201+ Best Board Games for Kids 2019

    Best Board Games For Kids
    Here’s a roundup the best board games for kids that will keep kids entertained all year long.

    Who said that board games are just for grownups? Kids love board games too. That’s why we are rounding up over 200 fun board games for kids. We looked at hundreds of games including top rated board games for kids on boardgamegeek. As you scroll through, you will not only find classic, award-winning, and popular board games for kids, but also something new to play. When we say kids, we are talking about anybody under 12 – toddlers, preschoolers, grade-schoolers, and big kids ages 8 and up.

    There are many different types of games so we have tried to group them into a number of categories to make it easy to find your favorites. While the best board games for children have simple rules and teach introductory skills, they can even make great family board games so adults can join in on the fun too.

    If you are interested in more board games, head over to our board game hub. And while you are there, keep your eyes peeled on the best board games this year.

    Top Board Games for Kids -ToyBuzz Awards

    Top Board Games for Kids -ToyBuzz Awards

    With all the so many great board games for kids available today, it’s a great time to be a kid. We could quite choose our top 10 board games for kids, but we’ve chosen our favorite board games for kids and organized them below. Here’s what we looked at when selecting the best of the best: Is the game skill based? Is the game rewarding? Does the game have longevity? Scroll down to see our award winning board games for kids.

    Rummikub Ages 8+Rummikub check price

    Rummikub is a popular game around the world. It’s a classic game that has sold over 50 million copies. It’s a fantastic family game for two to four players that has you creating runs and sets. The object is to clear all your game tiles by making sequential sets.

    ScrabbleAges 8+Scrabblecheck price

    Scrabble is a classic game of creating words and scoring points with tile letters. It’s great for building your eight year old boy’s vocabulary and it’s great family fun. It’s time for a word showdown!

    Sushi Go!Ages 8+Sushi Go!check price

    Designed for ages 8 years old and older, Sushi Go! is a picking and passing card game. The game is played by two to five players, with games lasting about fifteen minutes. You’ll have to craft the perfect combo of sushi and score the most points to become the sushi master!

    The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game Ages 3+The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game check price

    Preschoolers will enjoy playing this award-winning Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game. It’s a game that involves strategy and it will teaches matching, sorting, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and handwriting skills. Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn and put it in your log. If you’re the first to fill your log with acorns, you win!

    BlokusAges 7+Blokuscheck price

    Blokus is a simple game with only one rule. It comes with a board with a grid on it and Tetris shapes pieces in 4 different colors. The game requires 2-4 players. Each player starts at a corner and can only lay down pieces so that only the corners touch. The object? Try to use all your pieces.

    SET: The Game of Visual PerceptionAges 6+SET: The Game of Visual Perceptioncheck price

    Winner of over 35 Best Game Awards and invented by Marsha Falco, SET is the addicitive family game of visual perception with games lasting about 20 minutes. It’s all about completing the most sets in this fast-paced party game. The player with the most sets wins. It’s perfect for exercising your brain while having fun playing a game.

    Sleeping Queens Card GameAges 8+Sleeping Queens Card Gamecheck price

    The Sleeping Queens is a card game designed for ages 8 and older. A spell has been cast causing everybody in the kingdom to fall asleep. You’ll have to awaken the most queens to win this game. It’s a fun game combining strategy, math, memory and rapid thinking. Beware of the wicked potions and dragons!

    Hoot Owl Hoot!Ages 4+Hoot Owl Hoot!check price

    Hoot Owl Hoot! is a great game to play with 3 year olds. It is a cooperative game that teaches kids how to work together in a team. Players are given color-coded cards, which allow them to move the owls across the board. On each turn, players play a card and draw a new card. If players draw a sun card, the sun will move. The idea of the game is to get the owls to their nest before the sun gets to the end and comes up.

    BananagramsAges 7+Bananagramscheck price

    Bananagrams is the perfect family game that also helps develop your child’s literacy. Players race to build crosswords grids with their tiles. The best part? It’s educational and super fun. The convenient banana-themed travel tote allows you to take the fun on the go.

    Apples to Apples JuniorAges 9+Apples to Apples Juniorcheck price

    Apples to Apples is one of the best party games to play during family get togethers, slumber parties, and birthday parties. In the game, there are two different types of cards. The red cards are the subject cards and the green cards are the description cards. On each round, one person is the judge and she flips over a description card like “Crazy.” Then each player puts down a card that they think best reflects that card. The judge has to pick the best card, which is usually the most silliest.

    ThinkFun Roll & PlayAges 18m+ThinkFun Roll & Playcheck price

    Roll & Play is the perfect first board game for children. The game includes a plush cube and 48 game cards. Roll the cube and take note of the color on the face. Choose the corresponding color card and babies perform the activity on the card. For instance, “Make a happy face” or “Moo like a cow”. There’s countless learning opportunities with Roll & Play. It fosters creativity, active play, and gross motor skills. It’s wonderfully fun for the whole family!

    Spot It Jr.! AnimalsAges 4+Spot It Jr.! Animalscheck price

    Spot It Jr. Animals edition is an amazing family game! It’s a rapid game of matching animals! Put your skills to the test. It’s a great game for building image matching and recognition skills. The game is played by 2-6 players. It’s the perfect game for kindergarteners and it’s sure to be your go-to game for family fun.

    QwirkleAges 6+Qwirklecheck price

    Qwirkle is a top selling game where you mix, match, score, and win! You score points by combining tiles based on either color or shape. You’ll need tactics, strategy, and planning to win! It’s a simple yet challenging game to win, which will keep kids engaged. Great game for family fun!

    LabyrinthAges 8+Labyrinthcheck price

    In Labyrinth you’ll race for treasures in a moving maze! The tile piece can be used to shift walls or open up passages. The game is played by two to four players and games take twenty to thirty minutes. It’s all about strategy and planning.

    Outfoxed!Ages 5+Outfoxed!check price

    Outfoxed! is a fun cooperative game where you have to discover who did it. A lady’s pot pie has gone missing! Now you’ll have to crack the case. Gather clues and rule out suspects. Collaborate quickly before the guilty fox makes his escape! Will you catch this mastermind thief or will you be Outfoxed?

    KingdominoAges 8+Kingdominocheck price

    Winner of Game of the Year 2017 honors, Kingdomino is a family strategy game for 2-4 players. Your objective is to build the best castle. It’s like dominoes with a fun twist! Game times last around 15 minutes. When players complete their 5 x 5 grid, the game ends and points are awarded based on the number of connecting tiles and crowns.

    Deluxe PitAges 7+Deluxe Pitcheck price

    Pit is a fun card game that’s been around for over 100 years! Deluxe Pit is a fun and fast-paced family game of commodities for 3-8 players. You get to live out your dream of being on the actual trading floor without risking the fortune. It’s a simple game: deal the cards, wait for the opening bell, scream and trade like crazy, be the first to corner a specific market, and ring the closing bell. Sounds just like the real thing, right? But wait! The bull and bear cards add an interesting twist once you’ve mastered the basics. If you love loud and fun party games, this will be such a blast.

    Rat-A-Tat CatAges 6+Rat-A-Tat Catcheck price

    Rat-a-Tat Cat is an award-winning children’s card game. The game promotes strategy development and develops memory, math, and timing. The game features over 50 rat, cat, and power cards and is for 2-6 players. Players have to eliminate the high cards – the rats – and add low cards – the cats. The added twist is you can look at 2 cards, pick 2 cards, or even exchange cards. The player with the lowest point total is the winner of the game.

    DixitAges 8+Dixitcheck price

    Dixit is a humorous party game full of imaginative storytelling. It’s a game for 3-6 players with games lasting roughly 30 minutes. Dixit is one of the best party games we’ve seen in a long time. It’s a game where you’re trying to outthink each other and you’re playing with picture cards. The catch? You’re trying to give out clues so some people choose the correct answer but not all. If you play with people who are creative this can be a really entertaining game. Don’t be fooled by its box artwork – it’s certainly a game that leaves an impression and a game worth checking out.

    Wonder Forge Richard Scarry’s BusytownAges 3+Wonder Forge Richard Scarrys Busytowncheck price

    In Busytown, kids will need attention to detail to race around town and find hidden objects on a game board that is over 6-feet long! It’s a fun board game reinforcing matching and object identification skills as well as teamwork.

    5 – Minute DungeonAges 8+5 - Minute Dungeoncheck price

    5-Minute Dungeon is a chaotic, cooperative, real-time card fantasy-based game for 2-5 players. In this cooperative game, players have to work together to escape a dungeon in just 5 minutes. To get out alive, you’ll have to defeat the monsters and avoid obstacles. Players take the role of one of the heroes, each of which has a special ability. To beat the monsters, players have to play the right cards to match symbols or use a special ability. Because of the time pressure, expect a whole lot of chaos and shouting back and forth.

    Codenames Disney Family EditionAges 8+Codenames Disney Family Editioncheck price

    The #1 hit social party game combines with Disney in Codenames Disney Family Edition. The game features pictures and words of properties from the past 90 years of Disney. The game is for 2-8+ players with game times averaging around 15 minutes. Two Cluemasters have to give their team clues to identify Disney characters, locations and items. Race to identify all your team’s Treasure Cards first to win. It’s perfect family fun for Disney fans.

    Ticket To Ride: First JourneyAges 6+Ticket To Ride: First Journeycheck price

    Younger kids can enjoy Ticket To Ride with this scaled down age-appropriate version of the popular board game. It’s a game for 2-4 players with game times lasting around 15 to 30 minutes. Travel to major cities acorss America and expand your train network by connecting cities. Will you be the first player to complete 6 tickets?

    Catan JuniorAges 6+Catan Juniorcheck price

    Catan Junior is catered to a younger audience and it has a very similar feel to Settlers of Catan. The game is for 2-4 players and it’s perfect for families. It’s a game where you’re rolling to obtain resources. We love how they haven’t dumbed down the game as much as you’d think in making the transition for a younger audience. It will appeal to kids and it plays very quickly.

    Race to the TreasureAges 5+Race to the Treasurecheck price

    Race To The Treasure is one of our favorite cooperative board games for little ones. The idea is to race the Ogre to the treasure by building a path to collect all the keys on the game board. Once the team collects all the keys, they can unlock the door to the treasure, but they must do so before the Ogre reaches the door.

    Stonemaier Games My Little ScytheAges 8+Stonemaier Games My Little Scythecheck price

    Scythe is one of our favorite board games and this family friendly version is a great way to introduce kids or non gamers to in-depth strategy games. Somehow the creators have managed to take the basic mechanics of Scythe and created a more simplified version. Set in Kingdom of Pomme, the game features animals that must obtain 4 trophies by completing various tasks. The miniature pieces and gorgeous artwork are the icing on the cake.

    HABA First OrchardAges 2+HABA First Orchardcheck price

    Here’s a unique cooperative game from Haba that is designed for the younger set. We like that the pieces are large so little ones won’t be able to swallow them. The best part? This is a game where kids are encouraged to work together. As kids play, they learn color recognition and how to follow rules. The idea of the game is simple. All the players have to pick the fruit off the trees before the raven eats them.

    Mole Rats in SpaceAges 7+Mole Rats in Spacecheck price

    Chutes and Ladders just got a whole lot more boring! What would happen if you took Snakes and Ladders to outer space and added a cooperative twist? You get Mole Rats In Space. In the game, players have to collect all the supplies before they head to the escape pod. The game is played with cards, which tell you how to move the mole rats and snakes. The best part? Unlike Snakes & Ladders, kids will actually have to make choices to win.

    Build Or BoomAges 4+Build Or Boomcheck price

    Building something is a lot of fun, but tearing it down is even more fun. In Build Or Boom, two players race to complete a structure on a blueprint card. The twist? When somebody completes the structure, they press the dynamite to blow up their opponent’s structure. KABOOM! It’s a “Blast!”

    My First CarcassonneAges 4+My First Carcassonnecheck price

    My First Carcassonne is a tile placement game great for kids and family for 2-4 players. Playing time comes in around 20 minutes. Players are trying to close off sections of the road that have their kids’ color. The first player to place all of their pawns on the board is the winner of the game. We love that it’s a simple game for little ones to grasp. It’s cool how all the tiles match regardless of placement. It’s a super fun game if you’re looking for a simple game to play with your kids.

    Best Board Games for Toddlers

    Best Board Games for Toddlers

    There aren’t too many good board games for toddlers- kids from newborn to three. Still, board games are great for introducing toddlers to social skills – rules, playing with other, simple counting, and taking turns. At this age, your toddler is probably not old enough to understand the rules in Candy Land. For their very first board games, you want to find simple, cooperative games that capture their attention. Here are our favorite board games for toddlers.

    ThinkFun Roll & PlayAges 18m+ThinkFun Roll & Playcheck price

    Roll & Play is the perfect first board game for children. The game includes a plush cube and 48 game cards. Roll the cube and take note of the color on the face. Choose the corresponding color card and babies perform the activity on the card. For instance, “Make a happy face” or “Moo like a cow”. There’s countless learning opportunities with Roll & Play. It fosters creativity, active play, and gross motor skills. It’s wonderfully fun for the whole family!

    HABA First OrchardAges 2+HABA First Orchardcheck price

    Here’s a unique cooperative game from Haba that is designed for the younger set. We like that the pieces are large so little ones won’t be able to swallow them. The best part? This is a game where kids are encouraged to work together. As kids play, they learn color recognition and how to follow rules. The idea of the game is simple. All the players have to pick the fruit off the trees before the raven eats them.

    Seek-a-Boo GameAges 1+Seek-a-Boo Gamecheck price

    Seek A Boo is a fun board game that’s also a great teaching tool. It’s a matching game that comes with large picture cards. It’s a wonderful way to introduce 2 year olds to animals, colors, ABCs, vocabulary, and more. What’s great about it is that the rules can be easily modified depending on your child.

    ThinkFun Move & Groove GameAges 18m+ThinkFun Move & Groove Gamecheck price

    Here is game from ThinkFun that encourages your little one to move and shake. Similar to Roll & Play, it’s a game with simple directions. The game comes with a large plush cube with 6 colored sides on it. After the cube is rolled, kids pick up the corresponding colored card. Then they perform what is written on the card like “skip around the room.”

    Peaceable Kingdom Monkey AroundAges 2+Peaceable Kingdom Monkey Aroundcheck price

    Monkey Around is the wiggle and giggle game for you and your 2 year old. It’s all about playing, learning, exploring, and connecting. From hugs and high-fives to hopping, balancing and more, it’s designed to develop social-emotional skills while keeping your child active. Additionally, kids will learn body parts and develop gross motor skills, coordination, and more.

    Best Board Games for Preschoolers

    Best Board Games for Preschoolers

    Foster your child’s big imagination and motor skills with these board games for preschoolers between the ages of three and five. At this age, our favorite board games help with their developmental milestones, teaching eye hand coordination, dexterity, spatial reasoning, and logical thinking. Even if they can’t read, preschoolers should be able to understand the basic rules of these games.

    Family

    Just because they are preschoolers doesn’t mean they can’t participate on family game night. These family board games for kids are perfect for adults too. At this age, we recommend games that can be finished in less than 30 minutes.

    Candy LandAges 3+Candy Landcheck price

    Candy Land is the perfect board game for 3 year olds. What could be better than gingerbread pieces and pretty colors everywhere? Since the entire game is color-coded, it is very easy to understand the rules. You don’t even have to read the instructions. The best part? This is a fun classic game worth adding to your collection.

    Chutes and LaddersAges 4+Chutes and Ladderscheck price

    Everybody has played Chutes and Ladders. This newer version of the game is sure to bring back a lot of old memories for parents who played it back in the day. Little ones will learn basic counting skills as they try to avoid the chutes and climb up the ladders. The first one to the top wins the game. Do you have what it takes to win?!

    ECR4Kids Jumbo 4-To-Score Game SetAges 3+ECR4Kids Jumbo 4-To-Score Game Setcheck price

    Everyone’s favorite party game is now supersized. It’s like Connect 4 where you have to get 4 in a row to win but this is on a larger scale. It’s perfect for indoor or outdoor fun and comes with a handy travel case. Think you have what it takes to win?!

    The Ladybug GameAges 3+The Ladybug Gamecheck price

    Created by a first grader, the Ladybug game is an incredibly simple game that teaches preschoolers how to count, take turns, and follow simple directions. The Ladybugs are trying to get home. Kids take turns drawing cards and moving the ahead the same amount of spaces on the card. Sort of like Candy Land with numbers, it’s a great first game that is colorful and fun.

    Take ‘N’ Play Anywhere Tic-Tac-ToeAges 4+Take N Play Anywhere Tic-Tac-Toecheck price

    Tic-Tac-Toe is a classic game every kid needs in his game library. The game is simple to play and it’s all about getting three X’s or O’s in a row. This travel version is perfect for taking the game on the go. This set includes a game board and magnetic pieces. We love the game because it’s simple and offers endless replayability.

    My First CarcassonneAges 4+My First Carcassonnecheck price

    My First Carcassonne is a tile placement game great for kids and family for 2-4 players. Playing time comes in around 20 minutes. Players are trying to close off sections of the road that have their kids’ color. The first player to place all of their pawns on the board is the winner of the game. We love that it’s a simple game for little ones to grasp. It’s cool how all the tiles match regardless of placement. It’s a super fun game if you’re looking for a simple game to play with your kids.

    Educational

    At this age, preschoolers don’t learn by reading so they need simple games that are easy to learn. Educational board games teach preschoolers basic concepts like colors, counting, or the alphabet. They are also great for introducing kids to basic board game skills like taking turns, rules, and strategic thinking.

    The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game Ages 3+The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game check price

    Preschoolers will enjoy playing this award-winning Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game. It’s a game that involves strategy and it will teaches matching, sorting, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and handwriting skills. Spin the spinner, squeeze the matching colored acorn and put it in your log. If you’re the first to fill your log with acorns, you win!

    ZingoAges 4+Zingocheck price

    Zingo is a fun twist on the game of bingo. It’s a great game to introduce 3 year olds to the idea of taking turns and following simple rules. The Zinger machine dispenses out the little picture chips. Since it uses pictures, no reading is required. It does encourage kids to learn how to read as the picture helps to reinforce the word on the card. The player that matches all the pictures on their card has to yell “Zingo.”

    Raccoon Rumpus GameAges 3+Raccoon Rumpus Gamecheck price

    Raccoon Rumpus is a fun color matching game for preschoolers that involves critters, crazy costumes, and matching. Players have to be the first to collect 5 costumes for their raccoon. To collect a costume, kids roll a pair of die and pick up the costume that matches the dice. The fun part? If kids roll an underwear, they lose all their costumes.

    Shelby’s Snack Shack GameAges 4+Shelbys Snack Shack Gamecheck price

    From the makers of the Sneaky Squirrel Game comes this fun counting game. With cute illustrations, kids have to find all the hidden bones by spinning the spinner and picking up the same number of bones as they spun. The cutest part? Kids pick up the bones with the Pug Squeezer, which is not only adorable but great for developing those pincer skills.

    Let’s Feed The Very Hungry CaterpillarAges 3+Lets Feed The Very Hungry Caterpillarcheck price

    Based on the popular children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this board game is perfect for younger players who are just learning to follow rules and directions. Kids move their caterpillars around the board from fruit to fruit to gather the butterfly puzzle pieces. The first player to assemble their beautiful butterfly puzzle wins.

    Hi Ho Cherry-OAges 3-6Hi Ho Cherry-Ocheck price

    Hi Ho Cherry-O delivers laughs and fun in spades. Its design and play options have been newly updated. Kids have to pick fruits from the colored trees and fill up their buckets. The first one to fill up their bucket wins! It’s a great game for developing early math skills like counting, adding, and subtracting.

    Active & Dexterity

    Because they are physical based, action and dexterity games are great for building fine motor skills and may involve stacking, grabbing, or flicking game components.

    Yeti in My SpaghettiAges 4+Yeti in My Spaghetticheck price

    Hey Ma, there is a Yeti In My Spaghetti. This simple board game can bring hours of entertainment for the whole family. The board is shaped like a bowl. The little Yeti character sits on top of the crisscrossing plastic noodle pieces. Players take turns removing one noodle at a time. Watch out! One wrong move and the Yeti will fall into the bowl.

    Don’t Break the Ice GameAges 3+Dont Break the Ice Gamecheck price

    Does he love destroying things? Don’t let the Penguin fall! In Don’t Break the Ice, kids take turns poking out blocks of ice with a mallet while trying to keep the penguin from falling through the ice. Setup is easy. Place all the ice blocks into the frame and you are ready to play. Because it teaches how to take turns and builds fine motor skills, it’s a great game for younger players.

    Shark BiteAges 4+Shark Bitecheck price

    Shark lovers are going to love this simple board game for preschoolers that requires no batteries. The concept is simple- Fish for the sea creatures before you become the shark’s supper. Players take turns rolling the dice and grabbing the creatures. Be careful! At any moment, the shark may jump and bite you. It’s basically Russian roulette for kids but great for teaching little ones introductory skills.

    Pop the Pig GameAges 4-8Pop the Pig Gamecheck price

    Goliath has a number of board games that are perfect for preschoolers. With simple game play, a funny premise, and suspense, Pop the Pig is perfect for building introductory skills. In Pop the Pig, players take turns feeding the pig burgers. Kids will learn how to count as they press down on his head the same amount of times as indicated on the bottom of the burger. With each press, the pig’s belly expands. You never know when his belt will pop open.

    Pie FaceAges 5+Pie Facecheck price

    In this simple Russian roulette game, kids first load the Pie Face arm with whip cream. The more the merrier. Then they take turns sliding their head through the crazy contraption and spinning the spinner. Kids turn the handle the same amount of times as they spun. At any moment, somebody could get slapped in the face with whip cream.

    Jumping JackAges 4+Jumping Jackcheck price

    This might be the most adorable game ever. A little bunny rabbit sits on top of a hill. Kids have to steal his carrots by spinning the spinner. The cool part? When one of the carrots is plucked, the bunny will jump high in the air. The player that catches him wins the game.

    Don’t Step In It!Ages 4+Dont Step In It!check price

    Don’t Step In It! from Hasbro Games is a pooped-themed game involving clay-like poop substance. The poop is scattered around the play area. Kids take turns spinning the spinner to determine how many steps to take. The catch? Kids are blindfolded and – you guessed it – they have to avoid stepping in the poop!

    Educational Insights Pancake Pile-UpAges 4-7Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Upcheck price

    On your mark, get set, stack some pancakes! In this fun relay race, two teams race to stack pancakes in a certain order on a plate, balancing them on a spatula. To set up the game, you must place the plate and pancakes 15 feet apart. A card is drawn and players must stack the pancakes as indicated on the card. Players in each team take turns using the spatula similar to a track and field race.

    Crocodile DentistAges 4+Crocodile Dentistcheck price

    Who knew pulling teeth could be so fun? Crocodile Dentist is a super basic game for really young kids. In this game, players take turns pulling one of the crocodile’s teeth out and hope his mouth doesn’t snap shut. It essentially Russian roulette, so it can even be used to determine who goes first.

    HABA Animal Upon AnimalAges 4+HABA Animal Upon Animalcheck price

    Animal Upon Animal is a fun stacking and dexterity game where kids stack animals on top of each other. There are sheep, monkeys, and even penguins. Kids roll a dice that tells them how many animals to stack. The player that stacks all their animals first wins. Can you stack your animals in the tallest pyramid without allowing them to tumble down?

    Charades for KidsAges 4+Charades for Kidscheck price

    Designed for ages 4 and up, Charades for Kids brings the classic experience of Charades so that everyone in the family — including little kids — can join in the fun. Kids will love acting out the clues, while their family attempts to correctly guess their actions. A minimum of three players are required to play.

    Silly StreetAges 4+Silly Streetcheck price

    Silly Street is an award-winning character builder game for kiddos and their parents. It is designed for 2 or more players. We love how kids will learn and grow through play. Kids will pretend, move, sing, and compete as they make their way down Silly Street aand build character. It’s a perfect game for developing your little one’s social skills, communication, creativity, resilience and confidence. The first player to the end leads the group in an EPIC DANCE PARTY! Clearly, there are no losers here, as everyone wins!

    Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game Ages 3+Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game check price

    In Disney’s Enchanted Cupcake Party game kids will mix, match, and make cupcakes in time for the party. Girls will have a blast decorating a variety of pretty cupcakes. Make as many as you can for the party! The game promotes creative expression and playing together.

    Melissa & Doug Spin-a-Slice PizzaAges 3-6Melissa & Doug Spin-a-Slice Pizzacheck price

    Who doesn’t love pizza? Melissa & Doug has created a matching board game based on this delicious food for elementary kids that teaches counting, matching, and taking turns. After choosing an “order” card, players must race to build their pizza by collecting the appropriate pizza slices to complete their pie first. The twist? On each spin, players can steal or lose a slice, grab a free topping, or even swap their whole pizza.

    Build Or BoomAges 4+Build Or Boomcheck price

    Building something is a lot of fun, but tearing it down is even more fun. In Build Or Boom, two players race to complete a structure on a blueprint card. The twist? When somebody completes the structure, they press the dynamite to blow up their opponent’s structure. KABOOM! It’s a “Blast!”

    Loopin’ LouieAges 4-6Loopin Louiecheck price

    Save the chickens! In this silly game, a battery powered plane flies around in circles trying to steal chickens. Each player can defend their chickens and barn by pressing a lever and diverting the plane away. The player that has chickens left wins the game. It’s not only fun for kids, but addictive fun for adults too.

    Boom Boom BalloonAges 8+Boom Boom Ballooncheck price

    In Boom Boom Balloon, a ballon is placed inside a crazy contraption with sticks all around it. Kids take turns rolling a dice, which determines how many many times kids must push in the sticks. The more you roll, the more tension there is. Will the next press cause the balloon to go BOOM?

    Castle LogixAges 3+Castle Logixcheck price

    Jigsaw puzzles are fun but this puzzle is a nice change of pace. Not only will she have to use her spatial and fine motor skills, but she will have to use her critical and problem solving skills to solve it. The idea is to build different castles that appear on the various challenge cards. With 45 different challenges of varying difficulty, it starts off easy but the challenges become progressively harder.

    Cooperative

    Preschoolers learn more when they are playing in a group. Some of our favorite board games for preschoolers include cooperation games. In these games, kids work together instead of competing to win.

    Hoot Owl Hoot!Ages 4+Hoot Owl Hoot!check price

    Hoot Owl Hoot! is a great game to play with 3 year olds. It is a cooperative game that teaches kids how to work together in a team. Players are given color-coded cards, which allow them to move the owls across the board. On each turn, players play a card and draw a new card. If players draw a sun card, the sun will move. The idea of the game is to get the owls to their nest before the sun gets to the end and comes up.

    Wonder Forge Richard Scarry’s BusytownAges 3+Wonder Forge Richard Scarrys Busytowncheck price

    In Busytown, kids will need attention to detail to race around town and find hidden objects on a game board that is over 6-feet long! It’s a fun board game reinforcing matching and object identification skills as well as teamwork.

    Count Your ChickensAges 3+Count Your Chickenscheck price

    Count Your Chickens! Board Game is a cooperative game for kids. It’s a game designed for 2-4 players with games lasting about 15 minutes. The chicks have flown away and you need to round ’em up by working together. Kids will have fun learning to count and cooperate to win.

    Stack UpAges 3+Stack Upcheck price

    Who doesn’t enjoy knocking down blocks? Stack Up is a simple stacking game in which kids have to work together to stack blocks before the Stack Smasher knocks the tower down. Players take turns spinning, completing challenges, and stacking blocks. With three skills, it’s a great cooperative game that helps kids develop fine motor skills and teaches the importance of teamwork.

    Snug as a Bug In A RugAges 3+Snug as a Bug In A Rugcheck price

    In Snug Bug, players have to work together to move all the colored bugs under the rug before the 3 stinkbugs come out. After players roll a dice and spin the spinner, they have to find the matching bug with the same color, number, and shape. If there is not matching bug, you get a stinkbug. It’s a simple recognition game with a focus on cooperative play.

    Dinosaur Escape Ages 4+Dinosaur Escape check price

    Who doesn’t love dinosaurs and volcanoes? In this simple to understand cooperative game, kids have to work together to get three dinosaurs to Dinosaur Island before there is a volcanic eruption. The game is played with a dice, which determines how many spaces to move the dino or whether the volcano is one step closer to erupting. In order to rescue the dinosaurs, player have to move their dinosaur to correct habitat area and find a matching token.

    Stone SoupAges 5+Stone Soupcheck price

    The game of memory is cool but cooperative memory is even better! Stone Soup is a traditional memory game with a fun cooperative twist. In the game, players have to make soup by matching ingredients. The catch? They have to do it before the fire under the pot burns out. The game is played like memory except there are fire tokens, which if too many are flipped over end the game.

    Memory & Matching

    In these memory based games, kids will have to use their ability to recall things from memory. In many of these games, kids have to match a picture, word, or object.

    Spot It Jr.! AnimalsAges 4+Spot It Jr.! Animalscheck price

    Spot It Jr. Animals edition is an amazing family game! It’s a rapid game of matching animals! Put your skills to the test. It’s a great game for building image matching and recognition skills. The game is played by 2-6 players. It’s the perfect game for kindergarteners and it’s sure to be your go-to game for family fun.

    Marvel Matching GameAges 3+Marvel Matching Gamecheck price

    Memory is a great game for learning how to take turns, language, and recollection. What happens when you combine the fun of matching with superheroes? You get the Marvel Matching Game. The Marvel Matching Game is the classic game of memory with a fun superhero twist. Characters include everybody from Spider-Man to Captain America. There are four cards for each character. Kids will love matching their favorite Marvel characters.

    Disney Princess Matching GameAges 3+Disney Princess Matching Gamecheck price

    The Disney Princess Matching Game is a fun game of picture matching and memory skills. The game features 72 Disney Princess-themed Picture Tiles. It’s like the classic game of Memory. Start with the tiles placed face-down. Flip two over at a time to find matching pairs. The player with the most pairs wins. The game can be played solo or with more than one player.

    Blue Orange Games PengolooAges 4+Blue Orange Games Pengoloocheck price

    Pengoloo is a matching memory game with a “South Pole” twist. The game is played with 12 wooden penguins that cover colored eggs. Players roll the colored dice and have to find the colored eggs under the penguins. Like the classic game of memory, the idea is to remember the colored eggs under the penguins.

    The Magic Labyrinth Board GameAges 6+The Magic Labyrinth Board Gamecheck price

    Can you find the secret path? Magic Labyrinth is a unique memory game that uses magnets. Players have to find magic items through the maze. The catch? You can’t see any of the walls of the maze. They are invisible. You will have to drag your magnet magician around the maze and use trial and error and your memory to make it through. The player that collects 5 items first wins.

    SherlockAges 5+Sherlockcheck price

    Who knew that memory could be so elementary? Sherlock puts a unique twist on memory games. There’s one card with Sherlock on it and 49 other cards with an item and number on it. In the game, 8 cards are placed around the draw pile. Players have to memorize them for 30 seconds and then they are turned over. Players then have to name the cards and move around in a circle the same number of times as indicated on the card. Play continues until the player guesses incorrectly. If you land on a card that is already face up, you get to keep the card and it is replaced with another card from the deck.

    Best Board Games for Young Kids

    Best Board Games for Young Kids

    Elementary students between five and eight will enjoy these board games. In the category, there is a surprising variety of board games that challenge kids in different ways. There are games that challenge physical dexterity like Jenga, but also other games that require physical, mental, and social skills. While some games focus on cooperation, some of them get kids in the spirit of competition.

    Family

    There is a reason some of these classic kids games are synonymous with family game night.

    Connect 4Ages 6+Connect 4check price

    Connect 4 is a classic game played and enjoyed by generations. Experience the disc-droppin’ fun and excitement of Connect 4. It’s a game similar in nature to Tic Tac Toe. You have to try to get four of the same colored coins in a row to win. They can be horizontal, vertical or diagonal. The game is easy to learn and play but challenging to win. It will require a bit of strategy and observing your opponent’s moves to win. Endless classic fun for the whole family!

    BattleshipAges 7+Battleshipcheck price

    Battleship is the classic naval combat game! It’s a game where you have to hunt down your opponent’s ships. The first player to destroy all of their opponent’s naval fleet is the winner. It’s a game of strategy and tactics. Who will win? An intensely fun, must-play game!

    Monopoly JuniorAges 5+Monopoly Juniorcheck price

    Monopoly Junior brings the fun and excitement of Monopoly to younger kids. It’s the fast-dealing property trading card game that has become an all-time classic board game. Kids will be able to buy properties like a pet store, candy store and video arcade. The rules are simple and easy to understand. The whole family will enjoy playing Monopoly Junior.

    BananagramsAges 7+Bananagramscheck price

    Bananagrams is the perfect family game that also helps develop your child’s literacy. Players race to build crosswords grids with their tiles. The best part? It’s educational and super fun. The convenient banana-themed travel tote allows you to take the fun on the go.

    Sorry!Ages 6+Sorry!check price

    Sorry! is the classic game of sweet revenge. The game plays a lot like Trouble. We highly recommend this game for family game night. It’s a game all about sliding, colliding and scoring. The goal is to get all your pawns home to win. But get bumped … well, Sorry … you’ll have to head back to start.

    Scrabble Junior GameAges 5+Scrabble Junior Gamecheck price

    Scrabble Junior brings the fun of Scrabble to juniors. This is a crosswrod game where you score points by creating words. The game grows with your child. The other side includes an advanced level of the game. In the advanced version, players create their own words. In the simplified version, the words are already formed on the board. This is fun for the whole family!

    AggravationAges 6+Aggravationcheck price

    Aggravation is the classic roll-and-move marble race game for 2-6 players. It’s the perfect game for kids and families. The object is to be the first player to move your marbles around the board from Base to Home. When you land on an opponent’s space, you capture them and ‘aggravate’ them. Shortcuts allow you to zip across the board. But there are no safe zones! Who will make it Home first?

    Ticket To Ride: First JourneyAges 6+Ticket To Ride: First Journeycheck price

    Younger kids can enjoy Ticket To Ride with this scaled down age-appropriate version of the popular board game. It’s a game for 2-4 players with game times lasting around 15 to 30 minutes. Travel to major cities acorss America and expand your train network by connecting cities. Will you be the first player to complete 6 tickets?

    Catan JuniorAges 6+Catan Juniorcheck price

    Catan Junior is catered to a younger audience and it has a very similar feel to Settlers of Catan. The game is for 2-4 players and it’s perfect for families. It’s a game where you’re rolling to obtain resources. We love how they haven’t dumbed down the game as much as you’d think in making the transition for a younger audience. It will appeal to kids and it plays very quickly.

    Take ‘N’ Play Anywhere HangmanAges 5+Take N Play Anywhere Hangmancheck price

    Who doesn’t love playing hangman? Now she can take it everywhere she goes with this fun travel version. In the game, she has to guess the word before the little man gets hung. All of the components are magnetic so she can play over and over. It’s a fun and easy game that the whole family can enjoy.

    SpinderellaAges 6+Spinderellacheck price

    Spiderella is one of the most unique roll and move board games. The board game has two tiers that are stacked on one another. On the bottom, the ants move across the forest floor and try to race to the end. The ants can even piggyback on one another. But look up! There are spiders! On the top layer, the spiders move from the tree branches and can grab the ants from above, sending them back to the start. The game makes clever use of pulley and magnets to create the spider’s movement.

    Active & Dexterity

    Kids can test their dexterity with these fun active games.

    JengaAges 6+Jengacheck price

    The classic game of Jenga is all about stacking fun. Players start by building and stacking wooden pieces to build a tall tower then remove the pieces one by one, taking turns. One wrong move could send the whole structure toppling to the ground. Crash the structure and you lose. It’s a game of skill, strategy, and luck. How do you stack up?

    The Floor is Lava!Ages 5+The Floor is Lava!check price

    Looking for a fun game to get your kids up and active and away from those video games? The Floor is Lava! is the fun, physical, lava-leaping game for 2-6 players. Turn any floor into a lava jumping adventure! Kids will have to jump, leap, and twist their way to safety using their imagination and physical activity.

    TwisterAges 6+Twistercheck price

    Twister is a fun, classic game that has you all tied up in knots. A spinner and vinyl Twister mat are included. After spinning the wheel you have to place your hand or foot on the corresponding color on the mat. Games last about 10-15 minutes and can be played by 2-4 players. This is a fun party game and fun for the entire family.

    OperationAges 6+Operationcheck price

    The Operation game is a classic enjoyed by generations of children. You have to carefully use the tweezers to eliminate Sam’s issues. There are 12 ailments in all. It’s a game of precision and making him better. You’ll need to avoid the buzzer to have a successful operation. Will you cure poor Sam?

    Flushin’ FrenzyAges 5+Flushin Frenzycheck price

    “Can I play with poop?” This hilarious game tests your reflexes. Flush the handle to roll the dice. Based on the number, plunge the toilet that many times. Watch out! A flying poop might suddenly shoot of the toilet. The player that grabs the poop wins the round. Who knew catching poop could improve eye hand coordination?

    Twister Ultimate GameAges 6+Twister Ultimate Gamecheck price

    Twister Ultimate is a classic party game that has players all tied up in knots. The ultimate version features a larger mat with twice the number of spots as the original game! You have to follow the moves specified on the spinner by placing your foot or hand on the corresponding color. But try not to fall over! The game gets trickier with multiple players and it is immensely simple fun!

    Bugs in the KitchenAges 6+Bugs in the Kitchencheck price

    What would you do if there were bugs in the kitchen? Play with them! The board game is set up like a maze made out forks, knives, spoons. Inside the maze, there is a little robotic Hexbug that moves around. The idea of the game is to get the roaming bug into your bin by manipulating the utensils on the board. On your turn, you role the die and it will tell you which utensil you can move to direct the bug to your bin. Get that bug out of the kitchen before it goes in the food!

    Bounce-OffAges 7+Bounce-Offcheck price

    Are you ready for intense competition? In Bounce-Off, you’ll need to bounce colorful balls into the grid and create patterns on game cards. The first one to create the pattern wins a card. To win at the game you need to collect three cards. Fantastic bouncing fun for the whole family!

    Brain Games ICECOOLAges 6+Brain Games ICECOOLcheck price

    In Ice Cool, players flick penguins around a chilly school in an effort to collect fish. The fun part? With a little practice, you can flick the penguins in straight lines, make them curve, or even over the walls. Every round one player plays the hall monitor, whose job is to stop the penguins. It actually takes a lot of skill, dexterity, and careful aim.

    HABA Dragon’s BreathAges 5+HABA Dragons Breathcheck price

    Do you like fire breathing dragons? Dragon’s Breath is a unique tactile game with a simple premise. There is an ice cylinder in the center of the board with all different colored gems inside. It is represented by plastic rings that are stacked one on top of the other. Every round, the fire breathing dragon melts the ice, causing the gems to fall out. “Melting” is done by removing one ring. Players have to guess which colored gems that they think will fall out by choosing one colored gem token. The player with the most gems at the end wins!

    Cooperative

    Say good bye to screaming and meltdowns. These games prove that working together is just as fun as competing.

    Outfoxed!Ages 5+Outfoxed!check price

    Outfoxed! is a fun cooperative game where you have to discover who did it. A lady’s pot pie has gone missing! Now you’ll have to crack the case. Gather clues and rule out suspects. Collaborate quickly before the guilty fox makes his escape! Will you catch this mastermind thief or will you be Outfoxed?

    Mermaid Island Board GameAges 5+Mermaid Island Board Gamecheck price

    Mermaid Island is an award-winning cooperative board game for 2-6 players. Games last around 15 minutes. Your objective is to work together to get the mermaids back to the island before the Sea Witch arrives. Everyone wins if you can do this. It’s a great game for developing your child’s social skills and strategic thinking.

    Race to the TreasureAges 5+Race to the Treasurecheck price

    Race To The Treasure is one of our favorite cooperative board games for little ones. The idea is to race the Ogre to the treasure by building a path to collect all the keys on the game board. Once the team collects all the keys, they can unlock the door to the treasure, but they must do so before the Ogre reaches the door.

    Mole Rats in SpaceAges 7+Mole Rats in Spacecheck price

    Chutes and Ladders just got a whole lot more boring! What would happen if you took Snakes and Ladders to outer space and added a cooperative twist? You get Mole Rats In Space. In the game, players have to collect all the supplies before they head to the escape pod. The game is played with cards, which tell you how to move the mole rats and snakes. The best part? Unlike Snakes & Ladders, kids will actually have to make choices to win.

    Leo Goes to the BarberAges 6+Leo Goes to the Barbercheck price

    In Leo Goes to the Barber, you are trying to get Leo to go to the Barber in 12 hours. It’s a cooperative memory game. Square pieces are laid out to form a path from Leo to the Barber. Every player is given a deck of cards, which moves Leo along on the path. The idea is to match your card’s color with the color of the card on the path so that the time doesn’t advance. If you don’t, the clock will advance because Leo will spend time chit chatting. The whole idea is that you will fail, but you will need to remember the cards along the path. Players have only 5 chances to restart.

    Cauldron QuestAges 6+Cauldron Questcheck price

    In Cauldron’s Quest, players have to work together to mix a potion to break a spell cast by a Wizard. The twist? The Wizard will block your path. Designed for preschoolers, you never have to worry about who wins because every works together as a team.

    Party

    Next time you throw a party, you need to have these board games on hand.

    HedBanzAges 7+HedBanzcheck price

    In this Second Edition of Headbanz, you get even more goofy fun in this fast-paced ‘What am I?’ guessing game. The game is played by 2 to 6 players. Kids place the cartoon on their heads with the included headbands and players ask ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions to discover what picture is on their head. Simple game for ages 7 and up that’s endless fun!

    Pass the PigsAges 7+Pass the Pigscheck price

    Pass The Pigs is a simple and fun family game of luck for 2-4 players. Roll the pig dice. If you get a ‘Pig-Out’ or ‘Oinker’, then you must pass the pigs to the next player. Otherwise, you score points based on the orientation of the pigs and may choose to roll again. An included guide shows you how to score your points. The first player to 100 points wins. The best part? You can take the fun on the go.

    5 Second Rule Jr. Board GameAges 6+5 Second Rule Jr. Board Gamecheck price

    5 Second Rule Jr. is a family board game. In the game you have to review a card and blurt out and answer within five seconds! It’s fast-paced fun and silly answers are inevitable! The game is played by three or more players. Simple, silly fun for the whole family!

    Spot It!Ages 7+Spot It!check price

    Experience the award-winning Spot It! game that’s fun for the whole family! The game features a variety of symbols with only one match between cards. It’s a party game for 2-8 players. Can you quickly spot the match? Kids will have to spot the match to win. The game develops focus, visual perception, and fine motor skills.

    Telestrations 6 PlayerAges 6+Telestrations 6 Playercheck price

    Telestrations is a four to six player game. It’s an award-winning game of telephone sketched out. It’s a game where you draw, pass, and guess and laugh out loud at the final outcome at the end. Incredible fun for the whole family!

    Family CharadesAges 7+Family Charadescheck price

    Family Charades is the best-selling family game for 2 to 4 players. It’s perfect for parties with a variety of themes, including Kids Charades, Family Charades, Movie Charades, and 80’s & 90’s Charades to cater to all ages and tastes. There’s a good mix of easy and challenging charades. Expect a ton of laugh out loud moments and fun as you bond with family and friends. It’s a classic game that provides endless hours of fun.

    Reverse CharadesAges 6+Reverse Charadescheck price

    Reverse Charades is a game involving a hilarious twist on the game of Charades. The game has a team that acts out the word or phrase and one player has to guess the word or phrase. It’s an easy game to play and it’s so much fun!

    Strategy

    We love these strategic board games for kids because they force even little kids to make strategic decisions and plan ahead.

    BlokusAges 7+Blokuscheck price

    Blokus is a simple game with only one rule. It comes with a board with a grid on it and Tetris shapes pieces in 4 different colors. The game requires 2-4 players. Each player starts at a corner and can only lay down pieces so that only the corners touch. The object? Try to use all your pieces.

    QwirkleAges 6+Qwirklecheck price

    Qwirkle is a top selling game where you mix, match, score, and win! You score points by combining tiles based on either color or shape. You’ll need tactics, strategy, and planning to win! It’s a simple yet challenging game to win, which will keep kids engaged. Great game for family fun!

    Othello ClassicAges 7+Othello Classiccheck price

    Othello is a classic, internationally-acclaimed 2-player game that’s easy to learn but challenging to master. We love that it’s easy to pick up and play and it takes minutes to learn but takes a lifetime to truly master. Strategy is the name of the game. When you sandwich your opponent’s pieces, you change those disks to your color. You’ll have to outwit your opponent and not let your guard down until the very end because it’s not over until the very last move.

    Spinner DominoesAges 6+Spinner Dominoescheck price

    How do you make the game of dominoes more interesting? Spinner is played just like dominoes but introduces wild cards. The wild card dominoes can be played as any number. The game comes with a full set of double-9 dominoes and 11 wild Spinner dominoes. It’s a unique “spin” on the classic game of dominoes.

    Tri-Ominos GameAges 7-15Tri-Ominos Gamecheck price

    Regular dominoes are fun but Tri-Ominos is 3 times the fun. The twist? The triangular shaped tiles have three numbers at each corner. To lay down a tile, players must match two numbers. This little twist adds an additional layer of strategy. Like dominoes, the goal is to use up all your tiles.

    Guess Who?Ages 6+Guess Who?check price

    Guess Who? is the original guessing game! Kids have to ask questions to determine the opposition’s mystery character. Whomever first correctly guesses their opponent’s mystery character wins the game. If you incorrectly guess the mystery character, you lose the game.

    Blue Orange Battle Sheep GameAges 7-15Blue Orange Battle Sheep Gamecheck price

    Battle Sheep is a great way to introduce kids to strategy games. After setting up the game board, players take turns splitting their stack of sheep and moving the other stack as far as it can go in a straight line. As you play, the board will start filling up with sheep. The idea is to fill the board up with more sheep than your opponent.

    OtrioAges 6+Otriocheck price

    Looking for a fun family game? Otrio reinvents the game of Tic-Tac-Toe. It’s a game of strategy with a surprising amount of depth. You have to line up three pieces of the same color across the board, line up in ascending/descending order, or three pieces of the same color in the same space to win. Think you’ve got what it takes to win?

    My First Stone AgeAges 5+My First Stone Agecheck price

    Based on the popular strategy board game, My First Stone Age is a great way to introduce very young players to the hobby of board games. Similar to its older brother, this children’ version is all about collecting goods and building a settlement. There’s a bit of memory involved, some dice rolling for movement, and even some light resource management. However, the rules are much simpler and it only takes 15 minutes to play so that kids can easily follow along.

    Educational

    These age appropriate learning games are perfect for teaching elementary school kids a certain skill.

    No Stress ChessAges 7+No Stress Chesscheck price

    Chess is one of the world’s greatest games and now kids can join in the fun with No Stress Chess. Kids can learn chess taking baby steps. The secret lies in the action deck which helps you make move decisions. Players take turns drawing a card and making that move and repeating this process. It’s really quite simple. The best part? Once you’re comfortable with the game, flip it over for a regular game of chess.

    ThinkFun Math Dice Jr.Ages 6+ThinkFun Math Dice Jr.check price

    Math Dice Jr. from ThinkFun is a great first mental math game for kids. It’s a multiplayer game for 2 or more players. We love that the game is easy to learn and kids can start playing immediately. Your goal is to either add or subtract numbers on the 5 dice to reach a target number. It makes learning math fun and enjoyable for young learners.

    Learning Resources Money BagsAges 7-9Learning Resources Money Bagscheck price

    Here’s a fun game that helps children learn about money. It’s ideal for 7 year olds, because they have to understand how to count coins. When players roll the dice, they have to count the coins using different coins based on the number that they land on.

    Mental BloxAges 5+Mental Bloxcheck price

    Recipient of four awards, the Mental Blox Game encourages critical thinking skills with building blocks. The set includes 20 blocks along with 20 activity cards. See if you can answer the challenges! In addition to critical thinking, kids will also learn problem-solving skills in this fun, brain-boosting, think outside-the-box game.

    Pop For Sight Words GameAges 5+Pop For Sight Words Gamecheck price

    Designed to teach kids sight words, this colorful popcorn themed games is a fancy alternative to flash cards. The words are printed on popcorn shaped cards that have sight words on them. Kids draw cards and have to identify the word to keep the card. The twist? If they draw the “Pop” card, they lose all their cards. The player that has the most cards at the end wins.

    Dice

    Who knew that dice could be so fun? Shake and roll your way to success with these dice based games for kids.

    Tenzi DiceAges 7+Tenzi Dicecheck price

    Played with 10 dice, Tenzi is an incredibly simple game to understand. Players roll the dice as fast as possible and the first player to get the same number on all their dice must yell “Tenzi” to win. The best part? There are so many different variations that can be played.

    Rory’s Story CubesAges 8+Rorys Story Cubescheck price

    Love telling stories? Let your imagination go wild with Rory’s Story Cubes. The game features 9 cubes and 54 images for over 10 million different combinations and infinite stories! The game is simple to play and learn and encourages you to use your imagination. Roll the dice and using the images that appear on the dice, create your own imaginative story. What exciting stories will you dream up?

    Jax Doodle DiceAges 6+Jax Doodle Dicecheck price

    In Doodle Dice, players roll 6 dice with patterns on them to “doodle” images on different colored cards. The object is to collect a card of each color. You have the match the pattern on the card in 3 rolls to keep the card. While there is some luck involved, there is a little bit of strategy involved too.

    Puzzle

    Puzzle games are a great way to spend a rainy day. These games are a great way to think abstractly and develop spatial relationships. Here are some of our favorite puzzle games for kids.

    Rubik’s RaceAges 7+Rubiks Racecheck price

    Love Rubik’s Cube? Then get ready for the ultimate 2-player Rubik’s challenge. It’s all about shaking it, sliding it, and solving it. Race to match the pattern on the scrambler and then shut the frame to win. It’s a super fun game of skill, speed, and dexterity. Do you have what it takes to be the champ?!

    KanoodleAges 7+Kanoodlecheck price

    Kanoodle is the ultimate stocking stuffer. This puzzle is small enough to carry anywhere and bring out whenever you are bored. There are 100 different challenges that go from flat rectangle puzzles to 3D Pyramid puzzles. You pick a puzzle and have to insert the remaining pieces to solve the puzzle. She may never get on her phone when she is bored again.

    Perplexus OriginalAges 6+Perplexus Originalcheck price

    The original Perplexus features 100 challenging barrier puzzles for your child to solve. You’ll have to guide your way through a challenging 3D maze. The whole maze is enclosed in a sphere so you’ll be twisting and rotating your way around to unravel the mystery! It’s a fun game that will develop your child’s problem-solving and spatial skills.

    IQ Puzzler ProAges 6+IQ Puzzler Procheck price

    Looking for a fun, brain-teasing game? Consider IQ Puzzler Pro from Smart Games. It’s a single-player puzzle game with 120 challenges from easy to expert. Get ready for fun 2D and 3D challenges that will develop your problem-solving and spatial-reasoning abilities. The best part? The compact travel case allows you to take the fun on the go. Although it’s primarily designed to be a single-player experience, the whole family can race to see who can complete the puzzles the fastest. Shhh! They’ll be having so much fun while building their cognitive skills.

    ThinkFun Rush Hour Jr.Ages 5+ThinkFun Rush Hour Jr.check price

    Little ones as young as 5 can engage in the fun of Rush Hour with Rush Hour Jr. This is a logic and STEM game with 40 all-new challenges ranging from easy to super challenging. Players have to shift the cars and trucks out of the way to make a clear path to the exit. The best part? The challenges get increasingly more difficult. It’s perfect for developing your child’s problem-solving, logical reasoning, and planning skills while having a blast with this award-winning game. Can you solve all challenges?

    Kanoodle Head To HeadAges 7+Kanoodle Head To Headcheck price

    Love and the original Kanoodle? Now you can play head-to-head with a friend in Kanoodle Head To Head. There are 80 puzzles to challenge players. We love it because it’s great for developing problem-solving and spatial skills while having fun with a friend. The compact size makes it a great game on the go. It’s a game the whole family will enjoy.

    Card

    Introduce your kids to card games. Card games are perfect for teaching strategic thinking, memory skills, and pattern recognition.

    LCR Left Center Right Dice GameAges 5+LCR Left Center Right Dice Gamecheck price

    LCR Left Center Right is a dice game designed for 3 or more players. It’s a fun and fast-paced game that’s really hard to put down. Roll the dice to see where to distribute your chips. The last player with chips remaining wins and can claim the entire center pot.

    SequenceAges 7+Sequencecheck price

    Sequence is a fascinating game of strategy. It’s a game that is fun, challenging, and exciting for two or more players! Families enjoy playing the game together. Build a sequence with five in a row. Strategy comes into play when you block the opposition and eliminate their chips. Jacks add a slight twist to the game since they are wild. The game is perfect for boys ages 7 and up.

    Exploding KittensAges 7+Exploding Kittenscheck price

    With great artwork, Exploding Kittens features the artwork of Matthew Inman, who is behind the Oatmeal. It’s a card game where the idea is to avoid the exploding kitten card in the deck. It’s sort of like Uno with kittens. All of the illustrations on the cards are hysterical, which adds to the charm of the game.

    Bicycle Playing CardsAges 12+Bicycle Playing Cardscheck price

    Bicycle Playing Cards have entertained families for generations. They’re a trusted brand with a reputation for delivering consistent quality playing cards. Made in the USA, these playing cards are perfect for playing all your favorite games from Solitaire to Seven Hands and more. Available with either a red or blue backing, these standard cards feature an air-cushion finish so they don’t stick together. Additionally, they are also very easy to shuffle. Let the fun and games begin!

    UNO Card GameAges 7+UNO Card Gamecheck price

    UNO is a classic card game that is addictive, fun, and easy to play. Players have to match colors or numbers. The best part? The Wild Cards allow you to create your own rules. Get rid of all your card to win. Don’t forget to call out UNO when you’re down to a single card. The first player or team to 500 points wins the game. The best part? There are so many different versions of UNO.

    SKIP BO Card GameAges 7+SKIP BO Card Gamecheck price

    From the makers of UNO, Skip Bo is a fun sequencing game for the whole family. It’s a game that combines skill and strategy to create sequencing stacks in ascending order. The first player to get rid of all their cards wins. But that’s not all! The Wild Cards add a fun twist to the game.

    SET: The Game of Visual PerceptionAges 6+SET: The Game of Visual Perceptioncheck price

    Winner of over 35 Best Game Awards and invented by Marsha Falco, SET is the addicitive family game of visual perception with games lasting about 20 minutes. It’s all about completing the most sets in this fast-paced party game. The player with the most sets wins. It’s perfect for exercising your brain while having fun playing a game.

    Phase 10 Card GameAges 7+Phase 10 Card Gamecheck price

    Phase 10 is a Rummy-like card game with a challenging and exciting twist. From the maker of UNO, it’s a game for 2-6 players that the whole family can enjoy. Your goal is to be the first player to complete 10 varied phases. The catch? Each phase is specific to the dealt hand. That means you will need to successfully complete each phase before moving onto the next.

    BlinkAges 7+Blinkcheck price

    From the makers of UNO comes BLINK, the world’s fastest card game! It’s a 2-player game designed for families and games last less than 2 minutes. It’s going to take sharp eyes and quick hands to race to match shape, count, or color with one of the discard piles. Your goal is to be the first to get rid of all your cards. We love that it’s an easy game to pick up and you’ll love seeing your reflexes and response time improve with every game. Just don’t blink because that could cost you the game!

    Smack it! Card GameAges 6+Smack it! Card Gamecheck price

    Smack It! is a fast-paced card game that puts an exciting twist on War. It’s a game for 2-7 players with game times between 7-14 minutes. Players rapidy flip their cards onto a center pile and battle for the cards in challenge rounds. When the Smack It! card appears, players will scramble for the win. It’s very easy to learn and perfect for family game night.

    Deluxe PitAges 7+Deluxe Pitcheck price

    Pit is a fun card game that’s been around for over 100 years! Deluxe Pit is a fun and fast-paced family game of commodities for 3-8 players. You get to live out your dream of being on the actual trading floor without risking the fortune. It’s a simple game: deal the cards, wait for the opening bell, scream and trade like crazy, be the first to corner a specific market, and ring the closing bell. Sounds just like the real thing, right? But wait! The bull and bear cards add an interesting twist once you’ve mastered the basics. If you love loud and fun party games, this will be such a blast.

    TABLETOPICS FamilyAges 6+TABLETOPICS Familycheck price

    Let the conversations begin with Tabletopics! Recipient of a toy award, Tabletopics is a family fun game featuring a variety of questions. Parents are sure to learn something new about their child that they probably wouldn’t have otherwise discovered. With over 130 fun questions, what are you waiting for?! Let’s get the conversations started!

    Rat-A-Tat CatAges 6+Rat-A-Tat Catcheck price

    Rat-a-Tat Cat is an award-winning children’s card game. The game promotes strategy development and develops memory, math, and timing. The game features over 50 rat, cat, and power cards and is for 2-6 players. Players have to eliminate the high cards – the rats – and add low cards – the cats. The added twist is you can look at 2 cards, pick 2 cards, or even exchange cards. The player with the lowest point total is the winner of the game.

    Mad DragonAges 6+Mad Dragoncheck price

    Who knew a card game could be so therapeutic? Mad Dragon is an anger management card game designed to get children to open up about their feelings. The actual game plays a lot like UNO but there are discussion points on some of the cards. The idea is to get rid of all your cards. While it’s a fun game, it’s a great tool to help kids process anger appropriately.

    You’ve Got CrabsAges 7+Youve Got Crabscheck price

    Can you keep a “sea”-cret? From the creators of Exploding Kittens comes a new board game called You’ve Got Grabs. This is a family-friendly game for kids over 7. Played in teams of two, this game combines crabs with deception. The game is super simple: Before starting, you and your teammate must come up with a secret signal. You must collect 4 of the same card and secretly notify your partner. Your teammate must then yell, “You’ve got crabs!” The catch? If the other team finds out and yells “You’ve Got Crabs” your team loses.

    Sequence for KidsAges 4+Sequence for Kidscheck price

    Sequence For Kids is sort of like Tic-Tac-Toe meets matching. The board contains a bunch of different animals on it. Kids are each given 3 cards with pictures of animals on it. On their turn, they have to match the picture on the animal on their card with an animal on the board. They place one of their tokens there. The player that gets 4-in-a-row wins.

    DOSAges 7+DOScheck price

    Mattel’s successor to the popular game of UNO, DOS launches this year. Designed for 2 to 4 players, this new card game adds a new twist on the family friendly game of UNO with a few new surprises up its sleeve. Like UNO, players have to match numbers and now you can even match colors. When you’re down to the last two cards, shout out ‘DOS’ to win! It’s sure to be great fun for family game night!

    Mille BornesAges 7+Mille Bornescheck price

    Mille Bornes is a classic racing card game that is similar to Go Fish. Players are given a hand of card. Some cards have mile numbers on them which advance you on the race track. You can also play hazard cards on your opponents to slow their progress. The player that reaches 1000 miles first wins. Who will make it to the finish line first?

    Peaceable Kingdom Go Fish!Ages 3+Peaceable Kingdom Go Fish!check price

    Go Fish is probably one of the first card games that kids play. The goal of the game is to get 4 of the same number. In order to collect the cards, you have to ask other players if they have a certain card. If they have it, they have to hand over all matching cards. If the player doesn’t have the card, she tells you to “Go Fish!”

    Happy SalmonAges 6+Happy Salmoncheck price

    Happy Salmon is a chaotic, fast-paced party card game. Players are given a deck of 12 cards that have various actions on them. The player who can get rid of their cards first wins the game. To get rid of your cards, you must perform the actions on your cards with another player to get a match. You’ll be slapping high fives, giving fist bumps, switching positions, and performing a slip sliding “Happy Salmon” hand slap.

    Too Many MonkeysAges 6+Too Many Monkeyscheck price

    Winner of the Oppenheim Best Toy Award, Too Many Monkeys is a totally bananas card game for 2-6 players. Games last about 15 minutes. Primo the Monkey was sleeping but his friends have thrown a surprise pajama party. Flip and swap cards in numerical order to chase the pranksters away. A Wild Monkey card clears the room immediately but takes a bit of luck. Whichever player can bring an end to the mayhem and get Primo back to bed wins. Kids will learn number sequencing and probability.

    Cockroach PokerAges 6+Cockroach Pokercheck price

    Cockroach Poker is an addictive card bluffing game. In the game, you are trying to not be the loser. The loser is the player who collects 4 of the same kind of card. The idea is that you have to guess if the player passing you a card is telling the truth. There is a bit of strategy involved since you are trying to get other players out.

    HABA Rhino HeroAges 5+HABA Rhino Herocheck price

    Who doesn’t love stacking cards up into towers and watching them fall? Rhino Hero is sort of like Jenga backwards. Players take turns carefully stacking walls and roof cards with fun challenges along the way. The first person who uses up all of their cards first wins.

    North Star Games Monster MatchAges 6+North Star Games Monster Matchcheck price

    Do the Monster Match! This speedy matching card game will test your reflexes. In the game, players have to find matching monsters. Players roll the dice and have to race to find a matching monster with the matching number of parts. You have to look at the eyes, arms, and legs. The twist? More than one person can get a match and cards have different point totals. Along with the cute monster packaging, the funky and simple artwork adds to the game’s zany vibe.

    Funky ChickenAges 6+Funky Chickencheck price

    Funky Chicken is played like Happy Salmon except with crazy chicken dancing. It is a chaotic, fast-paced party card game. Players are given a deck of 12 cards that have various actions on them. The player who can get rid of their cards first wins the game. To get rid of your cards, you must perform the actions on your cards with another player to get a match. You’ll be swinging partners, spinning around, bumping hips, and performing a funky chicken.

    Board Games for Older Kids

    Board Games for Older Kids

    For older kids, games are an important part of growing up. Games teach kids strategy, logic, counting, making decisions, cooperating, and even competing. They also teach kids how to win and lose gracefully. Now that they are older, kids will understand more complicated games. Score big with these board games that are perfect for older kids ages 8 and up.

    Family

    At the age, kids are ready for simple family games. The best family games for kids are the ones that adults and kids can enjoy. These family games are entertaining enough that you can play along.

    ScrabbleAges 8+Scrabblecheck price

    Scrabble is a classic game of creating words and scoring points with tile letters. It’s great for building your eight year old boy’s vocabulary and it’s great family fun. It’s time for a word showdown!

    Monopoly Cheaters EditionAges 8+Monopoly Cheaters Editioncheck price

    Who doesn’t love to cheat in Monopoly? Now Hasbro is making cheating official with the Monopoly Cheaters Edition. The core gameplay remains unchanged. So what’s changed? There are 15 special cards tailored to the sneakiest family members. If you can get away with evil deeds, you’ll be rewarded; however, if you’re caught you’ll end up in handcuffs. Now there’s no banker so you can rob the bank if you’re daring enough.

    Clue GameAges 8+Clue Gamecheck price

    Clue is a classic who done it game. Welcome to Boddy Mansion. There are six suspects and one of them got rid of Mr. Boddy. But who was it and where did they store his body? Do you have what it takes to crack this case?

    RiskAges 10+Riskcheck price

    Risk is the game of global domination. The original Risk game is designed for 2-5 players. The object of the game is to conquer the entire world. To progress you must conquer new territories. Victory is declared when one army has conquered the entire world — a difficult feat to say the least. We love that it drives the competition between you and your friends.

    Connect 4 ShotsAges 8+Connect 4 Shotscheck price

    Looking for a fun new twist on the classic game of Connect 4? Connect 4 Shots introduces a new way to play your favorite game. Instead of tossing in pieces, you bounce balls in to win. Both players attempt to bounce their balls in simulataneously — leading to some exciting action. Just like in the original you have to get four in a row of the same color to win.

    Monopoly GamerAges 8+Monopoly Gamercheck price

    Start your engines, collect your coins, and prepare for fun! The game board looks like Monopoly but is inspired by worlds straight out of the Mario Kart videogames. Each character has its own strategic abilities. Just like in the game, you can lay a banana to stop rivals in their tracks. Everytime you pass go, you’ll have an opportunity to race in the Grand Prix. The game includes a game board, 4 character kart tokens, 32 cards, banana tokens, 90 coins and 2 dice. The game is designed for 2-4 players. It’s the perfect gift for any Nintendo or Mario Kart fan!

    Winning Moves PaydayAges 8+Winning Moves Paydaycheck price

    In the classic board game, Payday, kids are introduced to basics of budgeting and finance. The board is laid out with a monthly calendar. During the course of the month, players will have to pay bills, but will also earn money. The player that has the most money at the end of a set amount of months wins.

    The Game of LifeAges 8+The Game of Lifecheck price

    Just like in real life, you never know what to expect in The Game of Life. It’s a classic family friendly game full of action, adventure, and surprises. Now you can add pets to your life. It’s a wonderful new addition to the game. Will you be headed for wealth and fortune? Spend your money wisely because the player with the most money at the end wins. Kids will have fun while learning some valuable life-long lessons about spending money.

    Monopoly The Classic EditionAges 8+Monopoly The Classic Editioncheck price

    Monopoly is a classic board game enjoyed by generations of players. It’s the fast-dealing trading card game where you have to make other players bankrupt and conquer the world. Kids will learn to count money and have so much fun playing this amazing board game.

    Party

    Have a large group of people? Don’t throw a party without these board games that provide hours of fun.

    Watch Ya’ MouthAges 8+Watch Ya Mouthcheck price

    In Watch Ya Mouth, you stick these awkward mouth retractors in your mouth. This makes it almost impossible to speak without the words coming out slurred. When you talk, what you say comes out really funny. The game is played in teams. The idea is to try to get your team to guess what you are saying with the mouth retractor in your mouth. It’s actually really challenging.

    Melissa & Doug SuspendAges 8+Melissa & Doug Suspendcheck price

    Melissa and Doug’s Suspend is a balancing game for one to four players. The game is simple to learn and play. With 24 rods, players will need to attempt to balance the rods one by one without collapsing the entire structure. It’s an edge-of-your-seat thriller! Makes a great gift that the whole family can enjoy.

    Googly EyesAges 7+Googly Eyescheck price

    Designed for ages seven and up, the Googly Eyes Game is a family game with whacked out vision! Strap on the goggles and see if you can have your team determine what you’ve drawn! We dare you to try and draw straight. It’s a hilariously fun game for the whole family!

    SpontuneousAges 8+Spontuneouscheck price

    Spontuneous is an award-winning party game. Players are given a word and they have to think of a song with that word and sing it or shout it out. It’s the game where lyrics come to life. We love that talent is not required to play. And you know you already do it. So let’s get this party started!

    Blindfolded Twister GameAges 8+Blindfolded Twister Gamecheck price

    It’s the classic game of Twister now with blindfolds. Twister is a fun, classic game that has you all tied up in knots. A spinner and vinyl Twister mat are included. After spinning the wheel you have to place your hand or foot on the corresponding color on the mat. Games last about 10-15 minutes and can be played by 2-4 players. This is a fun party game and fun for the entire family.

    Apples to Apples JuniorAges 9+Apples to Apples Juniorcheck price

    Apples to Apples is one of the best party games to play during family get togethers, slumber parties, and birthday parties. In the game, there are two different types of cards. The red cards are the subject cards and the green cards are the description cards. On each round, one person is the judge and she flips over a description card like “Crazy.” Then each player puts down a card that they think best reflects that card. The judge has to pick the best card, which is usually the most silliest.

    Not Parent ApprovedAges 8+Not Parent Approvedcheck price

    What do kids do when they’re bored out of their mind? They can play Not Parent Approved. It’s a card game perfect for kids and families. It’s somewhat like Cards for Humanity but designed for kids ages eight years old and up. It’s an inappropraitely appropriate game for mischievious makers. The game is played by four to ten players and it’s easy to learn and super fun to play. Plus, it’s sure to generate laughter. Say goodbye to boredom and hello to fun!

    PictionaryAges 8+Pictionarycheck price

    The classic game of Pictionary is the game of quick sketches and hilarious sketches! Now they’ve introduced a new Pop Culture category along with markers and erasable boards. You draw the clues and your team has to guess what it is. The best part? Even if you can’t draw, you can still play and the game appeals to everyone from kids to adults with multiple difficulty levels. In fact, if you can’t draw, it might generate more laughter. Get ready for fun times with Pictionary. It’s BIG fun for the whole family!

    Classic Ouija Board GameAges 8+Classic Ouija Board Gamecheck price

    Now speaking to the dead has gotten easier. The classic Quija board has a lot of history behind it. The game is played with friends. Kids are supposed to ask it questions and put their hands on the pointer. The pointer begins to move from one letter to another to spell out a response. It really does work!

    Codenames Disney Family EditionAges 8+Codenames Disney Family Editioncheck price

    The #1 hit social party game combines with Disney in Codenames Disney Family Edition. The game features pictures and words of properties from the past 90 years of Disney. The game is for 2-8+ players with game times averaging around 15 minutes. Two Cluemasters have to give their team clues to identify Disney characters, locations and items. Race to identify all your team’s Treasure Cards first to win. It’s perfect family fun for Disney fans.

    Shadows In The ForestAges 8+Shadows In The Forestcheck price

    Shadows In The Forest is a surprisingly refreshing and clever game. You play the game in the dark and light and shadows are a core part of the game. One player is the lantern, a pursuer represented by a small LED lantern. Other players are the Shadowlings, who crave darkness. The Shadowlings have to gather under the tree, while the lantern has to freeze Shadowlings in its light. The catch? Shadowlings can’t cross light beams projected by the Lantern. It’s the perfect game for sleepovers and requires chess-like strategy and cooperative play.

    Trivial Pursuit Family EditionAges 8+Trivial Pursuit Family Editioncheck price

    Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is the quick-play trivia game for the whole family. The game features 1,200 questions for both kids and adults. It’s a great family-friendly version of the game perfect for family game night. The game can be played individually or in teams. Are you ready to put your trivia knowledge to the test?

    Wits & Wagers Family EditionAges 6+Wits & Wagers Family Editioncheck price

    Wits and Wagers is a fantastic party game. How many pounds does the heaviest Sumo wrestler weigh? Who cares? In this trivia game, you don’t have to know the answers. You just have to be able to guess who at the table has the correct answer. The game has now been updated. For kids, it’s the closest thing to being in Vegas.

    5 Second RuleAges 10+5 Second Rulecheck price

    As featured on Ellen, 5 Second Rule is a game that sounds easy on the surface, but it’s trickier than you think. In the game, you have five seconds to come up with the answer to a very simple question. When you hear people blurt out answers, you can’t help but laugh.

    Fat Brain Toys Pencil NoseAges 8+Fat Brain Toys Pencil Nosecheck price

    Can you draw with your nose? Pencil Nose is the game of Pictionary with a fun twist. In this game no hands are allowed. Instead, players have to put on pencil nose glasses and draw the objects with their nose. It’s a game that will leave you cross-eyed from all the fun.

    Rollick!Ages 10+Rollick!check price

    Rollick! is an award-winning party game that’s a fast-paced team charades competition. It’s a hysterical game of clues and collaboration. The catch? Teams must collaborate without saying a word, acting out clues for one or more people to guess. It’s sure to be a hit for family game night!

    Kids Against MaturityAges 8+Kids Against Maturitycheck price

    Kids Against Maturity is essentially Cards Against Humanity lite. With layered sexual innuendos, this is not exactly a kid friendly game. It plays a lot like Apples to Apples but with more potty jokes and sexual innuendos. Some of it might go over the heads of kids but it’s hard to keep a straight face. If your child is asking for Cards Against Humanity, this is might be a more suitable alternative. Still, it’s not a game that is recommended for every family.

    SculptapaloozaAges 10+Sculptapaloozacheck price

    What do you get when art collides with family game night? You get Scultapalooza, a game where players have to sculpt what’s on their card before time runs out. You scult your creations out of play foam that never dries out. The catch? You may be required to sculpt with your eyes closed or tag team with another member. Players must correctly guess what their team sculpted before time runs out to score a point. The first team to score 20 points wins.

    Wink Board GameAges 8+Wink Board Gamecheck price

    Here’s a fun party game that will have you winking at everybody. The game is played with two identical decks. One deck is laid out on the deck in a grid. The other deck is evenly distributed among the players. On your turn, you have to place a token on a card that is not in your hand. The person who has the card has to secretly wink without letting anybody else know. The catch? Other players can intercept you with an accuse card.

    Strategy

    Strategy games are great for developing brains. These strategic board games for kids will require strategy, logical thinking, and maybe a little luck.

    Rummikub Ages 8+Rummikub check price

    Rummikub is a popular game around the world. It’s a classic game that has sold over 50 million copies. It’s a fantastic family game for two to four players that has you creating runs and sets. The object is to clear all your game tiles by making sequential sets.

    LabyrinthAges 8+Labyrinthcheck price

    In Labyrinth you’ll race for treasures in a moving maze! The tile piece can be used to shift walls or open up passages. The game is played by two to four players and games take twenty to thirty minutes. It’s all about strategy and planning.

    PhotosynthesisAges 8+Photosynthesischeck price

    This award-winning strategy 2-4 player game pits competing species of trees against one another to see which can become the dominant species of the forest. The arborhest with the highest value of score tokens is declared the winner. It’s a fun tactile game involving strategy, and we love that the game is easy to pick up and play.

    Parcheesi Royal EditionAges 8+Parcheesi Royal Editioncheck price

    Parcheesi Royal Edition is the classic game of chase, race, and capture for 2-4 players. It’s a race to get all your pawns to the Home Space at the center of the board. Sounds easy, right? The catch? Blockades and captures could surprisingly send you back to the start. This Royal Edition brings back the cherished look and feel of this classic game.

    Smart Zone Games Hive PocketAges 9+Smart Zone Games Hive Pocketcheck price

    Hive is an award-winning, two-player abstract game where players place and move insect pieces to surround and capture their opponent’s Queen Bee. The first player to capture the Queen Bee is the winner. What’s unique? This game doesn’t feature a traditional game board. Instead the pieces added comprise the board. It’s easily one of my favorite two-player games on the market. It’s perfect for taking the fun on the go. Games last anywhere between 15-20 minutes. If you’re looking for something easy to play and inexpensive, Hive is a great choice.

    PatchworkAges 8+Patchworkcheck price

    Patchwork is an abstract, strategy game designed for 2-4 players. Game times last about 15-30 minutes. Players compete to complete a beautiful quilt. Patch together the uneven pieces of fabric to create your masterpiece. Will you craft a more beautiful quilt than your opponent’s?

    ChickapigAges 8+Chickapigcheck price

    Nominated for 2018 Toy of the Year, Chickapig is a strategic board game for 2-4 players. Players are competing to be the first to get all 6 of their Chickapig characters to move through the same colored gate on the opposite side of the board. It’s a simple roll-and-move game. There’s a little bit of strategy involved when moving around your hay bales and dodging the pooping cow. While it’s probably not going to be a staple of family game night, it’s great light-hearted fun.

    NFL Game Day Board GameAges 9+NFL Game Day Board Gamecheck price

    Does your 8 year old love football? NFL Game Day is the ultimate football board game. It’s simple to learn and for two to four players. The game involves strategy and is based on real NFL stats. There’s offense, defense, and special teams. Are you ready for some football?

    CHH Games Backgammon SetAges 8+CHH Games Backgammon Setcheck price

    Backgammon is one of the oldest board games. It’s a two-player game that combines strategy and luck. It’s a fast-paced game requiring analytical thinking and a little luck that adds unpredicatable fun. This set comes with an attractive brown and white vinyl case, beautiful pieces, and coordinated dice cups. It’s the perfect set for good ol’ family fun.

    Gigamic QuartoAges 8+Gigamic Quartocheck price

    Best described as a grown up tic-tac-toe, Quarto is an interesting strategy game. You have to get match 4 characteristics of your pieces in a row: height, color, shape, or type. The twist? The other player gets to select your piece. The game is very simple to learn but has a surprising amount of strategy.

    Super Mario ChessAges 8+Super Mario Chesscheck price

    This is no ordinary chess set. It’s a Super Mario themed chess set. It’s good vs. evil. Will the Super Mario brothers be able to defeat Bowser and the koopalings?

    Wegiel Ambassador European Chess BoardAges 8+Wegiel Ambassador European Chess Boardcheck price

    There is a reason why chess is one of the oldest and most beloved board games of all time. With origins in India, it became popular and was adapted all over the world. All of the pieces have their own move sets, which makes every piece important to your strategy. What makes Chess so special is its near limitless replayability. With classic European styling, this is a beautiful chess set for any die hard chess lover.

    MancalaAges 8+Mancalacheck price

    Mancala is an ancient game from Egypt and it’s a family favorite. It’s a fun and educational 2-player counting game. With various moves and captures, you have to attempt to gather as many marbles. This set includes a beautiful wooden game board along with colorful marbles. Families will have fun playing with rules from around the world.

    Ghost Fightin’ Treasure Hunters Ages 8+Ghost Fightin Treasure Hunters check price

    For adults, most kid’s games aren’t really appealing. Ghost Fightin’ Treasure Hunters is different. It’s a simple cooperative game where players have to work together to gather 8 precious jewels in a spooky house. Players roll dice to find out how many spaces to move and how many ghosts to place in the house. If there are 3 ghosts in a room, they will turn into a haunting, which requires a friend to defeat. It starts out easy but soon the whole house is overwhelmed with ghosts. Can you get all the treasure out of the house?

    Dice

    Shaking dice has never been so fun!

    YahtzeeAges 8+Yahtzeecheck price

    Yahtzee is the shake, score, and shout game. It’s a classic game of skill and chance that still holds its own today and is perfect for people who like dice rolling, push-your-luck games.

    QwixxAges 8+Qwixxcheck price

    If you love Yahtzee, you’ll probably also love Qwizz, a fast family dice game. It’s a game for 2-5 players with games lasting roughly 15-20 minutes. In this dice game, you will roll dice and cross out numbers on your scorecard. The object is to cross off as many numbers on your scorecard as possible. The catch? You can only cross of numbers if they are to right of the crossed of numbers in the same row.

    FarkleAges 8+Farklecheck price

    Farkle is the classic dice-rolling, risk-taking game for 2 or more players. Roll the dice to obtain combos and score points. The catch? Play it safe and keep your points or take a risk and keep rolling … but you might lose your points. It’s the perfect game for family game night.

    BoggleAges 8+Bogglecheck price

    Boggle is the classic head-to-head word search game. Mix up the letters, start the timer, and create as many words as quickly as you can. The game is designed for one or more players and can even be played solo. Players have to find the most words to win. If you’re playing solo, see if you can beat your high score.

    Educational

    Who said that board games can’t teach? Learning just got a whole lot more fun.

    Math for Love Prime ClimbAges 10+Math for Love Prime Climbcheck price

    A game that makes kids excited about Math? In Prime Club, kids have to use the luck of the dice and math to make it through the end. The board contains all the numbers from 0 to 101 in a spiral. The player that makes it to 101 first wins. You will need to use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to make the best of your rolls. The best part? It’s a great excuse to practice math.

    Scrambled StatesAges 8+Scrambled Statescheck price

    Here is a game that is not only fun to play, but designed to teach children about US Geography. The game comes with 4 US maps, which have a hand drawn look. It comes with 50 cards that correspond to each State and description cards. Each player gets a hand of 5 State cards. Players take turns and have to match one of their State cards with a description card that is drawn.

    Clumsy ThiefAges 8+Clumsy Thiefcheck price

    A multiple award-winning game, Clumsy Thief is a crazy, fast-paced money game for 2-6 players. Can you add 2 numbers that equal 100? Then you can play Clumsy Thief. Players start with 7 cards. Look for any 2 cards that add up to $100 and place them face-up on the table. When the dealer says “Go!,” look at the remaining cards in your hand. If any money card adds up to 100 when added to anyone’s stack, place your card on top and take that whole pile of money. Numbers are always changing, presenting new opportunities to get money. Thief and jail cards add a fun twist. A Thief card can steal any stack, while a Jail card stops thief guards. After the stealing is complete, all players take another card from the deck. Another round of stacking and stealing begins. The game ends when any player is out of cards. The player with the most money wins.

    ThinkFun Lunar LandingAges 8+ThinkFun Lunar Landingcheck price

    Award-winning Lunar Landing is a zero-gravity logic game featuring 40 challenges from beginner to expert. Your mission is to help the helper-bots return to the ship’s emergency entry port or risk being forever standed in space. What’s great? The challenges get progressively more difficult and you’ll have fun while developing logic and problem-solving skills.

    Active & Dexterity

    These games really put your dexterity skills to the test.

    Bop It! GameAges 8+Bop It! Gamecheck price

    Bop It is sort of a Simon Says game where you have to test your reflexes. The toy tells you different commands like twist it, pull it, comb it, or bop it and you have to react before times runs out. The commands start out slow but when they speed up, you have to have lightning quick reflexes like a superhero. It’s fast-paced and fun. Do you have what it takes to be the Bop It! Champ?

    Simon GameAges 8+Simon Gamecheck price

    Simon is a classic visual memory game where you have to follow the lights and sounds. The catch? The sequences get progressively more challenging as you play. Think you can get the highest score?

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid 10 Second ChallengeAges 8+Diary of a Wimpy Kid 10 Second Challengecheck price

    Based on the popular book series, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, comes this board game from Pressman. Players must race around the game board to the finish, completing various challenges in 10 seconds like “stare at person next to you without blinking” or “perform 5 push-ups”. Some challenges range from easy to impossible, but it’s a lot of fun for fans of the book series.

    KlaskAges 8+Klaskcheck price

    Forget air hockey, Klask is just as fun. In Klask, players use a large magnet that is placed under the table to control their magnetic gaming piece. The basic idea is just like air hockey. There are small circular goals on opposite ends. You have to push and shoot the ball into your opponent’s goal while avoiding obstacles.

    Gateway

    Gateway games are a great way to introduce kids to more complex games especially if playing board games is one of their hobbies.

    AzulAges 8+Azulcheck price

    Honored as Game of the Year, Azul is a beautifully crafted game for 2-4 players. Game play sessions vary between 30 to 40 minutes. It’s a good solid game. It’s an abstract game so understandably it may not appeal to everyone. It’s an easy game to learn with good strategy elements and, most importantly, it’s fun. It’s a great game to play with family that makes you think.

    CatanAges 8+Catancheck price

    In Settlers Of Catan, you will have to manage your resources to take control over an island. On each roll of the dice, you will get different resources and will have to trade and use them wisely to build out your civilization.

    Ticket To RideAges 8+Ticket To Ridecheck price

    Honored with a Game of the Year award, Ticket to Ride is an exciting train adventure game that has players attempting to visit the most cities by train within a week. May the best adventurer win!

    Forbidden IslandAges 10+Forbidden Islandcheck price

    Similar to Pandemic, Forbidden Island is a cooperative game that uses a lot of the same mechanics. Because it is simpler and on a smaller scale, it is a good game to play before playing Pandemic. In Forbidden Island, players must work together to recover artifacts and escape on a helicopter before the island sinks. As the game reaches its conclusion, it gets more and more tense.

    KingdominoAges 8+Kingdominocheck price

    Winner of Game of the Year 2017 honors, Kingdomino is a family strategy game for 2-4 players. Your objective is to build the best castle. It’s like dominoes with a fun twist! Game times last around 15 minutes. When players complete their 5 x 5 grid, the game ends and points are awarded based on the number of connecting tiles and crowns.

    CarcassonneAges 7+Carcassonnecheck price

    Every time you play Carcassonne, the game is different. Players pick up tiles and connect them to the existing tiles by matching various elements. The object of the Carcassonne is to score the most points by placing knights, farmers and thieves on the tiles. The player who scores the most points wins.

    DixitAges 8+Dixitcheck price

    Dixit is a humorous party game full of imaginative storytelling. It’s a game for 3-6 players with games lasting roughly 30 minutes. Dixit is one of the best party games we’ve seen in a long time. It’s a game where you’re trying to outthink each other and you’re playing with picture cards. The catch? You’re trying to give out clues so some people choose the correct answer but not all. If you play with people who are creative this can be a really entertaining game. Don’t be fooled by its box artwork – it’s certainly a game that leaves an impression and a game worth checking out.

    King of TokyoAges 8+King of Tokyocheck price

    King of Tokyo is a game for two to six players. You’ll battle as a monster, robot, or alien. You can choose to attack, heal yourself, level-up your monster, or charge ahead. Games last about half an hour. Will you become King of Tokyo?

    SantoriniAges 8+Santorinicheck price

    In this primarily 2-player game, players move their workers and build their town of Santorini. The first player to reach the third level with one of their workers wins. Alternatively, if you can’t move or build on your turn, you lose. It has thoughtful details in its design and is brilliant in its simplicity.

    Magic MazeAges 8+Magic Mazecheck price

    Magic Maze is one of the most unique cooperative games. In Magic Maze, you are cooperatively working together to make your way out of a mall after robbing it. The twist? You are forced to use minimal communication as much of the game is played in silence. Every player can only perform one specific action such as moving left or going up an escalator that none of the other players can do. Often times you will bang a red “Do Something” pawn on the table to get the attention of another player. Thanks to the sand timer, expect a lot of chaos and fun.

    Camel UpAges 8+Camel Upcheck price

    In Camel Up, players are given a deck of cards to bet on which camel will win the race. The race is divided into a various rounds. The idea is to bet as early as possible. One of the coolest components is dice pyramid which releases a colored die that is used to move the camels. Another funny element is that if the camels land on a square occupied by another camel, they are stacked on top of each other.

    Stonemaier Games My Little ScytheAges 8+Stonemaier Games My Little Scythecheck price

    Scythe is one of our favorite board games and this family friendly version is a great way to introduce kids or non gamers to in-depth strategy games. Somehow the creators have managed to take the basic mechanics of Scythe and created a more simplified version. Set in Kingdom of Pomme, the game features animals that must obtain 4 trophies by completing various tasks. The miniature pieces and gorgeous artwork are the icing on the cake.

    ReefAges 8+Reefcheck price

    Reef is an abstract strategy game that is simple and easy to play. It’s a game for 2-4 players with games lasting 30-45 minutes. It’s so mcuh fun and simple. It’s all about figuring out how to play your cards in the right order. You’ll have to make a lot of decisions. Going from 2 to 4 players, the game plays differently, as you have more cards available to you. The game is a ton of fun. It’s fun to watch your reef grow. It’s a worthy successor to Azul and definitely a game worth checking out.

    Survive Escape From AtlantisAges 8+Survive Escape From Atlantischeck price

    In Survive, you in the middle of nowhere on a mysterious island called Atlantis, searching for treasures. Suddenly, the island begins to sink and you must escape before the volcano explodes. The island is represented by 40 hex-tiles. Players have to navigate their people to safety by swimming or using boats but there will be dangerous creatures in the way including sharks, whales, and sea serpents. Can you reach dry land?

    Mice & MysticsAges 7+Mice & Mysticscheck price

    A cooperative role playing game, Mice and Mystics brings a fairytale story to life. This is a great entry point into the genre. An evil queen has imprisoned the prince and his companions. They have turned themselves into mice to escape. To make it out alive, you will have to fight guards, cockroaches, and even a cat. A cheese system helps players level up. It is a long game but since it is laid out like a bedtime story, the game has chapters.

    Alhambra Board GameAges 8+Alhambra Board Gamecheck price

    In Alhambra, players gather currency and compete to be the best architect by building the Alhambra. Similar to Catan, this is a tile building game that is very easy to learn but requires a bit of strategy. On each turn, players can take money, spend money to build a tile, or redesign their palace. To succeed you will have to manage your reserves and swap tiles. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.

    Xtronaut ConstellationsAges 7+Xtronaut Constellationscheck price

    Who doesn’t love looking at the night sky and finding constellations? Constellations is a cool board game about stars. Players are given a hand of star cards. Players can use their star cards to build constellations. After building constellations, players can populate the night sky with their constellation.

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    Kids will have to use their critical thinking skills with these challenging board games.

    Rubik’s CubeAges 8+Rubiks Cubecheck price

    The Rubik’s Cube is a classic puzzle game. You have to rotate a cube with multiple sections until you have all of the same color on a side. It can be quite challenging but there are strategies that can be developed to win the game. It’s a super fun brain-teaser.

    Gravity MazeAges 8+Gravity Mazecheck price

    A Toy of the Year winner, Gravity Maze is a game of logic and marble run in one fantastic package. Using spatial skills and planning, you’ll need to solve 60 challenges with various difficulty levels. Marbles will be falling and you have to guide them through the path to the target. Fantastic brain-building game providing endless fun.

    ThinkFun Rush HourAges 8+ThinkFun Rush Hourcheck price

    Everyone who drives knows the headaches of rush hour traffic. You’re in gridlock and traffic is slow crawling. Rush Hour is a traffic jam logic game inspired by rush hour. But players can slide vehicles horizontally or vertically out of the way. With 40 unique challenges, will you be able to quickly weasel your way out of rush hour traffic?

    Mindware Q-bitzAges 8+Mindware Q-bitzcheck price

    Q-bitz is a unique puzzle game. After a card is flipped over, players have to recreate the pattern on the card using 16 puzzle pieces. The game is typically played in 3 increasing rounds of difficulty. On the last round, you have to recreate the pattern from just memory. Not only is it a great way to increase your spatial and pattern matching skills, but it’s also a lot of fun.

    ThinkFun SwishAges 8+ThinkFun Swishcheck price

    Swish is a card game with transparent cards with a hoop and ball on them. The object of the game is to get the most “Swishes”. A Swish is when you can layer two or more cards on top of each other so that a ball fits into the hoop of the same color. You can flip or rotate the cards however you want, but they need to be in the same orientations. Each ball and hoop must be matched. You can’t have an unmatched ball and hoop. You get 1 point for each Swish. The more cards you use to make a Swish, the more points you get. This is a mentally-challenging game so while it may be easy to find the 2-card Swishes, it may take some time to find the multiple card Swishes. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a lot of fun. It can be played solo or with multiple players.

    Dr. EurekaAges 8+Dr. Eurekacheck price

    Using a fun science theme, Dr. Eureka is an amazing multiplayer board game for up to 4 players that will test your logical reasoning skills. In the game, you have to use the three clear cylinders to move the colored marbles around to make a certain pattern. The catch? You can’t touch the balls with your hands. The player that finishes first wins.

    Kanoodle ExtremeAges 8+Kanoodle Extremecheck price

    Are you ready for a challenge? Get ready for over 300 brain-busting puzzles with Kanoodle Extreme! There are 2D, 3D, and even sliding 2D puzzles ranging from basic to extreme to challenge you for hours on end. It’s a great game for developing your problem-solving and spatial-reasoning skills.

    ThinkFun Rush Hour ShiftAges 8+ThinkFun Rush Hour Shiftcheck price

    Rush Hour Shift is a 2-player strategy game of the world-famous traffic jam game. Your goal is to be the first to create a path to the other side of the board. The catch? Watch out for the shifting board! You will have to think strategically about plotting your moves. The best part? No two games play alike, so it offers endless replayability. This multiple award-winning game is perfect for developing spatial and problem-solving skills and it’s tons of fun.

    ThinkFun All Queens ChessAges 8+ThinkFun All Queens Chesscheck price

    All Queens Chess from ThinkFun is a strategy game with only the most powerful Chess piece — the Queen! It can best be described as Four In A Row meets Chess. The Queen moves just like in Chess but there is no capturing here. Your goal is to be the first to get your Queens aligned horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. It’s a strategy game that will challenge you to the core. Think you got what it takes to win?!

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    Playing with cards just got a whole lot more interesting. Combining strategy and more advanced critical thinking skills, these card games are great for building the skills for more complicated card games.

    Monopoly DealAges 8+Monopoly Dealcheck price

    Don’t have the time or patience to play a full game of Monopoly? Then consider Monopoly Deal. It’s a simpler card game version that you can play in about 15 minutes. You can collect, swap, and even steal properties in this version of the classic game and you can even charge rent like in the original. Wheel and deal and build up your fortune and properties. Be the first player to collect 3 full property sets of various colors and win the game.

    Five Crowns Card GameAges 8+Five Crowns Card Gamecheck price

    Winner of 10 Best Game Awards, Five Crowns is a 5-suited Rummy-style card game. It’s a game that’s fun for the whole family for up to 7 players. The game features 11 rounds and the game isn’t over until the Kings go wild! You have rotating wild cards starting with 3s. It’s all about making the right combos and having the lowest score. Discover this award-winning family favorite for avid and casual card players alike.

    One Night Ultimate WerewolfAges 8+One Night Ultimate Werewolfcheck price

    A game of deception and deduction, One Night Werewolf is a simple party game that takes only 10 minutes to play. At the start, players are dealt a secret role from a basic villager to a werewolf. The goal of the game is to find out who is the secret werewolf. Each role has a different ability that helps to uncover clues. When it goes dark, meaning players close their eyes, everybody will perform a task based on their role. Then everyone has to work together to choose the werewolf, but you don’t know who is telling the truth so expect to lose a couple of friends.

    Grandpa Beck’s Cover Your Assets Card GameAges 8+Grandpa Becks Cover Your Assets Card Gamecheck price

    Cover Your Assets is a fun card game for four to six players. The game is easy to play with games lasting about half an hour. You have to cover your assets and steal theirs. The first millionaire wins! It’s a fun, fast-paced, and addictive game that will keep you coming back for more.

    Sushi Go!Ages 8+Sushi Go!check price

    Designed for ages 8 years old and older, Sushi Go! is a picking and passing card game. The game is played by two to five players, with games lasting about fifteen minutes. You’ll have to craft the perfect combo of sushi and score the most points to become the sushi master!

    Sleeping Queens Card GameAges 8+Sleeping Queens Card Gamecheck price

    The Sleeping Queens is a card game designed for ages 8 and older. A spell has been cast causing everybody in the kingdom to fall asleep. You’ll have to awaken the most queens to win this game. It’s a fun game combining strategy, math, memory and rapid thinking. Beware of the wicked potions and dragons!

    SKYJO Card GameAges 8+SKYJO Card Gamecheck price

    SKYJO is an entertaining card game with easy to learn rules. It’s a game for 2-8 players with games lasting roughly 30 minutes. The object of the game is to get the fewest points by flipping, trading, and collecting cards over several rounds. Alternatively, players can win by being the first to score 100 points. Special moves allow you to remove cards in a surprising twist.

    The MindAges 8+The Mindcheck price

    The Mind is a cooperative game for 2-4 players with games lasting about 20 minutes. All players need to become one mind by thinking, acting and reading body language as if they’re one cohesive unit. In this game, players attempt to play cards without talking. The object is to get through a certain amount of levels, depending on the number of players. You have to play the cards in ascending order. The catch? You can’t speak so you’ll need to use body language to get the job done. We love that the game is super easy to teach and it’s an experience unlike any other. It’s a game that appeals to casual and hardcore gamers alike. It really feels like a classic game that you want to play over and over again. It’s one of those games that is just as fun to watch as it is to play.

    QuiddlerAges 8+Quiddlercheck price

    Winner of over 20 Best Game Awards, Quiddler is the short word game for 1-8 players. We love how the game accommodates both beginners and advanced players alike. You score bonuses for creating the longest word and for having the most words in a round. The game is easy and quick to learn and even younger readers can play. Each round an additional card is added, so you start with 3 cards and end with 10 cards. It’s one of those addictive games you can’t stop playing.

    DragonwoodAges 8+Dragonwoodcheck price

    Take an adventure through the magical forest. Face giggling goblins, spooky spiders, hungry bears, and even fire breathing dragons in this strategic card game from Gamewright. To win, you will have to capture monsters. To defeat these menacing foes, you will need to strategically play cards. By playing different combinations of cards, players can scream, stomp, or strike enemies.

    Bears vs BabiesAges 10+Bears vs Babiescheck price

    From the creators of Exploding Kittens comes another hilarious game. In game, there are two types of card: bears and babies. Players must build bears to destroy an army of babies. In the deck, there are different body parts. You connect them to form a monster. You can create everything from a owl wearing underpants to a grizzly bear who is also a taco. The object of the game is to eat the most babies. It’s a game that plays as silly as it sounds.

    RACK-OAges 8+RACK-Ocheck price

    RACK-O is the classic rack ’em and score card game for 2-4 players. Each player starts with 10 cards. Place your cards on the rack in descending order. Turn over top card from the stockpile. On your turn, exchange with cards on the rack. Your goal is to have all 10 cards in ascending order. The first player to go ‘Rack-O’ is awarded 75 points.

    Dutch BlitzAges 8+Dutch Blitzcheck price

    Dutch Blitz is a fast-paced game for 2-4 players. It’s a great family game and one of those games that is easy to learn but hard to master. The object is to get rid of your 10-card Blitz Pile before other players. However, that’s easier said than done. Since there are no turns here, you’ll need to quickly place your cards in sequence and in the same respective color on the center Dutch piles while using cards from your Blitz Pile. The first player to exhaust their Blitz Pile wins.

    Taco Cat Goat Cheese PizzaAges 8+Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizzacheck price

    Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza is an addictive and unique party game. It plays fast and it’s simple to learn and play. The goal is to get rid of all your cards. Players always call out TACO-CAT-GOAT-CHEESE-PIZZA in that order. Players race to slap a match between a card and spoken word after getting rid of all your cards. The last player to slap picks up all the cards. So quick reaction times are required. The catch? Special cards require performing an action like pounding your chest before slapping. It’s a lot harder than it looks because your mind will play tricks on you. Get ready for tons of laughter, fun, and enjoyment with friends.

    5 – Minute DungeonAges 8+5 - Minute Dungeoncheck price

    5-Minute Dungeon is a chaotic, cooperative, real-time card fantasy-based game for 2-5 players. In this cooperative game, players have to work together to escape a dungeon in just 5 minutes. To get out alive, you’ll have to defeat the monsters and avoid obstacles. Players take the role of one of the heroes, each of which has a special ability. To beat the monsters, players have to play the right cards to match symbols or use a special ability. Because of the time pressure, expect a whole lot of chaos and shouting back and forth.

    Gonuts For Donuts!Ages 8+Gonuts For Donuts!check price

    Love donuts? Gonuts For Donuts! is the fast-paced pastry-picking card game for 2-6 players where players have to outsmart their competitors and collect donuts hot out of the oven to score points. The catch? If two players go after the same donut, nobody gets to have it. There’s a bit of luck and strategy involved and it’s fun for the whole family. The player with the highest score gets to enjoy the sweet taste of victory! Who’s ready to go nuts for donuts?!

    KarmaAges 8+Karmacheck price

    From the creator of Five Crowns, Karma is a fast-paced, competitive, and infectiously fun elimination-style card game that is easy to learn. It’s a game for 2-6 players where players race to get rid of all their cards by playing a card of equal or higher value. Games last about 35 minutes. Your Karma cards allow you to avoid picking up the discard pile. The best part? You never know who is going to win until the very end. The dramatic ending call for an instant rematch. Families agree it’s a blast!

    AMIGO Saboteur Card GameAges 8+AMIGO Saboteur Card Gamecheck price

    In Saboteur, you have to collect as much gold as possible. There are two teams. Players take turns to build a path to the gold. The twist? One team is working to sabotage the other team but nobody knows who are the saboteurs. The biggest problem? You may lose family members.

    Snow White Gem Mining GameAges 8+Snow White Gem Mining Gamecheck price

    With a fun Disney theme, this card game takes place in a mine. You take the roles of one of the seven Dwarves and must collect Gemstones to receive points. The only problem? Your opponents, the other Dwarves, may get in the way and steal your gems. Players pull gemstone from a bag but must be careful not to pull the obsidian pieces or they lose everything. The player with the most Gemstones after 5 days in the mine wins.

    More Good Board Games for Kids?

    We are always looking for new board games to add to our list. Have an idea? Tell us what your favorite board games for kids are in the comments down below.

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