Games on the Go!

Games should be for everyone! These games can be played with just a pen and paper, recycled materials, or low cost items! Many of these include printable score sheets to be used in classrooms or wherever you want to play!

Card Games

Games that can be played with a deck of cards.


Cribbage Game Box
Cribbage
Competitive / Card Game
2 Players / 30 mins

A card game of strategy and math where players are trying to play their cards to earn the most points.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.


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Euchre Game Box
Euchre
Competitive / Card Game
4 Players / 45 mins

A trick taking game where 2 teams are playing against each other to score the most points.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.


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Go Fish Game
Go Fish
Competitive / Card Game
2-6 Players / 30 mins

A card game where players are trying to collect sets of 4 matching cards by asking for them or drawing them.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.


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Hearts Game Box
Hearts
Competitive / Card Game
3-7 Players / 30 mins

A trick taking game where players are trying to avoid taking hearts and the queen of spades.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.


Spades Game
Spades
Competitive / Card Game
4 Players / 60 mins

A trick taking game where players are playing in teams and attempting to win the amount of tricks they bid.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.


Spades Game
Speed
Competitive / Card Game
2 Players / 5+ mins

A fast-paced game where players race to play cards, trying to be the first to run out of their player cards.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.


Spoons Game
Spoons
Competitive / Card Game
3+ Players / 10+ mins

A fast-paced, card passing game, where players collect cards, and try to grab a spoon before they run out.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.


Toilet Seat Solitaire
Toilet Seat Solitaire
Solo / Card Game
1 Player / 5 mins

A single player card game that involves flipping up cards from the back of the deck and looking for matches.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.


Dice Games

Games that can be played with a few dice.


Farkle Game
Farkle
Competitive / Dice Game
2+ Players / 20+ mins

A game where players are trying be the first to 10,000 points through dice rolls.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

Yahtzee Game
Quixx
Competitive / Dice Game
2-5 Players / 30 mins

A game where players are trying to mark off dice values on their score sheet.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

Yahtzee Game
Yahtzee
Competitive / Dice Game
2+ Players / 15+ mins

A game where players roll dice to try to make combinations to score points.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

Pen & Paper Games

Games that can be played with just pen and paper.


7 Wonders Game Box
SOS
Competitive / Pen & Paper Game
2 Players / 5+ mins

A word find game where players are trying to form combinations of the letters SOS.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

7 Wonders Game Box
4 Letter Word Box
Competitive / Pen & Paper Game
2-8 Players / 10+ mins

A word find game where players are building their own word search and then finding 4 letter words in it.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

4 Letter Word Box Resources

Save on set up and print out pre-made sheets. Print on both sides to save paper!

Printable Game Sheet (2 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (4 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (6 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (9 per page)

7 Wonders Game Box
Balda
Competitive / Pen & Paper Game
2-5 Players / 10+ mins

A word find game where players are building their own word search and then finding 4 letter words in it.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

Balda Resources

Save on set up and print out pre-made sheets. Print on both sides to save paper!

Printable Game Sheet (1 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (2 per page)

7 Wonders Game Box
Dots and Boxes
Competitive / Pen & Paper Game
2+ Players / 10+ mins

A dot connecting game where players are drawing lines to attempt to connect the most boxes.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

Dots & Boxes Resources

Save on set up and print out pre-made sheets. Print on both sides to save paper!

Printable Game Sheet (General Grid)

Printable Game Sheet (Cross Grid)

Printable Game Sheet (O-Shaped Grid)

7 Wonders Game Box
Sim
Competitive / Pen & Paper Game
2 Players / 5+ mins

A dot connecting game where players are drawing lines on a hexagon, trying to not create a triangle.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

7 Wonders Game Box
Sprouts
Competitive / Pen & Paper Game
2 Players / 5+ mins

A dot connecting game where players are trying to be the last player to be able to draw a line between dots.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

7 Wonders Game Box
Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe
Competitive / Pen & Paper Game
2 Players / 10+ mins

A more intense version of Tic-Tac-Toe where players are trying to win 3 games in a row. The trick is your opponent has some control over where you play.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe Resources

Save on set up and print out pre-made sheets. Print on both sides to save paper!

Printable Game Sheet (1 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (2 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (4 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (6 per page)

7 Wonders Game Box
Connect 4
Competitive / Pen & Paper Game
2 Players / 5+ mins

A game where players are trying to get 4 of their symbols in a row, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

Connect 4 Resources

Save on set up and print out pre-made sheets. Print on both sides to save paper!

Printable Game Sheet (1 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (2 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (4 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (6 per page)

7 Wonders Game Box
Mastermind
Competitive / Pen & Paper Game
2 Players / 20+ mins

A game where players are trying to break their opponent's 4 digit code.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

Mastermind Resources

Save on set up and print out pre-made sheets. Print on both sides to save paper!

Printable Game Sheet (1 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (2 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (4 per page)

7 Wonders Game Box
Battleship
Competitive / Pen & Paper Game
2 Players / 20+ mins

A game where players are trying to sink all of their opponent's ships on the grid.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

Battleship Resources

Save on set up and print out pre-made sheets. Print on both sides to save paper!

Printable Game Sheet (1 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (2 per page)

Printable Game Sheet (4 per page)

Sentence Pictionary
Sentence Pictionary
Just for Fun / Pen & Paper Game
4+ Players / 30+ mins

A non-competitive game where players pass papers, alternating drawing pictures based on a sentence, and then sentences based on pictures. It plays great with large groups.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

Sentence Pictionary Resources

An article from the Board Simple Blog.

Blog Post - The Joy of Sentence Pictionary

Other Games

Games that can be played with household materials or recycled materials


Egg Carton Mancala
Egg Carton Mancala
Competitive / Other Game
2 Players / 10+ mins

A game where players are moving their pieces around the board, trying to land in their store.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.

Egg Carton Mancala Resources

An article from the Board Simple Blog.

Blog Post - A Shy Kid’s Ode to Mancala

Coin Checkers
Coin/Bottlecap Checkers
Competitive / Pen & Paper Game
2 Players / 20+ mins

A game where players are trying to capture all of their opponent's pieces.


Tutorial Video

Learn how to play this game.