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 July 13, 2021. We compared 315 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Rhino Hero: Super Battle

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Rhino Hero: Super Battle" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  3. Zombie Teenz Evolution

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

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2021

    More details for Zombie Teenz Evolution
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 25 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Zombie Teenz Evolution

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "The Dice Tower"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "The Dice Tower"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "Meeple University"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "Meeple University"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "Scorpion Masqué"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Zombie Teenz Evolution" von "Scorpion Masqué"Sprache
  4. Rhino Hero

    All details for the board game Rhino Hero and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for Rhino Hero
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime5 - 15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!7€ atAmazon.de
  5. Coconuts

    All details for the board game Coconuts and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Coconuts
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Coconuts

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coconuts" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Coconuts" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  6. Outfoxed!

    All details for the board game Outfoxed! and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Outfoxed!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. ICECOOL2

    All details for the board game ICECOOL2 and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for ICECOOL2

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "ICECOOL2" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "ICECOOL2" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  8. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for ICECOOL

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "ICECOOL" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "ICECOOL" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  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
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  14. 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!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!21€ 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!21€ atAmazon.de
  16. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Carcassonne Junior

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Junior" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Carcassonne Junior" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  17. First Orchard

    All details for the board game First Orchard and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age2+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!16€ atAmazon.de
  18. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!41€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  19. Treasure, Ready, Go!

    All details for the board game Treasure, Ready, Go! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!90€ atAmazon.de
  20. Monza

    All details for the board game Monza and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monza
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Monza

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monza" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monza" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  21. Animal Upon Animal: Crest Climbers

    All details for the board game Animal Upon Animal: Crest Climbers and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. SOS Dino

    All details for the board game SOS Dino and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  23. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!59€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for My First Stone Age

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "My First Stone Age" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "My First Stone Age" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  24. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!18€ 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: 16% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Concept Kids: Animals
    • Players2 - 12 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Concept Kids: Animals

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concept Kids: Animals" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Concept Kids: Animals" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  26. 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
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 25 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  28. 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
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  29. Speed Cups²

    All details for the board game Speed Cups² and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.)

    All details for the board game Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.) and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 30 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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