The best board games for children 2021

Children's games are often oriented around simple rules and elementary themes that are actually aimed at younger players. However, the best children's games are so popular because they can be (and are) enjoyed by players of all ages. Looping Louie](/looping-louie) or the balance games of the Rhino Hero series, for example, are such games for children.

Finely grained lists for every age

We created special lists for card, dice and board games that can be played well by children (and adults) of all ages. For those who have children of a special age, we have listed them in more detail:

Additional lists with board games for every age from 0 to 18.

List with the Best Board Games for Children 2021

But now to our overview with the best games for kids 2021:

This list was last updated on October 20, 2021. We compared 310 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Zombie Kidz Evolution

    All details for the board game Zombie Kidz Evolution and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Zombie Kidz Evolution
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero: Super Battle and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

    More details for Rhino Hero: Super Battle
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    • YouTube Review for the game "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. Rhino Hero

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rhino Hero
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Coconuts

    All details for the board game Coconuts and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Coconuts
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Coconuts

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coconuts" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Outfoxed!

    All details for the board game Outfoxed! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Outfoxed!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. ICECOOL2

    All details for the board game ICECOOL2 and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for ICECOOL2

    • YouTube Review for the game "ICECOOL2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  7. ICECOOL

    All details for the board game ICECOOL and similar games

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for ICECOOL
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for ICECOOL

    • YouTube Review for the game "ICECOOL" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  8. Zombie Teenz Evolution

    All details for the board game Zombie Teenz Evolution and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Zombie Teenz Evolution
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Zombie Teenz Evolution

    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by The Dice Tower
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by Meeple University
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Zombie Teenz Evolution" by Scorpion Masqué
      Video is in English
  9. 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
  10. Loopin' Louie

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

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1994

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Loopin' Louie
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Gulo Gulo

    All details for the board game Gulo Gulo and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Gulo Gulo
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. The Magic Labyrinth

    All details for the board game The Magic Labyrinth and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for The Magic Labyrinth
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  13. Ribbit

    All details for the board game Ribbit and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Ribbit
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!9€ atAmazon.de
  14. Karak

    All details for the board game Karak and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Karak
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!23€ atAmazon.de
  15. Dr. Eureka

    All details for the board game Dr. Eureka and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    More details for Dr. Eureka
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!21€ atAmazon.de
  16. Viva Topo!

    All details for the board game Viva Topo! and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for Viva Topo!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  17. Carcassonne Junior

    All details for the board game Carcassonne Junior and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    More details for Carcassonne Junior
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Junior

    • YouTube Review for the game "Carcassonne Junior" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  18. First Orchard

    All details for the board game First Orchard and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

    All details for the board game Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters and similar games

    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
    🔥 Great price!41€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  20. SOS Dino

    All details for the board game SOS Dino and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Monza

    All details for the board game Monza and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monza
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Monza

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monza" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  22. My First Stone Age

    All details for the board game My First Stone Age and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for My First Stone Age
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for My First Stone Age

    • YouTube Review for the game "My First Stone Age" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  23. 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

    More details for Chicken Cha Cha Cha
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Dragon's Breath

    All details for the board game Dragon's Breath and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2018

    More details for Dragon's Breath
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!12€ atAmazon.de
  25. Concept Kids: Animals

    All details for the board game Concept Kids: Animals and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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

    More details for Concept Kids: Animals
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!19€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Concept Kids: Animals

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concept Kids: Animals" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Sleeping Queens

    All details for the board game Sleeping Queens and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Sleeping Queens
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Speed Cups²

    All details for the board game Speed Cups² and similar games
    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. The Enchanted Tower

    All details for the board game The Enchanted Tower and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for The Enchanted Tower
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Hedgehog Roll

    All details for the board game Hedgehog Roll and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2020

    More details for Hedgehog Roll
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 25 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Leo

    All details for the board game Leo and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016

    More details for Leo
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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