Family game night is a great way for families to spend some quality time together. Here’s a list of the top 10 games for family game night.
1. Scene It?
Scene It? is a DVD/board game that is interactive and fun for the whole family. It’s basically a trivia game with some of the gameplay being taken place on the TV. The great thing about Scene It? is that there are many different versions of the game. The original one is all about movie trivia but there other versions that focus on sports, Disney, Harry Potter, 80s, Twilight, and more! There’s bound to be a version that you’ll whole family will love and enjoy.
Monopoly is a classic board game that deals with money, buying property, and collecting rent. Monopoly is great for teaching kids how to manage money. It also teaches them about the pitfalls of tax and corporate greed to an extent.
Yahtzee is a dice game. This is a great game for teaching kids math. There’s a scorecard that each person gets that is played with the dice. You have to make decisions throughout the game which will impact your score. Critical thinking and math are great skills that are used within this game.
Clue is another game that uses critical thinking. For this particular game there is a murder mystery that must be solved. In order to solve the mystery players must play on the board and discover clues. As the game progresses and more clues are discovered players will have to try and figure out who did it, with what weapon, and in which room the murder took place. To make it a really fun family game night watch the movie Clue, which is based on the board game, after playing the board game.
Uno is a card game played with a specifically made Uno deck. This game is fun and is easy to learn. The great thing about this game is that you can play it with 2 to 10 players. This means if you have a larger family everyone can join in on the fun.
6. Candy Land.
Candy Land is a simple racing game. The board for Candy Land is very bright and happy that children will enjoy. This game is perfect for the younger kids because there’s nothing to read and you only need very minimal counting skills. Players never have to make choices and the only thing you have to do is follow directions which is why this game is best to be played with the younger kids.
Scrabble is a classic board game that deals with words. This game is better suited for older members of the family as it can be quite difficult at times. Scrabble games can last a long time so it’s best to use a timer for each person’s turn. The enjoyment out of the game is playing unique words and scoring points. Sometimes it’s best to have a dictionary readily available to everyone or the game can drag on for too long.
Pictionary is a great game to play with the family because it’s a drawing and guessing game played with teams. It’s very fun trying to figure out words from someone’s drawing. Sometimes people aren’t the best at drawing with this game which makes for hilarious guesses. It’s best to play this game with kids who have learned to draw so that they will have a fair chance when it’s their turn to draw.
Jenga is a game played with blocks. The object of the game is to take lower blocks away from the tower of blocks and balance them on top of the tower without making the tower fall over. This game will teach kids patience and will make them use critical thinking. It’s best to play with kids who are tall enough to reach the top of the tower. It can be a hard game to play as it progresses but it’s always fun finishing your turn without knocking the tower over.
Boggle is a word game that is played with letter cubes. After mixing up the letter cubes each played must find as many words as they can in the adjacent letter cubes within 3 minutes. It can be a very fun game where kids can learn new words. This is another game that having a dictionary nearby helps. A great idea is to give each player their own dictionary so that they can look up words while playing. You can even incorporate more learning with this game by making each player say the definition of the word they found to receive points.