The best games for toddlers 2022

Looking for a really good game for toddlers? We have compared the best games for children up to 4 years and picked out the top25.

What are toddler games?

In our recommendations, we make sure that the games are not only fun, but also always teach something. For toddlers, this is primarily physical and mental dexterity (e.g. patience, winning/losing, remembering things, logical thinking or deftly placing game objects with your hand).

Games for toddlers also fun & challenging for adults

However, the games we recommend are not so rudimentary or boring that they wouldn't be fun for parents and other adults. In fact, with many games, you'll have to really push yourself to keep up with the little ones.

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.

List of the best games for toddlers 2022

This list was last updated on July 4, 2022. We compared 569 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Animal Upon Animal

    All details for the board game Animal Upon Animal and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Animal Upon Animal
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Gulo Gulo

    All details for the board game Gulo Gulo and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. First Orchard

    All details for the board game First Orchard and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de
  4. WeyKick

    All details for the board game WeyKick and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!165€ atAmazon.de
  5. Mini Kubb

    All details for the board game Mini Kubb and similar games
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Animal Upon Animal: Crest Climbers

    All details for the board game Animal Upon Animal: Crest Climbers and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Chicken Cha Cha Cha

    All details for the board game Chicken Cha Cha Cha and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1998

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!18€ atAmazon.de
  8. Magic Mountain

    All details for the board game Magic Mountain and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. My First Castle Panic

    All details for the board game My First Castle Panic and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Hedgehog Roll

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2020

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 25 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Loopin' Chewie

    All details for the board game Loopin' Chewie and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Mäuse-Rallye

    All details for the board game Mäuse-Rallye and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. Curli Kuller

    All details for the board game Curli Kuller and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Curli Kuller
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Käseklau!

    All details for the board game Käseklau! and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. My Very First Games: Animal upon Animal

    All details for the board game My Very First Games: Animal upon Animal and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Da ist der Wurm drin

    All details for the board game Da ist der Wurm drin and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. The Ladybug's Costume Party

    All details for the board game The Ladybug's Costume Party and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2002

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  18. Monster Chase

    All details for the board game Monster Chase and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monster Chase
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Monster Chase

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster Chase" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster Chase" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  19. Orchard

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Hop Hop Hooray!

    All details for the board game Hop Hop Hooray! and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2007

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Hide the Kids!

    All details for the board game Hide the Kids! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Hide the Kids!
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Kobold

    All details for the board game Kobold and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Storytailors

    All details for the board game Storytailors and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Hoot Owl Hoot!

    All details for the board game Hoot Owl Hoot! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Hoot Owl Hoot!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Bee Alert

    All details for the board game Bee Alert and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Spot it! 1,2,3

    All details for the board game Spot it! 1,2,3 and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    🔥 Deal: 11% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Spot it! 1,2,3
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!8€ atAmazon.de
  27. The Color Monster

    All details for the board game The Color Monster and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Color Monster

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Color Monster" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  28. Roll & Play

    All details for the board game Roll & Play and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 1+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Roll & Play

    • YouTube Review for the game "Roll & Play" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. The Little Orchard

    All details for the board game The Little Orchard and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Meine ersten Spiele: Wir räumen auf

    All details for the board game Meine ersten Spiele: Wir räumen auf and similar games
    • 1 - 3 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de

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