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50 Play-worthy Board Games for 6 Year Olds

Board Games For 6 Year Olds

This list has an amazing array of games for 6 year old girls and boys, from the classic to creative. You will find educational games for early readers, junior versions of old favorites like Monopoly and Scrabble, fast-paced, and quietly strategic. There is something here to spark the fun for any child.

Hasbro Pie Face Game

Hasbro Pie Face Game

If you are looking for great 6 year old games, look no further than this classic carnival staple, pie-in-the-face game. Put whipped cream, not included, on the plastic arm, flick the spinner, then crank the handle the number of turns required. See how long it takes before you get a pie in the face!

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Outfoxed! Game Board Game

Outfoxed! Game Board Game

No one likes to be “outfoxed”, and in this cooperative, mystery game, players try to figure out who stole the pot pie. With 16 suspect cards, kids have to work together to discover whodunit or else they will be outfoxed! Fun to play over and over again because the outcome always changes.

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Stare! Junior Board Game

Stare! Junior Board Game

Check out this game, Stare, Junior Edition, with its all new images and easier-to-hold, larger cards. This fun game helps develop memory, concentration, and imagination. It has won numerous awards and comes with 160 images and 960 questions, so you’ll never tire of playing it.

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The Lady Bug Game

The Lady Bug Game

This adorable game is a new adventure every time kids play as the four ladybugs set out on a different quest each time. The winner is the ladybug who finds her way home first. Colorful graphics of fun bugs encourage young kids to play. No reading is required.

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Chutes and Ladders Game

Chutes and Ladders Game

You go up the ladders and down the chutes in this classic game for preschoolers. Scramble up the board when you land on good deeds, but watch out that you don’t go slip-sliding down. Both kids and adults will love playing this together on family game night.

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5 Second Rule Junior

5 Second Rule Junior

Every kid knows the famous 5 second rule on dropping food, but in this silly, family game, you have to read a card and answer the question, and you only have 5 seconds to do it! Fast-paced, hilarious fun; the whole family will enjoy this game.

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Taco Takeover Board Game

Taco Takeover Board Game

This hilarious board game turns making a taco into a fun identification and matching skills game. Each player gets a “taco” and builds in the ingredients using search cards, tokens, and a sand timer. For 2 to 6 players, this is perfect for Family Game Night. You could even serve real tacos!

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Beat The Parents Board Game

Beat The Parents Board Game

Kids love to play friendly games with their parents, but they love beating them more. In this fast-paced game, kids play their parents in a fun-filled trivia game. Play on family game nights and host a running tournament – who’s smarter, the kids or the parents? It depends on whose side you are on.

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World of Disney Eye Found It Board Game

World of Disney Eye Found It Board Game

Take the basic idea of a hidden picture game, combine it with Disney characters, and you have the magic of this fun 6 year old’s game with a massive, 6 foot game board. Players can search for over a thousand objects in 12 Disney realms as they hang out with Mickey and friends.

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Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game

Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game

When looking for 6 year old games, you won’t find a more fun, educational one than this fly swatting sight word game. All the words are shaped like flies and each of the 4 players gets a colorful swatter to “spot it and swat it.” Besides being hilarious, it is also educational.

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Pop the Pig Game

Pop the Pig Game

Just the very name of the game – Pop the Pig – sounds like a good time and as the top-selling game in 2016 and 2017, you know it has got to be fun. Players take turns rolling the die and feeding the pig burgers until his belly explodes.

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Sequence for Kids

Sequence for Kids

A great way to get kids away from their electronics and have fun with the whole family is to schedule a weekly family game night. This cool sequence game with playing cards and colorful chips is fun for the whole family. There is something about great board games that brings the family together.

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Monkeys Up Family Board Game

Monkeys Up Family Board Game

Kids learn strategy, social skills, and improve memory and math in this fun, teacher-created game, Monkeys Up. Kids will go bananas as they flip, switch, and steal monkeys to get the best score. You are never too old for board games and this one is great for the whole family.

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Nickelodeon PAW Patrol Adventure Board Game

Nickelodeon PAW Patrol Adventure Board Game

Take Paw Patrol fans to the next level with this board game. Kids can act out exciting adventures with their favorite friends, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, and the rest of the gang, as they race to the rescue in their cool vehicles. This is a game worth barking about!

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Sorry! Game

Sorry! Game

The classic game where you learn to say, “Sorry!” Be the first to get all three pawns from start to finish while bumping other players back to the beginning, which is where the apology comes in. Colorful pawns, cards, and gameboard guarantee hours of fun.

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Blokus Game

Blokus Game

This easy-to-learn game is great for the whole family. It takes less than a minute to learn, but provides fun challenges for all ages. Block your opponents and claim as much territory as you can. Play until no one can place any more pieces on the board. Whoever has the fewest pieces left, wins!

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Yeti in My Spaghetti

Yeti in My Spaghetti

There can be no more random combination than the mythical Yeti monster and spaghetti, the delicious, Italian pasta, but the two are combined here in an easy-to-play game. Place the noodles across the bowl, then set Yeti on top. Take turns removing the noodles one by one without making Yeti fall.

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Monopoly Junior Board Game

Monopoly Junior Board Game

Both adults and kids alike love to play the classic Monopoly game and this Junior version makes it more accessible to younger players. The properties are fun places like an ice cream parlor and a skate park, and the chunky tokens are larger kid-friendly things like animals and cars.

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Wonder Forge Richard Scarry's Busytown, Eye Found It

Wonder Forge Richard Scarry's Busytown, Eye Found It

Kids will love the massive scale of Richard Scarry’s Busytown, an “eye” find it game, which is over 6 feet long! There are hundreds of mysteries to solve as players race through the town looking for various objects. This game reinforces object identification and matching skills, and promotes teamwork.

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Dinosaur Escape

Dinosaur Escape

Kids naturally love dinosaurs which makes this Dinosaur Escape game an automatic winner. This fun, cooperative game has a dynamic playing board featuring a prehistoric world, complete with volcano. It comes with 3 dinosaur figurines, 12 fern tokens, and a die. For 2 to 4 players, dinosaur fans will love it.

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Classic Twister

Classic Twister

It is hard to believe that such a simple game can produce so many belly-laughs and giggling, but Twister has been delivering the fun with nothing but a colorful mat and spinner board for decades. This is a great game for all ages and perfect for a fun, family game night.

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The Game of Life Junior Game

The Game of Life Junior Game

This is an updated “junior” version of the classic board game, Life. Grab a colorful car token and take a spin through the game of life. Experience adventures like the zoo and the beach, while collecting gold stars. Be the first to collect 10 gold stars to win.

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Soggy Doggy Board Game

Soggy Doggy Board Game

Prepare for tons of giggles as you play Soggy Doggy, the squeaky clean dog bathing game that will leave you all soaked. Race around the board taking turns giving the pup a bath, but be careful, you never know when he will shake off, showering you in a spray of water.

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Bugs in the Kitchen

Bugs in the Kitchen

An idea most people don’t even want to think about – bugs in the kitchen – is turned into a fun game using a robotic bug and maze-like game board. Players take turns rolling the die and moving the utensils to create a path to trap the bug!

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Hi Ho Cherry-O Game

Hi Ho Cherry-O Game

The classic game, Hi Ho Cherri-O, will have your little ones giggling as they collect colorful fruits from the trees and fill their buckets. This is a great game for practicing early math skills and fun for even the youngest players because no reading is required. Kids will love all the tiny fruit pieces.

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Guess Who? Board Game

Guess Who? Board Game

Does your person have blue eyes? Are they wearing a hat? Kids will love asking questions to “Guess Who” in this classic board game with original artwork. This mystery game for two includes 48 face cards and 24 mystery cards. Who will be the first one to guess who?

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Classic Trouble Board Game

Classic Trouble Board Game

Now, parents can introduce their young children to the board game they used to play. The fun, popping bubble of the game, Trouble, is a unique way to toss the die. The colorful pegs race around the board as players try to be the one to get all their tokens home first.

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Latice Board Game

Latice Board Game

This simple game of strategy takes 3 minutes to learn, 20 minutes to play, and a lifetime to master. Skills like planning, interpersonal, and spatial recognition are developed playing this surprisingly deep strategy game. For 2-4 players, ages 6 and up, there are no barriers to playing based on age or language. Fun for everyone.

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ThinkFun Zingo Sight Words Early Reading Game

ThinkFun Zingo Sight Words Early Reading Game

Playing games is a great way to learn sight words for early readers. This fun game, Zingo, helps kids learn early reading basics while playing a bingo-like game. Everyone gets a graphic game card, and then the zinger machine pops out a sight word. Oh, the excitememnt when kids get a match.

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Peaceable Kingdom Mermaid Island Board Game

Peaceable Kingdom Mermaid Island Board Game

This fanciful game with sweet illustrations is all about cooperative play. Take a trip to Mermaid Island with this simple strategy game for 2-6 players, with each game lasting 15-20 minutes. Board games are such a great activity for encouraging positive social skills.

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Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up! Relay Game

Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up! Relay Game

Not all games are played around the table, this pancake relay game has “customers” racing to the grill to pile up their pancakes in exactly the right order. The team that correctly completes a stack with a pat of butter on top wins. Great for parties, playdates, and picnics.

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ThinkFun Rush Hour Junior Traffic Jam Logic Game

ThinkFun Rush Hour Junior Traffic Jam Logic Game

This clever board game is the only kind of traffic jam you want to be in. Rush Hour Junior is a game of logic featuring a traffic grid and fifteen vehicles. Players develop logical reasoning skills as they try to avoid being stuck in traffic all day. It comes with a handy bag for storage.

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DreamWorks Trolls in Trouble Game

DreamWorks Trolls in Trouble Game

If your little one loved the movie, Trolls, they will be thrilled to receive this themed version of the classic game of Trouble. This fast-paced, fun game has beautiful graphics, and kids will love the little Troll game pieces as much as they do the actual game.

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Qwirkle Board Game

Qwirkle Board Game

Fun to say and fun to play, Qwirkle is all about mixing and matching to win. This engaging game has easy-to-follow rules, which is great for younger players, but the tactical maneuvers and strategy required is fun for all ages. This game is perfect for the whole family to play together.

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Jumbo Checker Rug Game

Jumbo Checker Rug Game

This jumbo checker game, with rug game board, is perfect for intergenerational play. Take this game to grandma’s house to play together, or share it with friends of all ages. This game teaches strategy and encourages memory. A classic way to pass the time on lazy afternoon.

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Hungry Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hungry Hippos

Hungry Hippos is a hilarious 6 year old game guaranteed to cause giggles and uncontrollable fits of laughter. Fun and fast-paced, players select a colorful hippo then try to be the one to gobble up all the marbles by pressing the lever over and over again. The hippo who eats the most, wins.

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Classic Operation Skill Game

Classic Operation Skill Game

No one has ever had more fun in surgery than the players of the classic board game, Operation. Players need a steady hand to remove such items from the body as ice cream from the brain (brain freeze) and a pencil from the forearm (writer’s cramp) without setting off the buzzer.

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Reverse Charades Board Game Junior

Reverse Charades Board Game Junior

This game takes an old favorite, Charades, and turns it on its head. 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. A subtle change, but a powerful one that encourages teamwork.

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Candy Land The World of Sweets Game

Candy Land The World of Sweets Game

This is a great early introduction to board game fun with the classic, perennially popular, Candy Land. This sweet (get it?) board game features a delicious race to the castle, but don’t get stuck along the way. For 2-4 players, there is no reading required. Little ones will love selecting their colorful pawn.

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Spin Master Games Disney Beat the Parents

Spin Master Games Disney Beat the Parents

In the ultimate match-up, kids vs. adults compete to see who knows the most Disney trivia. This fun-filled party game is great for kids of all ages. There are multiple question card categories to provide hours and hours of fun without repeating questions. The whole family will love this game.

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Scrabble Junior Game

Scrabble Junior Game

Introduce your little one to the classic game of Scrabble in this colorful junior edition for younger players. Instead of creating words, early readers can practice letter-matching, then flip the board for advanced play as their skills increase. Great for parent and child to play together.

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Hasbro Connect 4 Game

Hasbro Connect 4 Game

Connect 4 is a great game for when you only have two players. Each player chooses either red or yellow discs and then takes turns dropping them into the grid to try to land four in a row. This game is great for developing strategy and forward thinking skills, plus it is just great fun.

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Clue Junior Game

Clue Junior Game

This version of the classic Clue game for the younger set features a stolen cake and a mostly familiar group of suspects. Players will follow the clues to decide if the culprit was Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, or one of the other cast of characters, old and new.

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Mouse Trap Game

Mouse Trap Game

If you are looking for fun 6 year old games, check out this Mouse Trap game where you scurry to the finish as you complete crazy challenges without getting trapped. Kids will love choosing their colorful mouse token and racing around the mouse trap to win.

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Jenga Hasbro Game

Jenga Hasbro Game

This version of the classic Jenga wood block game now comes in a package designed for easy clean up and convenient storage. Players will test their steady hand as they try to remove pieces without making the tower fall. This simple, yet endlessly fun, game is great for the whole family.

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Disney Tsum Mancala Board Game

Disney Tsum Mancala Board Game

If your child loves those little stacking Tsum Tsum characters, they will love this fun, travel-friendly game – take it anywhere to play a colorful stacking game with the adorable Tsum Tsum figurines. This game encourages color recognition and fine motor skills. Kids will adore this sweet game.

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Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game

Disney Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party Game

If your little princess loves cupcakes, and what princess doesn’t, she will love this fun cupcake-themed board game featuring adorable cupcake game pieces designed to represent individual Disney princesses, in which players take turns mixing and matching the enchanted cupcakes. Try hosting a cupcake party by serving the tasty treat and then playing the game.

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Spelligator Board Game

Spelligator Board Game

What do you get when you cross an alligator with spelling words? Why, a Spelligator, of course! This Scrabble-like game will have kids collecting tiles to spell out common sight words. The person whose alligator “eats” the most words wins. They will have so much fun; they won’t even realize they are learning.

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Gaming Trouble Despicable Me Board Game

Gaming Trouble Despicable Me Board Game

The classic game of Trouble now comes in a minion version based on the movie, Despicable Me. Kids love those wacky little minions and they will want to play with these cute pawns over and over again. Pop the bubble to roll the dice and move the characters around the conveyor belt.

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The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

Players take turns being a sneaky squirrel who is trying to be the first one to collect all five acorns. No reading is required in this simple game for younger children. Kids will love playing with all the fun game pieces, including the squirrel, tree, and colorful acorns.

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5 Diy First Grade Games They’ll Love

Diy Apple Game

Diy Apple Game

Check out this tutorial for an educational counting game complete with song and story. Build your own apple tree game to teach basic science concepts and counting skills. Everything you need to create your own afternoon of activities using simple materials is listed here. Kids will love the tiny apples made from wooden beads.

Diy Peep Catapults

Diy Peep Catapults

Kids will love building their own, simple, catapult with pencils and rubber bands so much, they won’t even realize how much they are learning basic science concepts. Plus, when they are done, catapults are fun to launch stuff around the room. Take an afternoon to make and create these with your kids.

Diy Superhero Coding Game

Diy Superhero Coding Game

Use LEGO and other tiny toys that you have laying around the house – My Little Pony, Super Hero figurines, anything goes – to create a simple board game that demonstrates the basics of computer coding without a computer. This is a great way to create, play, and learn all at the same time.

Diy Four-In-A-Row Yard Game

Diy Four-In-A-Row Yard Game

Surprise your kids with this super-sized lawn version of the game, Connect 4. While it takes some basic carpentry skills and equipment, the end result is worth it. Take turns placing the wooden discs in the grid to land four in a row. This is great for a party!

Diy Adorable Board Game for Matching

Diy Adorable Board Game for Matching

This tutorial shows you how to use some basic craft supplies to create a cute matching game with toy pieces you already have around the house – Shopkins work great, but anything will do. You can also take the optional step of laminating the board and game pieces for extra durability.
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