Best Board Games for 12 Year Olds

by Natasha

Here's a list of best board games, perfect for 12 year olds.

Choosing the perfect board game for the pre-teenager in your life can be difficult.  They are out of the stage of the kiddy games such as Chutes and Ladder but not quite ready for adult board games such as Apples to Apples.  Do you have this challenge on your hands? Below is a list of the best board games for 12 year olds that can help make the decision process easier on you. 

This board game will catch the attention of your 12 year old just through the title! This will determine who really is the boss in your family, the kids or the parents.

Totally Gross The Game

Another catchy title that is sure to catch the attention of your 12 year old is the board game Totally Gross. This game encourages kids to develop a love for science or test what he or she already knows about the subject. This is a great game for those pre-teen sleepovers that occur at your house every weekend. 


This game is great for any age but is especially enjoyable for those kids who are not quite teenagers yet.  You child and her friends will enjoy playing this game time and time again as they battle each other to figure out the answer of “what’s on my head band?”

Where is sock monkey?

This board game will have all of the kids in your family frantically searching to find the monkey.  This game is fun for kids of all ages from 3 year old to teenagers.

Sorry! Fun on the Run Game

This takes the game of Sorry to the next level as you can take it along with you anywhere you go.  Your 12 year old is sure to love this one. Challenge him to a game of sorry while on the road to your vacation destination. You can never go wrong with travel sized games that will make the trip more interesting and fun. 


If your pre-teen loves to sing, this a must have game to add to her collection.  This kid friendly game does not require your child to have talent. In fact, it will be more fun if he or she does not have it. This is a great game to take on vacation for the whole family to enjoy.

Use the list above that includes the best board games for 12 year old to help find the perfect board game for the pre-teenager in your life. Whether you are giving it as a birthday gift, or just want to find a way to get your child away from the video game, board games are the perfect answer.  Board games can provide hours of entertainment for those weekly sleepovers and also be great entertainment during vacation.  Bringing family and friends closer together is what life is all about.  Which game will you choose from the list above to accomplish that goal? 

Updated: 02/03/2012, Natasha
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Rose on 11/27/2013

The sock monkey game sounds fun!

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