Best Board Games for 10 year old Boys

Best Board Games for 10 year old boys

10 year old boys are absolute spoiled for choice when it comes to board games. They can play both kids games and adult games and are able to read and interpret the rules more easily than younger kids. For this reason the list for 10 year old boys is larger hold a more diverse list of games to play. Boys who like more of a challenge I highly recommend trying Ticket to Ride or Settlers of Catan. For those who want to play a more casual game I would go for Exploding Kittens or Jungle Speed.

Castle Panic

castle panic review

Number of Players: 1-6

Time: 45 minutes

Pricing: High

Castle Panic is a tower defense game where you and the other players are working together to fend off the hordes of monsters. This is a perfect game for 10 year old boys to play with friends and siblings as the cooperative nature of the game will help to avoid any unnecessary fights and also be a load of fun. The art style for me is also a great setting point as it reminds me of old school fantasy games from the 90s and gives me that healthy hit of nostalgia while playing.

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sequence board game review

Number of Players: 2-12

Time: 30 minutes

Pricing: Medium

Sequence is a strategy based board game where you want to place your marker 5 in a row, similar to connect 4 but more complex. When you play with more than two players you form 2 or 3 teams with the end goal being to create sequences before the others. This is a great game to play as a family as the parents and kids can team up and makes the game play feel fairer. The strategies can get a little advanced but is also a great way to push 8 year olds to be more strategic in games.

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Clue (Cluedo)

clue review

Number of Players: 3-6

Time: 45 minutes

Pricing: Medium

Clue (Cluedo outside America) is a classic board game about solving the murder of Mr. Black in his mansion. You play as one of 6 characters who collect clues by visiting rooms and making accusations. This was one of my favourite board games as a child and I believe that the game still holds up to this day. There has been many editions and additions to the base game but the core concept and rules remain the same. Would highly recommend this game for any 10 year old boy.

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Ticket to Ride

ticket to ride review

Number of Players: 2-4

Time: 30-60 minutes

Pricing: High

Ticket to Ride is a great euro-style board game where the objective is to finish as many destination tickets as you can before you or someone else runs out of trains. This is a great game for the whole family to play as its more mature art style and rules make it just as fun for adults to play with the older kids. This game is great for 10 year old boys who love board games especially as it requires more strategic thinking from its players than other games on this list.

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King of Tokyo

king of tokyo review

Number of Players: 2-6

Time: 30 minutes

Pricing: High

Have you ever wanted to be a giant monster rampaging through the city and fighting other monsters? Well King of Tokyo is a great way to fulfill all your kaiju monster fantasies and is a great game for all ages to play. Its great for boys ages 10 and up as the box art is strongly influenced by comic and manga art and the game play is nothing short of fun. I highly recommend this game for parents who would like to play a game with their kids and have the playing field being fairly even dispute a large age gap.

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Settlers of Catan

settlers of catan review

Number of Players: 3-4

Time: 60 minutes

Pricing: Medium

Settlers of Catan is the classic board game that almost everyone who plays board games has played at one point or another. It is for this reason that I feel it is a great game to play with 10 year old boys as it’s a classic that holds up incredibly well to this day. It’s a chance calculating, resource management, negotiation game where the aim is to be the first player to get to 10 points. Catan is a great staple of all board games collections and is sure to be a hit with any 10 year old.

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Jungle Speed

jungle speed review

Number of Players: 2-10

Time: 15 minutes

Pricing: Medium

Jungle speed is a speed based party game where the aim of the game is to swipe the totem when your card matches an opponent’s. Jungle Speed is a great party game as its easy rules make it easy to learn and play. The real challenge comes from being able to spot the matching symbol before your opponent which can be hard to do especially with larger player counts. Definitely a great present idea for a 10 year old who likes speed based games.

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Exploding Kittens

exploding kittens review

Number of Players: 2-5

Time: 15 minutes

Pricing: Medium

Exploding kittens is a fun card game where you are trying to be the last person left in the round. You accomplish this feat by stealing defuse cards off other players and trying to make then draw the exploding kitten card when they have no way to defuse it. Exploding kittens is a great game to play with both kids and adults of all ages and is sure to get a laugh out of even the most stoic of people.

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anomia review

Number of Players: 3-6

Time: 15-30 minutes

Pricing: Low

Anomia is a fast paced word association game that is great for family gatherings. This game is perfect for kids aged 10 and up as it requires players to be able to think fast on their feet. Speed is really the name of the game here when two players have matching symbols on their cards they have a duel to try and name something from the subject of each other’s card. Great game for older kids to play with friends and families.

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Finding the Best Gift for 10 year old Boys

And those were my top picks of board games for 10 year old boys. I hope that this list was helpful in trying to find games that might be suitable for your child.

Be sure to also check out my other lists of board games for 8 year old boys and board games for 9 year old boys for further game inspiration.  If you have any suggestions send them to me through my contact page. I’m always looking for new games to try.

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