The best children games for 3 years and older 2022

In 2022 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 2022:

This list was last updated on May 5, 2022. We compared 332 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
    👍 Good price!16€ 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

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!21€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Concept Kids: Animals

    • YouTube Review for the game "Concept Kids: Animals" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  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
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  9. Hedgehog Roll

    All details for the board game Hedgehog Roll and similar games

    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
  10. 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
  11. Spooky Stairs

    All details for the board game Spooky Stairs and similar games

    Nominated for 7 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Spooky Stairs
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Orchard

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  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!
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. 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
  18. Koboldbande

    All details for the board game Koboldbande and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

    More details for Koboldbande
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Bee Alert

    All details for the board game Bee Alert and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. 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
  21. 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

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  22. Unicorn Glitterluck: Cloud Stacking

    All details for the board game Unicorn Glitterluck: Cloud Stacking and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Zoff im Hühnerhof

    All details for the board game Zoff im Hühnerhof and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Orchard: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Orchard: The Card Game and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Orchard: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review for the game "Orchard: The Card Game" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Orchard: The Card Game" by Shut Up & Sit Down
      Video is in English
  25. Karuba Junior

    All details for the board game Karuba Junior and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!19€ atAmazon.de
  26. Kayanak

    All details for the board game Kayanak and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1999

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  27. Orchard: Memo Game

    All details for the board game Orchard: Memo Game and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  28. Mein erster Spieleschatz

    All details for the board game Mein erster Spieleschatz and similar games
    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  29. Schildi Schildkröte

    All details for the board game Schildi Schildkröte and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Viele Dinge

    All details for the board game Viele Dinge and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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