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25 Must-Play 11 Year Old Board Games (Fun and Inventive)

Board Games for 11 Year Olds

If you’re looking for great 11 year old games, check out this inventive list of both classic and uncommon choices. With these suggestions, your child can build cities, fly, swim underwater, travel back in time, learn a new culture, solve a mystery, and more. There are lots of great choices that are fun for everyone.

Bugs in the Kitchen

Bugs in the Kitchen

If you are looking for cool 11 year old games, this HEXBUG Nano board game features a topic most of us don’t like to think about – “Bugs in the Kitchen.” Roll the die, create a path, trap the bug! It comes with a robotic bug, 3D game board, 24 moveable utensils, and 18 bug tokens.

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Ravensburger Labyrinth Board Game

Ravensburger Labyrinth Board Game

In Labyrinth, the hugely popular board game for kids and adults alike, players are in a race to collect treasures while battling an ever-moving maze. Players can insert extra tiles into the game to move walls or open passages. There is lots of replay value in a game with so many combinations of play.

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Isle of Skye Board Game

Isle of Skye Board Game

Isle of Skye is a clever fantasy game that is fun and easy to play. Each round is a bit different based on players’ choices, so there is high replay value without repetition. For 2-5 players, it takes about 45 minutes to complete a game. Go from Chieftain to King in this world-building game.

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5ive Straight Board Game

5ive Straight Board Game

This cool strategy game is good for 2-9 players and is fun for the whole family. The object is simple – place five pegs in a row; it is getting there that is hard. Strategy choices emerge during game play that will keep you on your toes. This game will become a favorite.

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Tokaido Deluxe Board Game

Tokaido Deluxe Board Game

Tokaido Deluxe Edition is one of many great 11 year old games that will entertain young players for hours. This game is easy to learn and the limitless strategic choices make every game unique. The board and game elements are beautifully designed. Let your kid build worlds and explore a new culture with this game.

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Ravensburger Ocean Labyrinth Board Game

Ravensburger Ocean Labyrinth Board Game

This ocean-themed game is based on Labyrinth, the hugely popular board game for kids and adults alike. Players race to collect underwater treasures while battling an ever-moving maze. Opponents can insert or move tiles to change the paths. This game also has two new game variations to keep things exciting for hours of replay.

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Monopoly: Jurassic World Edition Board Game

Monopoly: Jurassic World Edition Board Game

This creative twist on the traditional Monopoly game brings Jurassic World to life! Buy, sell, and trade dinosaurs and attractions based on the movie. The cool metal tokens include the Founder’s Statue, Entrance Gate, a helicopter, T Rex skull, and more, making this is an exciting addition to Game Night.

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Photosynthesis Strategy Board Game

Photosynthesis Strategy Board Game

This game doubles as a teaching tool about ecology and green science. The goal is to plant and shape the ever-changing forest as you cultivate your seeds and strategy. Take your trees from seedling to full bloom to rebirth to earn points. This is a unique game with beautiful playing pieces and artwork.

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Quick Simple Fun Games Celestia Board Game

Quick Simple Fun Games Celestia Board Game

Celestia is an easy-to-play game where players are either passengers or captain of an air ship that flies from city to city. As dangers are encountered, passengers must decide when to jump to safety before it is too late. The push-your-luck element adds to the fun and game play is a quick 10 minutes.

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Imhotep Builder of Egypt Board Game

Imhotep Builder of Egypt Board Game

Players compete to be the master builder of Egyptian monuments by transporting stone blocks to various building sites, but others will try to send your cargo ships off course to win the game. Only with strategy and a little luck will you succeed at collecting the most stone resources. For 2-4 players.

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Plan B Games Azul Board Game

Plan B Games Azul Board Game

This easy-to-learn game plays quickly, with minimal waiting between turns so kids don’t have time to get bored. Players select beautiful, graphic tiles from the drawstring bag – whoever can place the most on the board wins, but don’t be caught with too many leftover or you will lose points. A great game of strategy.

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Pandemic: Iberia Board Game

Pandemic: Iberia Board Game

In this fantasy board game, Pandemic Iberia, you play through infected cities, building infrastructure, treating the sick, and trying to survive. Believe it or not, it’s fun! For 2-5 players and with a quick 45 minute playing time, this game is fun to play over and over again.

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Dragonwood A Game of Dice & Daring Board Game

Dragonwood A Game of Dice & Daring Board Game

Dragonwood is a card and die game of mythical adventure. As players travel through the magical forest to battle dragons and find safe passage, they discover the landscape is always changing. This creative game focuses on strategy to keep it exciting. Kids will want to play this game over and over again.

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BATTLE YAHTZEE: Marvel Deadpool Board Game

BATTLE YAHTZEE: Marvel Deadpool Board Game

Take the classic shake, rattle, and roll game of Yahtzee and combine it with the massively popular new movie “Deadpool,” and you wind up with the best of both worlds. Great for both fans of the traditional game or the masked super hero, it features a custom board and character rules.

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King of Tokyo: New Edition Board Game

King of Tokyo: New Edition Board Game

Check out this new edition of the game King of Tokyo. This version has new artwork and a coveted “Space Penguin.” For 2-6 players, this game has a quick 30 minute playing time and is fun for the whole family on Game Night. It is sure to become a favorite.

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Inspiration Play Double Ditto Family Party Board Game

Inspiration Play Double Ditto Family Party Board Game

Double Ditto is the game of quick thinking and matching that will have the whole family laughing. Pick a card, read it out loud, then write down two answers to see if you can match any other players. This hilarious game has 400 category cards so you can play a long time with no repetition.

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Here Kitty Kitty Board Game

Here Kitty Kitty Board Game

Here Kitty, Kitty is the perfect game for cat lovers. This crazy collecting game features 40 custom cat figurines in three different poses. This game is easy-to-learn and an average round is a quick 30 minutes. This game is for 3-6 players and is fun for the whole family.

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Horse-Opoly Board Game by Late For The Sky

Horse-Opoly Board Game by Late For The Sky

This is a game where horseplay is actually encouraged. Horse-Opoly is a property trading game – similar to the more well-known version – but featuring our equine animal friends. There is a standard version and a quick-play one hour option for 2-6 players. Both kids and adults will have fun with this game.

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King of Tokyo Board Game

King of Tokyo Board Game

King of Tokyo is a fantastically fun and lively game that the whole family will love. The rules are simple and game play is quick, making it the perfect choice for Family Game Night. Fight giant reptiles using your super powers and be the last monster standing to win.

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Dr. Beaker Science Speed Logic Board Game

Dr. Beaker Science Speed Logic Board Game

This Dr. Beaker science-themed logic game is both fun to play and educational, plus it comes with cool game pieces that look like science lab equipment. Players race to rearrange molecules with their stirring rod to match the formula on the challenge card. This is a great addition to Family Game Night.

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Istanbul Expansion Mocha and Baksheesh Board Game

Istanbul Expansion Mocha and Baksheesh Board Game

This board game expansion pack is for fans of the game Istanbul, which is sold separately, and adds additional elements of play to the existing board game. Kids love the adventure and fantasy of world-building in this fun, easy-to-play game and will be thrilled to add to the gaming experience.

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Clue: Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas

Clue: Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas

Take the classic game of Clue and combine it with elements from the movie, “A Nightmare Before Christmas,” and you get this board game. Solve the mystery with suspects from the movie. The metal weapons include a bear trap, frog’s breath, bathtub, zombie duck, present, and Christmas wreath. Perfect for any fan of the movie.

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Sorry Classic Edition Board Game

Sorry Classic Edition Board Game

This 1939 version of the board game, Sorry!, is fun for kids and nostalgic for Mom and Dad. This game uses original artwork, game pieces, and rules. The object is to get your playing pieces home first, while sending your opponents backwards. It is as fun today as it was in the 1930’s.

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Reverse Charades Board Game

Reverse Charades Board Game

“Reverse Charades” turns the traditional game upside down with this clever twist. Instead of one person acting out a clue for the team to guess, the team acts out a clue for a single person to guess. It encourages teamwork and leaves only one player in the hot seat!

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Blue Orange Games Kingdomino

Blue Orange Games Kingdomino

Kingdomino is the award-winning family strategy game that takes dominos to the next level with Kings and 3-D castles. The quick 15 minute play is perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time. This is a great game for Family Game Night, to see who can build the best kingdom to win.

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3 Diy Road Trip Games and Activities for 11 Year Olds

Diy Road Trip Games for Tweens and Teens

Diy Road Trip Games for Tweens and Teens

Help pass the time on a long summer road trip with this DIY “Would you rather?” game. Just print the list of suggestions, cut them into slips, fold them, and put them in a pretty container, that’s it! This game encourages family communication as you discuss your answers and it makes for some lively conversation.

Four Car Games for Long Drives

Four Car Games for Long Drives

Here are four fun games you can play with your tweens and teens in the car on long trips this summer. Name That Tune, Twenty Questions, The Word Game, and Two Truths and One Lie are some great suggestions to pass the time and encourage great conversations.

Diy Altoid Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game

Diy Altoid Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Game

Check out this tutorial for making an adorable travel Tic Tac Toe game using an Altoids mint tin. Just a few simple supplies make this a quick and easy craft. These would be cute gifts for all of your friends with kids too. Even the grown-ups will want to play.
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