The best games for toddlers 2021

Looking for a really good game for toddlers? We have compared the best games for children up to 4 years and picked out the top25.

What are toddler games?

In our recommendations, we make sure that the games are not only fun, but also always teach something. For toddlers, this is primarily physical and mental dexterity (e.g. patience, winning/losing, remembering things, logical thinking or deftly placing game objects with your hand).

Games for toddlers also fun & challenging for adults

However, the games we recommend are not so rudimentary or boring that they wouldn't be fun for parents and other adults. In fact, with many games, you'll have to really push yourself to keep up with the little ones.

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.

List of the best games for toddlers 2021

This list was last updated on June 15, 2021. We compared 288 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
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  2. 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
  3. WeyKick

    All details for the board game WeyKick and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!165€ atAmazon.de
  4. First Orchard

    All details for the board game First Orchard and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 10% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for First Orchard
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age2+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!13€ atAmazon.de
  5. Mini Kubb

    All details for the board game Mini Kubb and similar games
    • Players2 - 12 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. 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
  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

    More details for Chicken Cha Cha Cha
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!16€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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
    👍 Good price!15€ atAmazon.de
  9. Kobold

    All details for the board game Kobold and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!22€ atAmazon.de
  10. Mäuse-Rallye

    All details for the board game Mäuse-Rallye and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  11. My Very First Games: Animal upon Animal

    All details for the board game My Very First Games: Animal upon Animal and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age2+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. Käseklau!

    All details for the board game Käseklau! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  13. Monster Chase

    All details for the board game Monster Chase and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Monster Chase
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Monster Chase

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster Chase" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster Chase" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster Chase" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Monster Chase" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  14. 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

    More details for Da ist der Wurm drin
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 - 20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  15. Orchard

    All details for the board game Orchard and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Orchard
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!24€ atAmazon.de
  16. The Color Monster

    All details for the board game The Color Monster and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    More details for The Color Monster
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime25 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!27€ atAmazon.de

    Video reviews for The Color Monster

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Color Monster" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "The Color Monster" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  17. Bee Alert

    All details for the board game Bee Alert and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de
  18. 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

    More details for Spot it! 1,2,3
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  19. The Little Orchard

    All details for the board game The Little Orchard and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!13€ atAmazon.de
  20. Roll & Play

    All details for the board game Roll & Play and similar games
    • Players2 Players
    • Playtime5 Minutes
    • Age1+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Roll & Play

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Roll & Play" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Roll & Play" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
  21. Schatz der Drachen

    All details for the board game Schatz der Drachen and similar games

    Nominated for 2 awards.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2004

    More details for Schatz der Drachen
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  22. Flower Fairy

    All details for the board game Flower Fairy and similar games
    • Players1 - 3 Players
    • Playtime5 - 10 Minutes
    • Age2+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  23. Geistesblitz Junior

    All details for the board game Geistesblitz Junior and similar games
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. Zoff im Hühnerhof

    All details for the board game Zoff im Hühnerhof and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  25. 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!
    • Players2 - 8 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  26. Gary Gouda

    All details for the board game Gary Gouda and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!49€ atAmazon.de
  27. Der Schatz von Castellina

    All details for the board game Der Schatz von Castellina and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!20€ atAmazon.de
  28. Orchard: Memo Game

    All details for the board game Orchard: Memo Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    👍 Good price!8€ atAmazon.de
  29. Orchard: The Card Game

    All details for the board game Orchard: The Card Game and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy

    Video reviews for Orchard: The Card Game

    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Orchard: The Card Game" von "BoardGameGeek"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Orchard: The Card Game" von "BoardGameGeek"Sprache
    • YouTube Review vom Spiel "Orchard: The Card Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"
      YouTube Review vom Spiel "Orchard: The Card Game" von "Shut Up & Sit Down"Sprache
  30. Hoppe Reiter

    All details for the board game Hoppe Reiter and similar games
    🔥 Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!
    More details for Hoppe Reiter
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    🔥 Great price!12€ atAmazon.de

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