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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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Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Criss Stansbury added Children's game, Roll and move
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SIMON (Electronic Memory Game) is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
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Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added
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Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
pmmom38 added
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Monopoly Deal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Natalie Yu added
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Forbidden Island is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
ccmonter added Cooperative board game
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Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Pleiadestar added Trivia, Party game, Roll and move
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Elefun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
ChloeFletcher added
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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game
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King of Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
javajoe96 added
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Balderdash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game
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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
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Bunko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added
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Abandon Ship is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
javajoe96 added
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Call of Duty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
polocatfan added