2017 Best Children’s Game

In 2017, the best Children’s game shortlist provides fun for children of all ages.

Below is the 2017 BGA Best Children’s Game short list, presented in alphabetical order.

Go Cuckoo
by Josep M. Allué and Víktor Bautista i Roca, published by HABA

Help the Kiki Cuckoo by building her nest! Be the first to place all of your eggs without tipping the nest in this 15 minute dexterity game for 2-5 players, ages 4 and up.

Ice Cool
by Brian Gomez, published by Brain Games

Cheeky penguins are running around school when they shouldn’t be. Players take turns being the hall monitor and must catch the other players in this adorable  30 minute flicking game for 2-4 players, ages 6 and up

Ticket To Ride: First Journey
by Alan R. Moon, published by Days of Wonder

First Journey simplifies the classic Ticket to Ride game of laying trains between cities as players race to be the first to complete 6 tickets in this 30 minute rummy style game for 2-4 players, ages 6 and up

For details on the judging criteria,  see Best Children’s Game criteria.