Top 10 Board Games for Kids 2016-2017

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2016-2017 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 2016 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.

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

1. Hasbro Pie Face Game

Price: $14.87
You save: $0.01 ( %)
29 new from $14.755 used from $12.94

Ages: 5 and up

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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Hasbro Pie Face Game

$9.89
End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 7:22:09 PDT
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Pie Face game by HASBRO

$19.99
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Pie Face Game Hasbro Gaming

$9.99
End Date: Sunday Apr-16-2017 10:34:45 PDT
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2. Hasbro Connect 4 Game

Price: --
133 new from $9.990 used

Ages: 6 and up

Hasbro Connect 4 marks the second place of the best kids’ board games for 2016 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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Hasbro Connect 4 Game - Original Four Board Fun New Free Shipping

$10.73
End Date: Monday Apr-17-2017 11:25:27 PDT
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Connect 4 Grab and Go Game Hasbro Gaming New Free Shipping

$9.95
End Date: Sunday Apr-2-2017 20:18:08 PDT
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Connect 4 Launchers Game by Hasbro 2010 VGUC 100% Complete English

$21.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-13-2017 17:56:36 PDT
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3. Let’s Go Fishin’ Game

Price: $8.99
You save: $8.00 (47 %)
101 new from $7.999 used from $7.37

Ages: 4-7

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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Let's Go Fishin'

$10.33
End Date: Wednesday Apr-26-2017 0:03:55 PDT
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Let's Go Fishin'

$10.60
End Date: Friday Mar-31-2017 18:19:57 PDT
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Go Fishin Game Toy Let S Pressman Fishing 4 Action Kids Todlers Lets Board Set

$11.25
End Date: Sunday Apr-23-2017 4:07:41 PDT
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4. HedBanz Game

Price: $13.55
You save: $0.44 (3 %)
109 new from $10.990 used

Ages: 8-12

HedBanz also makes a place among the 2016-2017 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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Spin Master Games Disney HedBanz 2nd Edition Board Game

$18.65
End Date: Monday Apr-10-2017 17:16:09 PDT
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Hedbanz Board Card Game Headbands What am I?

$16.15
End Date: Friday Apr-14-2017 6:17:44 PDT
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Spin Master Hedbanz Game - 2nd Edition - New Sealed

$9.99
End Date: Saturday Apr-1-2017 11:57:19 PDT
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5. Trivial Pursuit – World of Harry Potter

Price: $16.65
You save: $3.34 (17 %)
54 new from $11.850 used

Ages: 8 and up

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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TRIVIAL PURSUIT: World of Harry Potter Edition

$17.24
End Date: Monday Apr-17-2017 0:16:07 PDT
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TRIVIAL PURSUIT: World of Harry Potter Edition New

$17.34
End Date: Tuesday Apr-4-2017 16:50:49 PDT
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Trivial Pursuit The World of Harry Potter Edition BRAND NEW Free Ship

$17.20
End Date: Tuesday Apr-11-2017 14:23:58 PDT
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6. Candy Land Disney Princess Game

Ages: 3 and up

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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Candy Land Disney Princess Edition

$17.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 6:53:12 PDT
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2012 Candy Land Disney Princess Version Game Complete 64 Cards Movers GUC

$6.99
End Date: Tuesday Apr-25-2017 13:07:09 PDT
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2008 Hasbro Disney Princess Candy Land Game - Complete w/ Princess Movers - VGC

$9.99
End Date: Monday Apr-3-2017 16:25:39 PDT
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7. Battleship

Price: $14.69
112 new from $8.520 used

Ages: 7 and up

Battleship is always a favorite, and again makes it to the top kids’ board games for 2016 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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Battleship The Classic Naval Combat Strategy Board Game from Hasbro Games

$15.09
End Date: Sunday Apr-9-2017 7:06:23 PDT
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Milton Bradley Battleship Game 1978 New In Original Plastic Wrap

$54.95
End Date: Friday Apr-28-2017 18:32:10 PDT
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Battleship Grab & Go Game

$4.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-6-2017 7:44:09 PDT
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8. Hasbro Guess Who Game

Price: $6.99
You save: $3.00 (30 %)
57 new from $6.990 used

Ages: 5 and up

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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Guess Who? Game: Finding Dory Edition

$7.49
End Date: Saturday Apr-1-2017 11:56:28 PDT
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Guess Who? Classic Original Family Board Game from Hasbro Gaming Chiquita

$2.23 (2 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Mar-30-2017 5:59:32 PDT
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Guess Who Game New

$8.10
End Date: Monday Apr-24-2017 12:44:45 PDT
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9. Charades for Kids

Price: $12.37
You save: $3.62 (23 %)
24 new from $11.650 used

Ages: 4 and up

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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Charades for kids by Pressman 1999 NIB

$8.50 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Mar-31-2017 18:44:45 PDT
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Charades For Kids Game COMPLETE By Pressman 1999 no reading early learners

$10.00
End Date: Monday Apr-10-2017 11:40:53 PDT
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Charades for Kids Game ~ Pressman Toy ~ NEW SEALED

$9.00
End Date: Saturday Apr-15-2017 14:34:04 PDT
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10. Sequence for Kids

Price: $12.69
You save: $2.80 (18 %)
48 new from $7.371 used from $10.82

Ages: 3-6

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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sequence For Kids Board Game 100% completeS

$13.98
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Sequence for Kids

$12.56
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Sequence for Kids - Jax 2001 100% Complete Game

$4.99 (0 Bids)
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/26/16.

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