Top 5 Detective Games for Kids
Have you deduced that January 6th is the birthday of legendary fictional detective Sherlock Holmes? Grab your deerstalker hats and your magnifying glasses, and hone your sights on this great list of the best detective games for kids!
For your little Watsons, this game by Orchard Toys is all about catching criminals. Players listen out for sound clues, with the option of using the free Orchard Toys app, to catch the thieves! Suitable for ages 3-6.
Crack the Code is a limited communication, cooperative puzzle game. You are all hackers working together on a code. Each player has a series of marbles, hidden behind a screen, that everyone but them can see. Using a series of action cards to communicate, you work together to rearrange all of your marbles to fit a certain sequence.
Code the correct actions to help the animals! Easy Coding Game is suitable for ages 4-8. The game introduces young children to coding, as well as effective problem solving using limited tools.
Detective Mystery promotes simple decision-making skills and strategic thinking. Players spin the spinner to travel around the funfair and collect lots of lost items. Watch out for cloudy skies!
For the older children, there’s no greater way to celebrate Sherlock with a game directly based on his adventures. In the format of the classic mystery game, Cluedo, players work to solve mysteries as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in 21st century London.
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