31 board games for children to learn and have fun

Children's board games are a great alternative to smartphone, tablet and television screens. Overuse of screens can lead to a range of clinical and physical disorders and problems in children. Attention and anxiety disorders as well as increased obesity and even diabetes are among the most common conditions.

To this end, we have compiled a list of 51 board games for children. On some of them, parents can participate. Some of the board games featured are perfect for filling the 15 or 20 minute wait before dinner, while others can fill an entire evening. What all these board games have in common is solid replayability.

Scrabble - Junior 1

Scrabble - Junior

17,59 £ on Amazon

Keep a dictionary handy while you and your kids play this classic word game, because chances are you'll need it. This Junior version of Scrabble is designed for children ages 6-10, but adults can participate as well. The principle remains the same: players compete to create words from random tiles to earn points.

Monopoly Junior 2

Monopoly Junior

14,39 £ on Amazon

Ah, Monopoly. Many of us turned into mini real estate tycoons when we played the game as kids, going around the board to collect properties and build a real estate empire. This junior version is perfectly suited for kids 5 and up.

Jeujura 8119 3

Jeujura 8119

19,99 £ on Amazon

With this set of board games, you and your children will discover or rediscover the great classics and share the pleasure of playing as a family! The wooden boxed set of classic games contains 50 rules and you can play Parcheesi, Goose, Checkers, Hopscotch, Yams, etc.

Trivial Pursuit - Harry Potter Volume 1 4

Trivial Pursuit - Harry Potter Volume 1

11,19 £ on Amazon

The Harry Potter Edition of Trivial Pursuit takes the classic game, integrates it into the magical world of Harry Potter and makes it kid-friendly. Play with the whole family and compete to see who knows the most about the magical world.

Hasbro Power 4 5

Hasbro Power 4

6,39 £ on Amazon

Designed for children over 6 years old, Hasbro's Power 4 is a classic board game that is very easy to understand. The goal is to line up 4 pieces. Two players play, and they take turns inserting a checker from above until one player manages to line up 4 checkers horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

Clue Junior 6

Clue Junior

16,79 £ on Cdiscount

Everyone is a suspect in this Junior version of Clue, the classic mystery game. Players practice their deduction skills as they compete to discover the mystery of who ate the last piece of cake. 2-6 players ages 5 and up can play.

Mattel Blokus 7

Mattel Blokus

23,19 £ on Fnac

Mattel Blokus has more than just one objective. To win the game, you will need to place your colored pieces on the board. But your opponent won't let you do that, he will block your way. When one of you can no longer place his piece, the end of the game is announced.

Dobble Kids Asmodee 8

Dobble Kids Asmodee

11,14 £ on Darty

Dobble Kids Asmodee offers the advantage of improving the speed and reactivity of each child who plays it. No need to read the rules of the game, this model is easy to learn. Ideal for children from 6 years old, the duration of a session is on average 10 minutes.

Hasbro Jenga - Wooden board game 9

Hasbro Jenga - Wooden board game

19,60 £ on Amazon

Jenga is a wooden board game by Hasbro. It will allow your little one to develop, alone or with friends, his dexterity, his patience, but also his observation skills. The rules are relatively simple and easy to understand. The game is robust with nice decorations.

Gigamic AMSIXQ - 6 that takes! 10

Gigamic AMSIXQ - 6 that takes!

10,39 £ on Amazon

A game of atmosphere dedicated to children from 10 years old, the Gigamic AMSIXQ offers you fun games of about 45 min each. A timeless game since with the version "6 that surprises", new cards are added to the set. Avoid being trapped by your cadets as much as possible, it's a sure shame!

Schmidt - 100 Classic Games Case 11

Schmidt - 100 Classic Games Case

11,99 £ on Amazon

This set contains a selection of 100 board games. Young and old alike will have a blast with the 3 double-sided cardboard game boards and dozens of counters that will allow them to play hopscotch, checkers, parcheesi, goose or the great horse race.

Winning Moves - La bonne Paye The Scrooge Gang 12

Winning Moves - La bonne Paye The Scrooge Gang

15,92 £ on Amazon

In the shoes of Scrooge, Riri, Fifi, Loulou, Donald and Daisy, players will have to make profits in order to finance new expeditions and go on adventures. However, caution is advised, as the Rapetou are never far away, always ready to put obstacles in their way.

Dujardin My First Mile All at the Zoo 13

Dujardin My First Mile All at the Zoo

19,96 £ on Amazon

This edition of the Mille Bornes board game aims to take players to a zoo before they get caught in a storm. Accessible from the youngest age, this educational game will stimulate curiosity and sharpen the intelligence of the wolves. Don't worry, the rules are very easy to learn.

Nathan - The wolf game 14

Nathan - The wolf game

19,19 £ on Amazon

The goal of the wolf game is very simple: collect all the fruits and vegetables scattered in the forest and place them on the leaves before the wolf finishes dressing. Whether you play alone or with others, this game promises endless laughter, but also a few cold sweats.

Who Is It ? - Deduction board game - French version 15

Who Is It ? - Deduction board game - French version

10,16 £ on Amazon

The goal of this game is to discover your opponent's mystery character, but not just any way. To achieve this master stroke, players must be cunning in asking questions that can only be answered with a yes or no. The team that accumulates the most correct answers wins the game.

Harry Potter Clue 16

Harry Potter Clue

31,96 £ on Lavantgardiste

A Hogwarts student is mysteriously missing. As Harry, Ron, Hermione, Luna, Ginny, or Neville, players must do everything they can to find him and unmask the person responsible for this strange disappearance. During the game, the apprentice wizards will have to thwart the evil plans of the forces of evil.

Ravensburger Junior Maze 17

Ravensburger Junior Maze

19,55 £ on Amazon

Reaching the treasures by taking the shortest path through the maze is the goal of this board game from Ravensburger. Labyrinth Junior is a great way to stimulate children's skill and quick decision-making. They'll love playing it, especially since the instructions are easy to understand.

Harry Potter - Trivia Quiz 18

Harry Potter - Trivia Quiz

7,16 £ on Lavantgardiste

Your children are unaware of the Harry Potter universe? This board game is made for them. To win, all you have to do is answer as many questions as possible about the fantasy world of the little wizard. The 50 cards of this game are delivered in an elegant antique leather box decorated with the Hogwarts crest.

UNO Junior 19

UNO Junior

7,19 £ on Amazon

Exciting for players of all ages, this card game based on the classic Crazy Eights is colorful, unpredictable and easy to understand. Be careful, though: with the wrong card, your luck could turn against you. This Junior version is suitable for children as young as 3 years old.

UNO Flip 20

UNO Flip

9,59 £ on Amazon

UNO Flip is even more fun than the original UNO. It is essentially played like regular UNO but with the addition of Flip cards. This UNO deck is two-sided with a light side and a dark side. You start by playing with the light side, but if someone plays a Flip card, you have to switch to the dark side. And on the dark side, there are different action cards with more severe penalties. Instead of a Draw One card, the dark side has a Draw Five card. Instead of a Skip card, the dark side has a Skip Everyone card.

Skip-Bo 21


12,79 £ on Fnac

In Skip-Bo, the card game created by the creators of UNO, each player receives a deck of 30 cards. The winner is the player who clears his deck first. The cards are played on four shared building piles in a numerical sequence from 1 to 12. The rules of the game can be confusing at first, but a child of 7 or older will quickly pick up the rules.

Skip-Bo Junior 22

Skip-Bo Junior

22,32 £ on Amazon

If your child is under 7 years old and still has trouble understanding how the original Skip-Bo game works, buy this Junior version. The rules are much simpler so everyone can play!

Magilano SKYJO 23

Magilano SKYJO

11,96 £ on Amazon

Children and adults alike will be fascinated by this new type of card game. A family board game where each player has 12 cards, one card placed face up in the middle of the playing surface and the others in a deck. During the game, the player with the lowest number of points wins. The content of the game is composed of 150 cards numbered with 2 digits, a score book and a game manual.

Pirouette Cacahuète - Nathan 24

Pirouette Cacahuète - Nathan

16,40 £ on Amazon

A card game to exercise memory. Each player in turn plays a card and says the specified word or does the specified action. The game continues until someone makes a mistake and forgets the words or actions on the hidden cards. Whoever has the most cards wins the game!

The battle of the animals - Nathan 25

The battle of the animals - Nathan

6,86 £ on Amazon

It's the great battle of the funny animals! But who will be the strongest? This card battle game for 2 to 4 players can be played from the age of 3. Turn over the cards and face your opponents! Whoever has the biggest animal wins the round. The first player to win all the cards in the game wins the game.

Snow White - Nathan 26

Snow White - Nathan

4,79 £ on Amazon

This is a fun board game with cards based on the Snow White fairy tale. Each player receives 5 cards and turns over the first card in the remaining pile of cards. Each player takes a turn to see if they can discard any of their cards. A game lasts about 15 minutes.

Perlin Pinpin - Asmodee 27

Perlin Pinpin - Asmodee

11,19 £ on Amazon

Perlin Pinpin is a board game with cards signed Asmodee. It is intended for children from 6 years old. The goal of the game for 2, 3, 4 or 5 players is to collect as many princesses as possible. Asleep, they will be awakened by charming princes and collected by the players. Valiant knights will sometimes have to go into the enemy camp to kidnap and take the princesses to their own territory.

Hasbro Destins Pets 28

Hasbro Destins Pets

25,60 £ on Fnac

This game attempts to reflect the life events that many people go through: going to college, raising a family, buying a house, working and retiring. Starting at age 8, your child will want to know what life is like as an adult. By playing Destins Pets with him, you'll have fun, and he'll know!

Mouse catcher 29

Mouse catcher

19,19 £ on Amazon

Cheese, please! Players navigate mouse traps and machines to collect and steal cheese from other players. Plus, kids get a chance to understand how the moving parts work together in real life.

Carrot Crunch 30

Carrot Crunch

15,51 £ on Amazon

This is probably the most famous of all children's board games. This board game is irresistibly fun, and kids won't want to stop! Which little rabbit will catch the precious carrot first? Just move or spin the carrot, dodge the traps and get to the top of the mountain first. It's a simple system with cards that will stimulate your children's logic and patience.

Cockroach Panic 31

Cockroach Panic

16,40 £ on Cdiscount

In this game, the child will be a little cockroach in the kitchen who must collect 4 different pieces of food in a specific order to win the game. During a turn, one player rolls a die twice, moves the cockroach and turns over the cutlery. Then another player rolls the cook die.

The Monster Hunt 32

The Monster Hunt

15,99 £ on Amazon

Monster Chase is a cooperative memory game for players ages 3 to 7. In the game, monsters come out from under the bed and try to surround it. Each monster is only afraid of one toy that will banish it from the closet out of the ten available. If the players manage to send all the monsters to the closet before they can close the circle around the bed, they win! If not, the monsters are declared winners.

Blue Orange Kingdomino 33

Blue Orange Kingdomino

15,99 £ on Fnac

In just a few minutes, your children will be in control of the Blue Orange Kingdomino dominoes game. Each player can create his own kingdom simply by using the elements provided in the box. This strategic game will be perfect for children from 8 years old.

Hasbro Doctor Evil 34

Hasbro Doctor Evil

13,45 £ on Amazon

Doctor Evil is a great classic of board games for children. The principle of the game is very simple. One by one, the apprentice surgeons must remove anatomical parts from Sam's body without making him scream. The one who does it without fail wins the game.

Board game cuisto dingo 35

Board game cuisto dingo

18,36 £ on Lagranderecre

Cuisto Dingo is a pig to die for. The objective of this game is very simple, to feed Cuisto Dingo while avoiding that his belt explodes. To do this, players will have to use strategy, but also rely on their luck. The box contains 1 cook pig, 16 hamburgers and a die.

Saboteur board game 36

Saboteur board game

12 £ on Lagranderecre

In this game imagined by Gigamic, the little players will embody either a gold digger who digs the galleries, or a saboteur who has given himself the mission of hindering the research of his rival. But each player doesn't know who is who and must find out by tricking. The player who accumulates the most gold after three rounds wins.

Goliath - Filou Chiptou 37

Goliath - Filou Chiptou

15,99 £ on Amazon

Filou Chiptou is a game full of humor. To win a game, players have to roll a die and guess how many chickens the happy fox manages to put in his pockets. But beware! At any moment, Filou can lose his pants.

Dujardin Games - Burger Quiz 38

Dujardin Games - Burger Quiz

19,99 £ on Amazon

A game of Dujardin Jeux - Burger Quiz lasts up to 15 minutes. For those who already know the game on the TMC channel, this one is even better. Can be played by 2 to 7 people, you will have to form 2 teams: Ketchup and Mayo.

Giant Scrabble 39

Giant Scrabble

49,67 £ on Fnac

In its giant version, Scrabble Megableu guarantees precious and playful moments with the family. This game of letters comes with easels, a 33% larger board and letters like the traditional model. The principle of the game also remains the same.

Engelhart 250160 40

Engelhart 250160

30,32 £ on Amazon

The Engelhart 250160 comes in a beautiful little metal case and includes a set of Mexican trains, 91 dominoes, a train station and rules available in various languages. It is perfect for families as long as the youngest is 6 years old.

Hasbro - Giant Twister 41

Hasbro - Giant Twister

21,59 £ on Amazon

You probably know the classic Twister! The biggest advantage of this model is that it's an even bigger version. The goal of the game? Place your hands and feet on the dots according to the color displayed on the wheel while keeping your balance. The one who manages to stay upright wins the game.

Beat That! - The Crazy Game of Crazy Challenges 42

Beat That! - The Crazy Game of Crazy Challenges

23,19 £ on Amazon

With Beat That! - Le Jeu Délirant des Défis Déjantés, you will have to take up to 160 challenges, with your family or friends. This fun game is played between 2 to 8 players. A few minutes are enough for a total immersion in the world of Beat That!

Asmodee Dixit Odyssey 43

Asmodee Dixit Odyssey

23,99 £ on Fnac

Immerse yourself instantly in the imaginary world of Asmodee's Dixit Odyssey board game. It doesn't require any of the previous sets to be played. The game comes with 84 illustrations and can accommodate up to 12 players of a minimum age of 8 years.

Hasbro Monopoly Classic 44

Hasbro Monopoly Classic

19,99 £ on Fnac

In addition to the classic pieces, you will also discover the T-rex, the duck and the penguin. Recommended for players aged 8 years or older, Hasbro Monopoly Classic can be played by 2 to 6 people. A game lasts about 60 minutes.

Peradix - Magnetic chess set 45

Peradix - Magnetic chess set

14,39 £ on Amazon

Made of ABS plastic and equipped with magnets, Peradix is effectively resistant to humidity. This chess set is played like the classic models and is conducive to exchange and sharing. It is particularly suitable for children who wish to develop their intellectual capacity and their strategic mind.

Renegate Games Clank 46

Renegate Games Clank

39,99 £ on Fnac

Strategy, tricks and skills are most expected to achieve your goal of looting the dragon's lair without getting caught. If you have the best cards, you may attract even more of these big monsters. At the beginning, you will have a "starter pack" that will allow you to advance in the game.

Hasbro Gaming Power 4 Rustic Wooden Edition 47

Hasbro Gaming Power 4 Rustic Wooden Edition

23,99 £ on Amazon

Power 4 is a strategy game that pits two players against each other, and the first one to line up 4 chips of the same color wins. Note that this rustic and limited edition version of the famous board game is made of cardboard and wood, two eco-friendly and beautifully decorative materials.

Nathan - En route vers le CP ! 48

Nathan - En route vers le CP !

15,99 £ on Amazon

This board game is designed to prepare 5 year olds and up for the start of the first grade. Fun and progressive, the activities will not fail to entertain and whet the curiosity of the little ones. They can compete or help each other to find the most correct answers.

Nathan - The game of the Prince of Motordu 49

Nathan - The game of the Prince of Motordu

19,99 £ on Amazon

This very original board game aims to introduce children to the subtleties of the French language through the crazy world of the Prince of Motordu. It is a very playful way to make them understand the usefulness of reading, grammar, spelling, but also to teach them the composition of words.

Educa - Once upon a time, there was life 50

Educa - Once upon a time, there was life

7,99 £ on Amazon

More than 300 questions about the human body are offered in this mini-game based on the old cartoon series "Once upon a time...". Children will be fascinated by the questions, but especially the explanations of Maestro. An excellent way to learn while having fun with friends.

Educa - Once upon a time, there was a man 51

Educa - Once upon a time, there was a man

7,99 £ on Amazon

This time, children will have to answer history questions. With each correct answer, a player can advance on the board. Don't worry, this board game has 3 levels of difficulty. Children will be able to use it as they progress with their school history lessons.

Clementoni - Reading games 52

Clementoni - Reading games

13,60 £ on Amazon

Thanks to this educational game, children can learn the basics of the French language while having fun. To do so, they will have to associate groups of letters to obtain a word. As a bonus, children can play in interaction with a computer using a webcam.

Ravensburger – Qui l'a vu ? Jeu de société électronique 53

Ravensburger – Qui l'a vu ? Jeu de société électronique

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Plateau de jeu Jumanji électronique 54

Plateau de jeu Jumanji électronique

£ on Lavangardiste

Bandai Funs & futés-Vrai ou Faux 55

Bandai Funs & futés-Vrai ou Faux

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