Family game night seems like something that would happen only in the movies, but it is something you can do in your own home. Bonds will be created and how else would parents stay young and hip? I came up with a list of the top 10 best games for family night. Some games are for younger children and some are more challenging that can actually improve your knowledge. Whether you are playing a game for fun and jokes (charades) or playing to increase your vocabulary (scrabble), family game night can be a great addition to your home.
Charades (any age)
Charades is a great pick that anyone can play, and it is very simple so everyone can play. Depending on the number of people, you could also create teams to play with. There is no given time limit and there aren’t many rules except that you can’t talk.
Apples to Apples (12+)
Apples to Apples are a great game to play when you have several people involved. At our house, we have a common rule that we get to explain why we chose the card we submitted so that it requires more thought.
Uno is a simple game to play with few things needed. This game can be played multiple times without dulling its entertainment. Typically the game will take about thirty minutes depending on how many people are playing.
Twister is a fun game if you aren’t interested in trying to conquer a board game or sit still. This game is a thriller as every spin can change the game. The game can take up to an hour but is often a shorter time span.
Candy Land (any age)
Candy Land is a fun game for little kids. There is no reason that it can’t be remembered as we grow up. The game will only take about fifteen minutes.
Monopoly has always been a favorite board for many. The plot line can keep those interested for several hours. I have personally never finished the game and can’t picture the game ever ending, but it is fun to play. You can quit the game whenever you want and just count up the money to find out who the winner is.
The game of Life is the closest we can get to playing with our future where it won’t matter. This game brings up real life scenarios with money and kids involved. It is a very easy game to get involved in and only takes about 45 minutes to complete.
Scrabble is a fun game to increase your vocabulary while being competitive. The game ends when everyone runs out of letters. The time length will depend on the length of the words and how long it takes one to decide on a word.
Battleship is a classic game that involves reasoning and logic. The immediate response gives some people an immediate thrill.
Connect Four (6+)
Connect Four is a great game of knowledge. It’s a fast game to play and is too addicting to simply play once.