Fun Games You Probably Haven’t Heard Of…

Maybe you have heard of Solitaire Chess where players have to capture a piece with every move so the game is fast-paced and always exciting, but what about these other games which are not as well known:

Swish: a fast-paced card game that challenges players to flex their brain muscles as they try to out-Swish their competitors. Designed to challenge spatial intelligence, Swish is easy to learn and addictively fun as a flip, rotate, and stack game.

Chocolate Fix: Similar to Sudoku, players examine all the clues on the cards before making a move. Once they discover where to put a chocolate piece, they combine this knowledge with the clues to learn more information. Some clues give exact or possible locations, while others just give the token color or shape.

Rush Hour: where the objective is to escape a gridlocked traffic jam. To play, pick one of 40 challenge cards; solutions are on the back of each card. Then set up the cars and buses in a specified pattern on the 6-inch-square road grid. Move the vehicles one by one while obeying traffic laws.. until the red car can escape the traffic jam.

Shape-O-Metry: a fun way for seniors to develop spatial, abstract, and quantitative reasoning skills. To solve the puzzle challenges, stack green pieces on top of blue pieces, or vice versa, to create identical shapes. Through hands-on play, seniors can build on their key skills, strategies and mathematical understandings, such as part-to-whole relationships.

Word A Round: a game that builds vocabulary and improves concentration. The challenge in Word A Round is to quickly figure out where the word starts and to read it aloud before your opponents. The game seems simple, but players find themselves baffled as they race to spot and call out words. The goal is to win 10 cards and players collect cards by being the first to correctly read the word written in the designated ring on the card. This will keep seniors on their toes and get them talking.

Read more about the games here! Top 6 Fun Games for Seniors