Total Nerd The Best Board Games For Kids  

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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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79 19
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Guess Who? Children's game

2
82 22
UNO is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
UNO

3
74 21
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Candyland Children's game

4
73 22
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Chutes & Ladders Children's game, Roll and move

5
64 20
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

6
59 18
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Sorry! Cross and circle game, Children's game

7
61 22
Twister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Twister Party game

8
54 18
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

9
53 18
Operation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

10
63 26
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Life Roll and move, Economic simulation

11
53 19
Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Hungry Hungry Hippos Children's game

12
47 16
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Trouble Children's game

13
50 23
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

14
54 27
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cluedo Roll and move

The Best Board Games for Kids 7-12

15
45 21
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

16
45 23
Chess is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Chess Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

17
41 20
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
39 21
Pick-up sticks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pick Up Sticks

19
35 18
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Don't Break The Ice! Children's game

20
34 19
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

21
38 23
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pictionary Party game, Roll and move, Word

The Best Tactical Shooter Games of All Time

22
26 14
Laser Tag is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Laser Tag

23
32 20
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

24
31 23
Risk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Risk Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

25
29 23
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

26
23 18
Hi Ho! Cherry-O is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Hi Ho Cherry-O Children's game

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

28
23 20
Perfection is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Perfection Children's game

The Best Things To Do With Your Kids in LA

29
18 15
Marbles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Marbles

30
25 25
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Trivial Pursuit Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

31
19 21
Cootie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cootie

32
18 20
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

33
18 21
Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

34
14 19
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mah Jong Tile-based game

35
16 22
Scene It? is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Scene It? Party game

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

36
10 15
Clue: Master Detective is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Clue: Master Detective

37
13 19
Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Jumanji

38
14 21
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Settlers of Catan German-style

39
16 24
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Taboo Party game

40
15 23
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

41
14 22
Pretty Pretty Princess is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pretty Pretty Princess

42
13 21
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Backgammon Board game

The Best Board Books for Toddlers

43
11 19
Go is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Go Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

44
7 14
Go to the Head of the Class is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Go to the Head of the Class

45
12 21
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Parchesi Cross and circle game, Board game

46
6 13
Aggravation is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Aggravation

47
11 20
Tiddlywinks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Tiddley Winks Parlour game

48
8 16
Easy Money is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Easy Money Economic simulation

49
6 14
Mall Madness is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mall Madness

50
6 15
King of Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
javajoe96 added King of Tokyo