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While some games challenge players to physically move and use their bodies, Dexterity games home in on specific task execution. This usually involves some deft physical interaction with the controller or game items. Maybe you need to throw items in a board game, or maybe you need to move the controller in a specific motion in a video game.
Release Date: 30/05/2016
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: Board, Cards and Figures
Ice Cool, and the follow-up Ice Cool 2, is an action game where you flick plastic Penguins around cardboard school rooms to collect points and avoid the Catcher. Like a cross between Subbuteo and Cluedo, you slide, jump and barrel your penguin through...
Release Date: 01/01/2013
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: Board, Figures and Tokens
Klask is an action board game that combines aspects of table football and air hockey. Your aim is to use your under-the-table-magnet-controlled player to push the ball into the opponent's goal. The twist is that you lose points if you inadvertently push...
Release Date: 09/06/2019
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Team 3 is a cooperative puzzle game where three players work to build structures from Tetris-style pieces. The target build is on a card that only the Architect player can see, and this player can't speak. The Builder player can touch the pieces but...
Release Date: 01/01/2012, updated in 2018
Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds
Components: Cards, Figures, Placeables and Tokens
Rhino Hero is an action game where players use cards to build a vertical tower. The aim is to place all your cards without knocking the tower down. What starts as a fun and tactile challenge quickly turns into a battle of nerves, as you place cards that...
Release Date: 01/01/2019
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Components: Board, Figures, Placeables and Tokens
Valley of the Vikings is a dexterity traversal game where real barrel bowling fuels a race for gold. Along with the fun of knocking the barrels over is a looping scoring track where sequence is all important and strategy abounds. It's a great balance of...
Release Date: 01/01/2022
Components: Board, Cards, Dice and Placeables
Fire In The Hole is a dexterity card game where you compete to throw cannonballs at a pop-up pirate ship to scavenge treasure and win the day. The aim is to land your coloured cannonballs to form a square of four in the holes of the boat, but other...
Components: Figures and Placeables
Coconuts is a dexterity game where you fire coconuts into cups using a Monkey launcher. Get the coconuts into the cups to add them to your pyramid. There's more skill (and cunning) than first appears as you can get coconuts into your opponent's cups to...
Release Date: 01/01/2021
The Fuzzies is a dexterity game where you remove and replace small fuzzy balls from a furry tower. Like Jenga, it's a challenge of not only deft movement but also carefully planning which ball to move. The twist here is how the forfeits introduce all...
Components: Bag, Dice and Placeables
Teeter Tower is a cooperative dexterity game where you build a tower of dice and tiles. You play by rolling dice, stacking the beer mat shaped tiles, and hoping your choice of placement doesn’t lead to the tower collapsing. It is a game of trying...
Release Date: 01/01/2016
Components: Cards, Placeables and Tokens
Junk Art is a dexterity game where you create art from little pieces of junk. Each round has different rules for how to build the best tower, but they all combine to become an aesthetic and dexterity challenge. It's a game that takes Jenga-style...
Release Date: 01/01/2018
Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds
Dragon's Breath is a collecting game where players compete to gather jewels from a steadily defrosting physical stash in the middle. Play involves removing a ring from the ice tower, which allows some jewels to fall and be collected or lost in the...
Release Date: 01/01/2015, updated in 2017
Components: Figures, Placeables and Tokens
Flick 'em Up is a flicking dexterity game of western shoot-outs. You aim to shoot teams of cowboys by flicking bullets at them. It's fiddly in the best kind of way and is simple enough to understand quickly whilst also offering some cleverly deep layers.
Release Date: 01/01/2005, updated in 2015
Components: Dice and Placeables
Animal Upon Animal is a dexterity game where players compete to stack animals on a precarious pile. You take turns adding animals to the pile using only one hand. It's a game of balance, both physically and mentally accentuated by the cleverly shaped...
Release Date: 01/01/2018, updated in 2022
Components: Cards, Dice, Placeables and Tokens
FlickFleet is a dexterity game where you take your space fleet into battle. You play by flicking ships and using dice to destroy your opponent. Like Subbuteo meets Star Trek, it's an epic struggle for galactic victory that plays out at the tips of your...
Release Date: 01/01/2000
Components: Gadget and Placeables
Hamsterrolle is a dexterity puzzle game where you place wooden pieces in a large yellow wheel. The wheel is divided into segments and each turn you must place pieces at least one divider away from existing pieces. As you play the wheel rolls along the...
Release Date: 10/03/2011, updated in 2019
Dobble (also called Spot It!) is a card game where you race other players to claim cards by spotting symbols. Each of the colourful cards has eight symbols, one of which always matches a symbol of another card. You race to spot the match, call it out...
Speedy Roll (also known as Hedgehog Roll) is an action dexterity game where you roll the hedgehog (a fuzzy tennis ball with eyes) to collect woodland items that stick to it. This determines which path you can take through the forest to get back home...
Bermuda Pirates is an action game about navigating a treacherous sea. You use your finger to push your boat through the sea to the central island to collect gems. The twist is the magnetic spots in the board that sink your boat and jettison any cargo.
Release Date: 01/05/2021
Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds
Components: Board, Cards, Figures, Placeables and Tokens
Dead Reckoning is a role-play game where you power up sailor cards to command a pirate ship, trade, hunt treasure and take control of islands. Unlike other card games, you're not trading cards but levelling them up by applying upgrades and advancements...
Release Date: 20/01/2008
Out Now: Wii
Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon
Wii Music is a rhythm-music game where you use Wii Remote motion controller to play different instruments. Unlike other music games, here you collaborate on playing arrangements of existing songs. The result is a super-approachable music game that's...