The best children games for 4 years and older 2021

In 2021 looking for a good game for your child from 4 years? Our overview lists card, dice, and board games that can be played by kids (and adults) ages 4-6.

Board games bridge generations. Most of the games in this list are great fun not only for kids but also for adults. However, they only show their true potential when played together with children.

It is important that the needs and abilities of the children are respected and considered - sensible encouragement and challenge is required here. We have paid close attention to what four-year-old, five-year-old and six-year-old children need and are able to 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 over 4 years:

But now to our overview with the best games for children from 4 years 2021:

This list was last updated on February 27, 2021. We compared 515 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. 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
    💸 Too expensive!20€ atAmazon.de

    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
  2. 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
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  3. 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
    👍 Good price!7€ atAmazon.de
  4. 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
    😕 Questionable price14€ atAmazon.de
  5. 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
    👍 Good price!20€ atAmazon.de
  6. 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
  7. 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
    💸 Too expensive!10€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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
  9. Animal Upon Animal: Balancing Bridge

    All details for the board game Animal Upon Animal: Balancing Bridge and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
    💸 Too expensive!15€ atAmazon.de
  13. 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
    🔥 Great price!59€ atAmazon.de
  14. 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
  15. 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

    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
  16. 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
    😕 Questionable price15€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Monza

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monza" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monza" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. 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
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  18. 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
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  19. Nacht der Magier

    All details for the board game Nacht der Magier and similar games

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 5.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Nacht der Magier
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!60€ atAmazon.de
  20. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 25 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  21. Trötofant

    All details for the board game Trötofant and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Schnappt Hubi!

    All details for the board game Schnappt Hubi! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2012

    More details for Schnappt Hubi!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. Dancing Eggs

    All details for the board game Dancing Eggs and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dancing Eggs
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. 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
  25. 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!23€ atAmazon.de
  26. Loopin' Chewie

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

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Loopin' Chewie
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!38€ atAmazon.de
  27. Der schwarze Pirat

    All details for the board game Der schwarze Pirat and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Der schwarze Pirat
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!90€ atAmazon.de
  28. Hoot Owl Hoot!

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

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Hoot Owl Hoot!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  29. 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
  30. Ahoy Treasures!

    All details for the board game Ahoy Treasures! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

    More details for Ahoy Treasures!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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