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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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352 56
UNO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
UNO

2
250 94
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
219 75
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Guess Who? Children's game

4
212 81
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

5
210 82
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
197 82
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

7
203 90
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
132 28
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added Jenga

9
174 64
Twister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Twister Party game

10
158 66
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Trouble Children's game

11
140 71
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

12
144 63
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
135 91
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
118 75
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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73 28
Bingo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added Bingo

16
77 40
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
96 68
Boggle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Boggle Word

18
49 10
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
83 62
SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
carlybobarly added SKIP-BO

20
86 81
Risk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Risk Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

21
46 31
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added KerPlunk

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60 52
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
pmmom38 added Scattergories

23
72 87
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Cluedo Roll and move

24
30 27
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

25
27 13
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Yahtzee

26
27 14
Operation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Operation

27
20 22
Monopoly Deal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Natalie Yu added Monopoly Deal

28
48 60
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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28 40
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Taboo Party game

30
19 12
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

31
33 48
Elefun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
ChloeFletcher added Elefun

32
17 12
SIMON (Electronic Memory Game) is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added SIMON (Electronic Memory Game)

33
18 14
Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Monopoly Junior

34
18 15
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
39 73
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
39 76
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
37 73
Balderdash is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Balderdash Party game

38
10 25
Exploding Kittens (for Ages 7+... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Exploding Kittens (for Ages 7+)

39
7 23
The Oregon Trail (Card Game, P... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added The Oregon Trail (Card Game, Pressman Toys)

40
14 60
Abandon Ship is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
javajoe96 added Abandon Ship

41
18 69
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
2 26
Bunko is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added Bunko