Parenting The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12  

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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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436 80
UNO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

2
298 126
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Roll and move, Economic simulation

3
272 97
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Children's game

4
260 96
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

5
247 105
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Cross and circle game, Children's game

6
188 40
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added

7
232 107
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

8
212 78
Twister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game

9
235 114
Chess is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
physcod added Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

10
195 81
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Children's game

11
171 93
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

12
177 79
Apples to Apples Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

13
167 109
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Children's game, Roll and move

14
103 37
Bingo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added

15
144 93
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game, Roll and move, Word

16
104 55
Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added Children's game

17
82 31
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Pleiadestar added Roll and move, Economic simulation, Board game

18
111 84
Boggle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Word

19
70 42
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added

20
101 79
SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
carlybobarly added

21
96 99
Clue is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Roll and move

22
102 104
Risk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

23
72 72
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
pmmom38 added

24
47 39
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

25
49 23
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added