Strategy games are ideal for helping kids develop logico-mathematical skills that emphasize problem solving and strategic planning. Given the challenging nature of play involved in these games which is based entirely on the decisions and moves players make, strategy games can also enhance kids’ autonomous decision making skills and skillful thinking. If you are looking for some good educational strategy games to share with your kids, the resources below are great places to start with:
This list curated by Common Sense Media features some excellent apps and games that can bolster kids critical thinking and problem solving. All of these games are categorized according to the age group they target.
This resource from NRICH features some very good strategy games accompanied with lessons and tips on how to use them with your kids and students.
Here is another great collection of strategy games for students. These strategy games take some serious planning, thinking and figuring.
Gifted Kids has this compilation of great third party strategy games for kids.