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20 Top Picks for 8 Year Old Games – Kids Board Game Guide

8 Year Old Games

Kids are curious, energetic, and always up for a round of fun. We have a stunning selection of 8 year old games that are ideal for the youngsters in your life. Games that develop strategic thinking, encourage competition, and are just plain silly are available. The hard part is picking one!

Cardinal Games Jumanji the Game

Cardinal Games Jumanji the Game

Jumanji is a board game like no other. It has a rhinoceros. Most games don’t have wild jungle beasts stampeding across the board, but Jumanji is not like most games. It’s an adventure, a wild safari, and an escape from reality without leaving the comfort of your home.

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The Game of Life

The Game of Life

The Game of Life offers players the opportunity to have fun with a pretend life decision made by spinning a wheel. How do you deal with random choices made for you? Just like in real life, you do the best you can, and in the end, whoever has the most money, wins.

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Googly Eyes Game

Googly Eyes Game

Just the name “Googly Eyes” is enough to know this is at the top of the list for 8 year old games. Special spectacles alter your vision and you think you’re drawing like a boss except other players will get googly – eyed trying to guess what it is. It’s a laugh a minute.

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Spontuneous

Spontuneous

There are people who spontaneously start singing for no reason, but that doesn’t necessarily give them an advantage when playing “Spontuneous,” the game where one word triggers musical (or not-so-musical) outbursts of tunes. This is perfect for a party – four to ten players or team. Talent is not required, and fun is mandatory.

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Payday

Payday

Childhood is the time for learning how to become a productive and capable adult. It takes years to get there because adulting is hard! So whenever kids can play a cool game like “Payday” it makes the learning easier. They’ll acquire money-managing skills and strategies to make it to the next payday.

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Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard

So you think you have mad detective skills? Find out when you choose the Scotland Yard board game for your next event. Mister X is wreaking havoc on the streets of London – will you find him and stop his nefarious activity, or will your opponent solve the mystery? Fun for kids and adults.

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Sorry Game

Sorry Game

Touted as “the game of sweet revenge” you won’t be “Sorry” you chose this board game. Yes, it’s the same fun and wacky adventure you remember from your childhood, so you know today’s kids will find it a blast, too. Fun for a rainy day activity or perfect for family game night.

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Charades for Kids

Charades for Kids

Simple is often better. Instead of plugging in and tuning out, kids need to use their imaginations, interact with other kids, and learn to win and lose graciously. So when you’re looking for 8 year old games, go old school and choose the “Charades for Kids” game. PS: Adults can play, too.

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Beat The Parents Board Game

Beat The Parents Board Game

Who knows more trivia? Adults or kids? There’s one way to find out – choose the classic edition of “Beat the Parents” and challenge your children to an exciting contest of questions and answers. Bust or Bonus tokens add to the thrills with the opportunity to surge ahead… or get left in the dust.

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HedBanz Game

HedBanz Game

Kids’ parties succeed with the right balance of activity, entertainment, and food. If you handle the food, we’ll provide the activity and entertainment in one convenient package when you introduce HedBanz. Ask questions and try to guess “who” or “what” you are according to the headband card and laugh your head off.

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Stare! Junior Board Game

Stare! Junior Board Game

Normally, we’d say it isn’t polite to stare. But when you play “Stare! Junior” you want to lock your eyes on the colorful image and try to retain every detail. A roll of the die generates a random question about the picture you just stared at. Can you remember and answer correctly?

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Platinum Family Feud Signature Game

Platinum Family Feud Signature Game

Teamwork is what it’s all about when you’re in a Family Feud question and answer battle. The Platinum edition has even more quirky questions and amusing answers. Play along with the downloadable app for the most excitement. Survey Says: This is the most fun your whole family can have together.

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Yahtzee Game

Yahtzee Game

Soccer is to basketball as _____ is to poker? If you said “Yahtzee” you’re absolutely correct. There are distinct similarities and differences, but all are fun to play. Don’t tell your kids, but Yahtzee is a cool way to improve math skills while competing in the ultimate game of skill and chance.

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Winning Moves Tile Lock Scrabble

Winning Moves Tile Lock Scrabble

Scrabble has been around for generations and is still one of the hot choices. This Scrabble set has an innovative tile-lock board so your words won’t slip and slide off the board while you’re playing, which makes it a fun game for playing while you travel as well as at home.

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Watch Ya' Mouth

Watch Ya' Mouth

If laughter is the measure of a party’s success, then choose “Watch Ya Mouth” for your next gathering and wait for the hilarity to ensue. Special mouthpieces expose the player’s pearly whites in a huge grin and make it difficult to speak, which makes guessing what they’re saying three times as funny.

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Monopoly Game Ultimate Banking

Monopoly Game Ultimate Banking

Do you wear a monocle? Milburn Pennybags (aka Mr. Monopoly) does! Whether or not you do, your kiddos will be tickled to get this modern Monopoly set. It’s not your grandpa’s board game – tap technology and sound effects make banking accurate and cashless, while rising and falling property values keep it exciting.

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Guess Who? Board Game

Guess Who? Board Game

“Guess Who?” is a two-player board game for head-to-head action. Or should that be face-to-face competition? Either way, players try to guess the identity of the character their opponent has chosen, by using skills of deduction, the process of elimination, and good old-fashioned logic. It’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

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Mouse Trap Game

Mouse Trap Game

If we’ve learned anything from nursery rhymes, it’s that rodents are rapid. That’s what makes “Mouse Trap” so thrilling – mice scurry around the board, trying to get to the end first without getting caught. Simultaneously, the players are trying to trap each other’s mice in a wild and crazy race to the win.

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Spin Master Games Disney Beat the Parents

Spin Master Games Disney Beat the Parents

Are you looking for a board game to bring your family together? Or one to divide it? The Disney edition of “Beat the Parents” pits youngsters against adults in pursuit of knowledge. Who really knows more Disney trivia? This game isn’t for the faint of heart…are you daring enough to play?

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Uno Card Game

Uno Card Game

Sometimes you want something pretty fast-paced when you’re looking for a fun game to play. The UNO card game can go quickly as you match colors or numbers, and try to play all your cards before the other players to earn points. The player or team that gets to 500 first wins.

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3 Entertaining Diy Travel Games for 8 Year Olds

Diy Travel Checkers Game and Bag

Diy Travel Checkers Game and Bag

Having a game that’s portable and doesn’t require batteries is a great way to keep kids entertained when you’re traveling or waiting (e.g., for a doctor’s appointment). This DIY details making a checkerboard and checkers out of felt, along with a cute drawstring bag to tote it from here to there.

Diy Would You Rather Disney Travel Game

Diy Would You Rather Disney Travel Game

Here’s how one clever DIYer gets conversations going and gets to know more about the folks playing. Whether you use this as an icebreaker for a party or a game for traveling, everyone can play “Would You Rather” using the Disney printables found here. No trivial knowledge required, just pick an answer.

Diy Take Along LEGO Tic-Tac-Toe

Diy Take Along LEGO Tic-Tac-Toe

You’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it first, but you won’t want to be without one. It’s a DIY tic-tac-toe board you can take anywhere. No chalk, paper, or pieces falling off a card because it’s made of a LEGO base and building bricks. Extra bricks snap on to play. Brilliant!
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