The best educational board, card & dice games 👩‍🎓 2021

Looking for a really good game where children learn something 👩‍🎓? We have picked out the best educational games and made sure that they are fun despite all the learning.

What are educational games?

Educational games are specifically designed to teach people about a certain topic, expand concepts, strengthen development, understand a historical event or culture, or help them learn a skill while they play.

So educational games promote general knowledge in a fun and easy way.

Special list of environmental & nature learning games

We have created an extra list of educational games that are about nature and the environment: The Best Environment & Nature Learning Games.

list of the best educational games 2021 👩‍🎓

This list was last updated on March 4, 2021. We compared 877 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Wingspan: European Expansion

    All details for the board game Wingspan: European Expansion and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for Wingspan: European Expansion
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 70 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!25€ atAmazon.de
  2. Wingspan

    All details for the board game Wingspan and similar games

    Nominated for 22 awards and won 15.

    Kennerspiel des Jahres 2019

    More details for Wingspan
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 70 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
    👍 Good price!42€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Wingspan

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Wingspan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Wingspan" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  3. Wingspan: Oceania Expansion

    All details for the board game Wingspan: Oceania Expansion and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime40 - 70 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    💸 Too expensive!30€ atAmazon.de
  4. 1775: Rebellion

    All details for the board game 1775: Rebellion and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

    More details for 1775: Rebellion
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  5. Fauna

    All details for the board game Fauna and similar games

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 2.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    Nominated for Spiel des Jahres 2009

    More details for Fauna
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!29€ atAmazon.de
  6. Timeline: Events

    All details for the board game Timeline: Events and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  7. Spot it!

    All details for the board game Spot it! and similar games

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    More details for Spot it!
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!10€ atAmazon.de
  8. Anno Domini: Seefahrer & Flieger

    All details for the board game Anno Domini: Seefahrer & Flieger and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime45 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  9. Morels

    All details for the board game Morels and similar games

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    More details for Morels
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  10. Der HeidelBÄR: Wilde Wasser Edition

    All details for the board game Der HeidelBÄR: Wilde Wasser Edition and similar games
    • Players3 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. First Orchard

    All details for the board game First Orchard and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age2+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price17€ atAmazon.de
  12. Evolution: Climate

    All details for the board game Evolution: Climate and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Evolution: Climate

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Evolution: Climate" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Evolution: Climate" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  13. Funemployed

    All details for the board game Funemployed and similar games
    • Players3 - 20 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  14. 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War

    All details for the board game 1754: Conquest – The French and Indian War and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  15. Timeline: Classic

    All details for the board game Timeline: Classic and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. Terraforming Mars: Venus Next

    All details for the board game Terraforming Mars: Venus Next and similar games
    • Players1 - 5 Players
    • Playtime90 - 120 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
    😕 Questionable price30€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for Terraforming Mars: Venus Next

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars: Venus Next" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Terraforming Mars: Venus Next" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  17. Oceans

    All details for the board game Oceans and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 90 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium
  18. Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism

    All details for the board game Gorbachev: The Fall of Communism and similar games
    • Players1 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  19. Cardline: Animals

    All details for the board game Cardline: Animals and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Cardline: Animals
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age7+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  20. Terra

    All details for the board game Terra and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime45 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  21. Sleeping Queens

    All details for the board game Sleeping Queens and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    More details for Sleeping Queens
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!14€ atAmazon.de
  22. Trekking the World

    All details for the board game Trekking the World and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime30 - 60 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy
  23. Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages

    All details for the board game Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages and similar games
    • Players1 - 12 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age8+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!15€ atAmazon.de
  24. Freedom: The Underground Railroad

    All details for the board game Freedom: The Underground Railroad and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime60 - 120 Minutes
    • Age13+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: medium

    Video reviews for Freedom: The Underground Railroad

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Freedom: The Underground Railroad" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Freedom: The Underground Railroad" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  25. Evolution

    All details for the board game Evolution and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Evolution
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime60 Minutes
    • Age12+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: easy

    Video reviews for Evolution

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Evolution" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Evolution" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  26. Manimals: Europa 1

    All details for the board game Manimals: Europa 1 and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  27. Anno Domini: Europa

    All details for the board game Anno Domini: Europa and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!11€ atAmazon.de
  28. 10 Days in Europe

    All details for the board game 10 Days in Europe and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2003

    More details for 10 Days in Europe
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for 10 Days in Europe

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "10 Days in Europe" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "10 Days in Europe" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  29. Anno Domini: America

    All details for the board game Anno Domini: America and similar games
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime30 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!10€ atAmazon.de
  30. 10 Days in Asia

    All details for the board game 10 Days in Asia and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

    More details for 10 Days in Asia
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age10+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

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