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20 Best Board Games for Kids of Every Age

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Board games are pretty popular in our home, and by that I mean we play them at least every night. As much as I am a little proud that I could probably draw the Candyland board by memory, adding some new ones to the mix is always a plus. Since toddlers hate to lose, getting them a game like Richard Scarry’s Busytown allows the whole family to work together and win. Preschoolers have an excuse to stand up and run around with the Cat in the Hat I Can Do That Game. And of course, introducing those too cool tweens to the classic game of Clue is a must. You can spot all these games and more, organized by age, in these 20 Best Board Games for Kids of Every Age…


  • Best Board Games for Toddlers 1 of 20
    Best Board Games for Toddlers
    The little ones can practice shapes and colors in the fun filled game of Lucky Ducks.
    Find it for $30.99 at Amazon.
  • Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10-Piece Magnetic Fishing Game 2 of 20
    Melissa & Doug Deluxe 10-Piece Magnetic Fishing Game
    Use your fishing pole to pick up the giant whale, squirmy squid and all the other sea critters.
    Buy it for $8.67 at Amazon.
  • Richard Scarry’s Busy Town 3 of 20
    Richard Scarry's Busy Town
    Toddlers hate to lose, that's why we love Richard Scarry's Busy Town where everybody works together and wins together.
    Find it for $17.99 at Amazon.
  • The Ladybug Game 4 of 20
    The Ladybug Game
    A perfect first board game for kids because there is no reading required and every game is always a new adventure.
    Buy it for $11.69 at Amazon.
  • Elefun 5 of 20
    Elefun
    You gotta be quick to catch all the fluttering butterflies in this energetic game.
    Buy it for $24.98 at Amazon.
  • Best Board Games for Preschoolers 6 of 20
    Best Board Games for Preschoolers
    Start with the classics by introducing them to Candyland.
    Buy it for $10.17 at Amazon.
  • Uno Moo Preschool Game 7 of 20
    Uno Moo Preschool Game
    Have you ever played Uno with wild farm animals?
    Buy it for $19.35 at Amazon.
  • Chutes and Ladders 8 of 20
    Chutes and Ladders
    Enjoy a fun evening racing to 100 through the obstacles of Chutes and Ladders.
    Buy it for $10.49 at Amazon.
  • Super Why ABC Letter Preschool Game 9 of 20
    Super Why ABC Letter Preschool Game
    Kids can start learning the basics of letters and reading with Super Why.
    Buy it for $14.36 at Amazon.
  • Cat in the Hat I Can Do That! Game 10 of 20
    Cat in the Hat I Can Do That! Game
    Since it's hard for energetic preschoolers to sit still this game encourages them to get up and move about.
    Buy it for $17.34 at Amazon.
  • Best Board Games for Ages 6-8 11 of 20
    Best Board Games for Ages 6-8
    Being loud and quick are the two skills needed to beat everyone in Zingo.
    Buy it for $15.48 at Amazon.
  • Mancala 12 of 20
    Mancala
    I became totally addicted to this game in elementary school and it's so easy to just fold up and go.
    Find it for $9.62 at Amazon.
  • Sorry 13 of 20
    Sorry
    Anyone of any age can get into this family fun game.
    Find it for $19.99 at Amazon.
  • Trouble 14 of 20
    Trouble
    Ditch all those complex rules and jump straight into Trouble.
    Find it for $15.74 at Amazon.
  • Jenga 15 of 20
    Jenga
    Work as a team to figure out which blocks are the best to take out and which will make you yell, Jenga!
    Buy it for $9.89 at Amazon.
  • Best Board Games for Tweens 16 of 20
    Best Board Games for Tweens
    Operation never goes out of style and still requires patience, patience, patience.
    Buy it for $15.60 at Amazon.
  • Simon Flash 17 of 20
    Simon Flash
    Challenge your memory with the updated Simon game.
    Buy it for $17.63 at Amazon.
  • Yahtzee 18 of 20
    Yahtzee
    Your game collection is incomplete without the classic Yahtzee .
    Buy it for $9.02 atAmazon.
  • Monopoly 19 of 20
    Monopoly
    Winning Monopoly can be the fest feeling ever, if you can stick it out till the end.
    Find it for $13.00 at Amazon.
  • Clue 20 of 20
    Clue
    They can put their detective skills to the test with Clue. It was Colonel Mustard, in the library, with the wrench!
    Buy it for $19.99 at Amazon.

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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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