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Top 10 Kids Board Games

Welcome to More Than Meeples list of top 10 kids board games. Board games continue to grow in popularity and with so many choices, it can be hard to find the right game to play with the younger members of the family. Whether you’re new to the modern board gaming hobby or are looking for something else to add to the collection, our team has picked out some of the best board games for kids to help get you started. Fun is to be had all around with these games which help explore modern board gaming breaking out of the mould of games like Monopoly, Candyland, and Risk.

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Dexterity games

Kicking off our best board games for kids are a series of exciting dexterity games.

Ghost Blitz Junior

A dexterity game requiring the players to grab the correct figure which is determined by revealing a card. Players picking the right meeple collect the card and the one with the most cards at the end wins. Vivid colours, pattern recognition, and cute animal meeples make this a delight for kids to play.

Average Playtime: 15 minutes
Recommended Age: 14
Number of Players: 2-6
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1/5

Spot It Card Game

There can be only one! And in Spot It there is only one matching symbol between any 2 cards. Grab it and collect the most cards to win. Combining speed, perception, and dexterity, Spot It is an enjoyable game for kids and adults alike!

Average Playtime: 15 minutes
Recommended Age: 7+
Number of Players: 2-8
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1.03/5

Rhino Hero

A dexterity game that requires players to use their cards to construct a skyscraper without toppling it over. If one player brings it tumbling down everyone wins, otherwise the first player to use all their cards is the winner. Be careful placing Super Rhino cause one clumsy mistake can topple your chances.

Average Playtime: 5-15 minutes
Recommended Age: 5+
Number of Players: 2-5
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1.03/5

Kappa Bros

This cute Japanese game requires players to drop water into a plate balanced on a Kappa’s head and carefully move it to their brother’s head. But be careful of the fish as they will try to throw you off your game. A fun dexterity game that introduces a bit of Japanese folklore, the Kappa, Kappa Bros is a simple introduction to the hobby.

Average Playtime: 5-15 minutes
Recommended Age: 6+
Number of Players: 2-6
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1/5

Deduction Games

Next up in our top 10 kids board games are games about using logic and critical thinking.

Yeti in the House

This pleasing deduction game gets the players to find a shy Yeti. The Yeti player hides the Yeti meeple and footprint tokens then takes a picture of the Yeti’s location. The players on the Search Squad, without moving, must determine the Yeti’s location. If the Squad finds the Yeti, they win otherwise the Yeti does. A simple hide-and-seek game playable anywhere, it helps introduce children to logic and deduction.

Average Playtime: 15-45 minutes
Recommended Age: 7+
Number of Players: 2+
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1/5

Set Junior

The adult version of Set has been known to melt a few brains around the game table. This version has been modified for younger players and will still be a good challenge. A double-sided board is included. One side requires players to draw tiles, place them on the board to complete a set, and the player with the most sets wins. The other side is played by dealing 10 tiles and requires players to find sets among them. Tiles are replaced until no more can be dealt and the winner is the player with the most sets. Great for learning pattern recognition.

Average Playtime: 15 minutes
Recommended Age: 5+
Number of Players: 2-4
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1/5

Bee Genius

Follow up to the popular Genius Square, Bee Genius gets the players to help the Queen Bee make a honeycomb. Roll dice to determine the location of the worker bees and fill in the gaps to form the perfect honeycomb. A non-competitive game that helps build up children’s thinking skills Bee Genius also helps develop their self-confidence.

Average Playtime: 5 minutes
Recommended Age: 3+
Number of Players: 1-2
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 0.5/5

Light Strategy

The perfect entry into modern strategy games!

Ticket to Ride First Journey

One of the best board games for kids, this child-friendly version of the popular Ticket to Ride series is sure to be a hit. Collect and play train cards to build routes that connect cities pictured on their tickets. The first player to six tickets wins. Good for learning a bit of strategic thinking and with wonderful art to boot!

Average Playtime: 30 minutes
Recommended Age: 6+
Number of Players: 2-4
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1.52/5

Catan Junior

Adapted from the wildly popular Catan series, Catan Junior makes for a great introduction to board games. Island tiles create resources that players must use to build ships and hideouts to expand their pirate lair. Win the game by controlling seven pirate hideouts. Winner of the 2013 Australia Awards for best children’s game Catan Junior can help your child learn about probability and it looks amazing.

Average Playtime: 30 minutes
Recommended Age: 6+
Number of Players: 2-4
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1.52/5

Storytelling

The following games are great at evoking stories and creating lots of fun.

Rorys Story Cubes Batman

Rory Story Cubes are great at helping children concoct stories. Roll the 9 dice and let your imagination go wild by using the villains, gadgets, and locations displayed on the dice. A fun story-telling exercise, there are no winners or losers, Rory Story Cubes helps kids use language and connect ideas together. Portable and playable almost anywhere too!

Average Playtime: 15 minutes
Recommended Age: 6+
Number of Players: 1+
Difficulty (BGG Weight): 1/5

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