If you’re planning a party for kids, you’ll need the right entertainment options! You want them to have lots of fun but stay out of trouble. Our top picks for the best party board games for kids are excellent choices to keep children engaged and enjoying themselves. So grab a kid-friendly game, and let’s get the party started!
🏆 Our Top Picks for Best Kids’ Party Games
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Sushi Go! Party
Playing time: 20 minutes
Your kids better come hungry to this sushi party!
Head to the buffet, where you’ll collect cards with different types of sushi cards to fill your plate. Sushi Go! Party plays like a conveyor belt of sushi. Each round, you’ll choose one card to keep from your hand and reveal it. Then, pass the rest of the sushi to the player on your left. This process repeats until all cards are played.
Although it’s a competitive game, you’ll be playing with the same deck. So be careful not to hand your opponents a powerful card to complete that dish!
Sushi Go! Party adds to a fun party by providing high player interaction with a silly theme.
The one who stuffs their face with the most valuable pieces wins the game. So bring your appetite!
Codenames: Disney – Family Edition
Playing time: 15 minutes
Codenames: Disney is the kid-friendly version of the popular game, Codenames.
Instead of words, cards have pictures of all your favorite Disney villains, heroes, and royalty. So kids don’t need to read but will still be able to work on their vocabulary skills.
You can use the traditional 5×5 grid – or a 4×4 grid without a game-over space for younger ones.
A Spymaster has a key with target spaces. Using one-word clues, get your teammates to guess your Disney characters first. Be careful with those clues – you wouldn’t want to hand the opposing team points!
This word association game is perfect for small groups. Kids will learn to play to their audience and be strategic, all while being social!
Apples to Apples Junior Edition
Playing time: 30 minutes
Apples to Apples is the wholesome version of Cards Against Humanity. The gameplay is the same, but don’t worry – the cards only use kid-friendly content!
One player is the word master and reveals a card. Let’s say the card says “Smelly.” All other players choose a card from their deck that best represents this adjective. Players may choose “Wrestling, Dirty Diapers, or Mom’s Cooking.” It’s the dealer’s choice what wins! So get inside their mind to select the smelliest option available.
Kids will love the funny comparisons that pop up. They’ll be laughing and using critical thinking together. For an extra chuckle, read the cards you won at the end and decide how well they describe each player.
Playing time: 15 minutes
This game does an a-maze-ing job of bringing friends together.
In Magic Maze, players work cooperatively. Each player can only use a specific movement throughout the game. Maybe one can move pieces upward, while another can go diagonally.
While working through a labyrinth, pieces must all land on their individual treasure spaces before they can collectively make their way to the exit. Gather all the treasures and exit the maze before time runs out!
There’s no talking in Magic Maze, so the party won’t get too out of hand! Kids can stare at each other to give subtle hints, suggesting which player should move next. The labyrinth grows as the game progresses, so you’ll need to think quickly and use your best puzzle-solving skills.
How telepathic can your team be? Get on the same page to get out in time!
Playing time: 50 minutes
Kids love a good role-playing game – and in Disney Villainous, they can step into the shoes of their favorite Disney Villain.
Each player has their own realm board and evil objective. Move around your board and complete action cards to get closer to victory. But don’t let others get too far ahead. Be tricky and strategic – find the best routes or use a Fate card to block another player. The first player to complete their objective wins!
Disney fans will revel in this theme, but the gameplay is fun even if Disney isn’t your thing! Younger players might need some support to figure out the rules and strategies at first but usually catch on after a couple games.
So who is the most malevolent of them all? Play this Disney-themed game to find out!
Playing time: 5-30 minutes
This party just took a dangerous turn — and ended up in the dungeon. Your teams must band together to defeat evil forces. But you’ll only have 5 minutes per round, so you’ll need to be quick!
5-Minute Dungeon is a crazy, chaotic collaborative race. Each player assumes the role of a hero with unique abilities. Pick cards to gain abilities or take actions. But use them wisely as your resources are limited.
Your team must conquer challenges, open doors, and take down barbarian bosses to break free. Communication and speed are essential.
5-Minute Dungeon is a great way to add a burst of energy to your party – and help the group bond over a common goal.
Playing time: 30 minutes
“A picture is worth a thousand words.”
In Dixit, players connect images and short descriptions. A storyteller runs each round by choosing an image card from their hand and describing it. They won’t be using a thousand words, but a simple sentence, sound, song, or poem will do!
Each player chooses their own card that best represents the saying – playing to their audience, of course. After all the cards are revealed, players vote on the image that best matches the description.
The playful way points are awarded can help the group strategize a bit.
Dixit is structured and fast enough so that nobody gets too distracted while also requiring creativity. So be prepared to think outside the box and even get silly with your clues.
Playing time: 60-90 minutes
Kids are always imagining what happens once they fall asleep. Do their toys light up and take on a life of their own? Well…now is the time to put their imagination to work!
Stuffed Fables is a cooperative storytelling game that will keep kids entertained. A cleverly crafted adventure book contains several built-in boards and rules to help start each story.
Each player is a stuffy – or stuffed animal – with unique skills. Players work together, traveling the board, completing actions, and ultimately, fulfilling their objective.
Will your Stuffy squad succeed before sunrise? Start your story to find out!
Throw Throw Burrito
Playing time: 15 minutes
Your kids will get all wrapped up in this burrito game!
Throw Throw Burrito is a card game similar to Spoons, with added features and a cute, themed deck. Players can have 5 cards in their hand at all times. The goal is to collect sets of 3.
A draw pile is on your left, and a discard pile is on your right. Draw, decide, and discard cards as quickly as possible. Players draw and discard piles are shared with the person next to them – so careful what you pass along as it may benefit the competition.
Special sets trigger silly outcomes – in a Burrito Brawl, players throw the stuffed burrito at someone else. Ouch! That’s going to leave a Burrito Bruise. Receive two Burrito Bruises, and it’s game over.
Throw Throw Burrito is an action-packed card game with a super silly theme. It provides just enough structure that kids seem to let loose but still play nice.
When I Dream
Playing time: 20-40 minutes
When I Dream is a word-association game with a twist. It comes with a mystical-themed setup and creative character pieces.
One player is “asleep” and wears a blindfold. Their goal is to guess mystery words. The other players flip a card revealing the mystery word. In a circle, players must give one-word clues about the word.
Sound easy enough — except that not all players give helpful clues! Hidden roles mean some players want the dreamer to guess correctly while others don’t.
At the end of the night round, the dreamer tells a story using all the words they guessed. It’s a game that combines strategy, deception, and storytelling.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the best kids’ party games! These board and card games are perfect for any kids’ party and will keep kids of all ages entertained and having a blast.
Have you tried any of the games on this list? Which one is your kid’s favorite? Drop a comment below and let us know what you think! We’d love to hear from you.
Cheryl is a teacher, writer, and board game fan. She likes incorporating games into all areas of her life, from classrooms and family nights to lively parties with friends. While she’s played too many to count, her favorites have always been classics like Codenames and chess.