Chairs Game In a Tinby Cora Malone
This game is ideal because kids can play it differently depending on their age.
This game isn't marketed for kids under 8, but my 6-year-old son loved it because he could play with it on his own. He would just try to stack as many chairs as he could before his tower toppled over. When my son and 8-year-old daughter played together, they would divide the chairs up evenly, and each build their own towers to see who could build the tallest one.
When older kids play, they play the game as it was intended, which is to build just one tower. If the tower topples over on your turn, you have to take all the chairs that fell. The first person to get rid of all their chairs wins the game.
My 8-year-old daughter would just pick any chair at random, but my 11-year-old niece soon realized that some chairs had legs that were designed to fit into the backs of certain other chairs, and that some chairs had better "holding power". This is where older kids can use a bit of strategy.
This is truly a great game for young and old alike.