The best games for toddlers 2024

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 2024

This list was last updated on April 18, 2024. We compared 990 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Animal Upon Animal

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    Animal Upon Animal (original title: Tier auf Tier) is a delightful and family-friendly stacking game that challenges players to carefully balance wooden animal figures to create an ever-growing pyramid. The game is designed for all ages, showcasing both fun and skill in a simple yet engaging format.

    Nominated for 5 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2005

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. My First Adventure: Finding the Dragon

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 10 - 20 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  3. 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

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  4. First Orchard

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  5. WeyKick

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Mini Kubb

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    • 2 - 12 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Animal Upon Animal: Crest Climbers

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

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  9. Chicken Cha Cha Cha

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    Chicken Cha Cha Cha is a delightful and engaging memory game that combines the whimsy of chickens learning to dance with the challenge of strategic movement and memory. Players become chickens vying to out-memorize and outmaneuver their opponents around a circuitous path, aiming to collect the tail feathers of their rivals by accurately recalling the images hidden on octagonal tiles.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Spiel des Jahres 1998

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. Purzelbaum

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Loopin' Chewie

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 3 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  12. Mäuse-Rallye

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

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 5+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Roll & Play

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    • 2 Players
    • 5 Minutes
    • 1+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Roll & Play

    • YouTube Review for the game "Roll & Play" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  15. Hedgehog Roll

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2020

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 25 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. My Very First Games: Animal upon Animal

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. The Ladybug's Costume Party

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2002

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  18. Carla Caramel

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    Nominated for 1 award.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2023

    🔥 Deal: 20% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 - 25 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  19. Da ist der Wurm drin

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2011

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Monster Chase

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 1 - 6 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Monster Chase

    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster Chase" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
    • YouTube Review for the game "Monster Chase" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  21. Hide the Kids!

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. My First Castle Panic

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Orchard

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    Nominated for 1 award.

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    • 2 - 8 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  24. Hoot Owl Hoot!

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. The Color Monster

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 3+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for The Color Monster

    • YouTube Review for the game "The Color Monster" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  26. Kobold

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    🔥 Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. My Very First Games: To Market!

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    🔥 Deal: 8% cheaper than the best Geizhals deal, likely for a short time only!

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 2+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Spot it! 1,2,3

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2014

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  29. Bee Alert

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

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 4+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Hop Hop Hooray!

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2007

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 - 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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