Buying a board game for a 7 year old can be tricky. A lot of board games have a minimum age of 8+ and these young tikes are just below that threshold. In saying that, there are still plenty of board games that are age appropriate for boys of this age. Below I have complied this list of my top board games for 7 year old boys and I hope it will be helpful.
Ticket to Ride First Journey
Number of Players: 2-4
Time: 15-30 min
Ticket to Ride: first journey is the kid adaption of a popular European style board game called ticket to ride. This game differs from the original with a smaller map and a faster game time. This is a great game for any 6 year old boy who loves trains and is a great way to start teaching them about geography. I personally love the ticket to ride series and see this as a great Segway to kids into the more serious board games when they are older.
Number of Players: 2-8
Time: 15 minutes
Spot it (previously known as Dobble) is a face paces card game where players are trying to match the pictures of the card in their hands to the ones in the stack before the other players. Even though its typically rated for ages 6+ any 5 year old with a knack for identifying figures and colours could play this after a few practice rounds. It also comes in a handy travel sized tin so if perfect for a game on the go or even on long plane trips.
Number of Players: 2
Time: 20-30 minutes
Pricing: Low to Medium
Guess Who? is a game where two players try to guess each other’s chosen character based of asking simple yes or no questions. This is a fairly simple game, great for young kids, and is fairly quick to play. Guess Who? It’s great for teaching kids colours, facial recognition, and basic deductive reasoning. Guess Who is a stable of children’s board games and still holds up to this day.
Number of Players: 2-10
Time: 30 – 60 min
Uno is a classic colourful card game that is perfect for 7 year old boys. Its fast paced, easy to learn and great to play with family and friend. Uno is a staple of most people’s board game collections and is a great compact game to travel with. It’s got great replayability and is sure to be popular with kids well into their teenage years.
Number of Players: 2-4
Time: 30-45 minutes
Catan Junior is a great game to get kids to learn some fundamentals of board game strategy and resource trading. Based off the very popular Settlers of Catan, Catan Junior is another great game to help transition younger kids into more serious board games. This was a personal favorite of mine to play with my nephew as he quickly was able to form surprising complicated strategies for obtaining resources. The pirate theme is also popular with young boys and has fun artwork that is pleasing to even adults.
Finding the Best Gift for 7 year old Boys
And those were my top picks of board games for 7 year old boys. I hope that this list was helpful in trying to find games that might be suitable for your child. Most of these games are really versatile in terms of age so many of them also feature on my lists for board games for 6 year old boys and board games for 8 years old boys. Be sure to also check out those lists for further inspiration. If you have any suggestions send them to me through my contact page. I’m always looking for new games to try.