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Children's Game Reviews

Reviews of board games and card games designed specifically to be played by children.

Great Games for Young Children
Buying games for young children can be tricky. Many of the games available have the ability to drive parents crazy. The games on this list can be enjoyed by young children but give players enough decisions to make that parents will not hate the idea of playing one more time.

At Full Throttle
A review of the children's board game At Full Throttle, designed by Robert Fraga and published by Haba.

Balloon Lagoon
A review of the children's game Balloon Lagoon, published by Cranium.

Boggle Jr.
Boggle Jr. is a delightful first word game for children, helping them to master the alphabet and spell simple words like map, lion, bus and sock.

Bumparena
A review of the children's board game Bumparena, published by Cranium.

Cariboo
A review of the children's game Cariboo, published by Cranium.

Casino Hot Dog
A review of the children's board game Casino Hot Dog, designed by Wolfgang Dirscherl and published by Haba.

Castle Keep
A review of the children's board game Castle Keep, designed by Richard D. Reese and published by Gamewright.

Chateau Roquefort
A review of the children's game Chateau Roquefort, designed by Bernhard Weber and Jens-Peter Schliemann and published by Rio Grande Games / Zoch.

Chicken Cha Cha Cha
A review of the children's game Chicken Cha Cha Cha, designed by Klaus Zoch and published by Rio Grande Games.

Clue Jr.
Which pet has hidden which toy in the doghouse? That's the question in this scaled-down version of Clue. Clue Jr. is a solid introductory deduction game but it won't appeal much to adult players.

Daddy Cool
A review of the children's game Daddy Cool, designed by by Heinz Meister and published by Huch & Friends.

Dish It Up!
A review of the children's memory game Dish It Up!, designed by Ann and Monty Stambler and published by Gamewright.

Duck Duck Bruce
A review of the children's game Duck Duck Bruce, designed by Peter Neugebauer and published by Gamewright.

Enchanted Forest
A review of the children's board game Enchanted Forest, designed by Alex Randolph and Michael Matschoss, and published by Ravensburger.

Finding Nemo
If your children are fans of the Finding Nemo movie from Disney and Pixar, this game is a great way to spend some time playing a really good board game with them.

Giro Galoppo
A review of the children's game Giro Galoppo, designed by by Jurgen P. Grunau and published by Rio Grande Games / Selecta.

Gulo Gulo
A review of the children's game Gulo Gulo, designed by Hans Raggan, Jurgen P. Granau, and Wolfgang Kramer, and published by Rio Grande Games / Zoch.

Gumball Rally
A review of Gumball Rally, a children's card game designed by Ted Cheatham and published by Z-Man Games.

Hannah Montana Girl Talk
A review of the board game Hannah Montana Girl Talk, published by Milton Bradley / Hasbro.

Hannah Montana Uno
A review of the card game Hannah Montana Uno, pubished by Mattel.

Hot Potato - Review
A review of the card game Hot Potato. Published by Cambridge Games Factory, Hot Potato plays up to 9 players and is ideal for children.

Hula Hippos
A review of Hula Hippos, a children's dexterity game designed by Heinz Meister and published by Gamewright / Haba.

Hullabaloo
A review of Hullabaloo, a children's game published by Cranium.

Jungle Treasure
A review of the children's game Jungle Treasure, designed by Robert Fraga and published by Haba.

Jurassic Park III Island Survival Game
A review of the board game Jurassic Park III Island Survival Game.

Kayanak
A review of the children's game Kayanak, designed by Peter-Paul Joopen and published by Haba.

Kim Possible Board Game
Children who watch the popular Kim Possible cartoon series will enjoy this game, and the advanced rules will keep parents interested.

Klondike
A review of the game Klondike, designed by Christian Wolf and Stefanie Rohner, and published by Haba.

Midnight Party
A review of the children's board game Midnight Party, designed by Wolfgang Kramer and published by Ravensburger.

Monopoly Town
A review of the children's board game Monopoly Town, published by Parker Brothers / Hasbro.

New York Minute
If you have children who are fans of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and/or who enjoyed the movie New York Minute, this game isn't a horrible one to purchase -- not great, either, but not horrible.

Operation Rescue Kit
A review of the children's board game Operation Rescue Kit.

Pirates on the High Seas
A review of the children's game Pirates on the High Seas, published by Ravensburger.

Pop Belly
A review of the children's game Pop Belly, designed by Klaus Teuber and published by SimplyFun.

Secret Door, The
A review of the cooperative children's game The Secret Door, designed by Jim Deacover and published by Family Pastimes.

Star Wars Attacktix
A review of the game Attacktix, a Star Wars-themed game published by Hasbro.

Suitcase Detectives, The (Kofferdetektive)
A review of the children's board game The Suitcase Detectives, also known as Kofferdetektive, designed by Guido Hoffman and published by Haba.

Top Trumps
The Top Trumps card games, based on the children's game War, won't win awards for strategic gaming, but they will provide hours of inexpensive fun for children who enjoy the themes.

Viva Topo!
A review of the children's game Viva Topo!, designed by Manfred Ludwig and published by Rio Grande Games / Selecta.

Yahtzee Junior
A review of the children's dice game Yahtzee Junior.

Zingo
A review of the children's board game Zingo, published by ThinkFun.

Treasure, Ready, Go!
A review of the children's board game Treasure, Ready, Go!, designed by Roberto Fraga and published by Haba.

Cheese Snatching (Kaseklau!)
A review of the children's dice game Cheese Snatching, also known as Kaseklau!, designed by Wolfgang Dirscherl and published by Haba.

Hungry Wolves (Würfelwölfe)
A review of the children's dice game / race game Hungry Wolves, also known as Würfelwölfe, designed by Marco Teubner and published by Haba.

Children's Board Games and Card Games
Readers review children's board games and card games.

North Pole - Game Review
A review of the North Pole card game. This light family-friendly game follows a pack of penguins on a vacation to the North Pole.

Sneeze - Review
A review of the card game Sneeze. This game by Cambridge Game Factory is appropriate for playing with children.

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