25 Best Board Games for 7 Year Olds (2023)
We love playing games in our home, these are the very best board games for 7 year olds.
A lot of these board games are junior versions of the classic and traditional games we played as children. But some of them are new for 2023.
They are all simple to follow and great to play on family game nights, or for family get-togethers.
Playing board games encourages the kids to play nicely together. Gets them off electronics, and helps brain development.
If you have older children check out our favorite board games for 8 year olds and board games for 10 year olds.
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Top 5 Board Games 7 Year Olds Will Love
As this is such a big list before I jump straight into it I wanted to share our top 5 very best board games for 7 year olds that they are going to love. You will enjoy them too!
Top Games for 7 Year Olds
These 25 are the absolute best games for 7 year olds.
There is a mix of strategy, cooperative, and educational games included, but most importantly they are all fun.
What is even better, is these are all fun for us moms too!
I think you will also enjoy our favorite board games about money
Taco vs Burrito
As this was created by a 7 year old boy, you can rest assured that all little boys are going to love playing this card game. In fact, I can also guarantee you will enjoy it too.
This is a game that you can play for years to come too, as there are expansion packs you can buy to keep the game new and fresh.
Ticket to Ride First Journey Board Game
We love the ticket to ride game and have been playing it for years. This first journey version is aimed at kids aged 6+ and is as much fun as the original game.
If you are shopping for an older 7 year old, or a child that plays a lot of board games. I would buy the original game which is suitable for 8+.
5 Second Rule Junior
Based on the original version this board game is perfect for younger children. With really silly questions they have to see how many they can get in 5 seconds.
For example, name 3 things you can dip in ketchup!
Personally for us we prefer the junior version, even as adults as the outcomes are so silly you will all be laughing for hours.
Clue Junior Board Game
Clue is probably my all-time favorite board game and I have been playing it since I was a little girl.
This junior version is aimed at kids 5+, so again if you have a child that plays a lot of board games or is nearly 8 I would recommend the original game.
CATAN Junior Board Game
CATAN Junior takes place on a ring of tropical isles. Including the mysterious Spooky Island, home of the Ghost Captain. Each island generates a specific resource: wood, goats, molasses, or cutlasses. You can also find gold.
You start with 2 pirate lairs and then build ships to expand your network. The more lairs you build, the more resources you may receive. Use your resources to build ships, and lairs, or to get help from the wise parrot.
Based on the original Catan game this junior version is great for all under 10 years old.
Charades for Kids
This junior version of charades is a great game for the whole family, even for kids who can't read properly yet.
There are 3 levels but for the younger players, the first option has the written word but also a picture.
Don’t Rock The Boat Skill & Action Balancing Game
This balancing game is so much fun. You need to balance the penguins, cannon, treasure chest, ship wheel, anchor, octopus, and crab on the pirate ship, and you lose if you knock them down.
You definitely need a steady hand for this one!
We absolutely love this game, it is so much easier than putting items on a tray and covering them over! This no preparation game is awesome.
Kids have 30 seconds to stare at an image on a card and recall as much detail as possible.
Connect 4 Game
This Spiderman version of Connect 4 is a great gift for 7 year olds.
In this strategy game, you need to stack the discs vertically, line them up side-to-side, or go on the diagonal.
The first player to get 4 of their discs in a row wins.
Doodle Face Game
This collaborative game will make for a really fun game night, and is perfect for kids aged 7 and above.
You each all draw one facial feature and then pass it to the next player. Don't worry you don't need to be an artist for this game, in fact, the worse you are at drawing the funnier the image!
Battleship With Planes Strategy Board Game
Gnomes at Night
A game where everyone plays together, no one is left out, and everyone has fun!
Gnomes at Night is a cooperative search-and-find maze game where players work as a team to maneuver the magnetic gnome movers around the maze.
Work together in this quick-thinking communication game where every second counts!
Throw Throw Burrito
If they love dodgeball they are going to love this card game.
Although make sure you move any valuables as they will get damaged in this game.
Mouse Trap Board Game
Mouse Trap has been a family favorite now for years, it does take a lot of setting up.
In fact, on the 1st attempt, it will take longer to set up than play the actual game. But it is totally worth it.
The Game of Life Board Game
This is the what am I game. Put a card in the headband on your head (without looking). Then you ask yes or no questions to try and work out what or who is on your card.
This is a great game for family game night or at Christmas and Thanksgiving with the entire family.
Scrabble Junior Game
My first scrabble is a great way to introduce the original game, Scrabble.
This junior version has a double-sided game play, with a more advanced game on the back.
The Genius Square
Genius square is one of our favorite educational board games.
If your child is slightly older they may prefer Genius Star.
It is a one or two player STEM puzzle game.
Qwirkle Board Game
This matching game is a more fun version of dominoes for kids aged 6+.
Match either colors or shapes to see who wins. This tactical game is a great game for the entire family.
Guess Who? is such a fun traditional board game for 2 players.
We love using our own images too!
Download the template and add grandma, grandad, or Elsa and Anna! Or anyone you want!
Exploding kittens has quickly become a family favorite in our home over the last 2 years.
It is so much fun for everyone over the age of 7. Younger children will probably need a little help though.
It's a super simple card game, that doesn't take too long to understand.
Disney Villains Labyrinth Board Game
This Disney villain's take on the original Labyrinth game is so much fun.
Play as Scar, Maleficent, Hades, or Ursula. As you search the Labyrinth for other Disney Villains and their henchmen.
The maze shifts each turn!
Disney Apples to Apples Game
A take on the original Apples to Apples game (for 12+).
This Disney version is much easier to play for younger children, and more appropriate!
Monopoly Junior Board Game
Monopoly is one of our favorite math board games, and I think we have played most versions through the years.
This one is perfect for younger children, as the original game is too long for them.
Guess in 10 : Animal Planet
We have a number of these guess in 10 games and they are so much fun.
How many guesses will you need to determine which animal is on the card?
Last Updated on 13 March 2023 by homeschoolof1