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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

2
64 12
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Children's game

3
65 13
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Children's game

4
64 14
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games for Kids

5
71 19
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roll and move, Economic simulation

6
48 12
Go Fish is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games for Kids

7
58 20
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games for Kids

8
59 21
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Cross and circle game, Children's game

9
64 25
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games for Kids

10
51 16
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games for Kids

11
59 22
Hi Ho! Cherry-O is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Children's game

12
57 22
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Children's game

13
52 19
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Children's game, Roll and move

14
48 17
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games for Kids

15
51 20
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roll and move

16
62 29
Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Children's game

17
53 22
Operation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games for Kids

18
41 15
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Party game, Roll and move, Word

19
43 20
Chess is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

20
32 14
Old Maid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games for Kids

21
26 10
Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games for Kids
RachelMacDonald added

22
15 4
connect four is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Kristen Gamble Monday added connect four

23
24 14
Perfection is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Children's game

24
27 18
SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games for Kids

25
17 9
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Children's game, Roll and move

26
18 11
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Children's game

27
18 12
Elefun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Elefun

28
23 21
Boggle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Word

29
21 19
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Games for Kids

30
21 19
Cranium is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Party game

31
12 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

32
21 20
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Jake09 added Super Mario 64 Please like best 64 game ever

33
13 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

34
11 9
Monopoly Deal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Natalie Yu added

35
15 18
Pop the Pig is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Games for Kids
SaraAldermanFuray added Pop the Pig

36
5 10
Cooties is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Games for Kids
1491971760840 added Cooties

37
8 14
Elephun is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Elephun

38
24 35
Upwords is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Word

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

40
5 11
Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Natalie Yu added

41
9 18
Abandon Ship is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Games for Kids
javajoe96 added Abandon Ship

42
6 14
Hands Down is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added

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

44
4 12
Fireball Island is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Games for Kids
spideyforever added

45
5 16
Stratego is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Strategy game, Board game

46
7 19
Don't Wake Daddy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added

47
9 27
Pet Hunt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Pet Hunt

48
8 27
Call of Duty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Games for Kids
polocatfan added Call of Duty

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

50
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