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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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441 81
UNO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

2
301 127
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
275 98
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Children's game

4
262 98
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

5
250 106
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
192 41
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added

7
234 109
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

8
215 78
Twister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game

9
238 114
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
197 82
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Children's game

11
174 93
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

12
179 80
Apples to Apples Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

13
170 109
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
106 37
Bingo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added

15
145 94
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game, Roll and move, Word

16
106 56
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
85 31
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
74 42
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added

19
114 85
Boggle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Word

20
102 80
SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
carlybobarly added

21
98 100
Clue is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Roll and move

22
103 105
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
74 73
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
pmmom38 added

24
49 40
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

25
51 24
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added