There are so many wonderful games and not enough family time. These 10 games promise to make for memorable family fun nights whenever your whole family can gather together.
Candyland is a classic family game that does not require any reading and only needs minimal counting, so it is perfect for a family with young children. A game of Candyland takes about 20 minutes on average, so young players can keep their focus through a whole game.
Jenga can be a challenge but it’s great for older children. Game play is usually less than 15 minutes and it takes about two minutes to set up a new game.
Twister is a get up and get active game which makes it great for older children. It’s difficult to determine how long a game will be since it’s only over when there is one player standing, but it’s still a good choice for family night.
Sorry! is a fun family game; after all, you can playfully sabotage other players to gain an advantage! However, the game does involve some reading, so it’s better suited for children over six. Game play takes about 30-60 minutes.
Cheat is best for families with older children, because the objective of the game is to cheat, lie, and strategize all of your cards away. Game play is usually about 20-30 minutes, depending on how good your family is at cheating!
Monopoly is classic game that has notoriously long game play. Regardless, it a family friendly game, great for children eight years and older and the rules can be modified to encourage faster game play.
Scrabble is another classic game that has a lengthier game play. Generally, the length of game play depends on the number of players and how quick their turns are but time limits can be added to help the game go faster.
Cranium is another get up and go game that involves charades, sculpting, drawing, and guessing a tune. The game is appropriate for children over seven and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Apples to Apples
For a family with pre-teens and teenagers, Apples to Apples is a card game that is great for some laughs. You also have total control over how long the game lasts.
Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity is an adult-only version of Apples to Apples. I would only recommend this game for an adult-only family night that enjoys adult humor and inappropriate jokes. Like with Apples to Apples, you can determine the length of the game play.