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The Best Games for Kids 

BoardGamePlayer
Updated June 14, 2019 3.2k votes 226 voters 15.1k views 53 items

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
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Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Children's game
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Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Children's game
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The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Games for Kids
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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Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Cross and circle game, Children's game
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Trouble is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Children's game
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Go Fish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Games for Kids
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Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Children's game
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Hi Ho! Cherry-O is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Children's game
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Operation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Games for Kids
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Draughts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Games for Kids
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Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Children's game, Roll and move
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Clue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roll and move
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Jenga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Games for Kids
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Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Games for Kids
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Concentration is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Games for Kids
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Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Party game, Roll and move, Word
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Old Maid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Games for Kids
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Chess is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game
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Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Games for Kids
RachelMacDonald added
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connect four is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Kristen Gamble Monday added
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Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Games for Kids
Roger Meiklejohn added Children's game, Roll and move
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Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Games for Kids
ChloeFletcher added Children's game
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SKIP-BO is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Games for Kids