12 Best Board Games for Kids They’ll Never Tire Of (Starting at JUST $5.99!)

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These popular board games for kids are sure to be a hit at home!

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Our kids love these games and yours will too! 😍

Grab these popular board games for kids that will provide hours of entertainment! Easy to set up, easy to play, and they’ll learn without even realizing it. Plus, they make great gifts too so be sure to scoop up a few to stock up that gift closet.

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Here are the top 12 board games for kids:


1. Candy Land is a classic board game for kids that they’ll want to play over and over again.

hand holding ice cream card over candy land board game for kids

Candy Land – $11.99

It’s a race to the glorious world of Candy Land! While following the colorful gumdrop path, kids will love using their imagination and it’s a great way to practice their basic colors and counting.

Pro Tip: Laminate all the cards as I found my kiddos bent the “special” candy cards so they could always advance to Candy Land first. 😂


2. Connect 4 is a strategy game perfect for two players.

connect 4 game on store shelf

Connect 4$11.99

Use all of your strategies to get four of your colors in a row. Whether your discs are diagonal, up and down, or straight across – you win! This is one I’ll always play my kiddo in best out of three because each game only takes a few minutes to play.

Grab a jumbo Connect Four for your yard! 

girl with connect 4 pieces on arms standing on turf with jumbo connect four board game for kids

Connect 4 – starting at $149.99 (regularly $189.99)

Kids and adults are sure to have more fun with a giant-sized Connect 4 game so if you have the yard space, grab this highly rated one on Amazon! It holds up incredibly well to the elements and comes with a travel bag if you want to take it on vacation.

Fair warning, this game is harder on a larger scale, making it fun for everyone!


3. Jenga is a delicate balancing act to see who has the most skill.

hand pulling bottom of jenga block off tower

Jenga – $11.99 (regularly $15.99)

This board game for kids, teens, and adults is simple but takes great patience, skill, and strategy. Pull out a block, place it on top, and cross your fingers you don’t make the whole tower fall on your turn!


4. Operation is a classic board game for kids that is harder than it looks. 

Operation game

Operation – $14.24 (regularly $22.99)

In this board game for kids, you’ll use tweezers to fix Uncle Sam’s ailments. Whether it’s a wishbone or a Charlie horse, this is a fun game for just one player or more if you’re playing for fake money. 😉


5. Guess Who? is another classic two-player game perfect for any kiddo who has tons of questions. 

Guess Who game box in-store

Guess Who?$11.84

Guess Who? is a personal childhood favorite of mine and I can’t believe I don’t own it for my kiddos (time to add to cart, I guess 😅)! Pick a card with a person and take turns guessing who’s on the opposite card! Since you can narrow it down by hair color, clothing, and more, it’s a great game for younger kids to practice their colors and adjectives without even realizing it!


6. Trouble is the popping game every kid will love playing and it helps them practice counting.

trouble board game for kids set up on black coffee table and hand pushing on bubble

Trouble$7.41 (regularly $9.89)

Play with up to four people with this popular board game for kids! Each turn you’ll pop the center die making it the perfect game to practice counting. With practice, kids will also learn there’s a strategy to be the first with all their pieces to go around the board.


7. Twister is a fun party game where everyone’s flexibility will be tested.

hand holding twister spinner in front of mat

Twister – $14.88 (regularly $19.99)

In Twister, one player will be the spinner and the rest will be doing whatever is physically possible to stay in play. The goal of Twister is to not fall down, but the more colors that get picked, the harder it will be!


8. The Chutes and Ladders game requires minimal skill and is good for practicing counting.

two kids playing chutes and ladders board game for kids

Chutes and Ladders – $5.99 (regularly $7.99)

Chutes and Ladders is another wildly popular board game for kids that take nearly no skill so it’s perfect for any age. Will you be claiming up all of the ladders or falling down the chutes?


9. Yeti in My Spaghetti takes just seconds to set up and can be played with unlimited players.

yeti in my spaghetti board game for kids sitting in red target cart

Yeti in My Spaghetti – $6.15 (regularly $8.79)

This simple game takes just seconds to set up by placing all of the noodles across the top of your bowl and placing the Yeti on top. Each player will take turns removing just one noodle and the goal is to keep him from falling in!


10. Headbands is fast paced and fun for the whole family. 

headbandz board game box sitting on carpet

Headbands – $13.44 (regularly $17.99)

Don’t be afraid to feel silly playing this board game for kids. While it doesn’t actually involve a board, you’ll be wearing cards on your head instead, making it even more fun for kiddos of all ages. You’ll take turns guessing what’s on your card, but time’s up when the timer’s out!

Playing with young kiddos? Try Headbands Junior which is suitable for ages 5 and up.


11. SkipBo Junior is a card game similar to Uno that helps kids practice matching. 

hand holding skipbo cards in front of box laying on black table

SkipBo Junior – $6.49

Have a card shark at home? The makers of Uno created a fresh, new game that any card lover will enjoy playing on family game night. Players will stack cards in sequential order from 1 to 10 using cards from the hand they’re dealt. The first player to get rid of their cards wins!


12. Beast of Balance is an interactive game that will be fun for the whole family. 

beast of balance game pieces on table at show

Beast of Balance – $59 (regularly $69)

Think Jenga, but with an interactive app! This award-winning game is one the entire family will enjoy. As you stack all of the shapes and beasts into a tower, you’ll be able to watch them comes to life through the app. How cool! While it is on the spendier side, many reviews say it’s more than worth the price.

hand holding suspend balancing game

Not super tech-savvy? Enjoy family game night playing Suspend! It’s just as delicate of a balancing act, without the need for an app.


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About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 4

  1. Monkey

    My 5yo loves Ticket to Ride (kids version), and Mexican train.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing those game ideas! 🥰

  2. Kim Flores

    We have the Suspend game and it is fun for all ages.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Good to know! Thanks for the recommendation, Kim! 💕

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