Updated February 27, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 10 Best Board Games For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in April of 2017. With board games enjoying a well-deserved resurgence in popularity, there is more variety than ever before, but finding the right place to jump back in doesn't have to be difficult. Our recommendations include options both familiar and new, with choices for toddlers, pre-teens, and those in between. Just make sure any you buy are age-appropriate, as some have small parts. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best board game for kids on Amazon.

10. Hasbro's Battleship

9. Melissa & Doug Suspend

8. Chutes and Ladders

7. Peaceable Kingdom's Hoot Owl Hoot

6. Hasbro Connect 4

5. Candy Land World of Sweets

4. The Settlers of Catan

3. Gotrovo Treasure Hunt

2. Peaceable Kingdom Race to the Treasure

1. Ravensburger Labyrinth

Editor's Notes

February 26, 2019:

Despite being an all-time classic, Sorry! dropped off this edition of our list (if only there were some way to apologize...). While still undeniably fun, the game has seen several recent updates that only served to detract from its appeal. The other entries on the list range from those targeted to a certain age range in particular, like Candy Land or Settlers of Catan, to those that should be fun for the entire family, like Labyrinth. Most of the titles shown here are intended for small groups, such as a parent and one or two kids, but there are a few — like Gotrovo Treasure Hunt — that are perfect for entertaining large groups at birthday parties and sleepovers.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on February 27, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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