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Top 10 Classic Tabletop and Basement Games for Kids

by Erin Dower

Ahh, remember the good old days of playing pool, foosball, and other awesome games in your childhood friend's basement? Visit memory lane and cure your child's cabin fever — and video game addiction — with these 10 classic tabletop and basement games that are sure to hook him on some friendly (face-to-face) competition. Best of all, many of these games now come in shrunken-down, portable versions, so they're great for homes with limited play space.

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Nok Hockey


Two words: Nok. Hockey. How cool is this simple game? I spent hours playing it at summer camp and can still hear the clashing of the plastic sticks. Hockey fans in particular will love this durable wooden game. Plus, it's proudly made in the USA.

Recommended age: 6 and up

Price: $40.00

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Next: Foosball

August 30, 2014



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