Parenting 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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412 77
UNO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

2
287 118
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
257 92
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Children's game

4
245 93
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

5
234 102
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
171 38
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added

7
223 101
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

8
201 75
Twister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game

9
227 109
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
183 78
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Children's game

11
169 76
Apples to Apples Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

12
158 89
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

13
159 104
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
96 35
Bingo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added

15
135 88
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game, Roll and move, Word

16
98 49
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
74 25
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
106 80
Boggle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Word

19
66 39
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
RachelMacDonald added

20
96 76
SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
carlybobarly added

21
97 96
Risk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

22
87 95
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Roll and move

23
70 65
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
pmmom38 added

24
43 36
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

25
41 20
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added

26
43 23
Operation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added

27
30 29
Monopoly Deal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Natalie Yu added

28
61 71
Forbidden Island is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
ccmonter added Cooperative board game

29
27 16
SIMON (Electronic Memory Game) is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

30
37 50
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game

31
29 21
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Criss Stansbury added Children's game, Roll and move

32
30 24
Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added

33
38 59
Elefun is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
ChloeFletcher added

34
25 25
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Pleiadestar added Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

35
47 80
King of Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
javajoe96 added

36
42 80
Balderdash is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Party game

37
41 84
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

38
11 30
The Oregon Trail (Card Game, P... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

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

40
24 80
Call of Duty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
polocatfan added

41
5 34
Bunko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12
Siersha 2 added