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
107 24
Guess Who? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

2
112 27
UNO is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

3
95 29
Candy Land is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

4
89 31
Chutes and Ladders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game, Roll and move

5
83 28
Battleship is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

6
84 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
73 24
Jenga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

8
76 27
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cross and circle game, Children's game

9
77 30
Twister is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Party game

10
69 27
Operation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

11
67 28
Draughts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

12
65 27
Hungry Hungry Hippos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

13
61 24
Trouble is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

14
59 28
Yahtzee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

15
41 16
Laser Tag is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Laser Tag

16
60 33
Chess is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game

17
54 29
Pictionary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Party game, Roll and move, Word

18
60 38
Clue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Roll and move

19
45 24
Don't Break the Ice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

20
46 25
Apples to Apples is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

21
47 28
Pick-up sticks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pick Up Sticks

22
50 33
Mouse Trap is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game, Roll and move

23
40 25
KerPlunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

24
33 25
Perfection is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

25
40 35
Solitaire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Card game

26
37 34
Risk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Strategy game, Board game, Grand strategy wargame

27
30 26
Hi Ho! Cherry-O is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Children's game

28
33 31
Clue Jr. - The Case of The Mis... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

29
24 23
Marbles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Marbles

30
32 33
Trivial Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Trivia, Party game, Roll and move

31
6 2
Memory is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
VHrules added Memory Matching

32
5 2
Monopoly Junior is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
VHrules added

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

34
22 26
Concentration is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

35
21 25
Mastermind is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

36
15 18
Clue: Master Detective is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Clue: Master Detective

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

38
20 26
Scene It? is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Party game

39
21 28
Taboo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Party game

40
16 23
Parcheesi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Cross and circle game, Board game

41
18 26
Mahjong is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Tile-based game

42
18 27
Settlers of Catan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
German-style

43
18 27
Scattergories is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids

44
17 26
Pretty Pretty Princess is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Pretty Pretty Princess

45
14 22
Tiddlywinks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Tiddley Winks Parlour game

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

47
9 16
Aggravation is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Aggravation

48
9 16
Mall Madness is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Mall Madness

49
15 25
Backgammon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Board game

50
12 22
Go is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Board Games For Kids
Strategy game, Zero-sum game, Board game