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 March 4, 2021. We compared 524 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
    😕 Questionable price14€ atAmazon.de
  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. Mini Kubb

    All details for the board game Mini Kubb and similar games
    • Players2 - 12 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  4. Time's Up! Kids

    All details for the board game Time's Up! Kids and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Time's Up! Kids
    • Players2 - 12 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  5. WeyKick

    All details for the board game WeyKick and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  6. 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
    💸 Too expensive!15€ atAmazon.de
  7. 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
    🔥 Great price!59€ atAmazon.de
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Kobold

    All details for the board game Kobold and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!20€ atAmazon.de
  11. Mäuse-Rallye

    All details for the board game Mäuse-Rallye and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime20 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  12. 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
  13. Loopin' Chewie

    All details for the board game Loopin' Chewie and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    More details for Loopin' Chewie
    • Players2 - 3 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    💸 Too expensive!40€ atAmazon.de
  14. 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
  15. Hoot Owl Hoot!

    All details for the board game Hoot Owl Hoot! and similar games

    Nominated for 1 award.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2013

    More details for Hoot Owl Hoot!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  16. The Ladybug's Costume Party

    All details for the board game The Ladybug's Costume Party and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    Kinderspiel des Jahres 2002

    More details for The Ladybug's Costume Party
    • Players2 - 6 Players
    • Playtime20 - 30 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  17. Käseklau!

    All details for the board game Käseklau! and similar games
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 Minutes
    • Age5+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  18. 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
  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. 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
    💸 Too expensive!15€ atAmazon.de

    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
  21. Bee Alert

    All details for the board game Bee Alert and similar games
    • Players2 - 5 Players
    • Playtime15 Minutes
    • Age4+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price12€ atAmazon.de
  22. 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
    🔥 Great price!18€ atAmazon.de
  23. Hop Hop Hooray!

    All details for the board game Hop Hop Hooray! and similar games

    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

    Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2007

    More details for Hop Hop Hooray!
    • Players2 - 4 Players
    • Playtime10 - 15 Minutes
    • Age6+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
    🔥 Great price!8€ atAmazon.de
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Mein erster Spieleschatz

    All details for the board game Mein erster Spieleschatz and similar games
    • Players1 - 6 Players
    • Playtime5 Minutes
    • Age3+ years old
    • ComplexityComplexity: very easy
    😕 Questionable price25€ atAmazon.de

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