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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97 26
UNO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
UNO

2
91 24
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Guess Who? Children's game

3
84 28
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Candyland Children's game

4
81 28
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
74 25
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

6
64 21
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

7
74 29
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Life Roll and move, Economic simulation

8
67 24
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Sorry! Cross and circle game, Children's game

9
69 28
Twister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Twister Party game

10
62 24
Operation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

11
60 24
Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Hungry Hungry Hippos Children's game

12
55 21
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Trouble Children's game

13
60 26
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

14
53 25
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

The Longest Hollywood Marriages

15
55 29
Chess is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Chess Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

16
58 34
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cluedo Roll and move

17
48 25
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pictionary Party game, Roll and move, Word

18
42 22
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

19
33 15
Laser Tag is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Laser Tag

20
40 22
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Don't Break The Ice! Children's game

21
46 28
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mouse Trap Children's game, Roll and move

The Best Movies for Kids

22
38 23
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

23
42 27
Pick-up sticks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pick Up Sticks

24
36 28
Risk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Risk Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

25
32 28
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

26
27 23
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
35 33
Solitaire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Solitaire Card game

28
27 24
Perfection is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Perfection Children's game

The Best Pets for Kids

29
22 19
Marbles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Marbles

30
30 29
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
15 16
Clue: Master Detective is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Clue: Master Detective

32
22 25
Cootie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cootie

33
21 24
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

34
18 22
Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Jumanji

35
1 0
Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
VHrules added Monopoly Junior

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1 0
Memory is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
VHrules added Memory Matching

37
19 24
Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

38
18 23
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mah Jong Tile-based game

39
19 25
Scene It? is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Scene It? Party game

40
18 24
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Settlers of Catan German-style

41
19 27
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Taboo Party game

42
17 26
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

15 Fascinating Nintendo Games That Never Made It To The US

43
9 15
Aggravation is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Aggravation

44
16 25
Pretty Pretty Princess is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pretty Pretty Princess

45
15 24
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Backgammon Board game

46
8 15
Mall Madness is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mall Madness

47
8 15
Sequence is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Sequence

48
12 21
Go is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Go Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

49
13 23
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Parchesi Cross and circle game, Board game

50
12 22
Tiddlywinks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Tiddley Winks Parlour game