Game Rules for all board games


Snakes and Ladders is an internationally renowned and classic game, played by 2 or more players. A fun and stimulating game that can be played by all ages. Work your way from no 1 to 100, climbing up the ladders and sliding down the snakes. In this version, you even get a chance to shoot up the spaceships!

Download the rules HERE

Get Active is a board game dedicated entirely to getting kids MOVING! Being physically active is one of the most important aspects of a child’s life. Getting a good workout gets your blood flowing, which means more oxygen to your brain. This means our children feel better, concentrate better and get rid of any excess energy which helps them feel calmer.

How to play: Throw the dice and move your counter along the stepping stones, doing the activities along the way as you land on them. First one to get to the end is the winner

Village Way Board

This board is language rich and is great for imaginative play, visual recognition and following instruction. 

It can also be used as a therapists tool to reinforce prepositions and for following instruction.

The House House Board

This board is language rich and is great for imaginative play (children play with toy dolls as if they were playing in an actual doll house), visual recognition and vocabulary development.  

This board can be used as a therapists tool to talk through divorce with children.

For older children, this board is great for developing second and third language skills.

Fun Maths reinforces basic addition and subtraction in a fun way. 

How to Play: Using 2 number dice and 1 dice for addition or subtraction, throw all 3 dice, do the maths sum (eg 6+3) and move to that number on the board (9). If you land on a number with a pineapple, you  get to make up a fun rule. Make your way to the end by doing addition or subtraction sums along the way. 

Download the rules HERE

Shapes and Colours Board

How to Play:
Roll a colour dice or roll a shape dice to see where to move to on the board. You could also roll a shape AND colour dice depending on the age of the child. Work your way around the board, exploring the shapes and colours as you go.

Download the rules HERE 

Chess is a game of strategy played between 2 players.

Chess teaches: problem solving, abstract reasoning, patience, sportsmanship, creative thinking, pattern recognition and strategic thinking. The goal of the game is to checkmate the other king.

Download the rules HERE

Battleships is a great learning tool and is a fun way to improve your child’s graphing and critical thinking skills.  

Arrange your 5 boats on your grid at various locations. Your opponent does the same. Then start hunting each other down. When you hit a ship enough times (the Aircraft carrier takes 5 hits, for example) you’ve sunk it. When the enemy fleet is destroyed, you’ve won. Download the rules HERE

Backgammon combines strategic and mathematical skill with elements of chance. 

The object of the game is to move your pieces along the board’s triangles and off the board before your opponent does. Can be played from 6 yrs to 96 yrs. A similar type of game to chess in the way of forward-thinking and strategy but generally finishes faster. Wonderfully addictive! Download the rules HERE

The Adventure Game is based on Ludo and involves lots of counting, communicating and deliberation.

How to Play:
Roll the dice and make your way onto the island. Using the dice, adventure around the island, until you get a chance to "climb" up and collect your flag. The first person to get all 3 of their counters to their respective coloured flags is the winner.

Brain Gain has been designed to target and strengthen the skills and knowledge outlined in the South African CAPS curriculum. 

How to Play:
Join our superheroes as you work your way from left to right, answering questions from the cards relating to the colour block that you land on. Along the way there will be Action Blocks with activities to do as well as Manners Blocks and a bonus if you get to trace the giant numbers and jump ahead. The first person to reach 100 is the winner!

Download the rules HERE

Watch a video of how to play the game HERE


Once you have exhausted all Brain Gain has to offer - have a look at What Else you can do with Brain Gain and all the other ways you can encourage learning using the Brain Gain cards. Find all the videos HERE

Our brand new Letter Game! A wonderfully fun way to develop letter recognition, vocabulary and rhyming.

Help our little ant make its way through the forest to deliver the strawberry to its anthill.

 How to play: Begin where it says “Start” and throw the dice (you can play with one or 2 dice). Move your counter that number of spaces and land on a letter. The child must trace the letter on the board with their finger and then again in the air. You could even get them to trace it on the board with a whiteboard marker.

They must then do one of the following (here are some examples but you could make up some more of your own ideas):

  1. Say a word that starts with that letter
  2. Say a word that rhymes with the word above (it can be a nonsense word – the key here is to get the rhyming sound)
  3. Find a picture on the board that starts with that letter
  4. Say a person’s name that starts with that letter
  5. Say the letter that comes before or after that letter

Once the child gets the hang of it, you can move on to dictionary work and get them to find that letter in the dictionary and find a word that starts with that letter. They can then also read what that word means.

Farmyard Ludo is an enjoyable and fairly easy way to introduce your child to number concepts and positional language. Set in a farmyard setting - it is also a great way to build vocabulary and points of discussion.

As with other board games, it also hones the social and emotional skills of turn taking, sportsmanship, patience, sharing, listening and co-operation.