Brain Quest is one of my favorite games from childhood. (My brother and I played the first edition nearly 20 years ago!) This is a trivia-style game, but it's educational. Different questions are provided for grades 1 through 6, from four categories: Math, Science, English, and Social Studies (or a Grab Bag!). Here's an example of an English question for 3rd grade: "Which of these words comes first in the dictionary: staple, stampede, or start?" If you get the question right, you get to move the number of spaces rolled on the die. If you correctly answer a question that's above your grade level, you get one extra move per grade level above you. (For example, a 2nd grader answering a 5th grade question gets to move three extra spaces!). The regular version of the game includes 256 cards (1500+ questions).
The 20th Birthday Edition mixes things up a bit. The board has a different design, and adds spots to put answer tokens on. During a turn, a player will pick a card and read the question out loud. Example: "Which one is NOT associated with scales? A) fish B) weight C) music D) fur." Each player secretly chooses one of the multiple-choice answers and puts an answer token down. The answer's then read, and everyone has a chance at moving. The player whose turn it is gets to move the number spun on a spinner if he was right, and all the other players who had correct answers get to move ahead at least 1 space (or more, if answering a higher grade level question). For 2-4 players. -Chad