Best Board Games for Kids and Teens 2020

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We love playing games for family game night. Here is a list of new games that we have played and really enjoyed. The games are listed in order by age group. 

Something Wild for Ages 6 & Up from Funko Games
A fast-paced and easy-to-learn line of family card games featuring beloved Disney characters and collectible Pop! pocket figures.
Play numbered and colored character cards to make sets and runs.
Score a set to snag the Woody figure’s special power that helps you win! The first player to score three powers wins the game!
Combine multiple games to add more character cards, more Pop! figures, and more powers to your game!
Ages 6 and Up
2-4 Players
15-Minute Playtime
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Marvel Battleworld for Ages 6 & Up from Funko Games
Pick your favorite Hero, rescue your friends, and win battles to defeat Thanos! Battleworld is a revolutionary cooperative, expandable, collectible adventure game featuring dozens of characters from all over the Marvel Universe! Players get to crack open the mysterious Thanostones during the course of play to reveal the mystery character inside!
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Elf: Journey from The North Pole Board Game for Ages 7 & Up
Help Buddy the Elf find his dad by laying a loopy route from the North Pole to New York City. Play path cards to the board and move Buddy along its crazy curves. Lead him toward your secret goal landmarks along the way to score points. The player with the most points when Buddy the Elf finds his dad wins!
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Exploding Kittens Card Game – Family-Friendly Party Games From Ages 7 & Up
Exploding Kittens is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian roulette. It was the most-backed game in the history of Kickstarter and has paved the way for peace and tranquility in the modern world. It also features cards illustrated by The Oatmeal.
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Disney Haunted Mansion Call of the Spirits Game for Ages 8 & Up from Funko Games
Disney’s beloved The Haunted Mansion comes to life—err, death—in this hauntingly fun family board game! Explore all the classic rooms of the ghost-infested manor, from the festivities-filled Ballroom to the Attic and out to the Graveyard and beyond in search of spirits. Beware, though, of the Hitchhiking Ghosts, who are notorious for “following you home” as that may spell your doom in the end!
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Disney Jungle Cruise Adventure Game for Ages 8 & Up – Amazon Exclusive from Ravensburger
Hop aboard, Skipper!
Welcome to the world-famous Jungle Cruise! You’ve been hired to transport a boatload of cargo and passengers down the river to Jungle Navigation Company Headquarters. There, company president Alberta Falls will appoint one family of passengers as temporary caretakers—and your new bosses—while she goes on a much-needed sabbatical. Be prepared to lose passengers and cargo to dangers hidden in the jungle, but don’t worry—you’ll find more along the way! Find clues along the river to see which family Alberta has chosen. Transport the most valuable boatload of cargo and passengers to Headquarters to win!

Includes four paintable Jungle Cruise boat game pieces!
Classic gameplay with based on the beloved Disney Parks attraction
True to theme, every card has a Jungle Cruise joke for Skippers to tell as they play!
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Disney Hocus Pocus: The Game for Ages 8 & Up – A Cooperative Game of Magic and Mayhem from Ravensburger
A Bunch of Hocus Pocus
In this cooperative card game, players work together to protect Salem’s children and stop the Sanderson sisters from completing their wicked potion before the sun rises. Play potion ingredients to the cauldron and match all the colors or ingredients. Binx will offer a helping hand, while Winifred, Mary, and Sarah cast spells to thwart your plans. Use tricks like Burning Rain of Death and Billy Butcherson to help you along the way!
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Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power Strategy Board Game for Ages 12 & Up – The Next Chapter of Villainous from Ravensburger
Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power Strategy Board Game for Ages 12 & Up – The Next Chapter of Villainous from Ravensburger
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Exit: The Forgotten Island | Exit: The Game – A Kosmos Game | Family-Friendly, Card-Based at-Home Escape Room Experience for 1 to 4 Players, Ages 12+
EXIT: The Game is a series of escape room games for the home. Players must solve riddles and puzzles and crack codes to escape from an imaginary room or environment. But the clock is ticking! Can you escape?

Escape room in a box: Bring the excitement and intensity of an escape room to your living room!
Teamwork: Up to 4 players work together to solve the clues and escape.
Unique themes: Each game has a different setting with clues and puzzles integrated into the storyline.
Unplugged: App not required! Everything needed is included in the box.
One-time use: Each game can only be played once, because you must mark up, fold, and tear the game materials to crack the codes.
EXIT: The Forgotten Island
You’re on the perfect sailing excursion when dark clouds start rolling in. A mighty gust of wind capsizes your boat and knocks you unconscious. You wake up on a black sand beach and there’s no sign of your boat. Can you solve the riddles left for you and escape the island?
Difficulty Level: 3 of 5.
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See What I Mean?! – Party Game with Funny Photos You Caption with Jeff Foxworthy Humor! From Ages 14 & Up from Playmonster
Families are crazy…and there’s often photographic evidence…like now! Relative Insanity: See What I Mean?! features funny pictures that could be found in any family photo album or on anyone’s phone–moments captured that remind us of just how weird and wacky our family members can be! Then, when you add Jeff Foxworthy style captions to the pictures, they get even funnier!
The game includes 100 colorful photos! Plus, you can add your own to the mix to customize your game night fun! Imagine captioning that one photo you have of Mom…you know the one…
And if you don’t add your own photos, don’t worry…you’ll love the ones we’ve included! Plus, you’ll see some of the comedian himself, Jeff Foxworthy!
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Looking for more fun family games? Here is another great list. 

Looking for off the wall games, you’ll need this list!

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