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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105 26
UNO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
UNO

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98 24
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Guess Who? Children's game

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89 29
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Candyland Children's game

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84 31
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

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78 27
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

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68 23
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

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78 31
The Game of Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Life Roll and move, Economic simulation

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71 26
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Sorry! Cross and circle game, Children's game

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72 30
Twister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Twister Party game

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65 26
Operation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

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63 26
Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Hungry Hungry Hippos Children's game

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63 28
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

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57 24
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Trouble Children's game

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55 28
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

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58 31
Chess is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Chess Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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37 15
Laser Tag is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Laser Tag

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49 29
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pictionary Party game, Roll and move, Word

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58 38
Cluedo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cluedo Roll and move

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42 24
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

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43 25
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

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44 27
Pick-up sticks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pick Up Sticks

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47 31
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mouse Trap Children's game, Roll and move

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39 24
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

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30 24
Perfection is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Perfection Children's game

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36 31
Risk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Risk Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

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37 34
Solitaire is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Solitaire Card game

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32 30
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

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27 25
Hi Ho! Cherry-O is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Hi Ho Cherry-O Children's game

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23 21
Marbles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Marbles

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

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4 0
Memory is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
VHrules added Memory Matching

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23 26
Cootie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cootie

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22 25
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

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3 1
Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
VHrules added Monopoly Junior

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15 18
Clue: Master Detective is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Clue: Master Detective

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20 25
Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

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

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19 26
Scene It? is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Scene It? Party game

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18 25
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mah Jong Tile-based game

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18 26
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Settlers of Catan German-style

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19 28
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Taboo Party game

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14 22
Tiddlywinks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Tiddley Winks Parlour game

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17 27
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

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14 23
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Parchesi Cross and circle game, Board game

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16 26
Pretty Pretty Princess is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pretty Pretty Princess

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9 16
Aggravation is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Aggravation

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15 25
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Backgammon Board game

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8 16
Mall Madness is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mall Madness

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12 22
Go is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Go Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

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8 17
Sequence is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Sequence