Educational Games

Award Winning Games for Those Who Find Brain Games Fun

Educational games can be challenging, rewarding and fun. If you are among those who find brain games fun and addictive, you are likely aware that it can be as much as a challenge to find great educational games as it is to play them. At Direct-Source Games, however we take the challenge out of finding educational games. Here is how we do it. Just like everything else worth doing or watching, educational games get awards as well. There are prestigious educational games awards like the Mensa Select, Games Magazine Awards, and the coveted Spiel des Jahres Awards. If a game passes any of these committee’s requisites, it can be considered a quality educational game you can rely on for a fun and entertaining time. Look at the various award winning games categories below and you will get a feel for what each of these awards is for.

Do you have a rather particular friend who absolutely adores educational games? The person who thinks brain games fun is the only kind of fun. They probably have a lot of board games already so getting them an ordinary board game as a gift might not be the smartest move. If you look through Direct-Source Game’s listing of educational games by award category, however, you will probably find a brain game that will really wow them. Give the gift of fun by giving brain games fun!

Maybe you find most board games you can buy at the local box store to be lacking the intellectual challenge you need. Trivial Pursuit really does not cut the mustard any longer and you are looking for a new challenge. Your educational games need to be as weighty and cerebral as possible while maintaining the fun and entertaining edge you looked forward to as a child. Again, look around and read our award winning games and brain games fun descriptions, you will find award winning games that will get all your gears turning.

Brain Games Fun Night with Friends

Your friends will be pleased to see new educational games on your coffee table. You will be sure to entice them into staying just a little longer to participate in some friendly brain games fun and competition. Whether you are playing award winning games with more of a riddle twist but also a slightly dark sense of humor, or an extremely intellectual educational game, we will help you and your friends have a great time around your coffee table. Look through these award winning games and start narrowing down your list. Educational games and brain games fun night is going to become something that your friends will look forward to again and again.

Whether you want award winning games, fun games, intellectual games, card games, or board games, you will find what you are looking for at Direct-Source Games. Get a your brain game fun on! Start planning your next award winning games night now.

Award Winning Games Categories

Spiel des Jahres Awards Spiel des Jahres Awards
possibly the world's most prestigious gaming award.
often considered an award for the gamer's game. Deutscher Spiele Preis Awards
often considered an award for the gamer's game.
International Gamers Awards International Gamers Awards
are chosen by a worldwide panel of respected hobbyists
Mensa Select Mensa Select
gives an award to their favorite American game.
Games Magazine Awards
Annual list of the 100 best games.



In Apples To Apples, players attempt to win green cards by finding the closest associated red card from their hand. Each round is filled with surprising comparisons from a wide range of people, places, things and events. It's as easy as comparing "apples to apples"...just open the box, deal the cards, and you're ready to play! The Apples To Apples Party Box Edition comes in a metal tin with with over 1000 cards.



Ingenious is an amazing game for one to four brains! Are you ingenious? You are when playing this extraordinary game!Combining fun game-play, great components, and real strategy, Ingenious will have you quickly addicted. Developed by acclaimed game designer Reiner Kniza, this game features simple rules, quick playing time, and a clever scoring system that makes this one game you won't want to miss.


In the game of Carcassonne, players develop the area around the southern French city of Caracassonne by placing land tiles. During each turn the area becomes larger as the players expand and add roads, fields, cities, and cloisters. The players may also deploy their followers as thieves, farmers, knights, and monks to control and score points for the land that they are able to claim. As each player only has a few followers, it pays to plan each move carefully and deploy followers when and where they can earn the most points. This clever game is beautifully designed on thick, elegant tiles.


Shadows Over Camelot is a unique collaborative game featuring a malevolent twist! As the incarnation of the Knights of the Round Table, you join forces against the game itself in an attempt to protect Camelot. But beware, all is not as it seems among these noble Knights. One of your number might yet turn out to be a traitor-in-waiting, biding his time while sowing havoc and destruction from the shadows!

These board game awards are the cream of the crop! And although you may pick up a board game and see that it has won an award for something, just as with Academy Award Winning movies, you can rest assured that any game with the afore mentioned award designations is worth looking at!

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