The best children games for 8 years and older 2021

In 2021 looking for a good game for your child from 8 years? Our overview lists card, dice and board games that can be played by children between the ages of 8 and 10. However, we have made sure that all games in this list are without exception also fun for adults!

It is important that the needs and abilities of the children are taken into account and considered - sensible encouragement & challenge is required here. We have paid close attention to what eight-, nine- and ten-year-old children need and are able to do. The games listed here should neither under- nor overchallenge your kids.

For those who have children of a different age, we have created additional lists with board games for:

The best board games for all ages

For those who have children of a different age, we have 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 8 years and older

But now to our overview with the best games for children from 8 years 2021:

This list was last updated on December 6, 2021. We compared 191 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
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Escape from the Hidden Castle

    All details for the board game Escape from the Hidden Castle and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  3. Dr. Eureka

    All details for the board game Dr. Eureka and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. Karak

    All details for the board game Karak and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. SOS Dino

    All details for the board game SOS Dino and similar games
    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!30€ atAmazon.de
  6. Sleeping Queens

    All details for the board game Sleeping Queens and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Rapidough

    All details for the board game Rapidough and similar games
    • 4 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Shadows in the Forest

    All details for the board game Shadows in the Forest and similar games
    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Igloo Pop

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    Nominated for 3 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Activity Junior

    All details for the board game Activity Junior and similar games
    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Cuckoo Zoo

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Tales & Games: The Three Little Pigs

    All details for the board game Tales & Games: The Three Little Pigs and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  13. 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

    🔥 Deal: 6% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

    More details for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Easy to learn
    🔥 Great price!33€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters

    • YouTube Review for the game "Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  14. Weapons & Warriors: Castle Combat Set

    All details for the board game Weapons & Warriors:  Castle Combat Set and similar games
    • 2 - 99 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Dweebies

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    🔥 Great price!5€ atAmazon.de
  16. Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

    All details for the board game Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp and similar games
    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp

    • YouTube Review for the game "Tales & Games: Aladdin & the Magic Lamp" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  17. Master Fox

    All details for the board game Master Fox and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Master Fox
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Master Fox

    • YouTube Review for the game "Master Fox" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  18. UNO: Hello Kitty

    All details for the board game UNO: Hello Kitty and similar games
    • 2 - 10 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Beep! Beep!

    All details for the board game Beep! Beep! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!14€ atAmazon.de
  20. Coco Crazy

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Hang in There!

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Hang in There!
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Kraken Attack!

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Wizard Junior

    All details for the board game Wizard Junior and similar games
    • 3 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Fireball Island

    All details for the board game Fireball Island and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
    👍 Good price!52€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Fireball Island

    • YouTube Review for the game "Fireball Island" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  25. Cranium Cadoo

    All details for the board game Cranium Cadoo and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 16 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. 7 Ate 9

    All details for the board game 7 Ate 9 and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. The Mole in the Hole

    All details for the board game The Mole in the Hole and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Ligretto Dice

    All details for the board game Ligretto Dice and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 8+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Pass the Bomb Junior

    All details for the board game Pass the Bomb Junior and similar games
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Hedbanz for Kids

    All details for the board game Hedbanz for Kids and similar games
    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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