Early Gamers

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.

2021

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.

Recommended

Hues and Cues

Choose your words carefully to describe a color in this colorful party game.

Dragomino

Search for dragon eggs in this family entry in the Kingdomino series.

Nominated

Dungeon Drop

Zombie Teenz Evolution

2020

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.

Recommended

Snowman Dice

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.

Nominated

The Aquicorn Cove Board Game

L.L.A.M.A

2019

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.

Recommended

Drop It

Place shapes, but don’t let the same color or shape touch!

Megaland

Jump until you fall in a light coin-collecting game for the whole family.

Nominated

Snail Sprint

The Mind

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