Parenting The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12  

Stan Holton
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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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424 77
UNO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

2
293 122
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
265 95
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Children's game

4
250 96
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

5
240 103
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
177 39
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added

7
226 103
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

8
205 75
Twister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game

9
229 111
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
189 78
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Children's game

11
171 78
Apples to Apples Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

12
161 92
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

13
163 106
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
141 89
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game, Roll and move, Word

15
99 36
Bingo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added

16
98 52
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
77 28
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
108 83
Boggle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Word

19
67 42
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added

20
99 79
SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
carlybobarly added

21
90 97
Clue is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Roll and move

22
100 100
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
70 69
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
pmmom38 added

24
46 37
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

25
45 21
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added

26
45 25
Operation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added

27
31 31
Monopoly Deal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Natalie Yu added

28
41 50
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game

29
61 74
Forbidden Island is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
ccmonter added Cooperative board game

30
31 22
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Criss Stansbury added Children's game, Roll and move

31
27 19
SIMON (Electronic Memory Game) is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

32
31 25
Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added

33
38 61
Elefun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
ChloeFletcher added

34
25 27
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Pleiadestar added Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

35
48 81
King of Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
javajoe96 added

36
44 82
Balderdash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game

37
42 85
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
carlybobarly added Cross and circle game, Board game

38
11 31
The Oregon Trail (Card Game, P... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

39
17 67
Abandon Ship is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
javajoe96 added

40
24 83
Call of Duty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
polocatfan added

41
6 35
Bunko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added