board/card games The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12  

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List Rules Board games or card games that aren't played with a standard 52-card deck

The best board games for kids 7-12 years old are those classic and favorite card and board games perfect to play with your elementary school age kids. These games provide a great mix of old favorites, like checkers, and newer games like Pictureka! and Apples to Apples Jr. While some are a bit simpler and better for the younger ages in this range and some require more thinking, better for the older kids in this age bracket, all are great choices for a fun-filled family board game night.

There's a reason why so many of these great board games for kids 7-12 have been around so long as popular kids board games. It's because they are tried and true great games. Titles like Monopoly, Clue, Trouble, chess and Scrabble have been around for decades yet they remain among the top-selling board games out today. These are the games parents grew up playing and can enjoy just as much playing again with their kids.

However, there have been several new games that have caused quite a splash in the board game market. Newer games like Hullaballoo, Zingo, and Apples to Apples Jr. have proved to be instant favorites both for kids aged 7-12 but also for parents and grandparents alike. Good board games for kids can be loved by kids at heart of any age.

So whether you and the kids are partial to the classics, like Battleship and Twister, or those newer games that your family cannot play too many times, surely there are great reasons here to plan a game night of your own soon. Vote for the board games for kids 7-12 you love best, add any that are missed or even re-rank this list to help decide the best board games around!
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UNO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
UNO

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The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
The Game of Life Roll and move, Economic simulation

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Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Sorry! Cross and circle game, Children's game

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Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Guess Who? Children's game

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Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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Draughts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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Jenga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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+ - 137 63
Chess is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Chess Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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Twister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Twister Party game

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+ - 98 46
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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Trouble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Trouble Children's game

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Apples to Apples Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Chutes and Ladders Children's game, Roll and move

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+ - 88 49
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Pictionary Party game, Roll and move, Word

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Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Hungry Hungry Hippos Children's game

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Bingo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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Boggle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Boggle Word

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SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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+ - 41 24
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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Risk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Risk Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

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KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Cluedo Roll and move

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Forbidden Island is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Forbidden Island Cooperative board game

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Monopoly Deal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Taboo Party game

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Elefun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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King of Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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UNO Attack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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Balderdash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Balderdash Party game

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Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Parcheesi Cross and circle game, Board game

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Uno Spin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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Abandon Ship is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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Call of Duty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12