Board games play a very relevant role the development of children’s critical, strategic, and problem solving skills. Additionally, board games are also very important in developing bonding an enhancing teamwork in toddlers since they require more than one person to play. HABA is one of the most trusted brands in the market for toddler’s board games. The brand has been in the market for at least 80 years and produces very lovable and fun games. Below is a review of the top 30 HABA board games for toddlers.
- Top 30 Best HABA Board Games for Toddlers 2019
- 1. HABA My Very First Games-First Orchard Cooperative Game
- 2. HABA My Very First Games- Here Fishy Fishy Magnetic Fishing Game
- 3. HABA Town Maze Magnetic Game
- 4. HABA My Very First Games Tidy Up!
- 5. HABA Palette of Pegs
- 6. HABA Animal upon Animal
- 7. HABA Little Orchard
- 8. HABA Orchard game
- 9. HABA My Very First Games- Go Go Little Penguin!
- 10. HABA My Very First Game- Lilli’s Favorite Clothes Memory Game
- 11. HABA Number Maze Magnetic Game
- 12. HABA Little Bird, Big Hunger
- 13. HABA Game of Skill: Mini Monster
- 14. HABA Unicorn Glitterluck Cloud Crystals
- 15. HABA Dragon’s Breath
- 16. HABA Space Planets
- 17. HABA Monza
- 18. HABA Catch Me!
- 19. HABA Rhino Hero A Heroic Stacking Card Game
- 20. HABA Rabbit Rally
- 21. HABA KEEP IT STEADY GAME
- 22. HABA Unicorn Glitterluck- A Party for Rosalie
- 23. HABA Iquaza
- 24. HABA Sleepy Princess Pile Up
- 25. HABA Flower Maze Magnetic Game
- 26. HABA Paul and The Moon Cooperative Memory Game
- 27. HABA Tree Maze Wooden Magnetic Game
- 28. HABA Go Cuckoo! A Wobbly Easter Themed Nest Building Dexterity Game
- 29. HABA Karuba Junior
- 30. HABA Monster Pile on Wooden Stacking Game
- Wrapping Up
Top 30 Best HABA Board Games for Toddlers 2019
The contents of the box are; a fruit basket, a raven, five path cards, one color-symbol die and four pieces of green apples, red apples, yellow pears and blue plums. An instruction manual is also included. The game’s idea is children try to pick the fruits from the tree before the raven is at the end of the path. The game can be played by a maximum of four children and should last approximately 10 minutes per cycle. This game can also be used for imaginative play by younger kids. It is available in 13 languages.
The game comes with; one fishing rod with a worm, four collecting boards with five pop out toys, six sea dwellers, one die with symbols and one sea. The bottom of the box is used as the sea in this case. An instruction sheet is also included. The idea of the game is that children fish out the sea dweller indicated on the die and for every catch, they get a toy to puzzle into their collecting board. The best angler will be able to collect all the toys.
The HABA town maze magnetic game board measures 10 inches by 8.75 inches. The game has a magnetic wand attached by string that enables children to guide the spheres along the track. The string is long enough to move around the whole board and the magnet has a storage space at the corner of the board for safe storage. The maze has intersecting tracks and blocked roadways that help kids think critically in order to solve the puzzle. The pushing block blocks a street while the turning disk regulates the flow of traffic. To win the game, one must direct all the colored balls to their matching garages. This helps your child learn color coordination in a fun and easy way that will also them remember.
The HABA tidy up kit comes with one shelf, 18 toy tiles which include half a dozen of building blocks, vehicles and stuffed animals, 3 toy chests, 1 tomcat tiptop and an instruction manual. The game is pretty easy to play. After tiptop is done playing, the child helps him clean up his toys by placing everything in its rightful place. The instruction manual helps the child identify where each toy should be placed.
Components of the box include a pegging board, 16 pegs and 16 rings. The wooden board measures 7.5 inches by 7.5 inches which is the right size for kids between the ages of 2-6 years. The pegs and rings come in different colors which allows the kids to match them up according to color. All the pieces are treated with a water based non-toxic stain that gives them an attractive finish. The pieces are large so you should not worry about any choking hazards.
The game comes with a wooden die with symbols, an instruction sheet and 29 wooden animals. The wooden animals include one crocodile and four sheep, 4 snakes,4 penguins,4 lizards, 4 hedgehogs, 4 monkeys and 4 toucans. This particular game is the recipient of the Mr. Dad seal of approval and it also won the Major Fun Award. The dice is rolled to determine how many animals can be placed at a time and whether the crocodile can be placed. The player who places all his/her animals on the animal pile first becomes the winner.
The HABA little orchid comes with a game board, one raven, one cherry tree, five pairs of cherries, fifteen flower cards, a basket and one color die. An instruction manual with the rules of the game is also included. The game is pretty simple and the kids are required to harvest all the ripe cherries before the crow steals them. The dice determines how the cards are uncovered while the flower cards determine the next move a player will take.
The game is one of the most popular since the 80s and as such has worn the Dr. Toys Best Classic Toys Award Winner. Due to its intrigues, the game has also sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. It contains four fruit trees which are full of fruit which have to be picked quickly. The players have to gather the fruits before the ravens can eat them all up!
The game is also lot of fun and is a great way for you to spend quality time with your children.
It comes with 3 penguin mummies, 2 fish, 3 penguin babies, a game board and a dice. An instruction sheet is also provided to help the kids navigate through the game. The rules of the game are whoever saw a penguin last rolls the die first. Each penguin twosome has their own path which is exclusive to them alone. Little footprints move the baby penguin while the large footprints move the mommy penguin. If the baby penguin reaches the fish plate first, the mommy is allowed to move regardless of the size of the footprints shown on the die.
Lilli’s favorite clothes memory game comes with one wardrobe game board, 1 dresser board game, 16 tiles showing garments and accessories, an instruction manual, one die and 4 girl game boards [Lilli, Felicitas, Victoria and Milla]. This game is ideal for kids the age of 2 years and above. The game can be played by a maximum of 4 kids and a minimum of 2 kids. Kids are required to memorize where all the clothes are, the first person to dress up the doll wins. The characters in this game compliment the dolls in the 4” little friends’ series, so if you own that, this game will make a great addition to your collection.
The game is well designed for children since it uses magnetic pens and balls which make it difficult for the pieces to get lost. Children learn color recognition in the game as they move similarly colored balls to the similarly colored animals and numbers. It encourages STEM as toddlers are introduced into mathematical principles at a very early age. The game is also suitable for travels to give your kids fun time on the go.
The graphics on the game are amazing and humorously illustrated. It is ideal for kids above the age of two years and it requires at least two players, so parents can join in the fun as well.
The game comes with 4 sets of cards and each set has 4 cards, 20 feeding dishes, a sheet of 6 stickers, 1 die and an instruction manual. The game is about four cheeky chicks who have just hatched, the kids are supposed to feed the chicks with seeds, worms, berries and flies so that they can grow big. The die is rolled is to determine what the chicks want to be fed. There are a few small pieces in the game, so parents should keep an eye on the kids to prevent any choking hazards.
The game also strengthens fine motor skills for young children aged 2 and above. Your kids are guaranteed tons of fun as well.
The game comes packaged in a window box that allows you to see the contents which include; a board and several colorful balls to feed to the mini monster. The board has a diameter of 6.5 inches and is made of plywood and a plastic cover. The mini monsters are well drawn on the board and the kids are required to carefully guide the balls in the correct spots. Materials used to make the game are carefully tested to ensure they are safe and friendly to the environment.
This board game is suitable for children aged 3 and adults as well. It is a great way for you to spend quality time with your children.
The HABA unicorn glitterluck cloud crystals game comes with a game board, yellow unicorn stardust, pink unicorn glitterluck, turquoise unicorn magic swirl, purple unicorn marvel flower, a blue die, a pink die, 60 cloud crystals and an instruction sheet. The blue dice has clouds and the pink one has jewels. The instruction sheet contains all the rules of the game and it also describes what each symbol means. There are small pieces in the game so parents should beware of a choking hazard. The game can be played by a maximum of 4 players as there are 4 unicorns in the game.
It is a great way for either parents to bond their children. It also won the children’s game of the year award in 2018.
The contents of the game include: 1 dragon dad, 4 dragon babies, 1 box with 4 partitions, 9 ice rings, 90 ice rings which come in 5 different colors, 5 sparkling stone tiles, 1 ice floe tile and a set of instructions. The ice floe tile is placed at the center of the board and it is filled with the ice rings. Each player picks a dragon child and places it on the corner of the game board. The game has 3 different variations and each round lasts for about 15 minutes.
The HABA space planets game is suitable for young kids the age of 6 and above and it can also be enjoyed by adults. The game is pretty simple to play, fuel crystals are used to power your spaceship which you will be using to explore and discover unknown planets and galaxies. Players roll the fuel crystal die and aim to land on their planet of choice. The player who collects the highest number of stars at the end of the game is crowned the bravest space exploration in the whole galaxy. The game can be played by a maximum of 4 players.
17. HABA Monza
The game is named after a city in Italy popularly known for its formula one grand prix racing circuit. The game comes with 6 racing cars, 6 color dice, a game board and an instruction sheet. The game requires the players to make ingenious combinations and pay attention when rolling the dice in order to win the race. The person to play throws all 6 dice and then try to move the car according to the colors obtained while comparing them to the colors of the squares directly ahead of your car. After every move, the corresponding die is put aside. A player’s turn to play ends when they cannot use certain colors.
18. HABA Catch Me!
It takes a short period of time to play therefore enabling kids to stay engaged through out the game.
The HABA catch me game comprises of 6 wooden mice with strings attached, a color die, a wooden cup, a regular die and an instruction sheet. when playing the game, one player becomes the cat while the other six become the mice. The cat rolls a die which has 6 different colors, similar to those of the mice, he or she then attempts to catch the mice whose color corresponds with the dice using a wooden cup. The player whose mice is caught switches roles and now becomes the cat. Eventually, all players will play both as the cat and the mice.
Sometimes the rhino hero in his attempt to search and stop burglars and rogues makes the strongest tower wobble and collapse, your role is to help rhino hero construct a skyscraper. The game includes 31 roof cards, 1 foundation, 28 wall cards and 1 wooden rhino hero. The roof cards are the action cards and the foundation card is the double-sided starting card. An instruction manual indicating what the symbols on the cards mean and the rules of the game is also included. The roof cards determine the building process. The game offers a 3D card stacking experiences which is so much fun to play.
The rabbit rally game by HABA comprises of 4 rabbits, 3 wooden carrots in different sizes, 5 gray stones, 6 bridge pieces, a carrot island, a starting island, a color dice and an instruction manual. The game is about poor rabbits who cannot swim but wish to cross to the other island in order to access a giant golden carrot and the other carrots as well. One rabbit has the idea of sinking big stones and then using planks to create a bridge, the problem is, there aren’t enough boards to make the bridge. The rabbits therefore need to use the same sized planks, if you overestimate the length of the plank, you will not be able to cross over with the other rabbits.
The keep it steady game comes with a wooden ring, 27 sticks that come in three sets of nine pieces which vary in color and size and a die with 2 yellow sides, 2 blue side and 2 red sides. It requires the players to carefully attempt to slide their wooden sticks through the holes of the cheese castle without touching it. After doing this, the next phase of the game is to try and pull out one stick at a time out of the bundle without collapsing it. The die is rolled to determine which stick should be pulled out. The person with the steadiest hand and the one with the most luck with the die wins the challenge. Small children below the age of 3 years should not be allowed to play without supervision because the small pieces can cause a choking hazard.
This game comes with 4 unicorns namely; glitterluck, stardust, marvel flower and magic swirl, 1 baby unicorn, 1 die, I game board with a spinning arrow, 8 round friend tiles, 8 square friend tiles, 10 cloud crystals and a set of instructions. The unicorns are made of high quality wood that is safe for children. To win the game all players work in cooperation to beat baby Rosalie to the surprise party by collecting all the 10 cloud crystals. Setting up the game and playing the game takes about 15 minutes and this helps the kids stay engaged and concentrate at the game. The game requires a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 players.
23. HABA Iquaza
The HABA Iquaza game contains of 1 game board made up of 4 parts with interchangeable rock strips, 2 plastic rails, 2 point boards, 45 bonus tiles, 140 gemstones, a gemstone box for storage, a water box, 50 water drops, and an instruction manual. The game is about Evil Rhujas who wants to capture the gemstones of the Inox, the Inox knows this and he has selected the hardest and most dangerous places to hide the gemstones. The player who successfully uses their cards to place their color gemstones in the best places, scores points in the both the interim and bonus scoring rounds wins the game.
The sleepy princess pile up by HABA comprises of 1 Penny Pea princess, 1 pea, 4 sets of bedding that include a pillow, a mattress and a downy comforter, 1 princess bed, a game board printed on both sides, a die and a set of instructions. It can accommodate 2-4 players of age 3 and above. The game requires the players to stack the wobbly bedding just the way Penny likes them which is a tower of mattresses, down comforter and pillows on top of each other for a soft and comfortable bed. The players have to tactical when playing but is a lot of fun.
The flower maze magnetic game board measures 11.2 inches by 6.7 inches, it has a magnetic wand attached to the board by string which aids in the movement of the spheres along the stems and roots. The magnetic wand has a storage slot on the side of the board for safe storage. The game is made of plywood, plastic and metal of the highest quality. The player guides the blockage along the roots using the magnetic wand to move it out of the way thus allowing beads to pass. There is a plastic cover on the top that prevents the beads from getting lost.
The game comprises of 1 Paul’s garden, 1 figure play Paul, 30 sparkle sprites, 5 star tiles, 10 wooden stars, 1 die with dots, an instruction sheet and one bedtime story. The garden serves as both the garden and star path. The game is about helping Paul and the sparkle sprites save the lost magic staff that belongs to the moon which helps it wax and wane. The task is to help sparkle sprites build a ladder along the stars before the moon disappear behind the clouds which Paul will use to climb when returning the magic staff to the moon.
The board game measures 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches. The balls come in different colors and they can stand in for a different number of things. The white balls can represent the eggs, the red balls represent red apples and the yellow balls represent ripe pears. A magnetic wand to guide the balls to the different slots is attached to the board and it has a storage slot on the side of the board for easy storage. The small pieces in the game can cause choking hazards so parents should keep an eye on their children as they play.
The game comes with one nesting site which is the bottom part of the can, one Kiki Cuckoo, twenty Cuckoo eggs, seventy wooden sticks and an instruction sheet. The game requires maximum concentration and precision especially when placing the wooden eggs on the nest. Players are required to build Kiki Cuckoo a nest and then a soon as a few twigs are on the nest carefully place her eggs on the half-built nest. The instruction manual has directions on how to build the nest. The winner is whoever places the eggs as well as Kiki Cuckoo on the nest safely. There is a small ball in the game that could potentially cause a choking hazard.
The HABA karuba junior game is a popular family game which comprises of 28 tiles, 2 board games, 1 pirate ship, 3 adventures and a set of instructions. The game is suitable kids between the ages of 4-8. A child can play the game on their own or a maximum of 3 people can join in. The game requires a lot of cooperation if you want to defeat the pirates; players should discuss tactics and give each other tips on where a tile fits well. You only win if you are able to connect all the tree treasure tiles with the beach via an unbroken path. If the pirate ship reaches the last space first or if you get lost in the jungle then you lose the game.
The game contains 12 stacking monsters, 1 stacking frame, 12 plugs, 4 tiles and an instruction manual. The game requires the players to stack the monsters therefore forming a giant pyramid, they are then required to match the dowels to the monsters and carefully slide them in between each figure without knocking any of them down. The game gets as complex as you want it to be. There is a simple variation for toddlers that even allows free play. The monsters and the base for the monster pyramid are made of heavy-duty cardboard disks that makes them sturdy and durable.
There are many benefits of playing board games with toddlers. The games help the children development both mentally and physically and doing so with board games is fun. We believe that the above review will go a long way in helping you buy the right HABA game for your toddler.