The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12 Board/Card Games
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The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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

The best board games for kids 7-12 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. 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.

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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    most listed
    The Game of Life

    Economic simulation, Roll and move More
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    83
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    Board game, Economic simulation, Roll and move More
    82
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    Children's game More
    74
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    74
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    Board game, Perfect information, Zero-sum More
    70
    added by: physcod
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    69
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    Party game, Roll and move, Word More
    68
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    Children's game, Cross and Circle game More
    65
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    Party game More
    60
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cluedo

    Roll and move More
    60
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    Children's game, Roll and move More
    57
    added by: TennisStud1
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    ranked low on reranks
    Connect Four

    57
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    Word More
    51
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    Children's game More
    49
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    Apples to Apples Jr.

    45
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    43
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    43
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    Word More
    43
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    Board game, Grand strategy game, Strategy game More
    26
    added by: TennisStud1
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    Cooperative board game More
    25
    added by: ccmonter
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    25
    added by: carlybobarly
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    Cross and Circle game More
    22
    added by: carlybobarly
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    King of Tokyo

    21
    added by: javajoe96
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    Party game More
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    added by: TennisStud1
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    Abandon Ship

    16
    added by: javajoe96
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