Culture The Best Games for Kids  

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The best games for kids include the best board games for kids and the best card games for kids. These fun games, old and new, each are easy to play and perfect for some good clean fun for kids of all ages. These are not just the best games for children but also some of the best board games of all time.

Many of these games are tried and true favorites that have been around for decades. Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Clue and Monopoly are just a few of those all-time greats that have been played millions of times throughout the years. Checkers, Chess, Operation, Go Fish, Battleship and Sorry! are others that have been enjoyed by generations.

On the newer side of the best games for kids list, many modern games are also instant classics. Apples to Apples Junior is great for kids as are games like Pet Hunt and Zingo.

As an added bonus, in addition to being great fun, many of these games are also educational. Children can work on spelling with word games like Scrabble, learn numbers with UNO and even get a head start on learning anatomy with Operation.

Which of these best family games are the favorite for you and your kids? Vote for those you love, add them in they're missing and even re-rank this list your way, all below!

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

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61 13
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Candy Land Children's game

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59 12
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Guess Who? Children's game

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60 13
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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67 18
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games for Kids
The Game of Life Roll and move, Economic simulation

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62 24
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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56 20
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Sorry! Cross and circle game, Children's game

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56 21
Hi Ho! Cherry-O is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Hi Ho! Cherry-O Children's game

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44 12
Go Fish is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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54 20
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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54 21
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Trouble Children's game

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46 16
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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48 18
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Clue Roll and move

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45 16
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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60 28
Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Hungry Hungry Hippos Children's game

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48 19
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Chutes and Ladders Children's game, Roll and move

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49 21
Operation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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42 18
Chess is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Chess Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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37 14
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Pictionary Party game, Roll and move, Word

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28 13
Old Maid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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24 10
Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games for Kids
RachelMacDonald added Monopoly Junior

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12 3
connect four is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Kristen Gamble Monday added connect four

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21 13
Perfection is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Perfection Children's game

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25 18
SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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15 9
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Mouse Trap Children's game, Roll and move

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16 11
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Don't Break the Ice Children's game

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16 12
Elefun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Elefun

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22 20
Boggle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Boggle Word

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20 18
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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11 8
Monopoly Deal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Natalie Yu added Monopoly Deal

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11 9
Don't Spill the Beans is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Don't Spill the Beans

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18 18
Cranium is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Cranium Party game

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11 11
Ants in the Pants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Ants in the Pants

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18 20
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Jake09 added Super Mario 64 Please like best 64 game ever

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14 18
Pop the Pig is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games for Kids
SaraAldermanFuray added Pop the Pig

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8 13
Elephun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Elephun

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5 10
Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Natalie Yu added Mastermind

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23 34
Upwords is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Upwords Word

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6 12
Uncle Wiggily is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Uncle Wiggily Children's game, Roll and move

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4 10
Cooties is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games for Kids
1491971760840 added Cooties

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6 13
Hands Down is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Hands Down

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9 18
Abandon Ship is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games for Kids
javajoe96 added Abandon Ship

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10 20
King of Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games for Kids
javajoe96 added King of Tokyo

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3 12
Fireball Island is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games for Kids
spideyforever added Fireball Island

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5 15
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Stratego Strategy game, Board game

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6 18
Don't Wake Daddy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Don't Wake Daddy

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9 26
Pet Hunt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Pet Hunt

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8 25
Call of Duty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games for Kids
polocatfan added Call of Duty

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6 23
Quelf is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Desertrat89 added Quelf

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5 21
The Three Little Pigs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games for Kids
scareclone added The Three Little Pigs