Games intended particularly for younger players (typically ages 12 and under) and players new to modern board games. Game duration usually runs 15 – 45 minutes.
Winner – Happy City
Build the perfect city that prioritizes citizens’ happiness by making a bright, colorful tableau in this simple and compelling introduction to the genre.
Try to collect scattered treasures while dodging a beautiful (and angry) mollusk in this vibrant dexterity game.
Throw down for bug supremacy in this ever-pushy dexterity game reminiscent of classic arcade games.
Winner – Abandon All Artichokes
Vacate some vegetables in this delightful and colorful deckbuilder that streamlines gameplay and makes for a great introduction to the deckbuilding genre.
Hues and Cues
Choose your words carefully to describe a color in this colorful party game.
Search for dragon eggs in this family entry in the Kingdomino series.
Zombie Teenz Evolution
Winner – Draftosaurus
As dinosaur theme park proprietors, players take turns choosing from colorful dinosaur meeples in order to build up a variety of delightful dino destinations.
Only one finger’s allowed in this dice-rolling race to the North Pole.
My First Castle Panic
Protect your castle from rampaging monsters in this cooperative family game.
The Aquicorn Cove Board Game
Winner – Catch the Moon
Tasked with climbing to the moon, players are given a bunch of ladders and a single die, rolling it to guide them to which ladders they can place and how many they must touch.
Place shapes, but don’t let the same color or shape touch!
Jump until you fall in a light coin-collecting game for the whole family.