family movies 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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378 65
UNO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
UNO

2
263 105
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

3
231 82
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Guess Who? Children's game

4
226 87
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

5
221 90
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Sorry! Cross and circle game, Children's game

6
210 88
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

7
216 93
Chess is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
physcod added Chess Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

8
145 34
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added Jenga

9
183 69
Twister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Twister Party game

10
170 69
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Trouble Children's game

11
147 76
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

12
152 68
Apples to Apples Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Apples to Apples Jr.

13
146 96
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

14
123 81
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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83 30
Bingo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added Bingo

16
87 41
Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added Hungry Hungry Hippos Children's game

17
101 71
Boggle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Boggle Word

18
58 15
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Pleiadestar added Monopoly Board game, Economic simulation, Roll and move

19
89 66
SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
carlybobarly added SKIP-BO

20
54 34
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added KerPlunk

21
90 85
Risk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Risk Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

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22
63 57
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
pmmom38 added Scattergories

23
77 91
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Cluedo Roll and move

24
38 30
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

25
33 16
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Yahtzee

26
34 18
Operation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Operation

27
24 25
Monopoly Deal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Natalie Yu added Monopoly Deal

28
55 64
Forbidden Island is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
ccmonter added Forbidden Island Cooperative board game

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26 15
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Criss Stansbury added Mouse Trap Children's game, Roll and move

30
30 44
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Taboo Party game

31
21 14
SIMON (Electronic Memory Game) is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added SIMON (Electronic Memory Game)

32
23 17
Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Monopoly Junior

33
36 53
Elefun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
ChloeFletcher added Elefun

34
22 20
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Pleiadestar added trivial pursuit Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

35
42 76
King of Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
javajoe96 added King of Tokyo

36
41 81
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
carlybobarly added Parcheesi Cross and circle game, Board game

37
39 78
Balderdash is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Balderdash Party game

38
9 26
The Oregon Trail (Card Game, P... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added The Oregon Trail (Card Game, Pressman Toys)

39
12 32
Exploding Kittens (for Ages 7+... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Exploding Kittens (for Ages 7+)

40
15 63
Abandon Ship is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
javajoe96 added Abandon Ship

41
20 72
Call of Duty is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
polocatfan added Call of Duty

42
3 29
Bunko is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Bunko