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Not-Overly-Kiddy Board Games to Play with Kids Under 10

I asked a couple days ago about games that were great to play with kids, but were also fun for adults and not overly saccharine in terms of the theme. The response was overwhelming! Well over 200 different games were recommended, some by upwards of 20 people.

Since Facebook comment threads are near-impossible to parse, I took the time to aggregate the responses into the graph below. Note that I tried to catch misspellings or any obvious joke answers (noted with an "lol"), but some may have gotten through. There were also so many games, that I only put those mentioned twice or more into the graph. Please note that these are all games people suggested, so being mentioned even once is admirable. You can also see the full list in the table below the graph. Enjoy, and let me know how playing these games with your kids goes!

Oh, and I'm launching my own game Deck of Wonders on Kickstarter in late August, and would really appreciate any support you could throw my way!

NameVotes
King of Tokyo27
Kingdomino17
Ticket to Ride13
Ghost-Fighting Treasure Hunters9
Sushi Go9
Azul8
Carcassone8
My Little Scythe8
Stuffed Fables8
Isle of Cats7
Castle Panic6
Forbidden Island6
Ice Cool6
Mice and Mystics6
Catan Jr5
Rhyno Hero Super Battle5
Splendor5
Tsuro5
Dixit4
Dragonwood4
Santorini4
Trash Pandas4
5 Minute Dungeon3
Blokus3
Century Golem3
Clank3
Dice Throne3
Drop It3
Flashpoint3
Gizmos3
Lanterns3
Loveletter3
Qwirkle3
Small World3
Space Base3
Twighlight Imperium (lol)3
Zombie Kidz Evolution3
Alhambra2
Bang2
Battle Sheep2
Boss Monster2
Clue2
Copenhagen2
Deep Sea Adventure2
Dice Forge2
Dungeon Mayhem2
Exploding Kittens2
Go Nuts for Donuts2
Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle2
Hey That's My Fish!2
Horrified2
Junk Art2
King of New York2
Labyrinth2
Las Vegas Dice Game2
Magic Maze2
Mechs vs Minions2
Megaland2
My First Castle Panic2
Parks2
Planet2
Potion Explosion2
Queendomino2
Quest for El Dorado2
Qwixx2
Rampage2
Roll for It2
Rummikub2
Run for Your Life Candyman2
Smash Up2
Star Realms2
Takenoko2
Throw Throw Burrito2
Ticket to Ride: First Journey2
Ticket to Ride: New York2
Top Tale2
Wingspan2
5 Crowns1
5 minute Marvel1
6 Nimmt1
7 Wonders1
Aftermath1
Animal Kingdoms1
Arcadia Quest1
ARGH1
Baren Park1
Bloom Town1
Bohnanza1
Bots Up1
Bravest Warriors1
Bunny Kingdom1
Cahoots1
Camel Up1
Carcassonne Jr1
Cards Against Humanity (lol)1
Cards that make you LOL1
Cash and Guns1
Castle Ravenloft1
Catan1
Century1
Century: Spice Road1
Circadians: First Light1
Citadels1
Clear for Takeoff1
Climbers1
Cockroach Poker1
Cockroach Salad1
Coleretto1
Colt Express1
Concept1
Cover Your Kingdom1
Croak1
Dark Souls: The Board Game1
Dead Man's Draw1
Dead Panic1
Desperados of Dice Town1
Dicey Goblins1
Dino Dump1
Dinos1
Disney Codenames1
Disney Villainous1
Dobbers: Quest for the Key1
Dominion1
Downforce1
Dracodeep Dungeon1
Dragon Castle1
Dragoon1
Dream House1
Dungeon!1
Escape Zombie City1
Escape!1
Everdell1
Exchange1
Farkle1
Feed the Kitty1
Five Tribes1
Flame Rogue1
Flip Ships1
Foodies1
For Sale1
Fortnite Monopoly1
Funkoverse1
Fuzzy Mage Fights1
Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion1
Grimm Forest1
Gub1
Gulo Gulo1
Happy Pigs1
Hero Realms1
Heroquest1
Hoot Owl Hoot1
Imhotep1
Incan Gold1
Island of El Dorado1
Itzi1
Jetpack Joyride1
Jumanji (lol)1
Karak1
Killer Bunnies1
Kingdom Death: Monster (lol)1
L.L.A.M.A.1
Latice Hawai'i1
Launch Pad1
Liar's Dice1
Long Cow1
Loopin Louie1
Loot1
Machi Koro1
Mandala1
Marvel Legendary1
Marvel Munchkin1
Maximum Apocalypse1
Mille Bourne1
Minecraft: Builders and Biomes1
Monster Hunter: Iceborne (lol)1
Monster Madness1
Monza1
Munchkin1
New York 19041
New York Slice1
Ninja Monkeys1
No Escape1
Outfoxed1
Pairzi1
Pandemic1
Pass the Panda1
Periodic1
Pie in the Sky1
Planet1
Pokemon TCG1
Quacks1
Quadropolis1
Rat a Tat Cat1
Revolution1
Robot Turtle1
Samurai Brothers1
Shadows in the Forest1
Shaoila: Warring States1
Silence is Golden1
Silver and Gold1
Skull King1
Skyjo1
Slapzi1
Sleeping Queens1
Spacehulk1
Spooky Stairs1
Stone Age1
Super Camelot1
Super Cats1
Sushi Roll1
Sword Crafter1
Tank Chess1
Tenzi1
The Golfing Dead1
The Magic Labyrinth1
The River1
The Storymaster's Tales1
Tiny Epic Defenders1
Tiny Epic Galaxies1
Tiny Epic Mechs1
Transamerica1
Trekking Games1
Unmatched Legends1
Viticulture1
Viva Topo1
Warp Gate1
Weirding Woods1
Welcome to Dino World1
Wizard Always Wins1
Wizards to the Power of 31
Wombat Rescue1
Woosh1
Ya Blew It!1
Yogi1
Zoned Out1

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