Dog Games for Kids.
"Dog Video Games & Dog Board Games!"

Arff-Arff…Bowoo-Wooo! So you have Dog loving kids at home! Following recommended Dog games for kids are some good options to check out besides having your canine friendly child play these fun kids Dog games.


Have a Paw-erful gaming session with your kids!

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The Dog Island (Video Game)

Age Group: 6 to 12 years.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Compatible Game Console: Nintendo Wii

Game Learning: Observation and thinking skills.

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • The Dog Island – Brand: UBI Soft.
About the Game:

  • This Dog games for kids was released in year 2008.
  • One of the best Wii Dog game for kids genre in which the kid plays the role of a Dog who sets off on an adventurous journey to various landscapes in order to bring a doctor to save his critically ill sibling.
  • 48 breeds of dogs to choose from.
  • Numerous side games like fishing, bugs catching etc.
  • A player can customize his dog using all sorts of accessories and clothing available in the game.

Game Pros :

  • This Dog games for kids has a great story line.
  • An Adventurous game that will be liked by kids of all ages.
  • The gameplay varies from simple and easy to difficult at times.
  • Very good music score and sounds.
  • Game controls are simple and easy to understand.
  • Visuals and graphics are cool if not outstanding.
  • The length of the game is good enough. An average child can take 2 weeks to finish off the game.

Game Cons :

  • A lot of on screen instructions. If the child is not a good reader then parental help will be required.
  • Game progress is not auto saved. One has to save the progress manually.
  • Some of the stages of this Dog games for kids are really tough for a kid. Some of the wild animals who try to obstruct the Dog in the game are quite tough to beat. Parental help will be required.

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Jerry Rice & Nitus' Dog Football (Video Game)

Age Group: 8 to 12 years.

ESRB Rating: Everyone

Compatible Game Console: Nintendo Wii

Game Learning: Sportsmanship

No. of Players: 1

Versions Available: 1

  • Jerry Rice & Nitus Dog Football – Brand: Judobaby/Crave Entertainment.
About the Game:

  • This dog game for kids got released in year 2011.
  • This dog video game for kids is a sports game in which players engage in eight-on-eight football competitions with dogs (i.e., seven dogs and one human character per team). Players guide their golden retrievers, boxers, and other canines down the field to complete plays and score touchdowns.
  • Multi player mode available. Up to 4 players can play.
  • 20 Dog breeds to choose from.
  • A dozen play fields.

Game Pros :

  • This Dog game for kids has great graphics and sound.
  • The game has lots of customization options. One can chose the type of ball he wants to play. Numerous dog accessories are available to customize one’s dog.
  • The game controls are easy to understand.
  • The game score high on re-playability.
  • The game can be enjoyed by kids as well as parents equally.

Game Cons :

  • There is no real downside of this Dog game for kids.

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Dog-Opoly (Board Game)

Age Group: 8 to 12 years.

Game Learning: Like a typical Monopoly game the kids will learn about money, trading & saving etc. besides Dogs specific learning like - different breeds of dogs, their habits and traits etc.

No. of Players: 2 to 6 players.

Game Time: 1 Hour at least.

Versions Available: 1

  • Dog-Opoly – Published by: Late for the Sky.
About the Game:

  • This dog game for kids is based on good old favorite Monopoly.
  • All the game components have been customized to suite a Dog themed board game for kids.
  • The real estate options of a Monopoly game have been replaced by cool doggy elements like - Butcher shop, Fire hydrant, Dog houses, Big bones etc. Each dog deed is filled with fun facts about the breed.
  • The game comprises of – a game board, paper money and many dog-themed pieces like - flea, cat, dog dish, T-bone steak etc.

Game Pros :

  • A very good educational dog game for kids that would teach them about different breeds of pet Dogs. The game has a total of 22 famous Dog breeds to choose from.
  • The game also make kids understand the value of money as well as sharpen their mathematical calculation skills.
  • Can be enjoyed by the whole family.
  • The game’s overall look and feel is very pleasing. The manufacturing quality of the game components is also good and durable.

Game Cons :

  • Like a traditional Monopoly game this Dog game for kids is also 100% chance and luck based.
  • The game is lengthy.

My Tip :

  • Another version of this Dog games for kids called “Puppy-Opoly” from the same publisher is also available in the market. This is a gem of a Puppy themed Monopoly game for younger kids of the age group 5-8 years. This game is simpler and shorter than a regular Dog-Opoly or Monopoly game, which suits the skill level of younger kids. Also this dog game for kids has some cool little new twists and also provides some handy puppy training tips. So if you have little kids at home who adore puppies then go for this one. It surely will be a big Hit!

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