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

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282 116
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

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250 91
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Guess Who? Children's game

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240 92
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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229 101
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

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219 99
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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162 37
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added Jenga

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197 72
Twister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Twister Party game

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224 105
Chess is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
physcod added Chess Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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177 77
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Trouble Children's game

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155 85
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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165 75
Apples to Apples Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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156 101
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

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92 33
Bingo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added Bingo

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132 86
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Pictionary Party game, Roll and move, Word

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94 47
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

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71 22
Monopoly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Pleiadestar added Monopoly Roll and move, Economic simulation, Board game

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104 78
Boggle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Boggle Word

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63 37
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added KerPlunk

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93 74
SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
carlybobarly added SKIP-BO

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96 93
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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85 94
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Cluedo Roll and move

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67 64
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
pmmom38 added Scattergories

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43 34
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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40 18
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Yahtzee

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39 21
Operation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Operation

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

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60 69
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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25 16
SIMON (Electronic Memory Game) is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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27 20
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Criss Stansbury added Mouse Trap Children's game, Roll and move

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33 49
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Taboo Party game

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27 23
Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Monopoly Junior

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38 57
Elefun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
ChloeFletcher added Elefun

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25 24
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

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46 79
King of Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
javajoe96 added King of Tokyo

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40 80
Balderdash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Balderdash Party game

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41 83
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
carlybobarly added Parcheesi Cross and circle game, Board game

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10 30
The Oregon Trail (Card Game, P... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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17 66
Abandon Ship is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
javajoe96 added Abandon Ship

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24 77
Call of Duty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
polocatfan added Call of Duty

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4 33
Bunko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Bunko