A mom on Twitter recently commented that she was tired of Chutes & Ladders and Candyland.  Since I detest Chutes & Ladders (the game that never ends) I checked with the moms to see what games they would recommend.  Her son is 4.5 years but he prefers games for 6-8 year old kids.  Lots of recommendations

Battleship, Gulo-Gulo, Operation, Checkers, Apples to Apples Jr

Zingo! Might not be considered a board game though…

My daughter loves The Ladybug Game.

Uno, Monopoly Jr, Sorry

Is he into Pixar Cars? Disney has a bunch of Cars themed games, I think there’s a Cars Sorry 

Trouble helps with counting and being a good sport.

Monopoly Junior is fun. My daughter had no problem playing it at 4 1/2.

Zingo, Connect 4     

Qwirkle, my son loves it! 

Dog Dice – a version of Bingo with pictures, really cute 

Sequence for Kids