The best children games for 5 years and older 2024

In 2024 looking for a good game for your child from 5 years? Our overview lists card, dice, and board games that can be played by kids (and adults) ages 5-7.

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 five-year-old, six-year-old and seven-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 kids 5 years and older:

But now to our overview with the best games for children from 5 years 2024:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 1292 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Outfoxed!

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    Outfoxed! invites you into a whimsical detective chase after Mrs. Plumpert's missing prized pot pie. It's a cooperative game where players work together to gather clues, eliminate suspects, and catch the cunning fox before it escapes. The game introduces a unique evidence scanner mechanism that adds a fun twist to deducing the thief among a lineup of potential foxes.

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

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

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    Rhino Hero is a dexterity-based card game that combines elements of building and strategy. Players take turns constructing a skyscraper with walls and roof cards, while moving a heroic rhino figurine up the building.

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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

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    Coconuts is a lively dexterity game inspired by the "Monkey King" character from Chinese mythology. In this engaging and playful game, players take turns launching coconuts towards cups positioned in the center of the play area. Successfully landing a coconut in a cup allows you to stack it on your board. Even more strategically, if you land a coconut in an opponent's cup, you can claim it and move it to your board. The game also features "Monkey King Magic" cards, which add a twist by allowing players to disrupt their opponents' shots in various ways. The first player to build a pyramid of six cups on their board is the winner.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Coconuts
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Coconuts

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coconuts" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. ICECOOL

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    ICECOOL is an energetic and playful flicking game set in a penguin school, where players assume the roles of rascally penguins trying to snatch fish and the vigilant Hall Monitor trying to maintain order.

    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
  5. ICECOOL2

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    • 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
  6. Dragomino

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    Nominated for 9 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2021

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash

    All details for the board game Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash and similar games

    Nominated for 8 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

    More details for Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Unlock! Kids: Detective Stories

    All details for the board game Unlock! Kids: Detective Stories and similar games

    Unlock! Kids: Detective Stories brings the beloved Unlock! game system to younger audiences, allowing families to enjoy the thrill of escape rooms from the comfort of their homes. This edition is tailored for children aged 6 and up, offering a simplified experience that encourages teamwork, problem-solving, and imaginative play without the need for an app.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for Unlock! Kids: Detective Stories
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. Gulo Gulo

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    Gulo Gulo is an innovative and family-friendly board game that challenges players with a unique and tactile experience. In this game, players take on the roles of wolverines (Gulos) on a daring mission to rescue a baby Gulo from the clutches of a swamp vulture. However, the rescue mission is not straightforward, as the adult Gulos are tempted by the delicious eggs of the swamp vulture, leading to a series of precarious attempts to steal the eggs without triggering an alarm.

    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
  10. The Magic Labyrinth

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    The Magic Labyrinth is an enchanting board game that tests players’ memory and skill as they navigate through a tricky maze. Designed for younger players, this game casts participants as little magician apprentices who must recover lost magical objects from within their master’s labyrinth. The catch? The walls of the maze are invisible, and players must rely on their memory and careful maneuvering to avoid them.

    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
  11. Ribbit

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    Ribbit (formerly known as Schildkrötenrennen or "Turtle Race" in its original version) offers a delightful, strategic race experience suited for families and players of all ages. This game is built around the concept of racing turtles—or frogs, in the reprint—across a field to reach a tasty salad.

    Nominated for 4 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

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    More details for Ribbit
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Monza

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monza
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Monza

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monza" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  13. Animal Upon Animal: Balancing Bridge

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. My First Stone Age

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    Nominated for 8 awards and won 5.

    ⭐️ 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
  15. Magic Mountain

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    Nominated for 6 awards and won 3.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Treasure, Ready, Go!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Wizardry to the Power of Three

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Wizardry to the Power of Three

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wizardry to the Power of Three" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. My Lil' Everdell

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Dragon's Breath

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2018

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.)

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Trötofant

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Leo

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    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
  23. Nacht der Magier

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    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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (Europe)

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  25. The Enchanted Tower

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    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
  26. Mäuse-Rallye

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Käseklau!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Snail Sprint!

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Snail Sprint!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Snail Sprint!

    • YouTube Review for the game "Snail Sprint!" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  29. Dancing Eggs

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Dancing Eggs
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Burg Appenzell

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    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Burg Appenzell
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn

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