Not-So-Bored Games

PERISPHERE & TRYLON Ludo, $9 Photo: Courtesy of Toys “R” Us BUY

USAOPOLY Super Mario Chess

USAOPOLY Super Mario Chess, $50 Photo: Courtesy of USAopoly BUY

HASBRO Candy Land, $10 Photo: Courtesy of Hasbro BUY

MATTEL Apples to Apples, $19 Photo: Courtesy of Mattel BUY

THE LAND OF NOD Classic Matching Game

THE LAND OF NOD Classic Matching Game, $15 Photo: Courtesy of The Land of Nod BUY

MELISSA & DOUG Ballet Recital Jigsaw Puzzle, $8 Photo: Courtesy of Melissa & Doug BUY

POTTERY BARN KIDS Solar System Floor Puzzle, $19 Photo: Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids BUY

Chutes Ladders

HASBRO Sesame Street Chutes and Ladders, $14 Photo: Courtesy of Hasbro BUY

Not-So-Bored Games

To every child’s dismay, winters prevent swinging through jungle gyms and playing tag. And if you don’t want your little one sitting in front of a screen playing video games or watching TV all season, you need a set of resources to keep your kids occupied. From the classic Candy Land to revamped versions of Super Mario Chess and Sesame Street Chutes and Ladders, a selection of new and old board games and puzzles is a sure way to have quality family time while avoiding the bitter cold. — Barry Samaha