The best children games for 8 years and older 2024

In 2024 looking for a good game for your child from 8 years? Our overview lists card, dice and board games that can be played by children between the ages of 8 and 10. However, we have made sure that all games in this list are without exception also fun for adults!

It is important that the needs and abilities of the children are taken into account and considered - sensible encouragement & challenge is required here. We have paid close attention to what eight-, nine- and ten-year-old children need and are able to do. The games listed here should neither under- nor overchallenge your kids.

For those who have children of a different age, we have created additional lists with board games for:

The best board games for all ages

For those who have children of a different age, we have created more lists with board games separated by age group.

A list of games for kids of all ages can be found here: The best children's games.

The best board games for kids 8 years and older

But now to our overview with the best games for children from 8 years 2024:

This list was last updated on March 31, 2024. We compared 615 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Zombie Kidz Evolution

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    Zombie Kidz Evolution is a pioneering legacy-style board game designed specifically for children. Building upon the foundation of the 2013 game Zombie Kidz, this version introduces a dynamic and evolving gameplay experience. Set in a school under siege by zombies, young players must navigate through rooms and entryways to fend off the undead and prevent them from overrunning the school. The objective is to lock all four entryways of the school, a task complicated by the absence of the custodian. As players progress and improve their skills, they can undertake missions and earn trophies and stickers, similar to achievements in video games. The game also features envelopes that, when opened, add new elements to the game, including challenges, powers, and heroes, keeping the gameplay fresh and engaging.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 5.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Kids Chronicles: Quest for the Moon Stones

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de*
  3. Karak

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Dr. Eureka

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    Dr. Eureka is a fast-paced, dexterity-based board game that challenges players to become the quickest and most precise scientist in the laboratory. Designed for players with a keen sense of logic and a steady hand, this game puts your problem-solving and fine motor skills to the test.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. SOS Dino

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Sleeping Queens

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    In Sleeping Queens, a whimsical and strategic card game, players embark on a mission to awaken sleeping queens using a mix of strategy, quick thinking, and luck. The game features the Pancake Queen, the Ladybug Queen, and ten other queen cards, all under a magical sleeping spell. The goal is to wake these queens from their slumber and earn points.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!11€ atAmazon.de*
  7. Detective Charlie

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de*
  8. Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

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    Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters, also known as Geister, Geister, Schatzsuchmeister!, is an award-winning cooperative board game where players embark on an eerie adventure to collect treasures from a haunted house.

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn

    Video reviews for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  9. Pyramid of Pengqueen

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Flashback: Zombie Kidz

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Boochie

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Escape from the Hidden Castle

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!17€ atAmazon.de*
  13. Chronicles of Avel

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 60 - 90 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  14. Pharaoh's Gulo Gulo

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Rapidough

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    • 4 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Tales & Games: The Three Little Pigs

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Igloo Pop

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. StoryLine: Fairy Tales

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    • 3 - 8 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Pass the Bomb Junior

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    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Ghost Blitz: Spooky Doo

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de*
  21. Activity Junior

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    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Shadows in the Forest

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!35€ atAmazon.de*
  23. Dirty Pig

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Master Fox

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de*

    Video reviews for Master Fox

    • YouTube Review for the game "Master Fox" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Weapons & Warriors: Castle Combat Set

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    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  27. Andor: The Family Fantasy Game

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de*
  28. Kraken Attack!

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Fireball Island

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Fireball Island

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fireball Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  30. Cuckoo Zoo

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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