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The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12 

Stan Holton
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Updated April 5, 2020 8.5k votes 1.2k voters 89.3k views 40 items

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
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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
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Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
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
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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Trouble is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Children's game
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Chess is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
physcod added Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game
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Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Pleiadestar added Roll and move, Economic simulation, Board game
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Jenga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added
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Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game, Roll and move, Word
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Twister is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game
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Clue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Roll and move
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SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
carlybobarly added
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Apples to Apples Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
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Concentration is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
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Bingo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added
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Risk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame
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Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Children's game, Roll and move
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Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added Children's game
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Boggle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Word
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Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Jody added Board game
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Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added
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KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added
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Operation is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added