Total Nerd The Best Board Games For Kids  

Stacy Keener
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The greatest board games for kids are a collection of strategy games, games of skill, games of chance, and games of sheer, unbridled fun. These are great for when you've made it through the best books for kids and the top children's movies and you still need something to keep the kids entertained. 

One could think of the best board games for kids as a maturity test: play these games and see how much have you really grown up in the last 10-20-30 years. Do you still get a thrill moving the thimble around the Monopoly board? Do you relish the word "Sorry" more than any other in the board game lexicon? Do you still have a little whodunnit in you ever time you hear the words Colonel and Mustard uttered together? If you just got real amped to drop what you're doing and pull out some great board games for kids, you probably haven't grown up too much. Not yet.

What are the best games for kids? What are the top children's board games? What board games keep kids entertained? This list of great board games for kids will give your children hours of entertainment. If you don't see the game you know to be the best board game for kids, make sure to add it to this list of the best games for kids.
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84 21
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Guess Who? Children's game

2
87 23
UNO is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
UNO

3
77 25
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Candyland Children's game

4
69 20
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

5
76 25
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Chutes & Ladders Children's game, Roll and move

6
63 19
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Sorry! Cross and circle game, Children's game

7
59 18
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

8
64 24
Twister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Twister Party game

9
68 27
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Life Roll and move, Economic simulation

10
57 20
Operation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

11
56 20
Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Hungry Hungry Hippos Children's game

12
50 18
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Trouble Children's game

13
54 24
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

14
57 28
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cluedo Roll and move

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15
51 24
Chess is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Chess Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

16
48 23
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

17
43 23
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mouse Trap Children's game, Roll and move

18
43 23
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pictionary Party game, Roll and move, Word

19
38 20
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

20
30 14
Laser Tag is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Laser Tag

21
40 24
Pick-up sticks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pick Up Sticks

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36 21
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Don't Break The Ice! Children's game

23
35 22
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

24
34 26
Risk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Risk Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

25
30 26
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

26
29 26
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Trivial Pursuit Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

27
33 31
Solitaire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Solitaire Card game

28
20 17
Marbles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Marbles

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29
24 22
Hi Ho! Cherry-O is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Hi Ho Cherry-O Children's game

30
23 23
Perfection is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Perfection Children's game

31
16 20
Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Jumanji

32
19 24
Cootie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cootie

33
18 23
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

34
16 21
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mah Jong Tile-based game

35
12 16
Clue: Master Detective is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Clue: Master Detective

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18 24
Scene It? is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Scene It? Party game

37
18 24
Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

38
16 23
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Settlers of Catan German-style

39
18 26
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Taboo Party game

40
16 25
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

41
11 20
Go is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Go Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

42
13 23
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Backgammon Board game

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43
12 22
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Parchesi Cross and circle game, Board game

44
7 15
Aggravation is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Aggravation

45
14 25
Pretty Pretty Princess is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pretty Pretty Princess

46
11 21
Tiddlywinks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Tiddley Winks Parlour game

47
8 17
Easy Money is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Easy Money Economic simulation

48
7 16
Go to the Head of the Class is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Go to the Head of the Class

49
6 15
Sequence is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Sequence

50
6 15
Mall Madness is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mall Madness