The best kids games for 6 years and older 2024

In 2024 looking for a good game for your child from 6 years? Our overview lists card, dice and board games that can be played by children (and adults) between the ages of 6 and 8.

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 six-year-old, seven-year-old and eight-year-old children need and can do. The games listed here should neither under- nor overchallenge your kids.

The best board games for all ages

For those who have kids of a different age, we've 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 6 years and older:

But now to our overview with the best games for children from 6 years 2024:

This list was last updated on May 13, 2024. We compared 883 board games for this list and selected the top 30. There's also a print version for this list.
  1. Zombie Kidz Evolution

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    Zombie Kidz Evolution is a pioneering legacy-style board game designed specifically for children. Building upon the foundation of the 2013 game Zombie Kidz, this version introduces a dynamic and evolving gameplay experience. Set in a school under siege by zombies, young players must navigate through rooms and entryways to fend off the undead and prevent them from overrunning the school. The objective is to lock all four entryways of the school, a task complicated by the absence of the custodian. As players progress and improve their skills, they can undertake missions and earn trophies and stickers, similar to achievements in video games. The game also features envelopes that, when opened, add new elements to the game, including challenges, powers, and heroes, keeping the gameplay fresh and engaging.

    Nominated for 9 awards and won 5.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 5 - 15 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  2. Coconuts

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    Coconuts is a lively dexterity game inspired by the "Monkey King" character from Chinese mythology. In this engaging and playful game, players take turns launching coconuts towards cups positioned in the center of the play area. Successfully landing a coconut in a cup allows you to stack it on your board. Even more strategically, if you land a coconut in an opponent's cup, you can claim it and move it to your board. The game also features "Monkey King Magic" cards, which add a twist by allowing players to disrupt their opponents' shots in various ways. The first player to build a pyramid of six cups on their board is the winner.

    Nominated for 3 awards.

    More details for Coconuts
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Coconuts

    • YouTube Review for the game "Coconuts" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  3. ICECOOL

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    ICECOOL is an energetic and playful flicking game set in a penguin school, where players assume the roles of rascally penguins trying to snatch fish and the vigilant Hall Monitor trying to maintain order.

    Nominated for 14 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2017

    More details for ICECOOL
    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for ICECOOL

    • YouTube Review for the game "ICECOOL" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  4. ICECOOL2

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

    Video reviews for ICECOOL2

    • YouTube Review for the game "ICECOOL2" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  5. Kids Chronicles: Quest for the Moon Stones

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  6. Karak

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    Nominated for 2 awards and won 2.

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  7. Quacks & Co.: Quedlinburg Dash

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    Nominated for 8 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2022

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  8. Unlock! Kids: Detective Stories

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    Unlock! Kids: Detective Stories brings the beloved Unlock! game system to younger audiences, allowing families to enjoy the thrill of escape rooms from the comfort of their homes. This edition is tailored for children aged 6 and up, offering a simplified experience that encourages teamwork, problem-solving, and imaginative play without the need for an app.

    Nominated for 4 awards and won 2.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 60 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  9. The Magic Labyrinth

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    The Magic Labyrinth is an enchanting board game that tests players’ memory and skill as they navigate through a tricky maze. Designed for younger players, this game casts participants as little magician apprentices who must recover lost magical objects from within their master’s labyrinth. The catch? The walls of the maze are invisible, and players must rely on their memory and careful maneuvering to avoid them.

    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  10. SOS Dino

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  11. Wizardry to the Power of Three

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable

    Video reviews for Wizardry to the Power of Three

    • YouTube Review for the game "Wizardry to the Power of Three" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  12. My Lil' Everdell

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 60 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  13. Flashback: Zombie Kidz

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    Nominated for 1 award and won 1.

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    • 1 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  14. Detective Charlie

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

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    • 1 - 5 Players
    • 25 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  15. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (U.S.)

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  16. Leo

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 2.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2016

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  17. Ticket to Ride: First Journey (Europe)

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  18. Burg Appenzell

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    Nominated for 13 awards and won 6.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2007

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  19. Sock Monsters

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 - 25 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  20. Dodo

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    Nominated for 5 awards and won 3.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  21. Tornado Rex

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  22. Giro Galoppo

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 1.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2006

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 30 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  23. Gnomes at Night

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

    Video reviews for Gnomes at Night

    • YouTube Review for the game "Gnomes at Night" by BoardGameGeek
      Video is in English
  24. Spinderella

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    Nominated for 4 awards and won 4.

    ⭐️ Kinderspiel des Jahres 2015

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  25. Dschungelschatz

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 15 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  26. Tales & Games: The Three Little Pigs

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    • 2 - 5 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  27. Speed Cups²

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    • 2 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  28. Andor: The Family Fantasy Game

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    Nominated for 3 awards and won 1.

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 30 - 45 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Easy to learn
  29. Karawane

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    Nominated for 2 awards.

    ⭐️ Nominated for Kinderspiel des Jahres 2009

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    • 2 - 4 Players
    • 10 Minutes
    • 6+ years old
    • Immediately playable
  30. Pharaoh's Gulo Gulo

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    • 2 - 6 Players
    • 20 Minutes
    • 7+ years old
    • Immediately playable

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