Brilliant Science Board Games

What do you do when you need to keep the kids indoors, but you don’t want them tearing up the place or being glued to a screen? Play board games, of course! And what better way to entertain them then with Science Board Games that will make a fun family experience an educational one as well!

Math Explosion

Math Explosion by The Magic School Bus combines science and math into an entertaining and exciting game for all ages. With this fascinating game, players are able to customize math facts with a math fact creator so that players of all ages can play for many years to come. Be the first player to explode the volcano by getting your math facts correct! Math Explosion makes math a BLAST with a two-sided colorful laminated game board which includes both a speedy and extended game, fascinating volcano facts in the border, a volcano for the explosions, a bowl to catch the volcanic “lava”, colorful measuring cups as moving pieces, bonus cards, printable math fact sheets, and an online math fact creator for unlimited math facts. Get ready for a math adventure! Review facts! Get ahead in math! Wahoo! It’s time to burn rubber and discover!

Science Explosion

Science Explosion by The Magic School Bus teaches children all about the different fields of sciences. Be the first player to explode the volcano! Match science-based topic cards to master cards in one game and use memory and strategy skills in another game! The game comes with a large laminated two-sided board, volcano, bowl, 4 colored measuring cups, clear measuring cup, 16 science master cards, and 80 science topic cards. Get ready for a science adventure! Wahoo! It’s time to burn rubber and discover!

Game Features:

  • Learn lots of fun science while playing the game
  • Explode the volcano to win the game
  • Great family game for all ages
  • Two sided board allows for different levels of play
  • Developed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, educators, and parents

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Totally Gross The Game

A dose of gross helps science make sense. This game engages kids to learn and understand all the major scientific disciplines from biology to chemistry to zoology. Kids answer questions, learn amazing facts and engage in activities. It’s all in the name of science!

  • Kids and parents will enjoy plenty of laughs answering silly science questions and acting out the Gross Out challenges
  • Includes a game board, 110 Question cards, 50 Gross-Out cards, 30 Lab cards, a die and a jar of slime
  • For 2 – 4 players ages 8 and up

Telepathy Game of Strategy and Reasoning

Unlock the power of your mind with Telepathy – the game that tests and trains your mind in the ways of deduction, logic and intuition. In this challenging, puzzle solving game players go head to head to see who can be the first to guess their opponent’s secret square. Every turn brings you closer to finding the hidden, ancient symbol. But watch out; your opponent may be closer to solving your secret square than you think! The Telepathy board game is an outstanding logic building tool, ideal for educators and puzzle solvers alike. If you like Sudoku, Mastermind, or Battleship, this game is for you!

Recommended for: 10 years and up.

Antimatter Matters: A Quantum Physics Board Game

Explore the strange and wonderful world of quantum physics, where a handful of tiny particles interact to form the atoms that make up ourselves and everything we experience in the world around us. As the lead scientist on an orbiting space laboratory, you are in charge of humanity’s first attempt to construct ordinary matter from individually captured elementary particles. Encounter hazards like quantum entanglement, antimatter collisions and solar flares messing up your instruments, while facing the actions of other player-scientists racing toward the same goal. Will you be the first to collect the right particles and successfully build an atom? Antimatter Matters balances strategic choices, surprising interactions with other players and the unpredictable nature of the universe.

  • Be the first to build an atom out of the very building blocks of the universe.
  • Competitive, Team and Cooperative play modes for 2-6 players, included in the box.
  • Average game duration: 45-60 minutes. Perfect for a get-together with family or friends.
  • Mix and match Modes and Levels so players of different ages and skills can play a fair and competitive game.
  • Visual design uses double-coding to make it accessible to gamers with color-blindness and to those with limited vision or fine-motor skills. Rules are also available as a downloadable audio file.

Recommended for: 11 years and up

Professor Noggin’s Wonders of Science Trivia Card Game

Professor Noggin’s series of educational games encourages kids to learn interesting facts about their favorite subjects. Each of the thirty game cards combines trivia, true or false, and multiple choice questions. Easy and hard levels keep kids interested and challenged – while of course having fun.

  • Encourages kids to learn about the wonders of science
  • Features topics such as Lost Civilizations, The Human Body, Earth Science, Sports and more
  • Includes 30 game cards and a 3 numbered die
  • Questions in form of trivia, true or false, and multiple choice
  • Both easy and hard levels of questions keep kids interested, challenged and having fun
  • For 2 or more players

Recommended for: 7 years and up


Four diseases have broken out in the world and it is up to a team of specialists in various fields to find cures for these diseases before mankind is wiped out. Players must work together playing to their characters’ strengths and planning their strategy of eradication before the diseases overwhelm the world with ever-increasing outbreaks. For example the Operation Specialist can build research stations which are needed to find cures for the diseases. The Scientist needs only 4 cards of a particular disease to cure it instead of the normal 5. But the diseases are out breaking fast and time is running out: the team must try to stem the tide of infection in diseased areas while also towards cures. A truly cooperative game where you all win or you all lose.

Recommended for: 13 to 15 years

Dr Dreadful Scabs and Guts Board Game

Learning has never been such yucky fun. The Dr. Dreadful Scabs N’ Guts game is the zany and sometimes gross “educational” game where players attempt to outwit one another by answering questions about science and the anatomy. Do you know what Eructation is more commonly known as? Burping. Learn fun facts while exploring your anatomy with the Dr. Dreadful Scabs N’ Guts game.

  • Fun Educational Science Questions For Kids Makes Learning a Blast with Real Science, Real Facts
  • Includes: 130 Question Cards, 32 Wild Cards, 6 Mover Pieces, 1 Game Board, 1 Player Guide

Recommended for: 6 to 9 years

Linkage – a DNA Card Game

Linkage is fun, genetics-themed card game for 2 – 4 players based upon the process of DNA transcription – creating an RNA copy of a DNA template. In Linkage, each player links RNA cards side-by-side to build their own RNA strand, attempting to copy a shared DNA Template. In biology, this process of copying is called DNA Transcription. Players decide whether to build on their own RNA strand, repair their RNA strand, mutate an opposing strand, or mutate the DNA template itself. Players earn points based upon how accurately their RNA strands match the DNA Template, and the player with the most points at the end of the game wins!

  • Fast-paced and competitive card game with play based accurately on the GENETICS of DNA copying in biology
  • Vivid and professional DNA and RNA illustrations can be used as classroom learning aids
  • Engaging and entertaining for younger, older or mixed-age gaming crowds
  • Game play can last as little as 10 minutes, or more rounds can be added for a longer and more in-depth game
  • Linkage gives you a reason to play games in science class or mutate your parents at home!

Recommended for: 10 years and up

Code Monkey Island

Code Monkey Island is a board game designed to teach players of all ages computer science logic! As the wise leader of your own tribe of monkeys, it’s up to you to guide all three of your monkeys safely around the board and into the banana grove. You’ll have to use concepts like conditional statements, looping, booleans, assignment operators and more to earn moves for your monkeys, dodge quicksand traps, and score some delicious fruit along the way! After its successful Kickstarter campaign, Code Monkey Island is being used in thousands of homes and classrooms around the world, helping children and adults alike discover the magic and fun of coding.

  • Helps kids learn computer science logic
  • Includes a 32-page booklet that teaches basic programming syntax
  • Used in schools and universities around the world
  • Seen on Yahoo!, Mashable, Nick Jr., Kickstarter and more
  • Created by 23 year-old programmer, designer, and instructor Raj Sidhu

Recommended for: 8 years and up

Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp

James Franklin-Patient Zero-collapses after stepping off a plane from the Congo at JFK International Airport. He is rushed to Forest Hills Hospital where he is placed in an isolation ward. It is quickly discovered he has Morbusian, a constantly mutating virus that is resistant to all known antibiotics. The survival of humanity itself is at stake!

In Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp, by designer John Gibson, you are the director of the Department of Plague Control (DPC) field office in New York City. You make the decisions about what parts of the virus to study, which personnel to hire and what equipment to purchase. You’ll soon discover you are working with an eccentric group of scientists who don’t always work well together-and one very resourceful lab rat named Marvin. As the casualties increase, so does the stress and mistakes made, as you try to complete your vaccine before time runs out for all of mankind!

This strategy game uses simple mechanics in a multitude of combinations to create engaging, deep gameplay as you try to eliminate an evolving virus that could spell the end of the human race. While random events from the Status Report cards might throw a wrench in your plans (or occasionally help you out), you’ll use the Lab Personnel and Equipment cards you’ve hired to piece together randomly generated Proteins into the different parts of a Vaccine, all while managing dwindling Funding resources as the Death Toll Track climbs; each time that your Containment roll fails you come one step closer to losing this battle, so make sure that you push everyone to their limits before the INFECTION reaches critical levels.

  • Solitaire game
  • Playing Time: 30-45 minutes

Recommended for: 10 years and up

Power Grid

The object of the game is to supply the most cities with power. Players must acquire the raw materials, like coal, oil, garbage, or uranium, to power their plants (except for the highly valuable ‘renewable energy’ wind/solar plants), making it a constant struggle to upgrade your plants for maximum efficiency while still retaining enough wealth to quickly expand your network to get the cheapest routes.

Recommended for: 12 years and up

Hit the Habitat Trail

Learn about animals and their environments as you roll the dice and move your habitat critter around the spiral stone trail through the world’s habitats. Draw a “Wisdom & Consequence” card to learn about environmental hazards and to discover ways in which you can help improve the environment. With every correct answer to an animal or habitat question on the “Knowledge” cards, you collect one “Habitat” card. Collect two cards from each habitat to become an “Earth Steward” and win the game. It’s a fun expedition around the world for family and friends!

Recommended for: 8 years and up

Compounded – Better Gaming Through Chemistry

Compounded is a game about building chemical compounds through careful management of elements, a fair bit of social play and trading, and just a bit ok luck. In Compounded, players take on the roles of lab managers, hastily competing to complete the most compounds before they are completed by others – or destroyed in an explosion.

Recommended for: 13 to 15 years


  • This is a fun educational board game for Doctors, Nurses, Medical Students, Health and Science Teachers, Hypochondriacs, and anyone else with an interest in the medical condition.
  • If a lack of fun is what ails you, your patience has just been rewarded!
  • Infection, the new board game by Earwig Enterprises is catching on.
  • Players race around the board catching diseases and trying to be cured.
  • Catch diseases left in public places, pass diseases to other players, get cured in the medical stations.

Recommended for: 9 years and up