duration: 5-10mins
Number of players: 1-4
Recommended ages: 2-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Hanna Honeybee - My Very First Games Rules,

Even the very little ones are really big game fans ... but they have no experience with board games yet and just have to learn how to play by rules. Here the HABA game range “My very first games” comes in, it is developed by educators and game designers especially for toddlers from 2 years old. These games contain large handy and robust game material, simple rules and support children... Read More

Hedgehog Haberdash
Created by: Felix Beukemann and Anna-Lena Kühler
Game duration: 10-20mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 3-99
Country of origin: Germany

The hedgehog children are playing dress-up. They want to have big spines in their favorite colors. To do this, the players need to draw leaves with the right colored points out of the leaf bag, but be careful! The wind can blow the leaves around so that even leaves you thought were safely yours fly away again! The first player to completely decorate their hedgehog with leaves in their color... Read More
Created by: Authors: Kristin Dittmann; Illustrator: Kristin Mückel
Game duration: 5-10mins
Number of players: 1-4
Recommended ages: 2-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Here, Fishy, Fishy! - My Very First Games Rules,

Even the very little ones are really big game fans ... but they have no experience with board games yet and just have to learn how to play by rules. Here the HABA game range “My very first games” comes in, it is developed by educators and game designers especially for toddlers from 2 years old. These games contain large handy and robust game material, simple rules and support children... Read More

Created by: Mathias Kaufmann and Gediminas Akelaitis
Game duration: 15-25mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 3-99
Country of origin: Lithuania
Video link: German Play link, Video link: French YouTube

It is a fragrant summer evening, and the children went to bed a long time ago, but it is still light enough outside to play. Four small garden dwarves meet by a slide-elephant and a sandbox, where the toys that have been left out by the children are scattered around everywhere. The dwarves like the children’s slide, but they like even more the colourful toys that the children have left in the... Read More

Hop Hop Hop
Created by: Djeco & Monica San Cristobal
Game duration: 15-20mins
Number of players: 2-6
Recommended ages: 4-8
Country of origin: France

A GAME OF COOPERATION OBJECT: it’s raining, let’s help the shepherdess bring in her white sheep! To get back to the sheep pen, you have to go down the mountain, through the countryside and cross the river by the little wooden bridge. To do this, roll the dice which and move the counters accordingly. Careful: if the dice lands on wind, a pillar is removed from the bridge. If everyone reaches... Read More

Created by: Jean – Claude Pellin , Created by: Jens Merkl and Gediminas Akelaitis
Game duration: 15-20mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 6-99
Country of origin: Lithuania
Rules link: Rules, Video link: YouTube

You live on a small island and are constantly having to compete for the most beautiful garden. So, grab your spade and hurry up! You will win if you finish your garden first. But there’s just one snag, and it’s called Hugo. Hugo is a giant monkey, who sleeps peacefully for most of the time. Unfortunately, he always wakes up starving. And when he does, beware, and look out for your garden! Will... Read More

I Learn Maths - IG Awards 2017



Recommended ages: 4-94
Country of origin: Netherlands
Video link: I Learn Maths Video
With 'I Learn Maths’ children learn counting, adding and subtracting in a fun and entertaining way to recognise numbers, find numbers to match pictures, learn the sums and expand their knowledge. All sums have been carefully chosen and are in line with the curriculum of four year old. The specially designed number matching system ensures that children can practise adding and subtracting with... Read More
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I Learn on my Way to Reception - IG Awards 2017



Recommended ages: 3-6
Country of origin: Netherlands
Video link: I Learn to...Video
Grow with Jumbo. With the series I learn...' children exercise certain skills in a fun way. The games are developed in collaboration with professionals and are in line with the school curriculum and perceptions of the child. Practice at home what you will learn at school!
 
With ‘I learn on my way to Reception’ children learn in a fun and entertaining way to... Read More
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I Learn to Read - IG Awards 2017

Game duration: 10-20mins


Country of origin: Netherlands
Video link: I Learn to Read Video
With 'I Learn to Read', children learn to read and spell words in a fun and entertaining way to recognise letters, find letters to match pictures, learn the alphabet and expand their vocabulary. The carefully chosen words consist of a maximum of 5 letters and are part of the vocabulary known by five year old children. The specially designed letter matching system ensures that children... Read More
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I Learn to Write - IG Awards 2017



Recommended ages: 4-6
Country of origin: Netherlands
Video link: I Learn to Write Video
With I learn ‘to write’ children learn to write letters and words in a fun and entertaining way. All the exercises have been carefully chosen and are in line with the curriculum of four-year- old children.
 
The specially designed lightbox writing system ensures that children can practise writing with the ‘I Learn to write’ independently. The instructions that are... Read More
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Created by: Minpyo Kim
Game duration: 30-40mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 14-99
Country of origin: Korea, Republic Of
Video link: You Tube Game Video

Jeunesse Farm is a memory game for activating brain function based on neural plasticity. In this game, you need good memory and earnest management skills to build the richest farm, through all four seasons. Also, you have to trade for your profits as high as you can.

On your turn you will choose and flip an action tile face up, apply its action, and then flip the tile face down... Read More

Created by: Authors: Rüdiger Dorn; Illustrator: Claus Stephan
Game duration: 30-40mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 8-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Karuba Rules,

Finally! After a long boat trip, the treasure hunters have reached the island of Karuba and can go on the hunt for hidden treasures. Who will lead their expedition team along the smartest route through the jungle trails, pay attention to the other players and keep an eye out for gold and crystals along the way? The most important thing is to start running in time! The first players will secure... Read More

Created by: Nat Marco , Created by: Parker Jacobs
Game duration: 10-20mins
Number of players: 1-4
Recommended ages: 0-99


Knock Knock! Who is it? ...

It's Knock Knock! First words - a brand new game created for babies (yes babies!), toddlers and up!

There's fun behind every door in this card game with 7 different ways to play. Knock on the door and see who's there, learn new words, match cards, make sets, play memory pairs and more! Each card is illustrated by Parker Jacobs (designer behind the hit... Read More

Created by: Authors: Gabriela Kratochvil; Illustrator: Elke Broska
Game duration: 5-10mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 2-99
Country of origin: Germany
Rules link: Lilli's Favorite Clothes (Lillie Lieblingskleider) - My Very First Games Rules,

Even the very little ones are really big game fans ... but they have no experience with board games yet and just have to learn how to play by rules. Here the HABA game range “My very first games” comes in, it is developed by educators and game designers especially for toddlers from 2 years old. These games contain large handy and robust game material, simple rules and support children... Read More

Little Action
Created by: Djeco and Nathalie Choux
Game duration: 5-15mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 2-6
Country of origin: France

A GAME OF CHALLENGES OBJECT: it’s party time in the jungle and the animals are setting themselves crazy challenges! In turn, players turn over a card from the deck and try to complete the challenge depicted on the card (build a pyramid, bowl some skittles over, throw, catch, etc.). If they succeed, they win a medal which they place in front of them. When all the medals have been handed out,... Read More

Little Association
Created by: Djeco and Nathalie Choux
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 2-6
Country of origin: France

A MATCHING GAME OBJECT: the rabbit lives in the vegetable garden, the cow in the meadow and the frog in the pond. Can you find out which habitat each element belongs in? The 3 habitat cards are placed on the table. The adult picks an element card corresponding to one of the scenes. As quickly as possible, the child must put the right animal on the scene corresponding to this element. For... Read More

Little Circuit
Created by: Djeco and Nathalie Choux
Game duration: 5-10mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 2-6
Country of origin: France

A ROLL-AND-MOVE GAME OBJECT: little animals are going for a walk. Which one will get to the end of the path first? To move along the circuit, roll the coloured die. Red: move to the next red square. Blue: to the next blue square. If you land on the bee, bad luck, you have to go backwards. The first player to reach the last square wins! +++ No need to know how to count thanks to the dice with... Read More

Little Cooperation
Created by: Djeco and Nathalie Choux
Game duration: 10-15mins
Number of players: 2-4
Recommended ages: 2-6
Country of origin: France

A GAME OF COOPERATION OBJECT: to help the little animals get home before nightfall! The animals are placed on the ice floe starting board. The dice is rolled. If the dice shows – bridge: an animal moves from the ice floe to the bridge; igloo: an animal moves from the bridge to the igloo; ice cubes: the bridge starts melting and one of the pillars is removed. If all the animals reach the igloo... Read More

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