WPO Image

15 Board Games For 4 And 5 Year Olds

In this post, we go up a step, and we go on to games with more “chicha”, since they are board games suitable for girls and boys of about 4 years and 5 years of age , approximately.

We have chosen those ages because they are the most appropriate for purely children’s games . Games that (normally) are not only going to be played by adults, due to their simplicity. eye! In this list there are games that are suitable to play from 4-5 years old, which does not mean that at 6, 7 and 8 years old they are no longer attractive to them. For those ages they are also very valid and fun.

We have all the games at home or have played them, so they are first-person recommendations. There they go!

CARCASSONNE JUNIOR

– Official age: +4 years
– Age (according to BGG users): +4 years
– No. players: 2-4
– Publisher: Devir
– carcassonne junior

Visually beautiful strategy game (look at the map illustrations), in which players have to place their meeples on the map paths before everyone else. My oldest son’s favorite for a few months when he was 3 1/2 years old, we highly recommend it.

THE ENCHANTED STAIRCASE

– Official age: +4 years
– Age (according to BGG users): +4 years
– No. players: 2-4
– Publisher: Devir Iberia
– The Enchanted Staircase, by Devir

In the game, players compete to be the first to reach the top of the stairs and scare the ghost that lives there, but the ghost also wants to play with them and will turn them into ghosts while they climb the stairs. It is a game of mental skill and memory, as players must remember who is who during the game.

PIOU PIOU

– Official age: +5 years
– Age (according to BGG users): +4 years
– No. players: 2-5
– Publisher: Djeco

In this game the players have to try to be the first to have 3 chicks. For that they need to combine their nest, rooster and hen cards. Be careful, there are foxes that steal the eggs!

CASTLE LOGIX

– Official age: From 3 years
– No. players: 1
– Publisher: Smart Games
– Castle Logix by Smart Games

Puzzle game with wooden pieces. Build a castle using the stackable pieces in the game, making it the same as the castle on the selected tile. There are many pieces of different progressive levels according to the skill of the child.

We have put it as a game for 4-5 years because the first levels are very easy, but the medium and difficult levels are for older people.

MONZA

– Official age: +5 years
– Age (according to BGG users): +4 years
– No. players: 2-6
– Publisher: HABA
– monza game bean

The ideal game for children who love strollers or Cars movies. It consists of an oval circuit in which each one of you compete with your car. By rolling the 6 colored dice you can advance if you have squares of the same color in front of you. A game where chance is combined with the spins, and strategy when there are several options to choose from.

STONE AGE JUNIOR

– Official age: +5 years
– Age (according to BGG users): +4 years
– No. players: 2-4
– Publisher: Devir Iberia
– Stone Age Junior

Very complete game that unifies several game mechanics, such as resource management and memory. Visually very attractive and very funny in its mechanics.

STORY CUBES

– Official age: +6 years
– Age (according to BGG users): +4 years
– No. players: 1-12
– Publisher: Asmodée
– Story Cubes

Simple game that simply consists of 9 dice with different symbols on each face, and make up stories from the results of the dice. The official age is higher, but it is such a simple game that at 4/5 years old the little ones can already invent their stories.

THE MAGIC LABYRINTH

– Official age: +6 years
– Age (according to BGG users): +4 years
– No. players: 2-4
– Publisher: Devir Iberia
– The magic labyrinth

A nice memory game. Before us we have a board like a maze, with squares. Below the board there is a labyrinth made up of wooden tiles. The players handle chips that have magnetized balls stuck under the board.

The grace is that when advancing through the squares, there are “invisible walls” and, in case of colliding with one, we will know it because the ball detaches and falls. Then the player returns to his starting square.

The objective is to move around the board to collect different objects, and memorize those squares that have an “invisible wall” on one of their sides, so as not to go through there again.

EDGED ROW

– Official age: +6 years
– Age (according to BGG users): +5 years
– No. players: 2-4
– Publisher: Devir Iberia
– Edged row

One of the best known children’s games. The players manage a group of little ants that have to reach the goal (the food), taking care that the spiders that hang (literally) above do not come down and catch them. A very spectacular game to look at, with a very beautiful three-dimensional assembly.

ADVENTURERS TO THE TRAIN! THE FIRST TRIP

– Official age: +6 years
– Age (according to BGG users): +5 years
– No. players: 2-4
– Publisher: Days of Wonder (Asmodee)
– Adventurers to the train! The first trip

Children’s version of one of the most popular board games in the world, which is none other than “Adventurers on the train!” In this game we have a map before us, and the players have to link two cities with trains. Each one has their routes, and based on drawing cards they have to gradually place their wagons.

EXPRESS PATCHWORK

– Official age: +6 years
– Age (according to BGG users): +5 years
– No. players: 2
– Publisher: Maldito Games
– Express Patchwork

“Junior” version of the acclaimed Patchwork, named by many fans as one of the best board games that exist for 2 people. The rules are almost identical with some simplifications.

In this game the players will try to complete their patchwork quilt by covering all the possible squares before reaching the end.

MERLIN’S APPRENTICE

– Official age: +6 years
– Age (according to BGG users): +5
– No. players: 2-4
– Publisher: Smartplay Editorial
– Merlin’s Apprentice

Separate game in 3 very different phases. In the first, players will get ingredients and magic items. In the second phase, they will “craft” creatures based on the score obtained in the previous phase. And the last phase consists of a confrontation between those creatures, until only one is left standing.

One of the few games where we do not advise to advance the age recommended by the publisher. We did a full review in this post .

INSECT HOTEL

– Official age: +7 years
– Age (according to our experience): +5 years
– No. players: 2-4
– Publisher: Mercurio Distribuciones
– Insect hotel

Simple but very entertaining game, in which each player has his hotel with 6 rooms. The winner will be the first to fill all their rooms with insects. You can attract insects from other players with honey, or scare away insects from rival hotels by sending a spider.

DINO RACE

– Official age: +8 years
– Age (according to our experience): +5 years
– No. players: 2-4
– Publisher: Devir Iberia
– Dino race

In this game, each player manages a pair of dinosaurs (represented by some really funny miniatures), and they have to make a race fleeing from an erupting volcano.

Depending on the order of arrival and other factors, there will be a final score that will determine the winner.

The Blaze