The best children games for 3 years and older 2021

In 2021 looking for a good game for your child from 3 years? Our overview lists card, dice and board games that can be played by children (and adults) between the ages of 3 and 5.

It is important that the needs and abilities of the very young are taken into account - sensible encouragement and challenge is required here. We have paid close attention to what two-year-old, three-year-old and four-year-old children need and can do. The games listed here should neither under- nor overchallenge your kids.

The best board games for all ages

For those who have kids of a different age, we've 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 children from 3 years:

But now to our overview with the best games for children from 3 years 2021:

This list was last updated on September 1, 2021. We compared 215 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Concept Kids: Animals

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

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    More details for Concept Kids: Animals
    • Players2 - 12 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!22€ 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
  7. 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
  8. Spooky Stairs

    All details for the board game Spooky Stairs and similar games

    Nominated for 6 awards and won 5.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Spooky Stairs
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  9. 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

    More details for The Ladybug's Costume Party
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!26€ atAmazon.de
  10. Monster Chase

    All details for the board game Monster Chase and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monster Chase
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Monster Chase

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster Chase" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster Chase" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster Chase" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster Chase" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  11. 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

    More details for Da ist der Wurm drin
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  12. Orchard

    All details for the board game Orchard and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Orchard
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  13. Bee Alert

    All details for the board game Bee Alert and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. 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

    More details for Spot it! 1,2,3
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  15. The Little Orchard

    All details for the board game The Little Orchard and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!14€ atAmazon.de
  16. 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!
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!70€ atAmazon.de
  17. Zoff im Hühnerhof

    All details for the board game Zoff im Hühnerhof and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. Unicorn Glitterluck: Cloud Stacking

    All details for the board game Unicorn Glitterluck: Cloud Stacking and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  19. Kayanak

    All details for the board game Kayanak and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    Spiel des Jahres 1999

    More details for Kayanak
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. Orchard: Memo Game

    All details for the board game Orchard: Memo Game and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 13% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Orchard: Memo Game
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!4€ atAmazon.de
  21. Orchard: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Orchard: The Card Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!6€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Orchard: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Orchard: The Card Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Orchard: The Card Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Orchard: The Card Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Orchard: The Card Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  22. Schildi Schildkröte

    All details for the board game Schildi Schildkröte and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    More details for Schildi Schildkröte
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. Karuba Junior

    All details for the board game Karuba Junior and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 10 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. Mein erster Spieleschatz

    All details for the board game Mein erster Spieleschatz and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime5 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. Pengoloo

    All details for the board game Pengoloo and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. The Piggyback Brigade

    All details for the board game The Piggyback Brigade and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2001

    More details for The Piggyback Brigade
    • Players2 - 7 Players
    • Playtime15 - 25 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!40€ atAmazon.de
  27. Hop! Hop! Hop!

    All details for the board game Hop! Hop! Hop! and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!31€ atAmazon.de
  28. Verfühlt nochmal!

    All details for the board game Verfühlt nochmal! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime5 - 10 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  29. Dwarves and Dice

    All details for the board game Dwarves and Dice and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime5 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  30. Lucky Sock Dip: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Lucky Sock Dip: The Card Game and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 28% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Lucky Sock Dip: The Card Game
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!4€ atAmazon.de

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