Top 10 Board Games for Kids 2017


2017 Best Kids’ Board Games

 

Kids playing Candy Land board gameBoard games are a wonderful way for kiddos to move out of their “digital world,” have a great time, and are even used more and more as learning tools for home-schoolers and in classrooms as a fun way to educate kids. Also – a fabulous idea when it comes to getting together for some good old-fashioned family time. 🙂 The best-selling kids’ board games this year include a wonderful collection of “variations on a classic” – some new games too. All designed to create friendly, competitive fun.

What’s here: On this page is a “top 10” list of the best board games for kids for the 2017 Christmas holidays and into 2017. List items and rankings are chosen based on overall popularity of games for children, and of those, the ones that are receiving very positive overall consumer ratings and reviews.

For shoppers: For each of the board games on this page, one or more online merchants are recommended to buy it online. Merchants are hand-picked based on their reputations for having safe and convenient shopping, low prices and product availability. Links to game reviews are also provided here, where possible.

Post Updated: April 9th, 2017

 

What’s Here:

1. Hasbro Pie Face Game
2. Hasbro Connect 4 Game
3. Let’s Go Fishin’ Game
4. HedBanz Game
5. Trivial Pursuit – World of Harry Potter
6. Candy Land Disney Princess Game
7. Battleship
8. Hasbro Guess Who Game
9. Charades for Kids
10. Sequence for Kids

Top 10 Board Games for Kids:

 

1. Hasbro Pie Face Game

Price: $13.97
You save: $0.02 ( %)
41 new from $13.9611 used from $10.76

Ages: 5 and up

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This year’s top pick of the top 10 board games for kids is a returning favorite from last year – Pie Face from Hasbro.

The Pie Face game is a quick-growing favorite in households nationwide. But you should totally prepare for gameplay by investing in a few cans of whipped cream. Why? This game is a splatting game of luck and chance. Players turn a lever to either test their fortune, or be SPLATTED. (PS: For a less messy version of the game, a sponge can be used in lieu of the whipped cream.)

 

 

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2. Hasbro Connect 4 Game

Price: $8.77
You save: $0.22 (2 %)
132 new from $8.770 used

Ages: 6 and up

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Hasbro Connect 4 marks the second place of the best kids’ board games for 2017 and into 2017.

Connect 4 is a classic game. One where players compete to connect four in a row before their opponent. Pick a line, drop a yellow or red disc, and attempt to “connect” four. It is much harder than it sounds.

 

 

 

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3. Let’s Go Fishin’ Game

Price: $8.99
You save: $8.00 (47 %)
76 new from $7.997 used from $7.37

Ages: 4-7

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In the 3rd spot on the list, here is the Let’s Go Fishin’ Game.

We used to play this game on carnival days in elementary school—so much fun! Another classic, this game is a pool of spinning fish with magnetic, open-close mouths. Players use fishing poles with magnets to “hook” the most fish.

 

 

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4. HedBanz Game

Price: $13.99
98 new from $6.490 used

Ages: 8-12

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HedBanz also makes a place among the 2017 best board games for kids.

HedBanz is a quick-thinking, fast-paced question game. But the question is always, “What am I?” Players wear headbands that only other players can see, with cards of different everyday objects, like ladybugs, soccer balls, and flowers. Then the player wearing the card asks questions to guess what their card shows.

 

 

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5. Trivial Pursuit – World of Harry Potter

Price: $14.46
You save: $5.53 (28 %)
57 new from $14.460 used

Ages: 8 and up

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Yay! One of my top favorites among kids’ board games this year is Trivial Pursuit: World of Harry Potter.

Harry Potter is an all-time favorite of mine. So, of course, I absolutely love this game! It is all about Harry Potter through all of the books and movies, so fans never know what kind of questions they have to answer. There are over 600 questions, but the first to answer 12 correctly wins the game. Includes nifty storage box.

 

 

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6. Candy Land Disney Princess Game

Ages: 3 and up

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The Candy Land Disney Princess Game marks the 6th spot on the list.

In this Disney Princess edition of Candyland, Cinderella, Ariel, and Rapunzel are in a race to meet the other princesses at the fairytale castle. Jump colorful squares, meet interesting characters, and face challenges. Includes enchanted lands and a rainbow path.

 

 

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7. Battleship

Price: $11.99
102 new from $9.090 used

Ages: 7 and up

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Battleship is always a favorite, and again makes it to the top kids’ board games for 2017 and into 2017.

You sunk my Battleship! Ha, ha. This game, one more classic, is a childhood must-have. For two players, each person gets one board with two sections—one to keep track of their opponent, and another to keep track of their ships. Make guesses of coordinates to sink the competitors fleet.

 

 

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8. Hasbro Guess Who Game

Price: $10.99
54 new from $10.990 used

Ages: 5 and up

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The Guess Who Game from Hasbro also is a hit this year among kids’ board games.

Guess Who is a fun mystery game where players ask questions to gain clues about a special character. The character changes with each round. But the first player to guess the character wins the game. Lots-a fun for game lovers!

 

 

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9. Charades for Kids

Price: $15.10
You save: $0.89 (6 %)
28 new from $8.000 used

Ages: 4 and up

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Next up on the list – Charades for Kids.

For three or more players, the Charades game is a simple, fun card game where kiddos act out the actions on their cards. No talking or mouthing words! Other players guess what the actor is doing based on their charades.

 

 

 

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10. Sequence for Kids

Price: $11.00
You save: $0.89 (7 %)
48 new from $10.000 used

Ages: 3-6

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The final pick – the last item of this year’s top ten kids’ board games is Sequence for Kids.

Sequence is a challenging, fun game that kiddos can learn from. Using colorful buttons and a game board, kids try to get a sequence of four chips on the board. But there are dragon and unicorn cards to throw players for a few unexpected loops. Easy-peasy huh? Not so much.

 

 

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This Top 10 Board Games for Kids page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.