culture The Best Games for Kids  

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List Rules Board games and card games only

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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Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Guess Who? Children's game

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Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Candy Land Children's game

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The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games for Kids
The Game of Life Roll and move, Economic simulation

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Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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Draughts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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

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Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Sorry! Cross and circle game, Children's game

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Jenga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Clue Roll and move

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Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Hungry Hungry Hippos Children's game

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Trouble is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Trouble Children's game

The Best Things To Do With Your Kids in LA

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Operation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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

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Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Chutes and Ladders Children's game, Roll and move

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

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

The Best Fighting Games of All Time

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Perfection is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Perfection Children's game

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SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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Monopoly Deal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Natalie Yu added Monopoly Deal

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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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connect four is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Kristen Gamble Monday added connect four

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

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Cranium is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Cranium Party game

The Best Movies for Kids

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Don't Spill the Beans is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Don't Spill the Beans

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Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Don't Break the Ice Children's game

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Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Games for Kids

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Ants in the Pants is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Ants in the Pants

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Boggle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Boggle Word

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Pop the Pig is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games for Kids
SaraAldermanFuray added Pop the Pig

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Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Jake09 added Super Mario 64 Please like best 64 game ever

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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

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Upwords is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Upwords Word

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Cooties is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games for Kids
1491971760840 added Cooties

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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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Abandon Ship is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games for Kids
javajoe96 added Abandon Ship

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King of Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games for Kids
javajoe96 added King of Tokyo

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Hands Down is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Hands Down

The Best Children's Museums in the World

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The Three Little Pigs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Games for Kids
scareclone added The Three Little Pigs

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Stratego is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Stratego Strategy game, Board game

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Pet Hunt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Pet Hunt

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Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Natalie Yu added Mastermind

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Don't Wake Daddy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Don't Wake Daddy

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Zingo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Zingo

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Fireball Island is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Games for Kids
spideyforever added Fireball Island

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Call of Duty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Games for Kids
polocatfan added Call of Duty