Good Educational Board Games for Kids

Over 200 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of Good Educational Board Games for Kids

Alright, Smarty Pants, do you have what it takes to win some of the best educational board games? Put your thinking caps on, and get ready to go head-to-head with some of your smartest friends! If you're a great speller, a math whiz, or an expert at strategizing, these educational board games are right up your alley! 

The games that are featured on this list include: Bananagrams, Scrabble, Chess, Scattergories, Cranium, Trivial Pursuit, Guinness World Records, ThinkFun Zingo, ThinkFun Roll and Play Board Game, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Memory, Monopoly, Scrambled States. and Guess Who? If there’s a game listed here that you think is the absolute best, please share your opinion and be sure to vote for your favorite one. Also, please feel free to add any we might have forgotten.
Most divisive: Rush Hour Jr.
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  • Memory
    78 votes
    Use your memory to pair up matching cards. The player with the most card pairings wins! 
  • Chess
    70 votes
    Board game, Perfect information, Zero-sum
    Use strategic moves and lateral thinking to protect your queen at all costs. 
  • Scrabble
    38 votes


  • Guess Who?
    67 votes
    Children's game
    Ask questions to find out the identity of your opponent's mystery person! 
  • Trivial Pursuit
    62 votes
    Trivia, Party game, Roll and move
    Team up to answer fun trivia questions. 
  • Scattergories
    Time to get creative! Teams come up with answers to the categories listed on their cards.