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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1
114 28
UNO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

2
109 26
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

3
98 30
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

4
92 32
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game, Roll and move

5
85 29
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

6
87 31
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Roll and move, Economic simulation

7
75 25
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

8
78 28
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cross and circle game, Children's game

9
80 30
Twister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Party game

10
71 28
Operation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

11
69 28
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

12
63 25
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

13
66 28
Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

14
62 28
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

15
61 34
Chess is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

16
41 17
Laser Tag is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Laser Tag

17
55 30
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Party game, Roll and move, Word

18
47 25
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

19
61 39
Clue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Roll and move

20
45 25
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

21
48 29
Pick-up sticks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pick Up Sticks

22
53 34
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game, Roll and move

23
40 26
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

24
33 26
Perfection is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

25
40 36
Solitaire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Card game

26
37 35
Risk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

27
30 27
Hi Ho! Cherry-O is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

28
33 32
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

29
26 24
Marbles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Marbles

30
32 34
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

31
6 3
Memory is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
VHrules added Memory Matching

32
24 28
Cootie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cootie

33
23 27
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

34
5 3
Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
VHrules added

35
22 26
Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

36
22 28
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Party game

37
15 19
Clue: Master Detective is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Clue: Master Detective

38
19 25
Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Jumanji

39
20 27
Scene It? is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Party game

40
20 28
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

41
17 24
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cross and circle game, Board game

42
18 27
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Tile-based game

43
15 23
Tiddlywinks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Tiddley Winks Parlour game

44
18 28
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
German-style

45
17 27
Pretty Pretty Princess is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pretty Pretty Princess

46
10 17
Aggravation is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Aggravation

47
10 18
Sequence is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Sequence

48
15 26
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Board game

49
9 17
Mall Madness is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mall Madness

50
12 23
Go is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game