Family game nights are a great way to unwind from a busy week and enjoy spending time together as a family. It’s always more fun to have a variety of games to choose from. Read below for the top 10 picks.
Monopoly has been around for a really long time and has been a favorite of many families. Over the years they have come up with new variations of the board game that include Monopoly Junior, Despicable Me 2 Monopoly, and even an electronic version, which has credit cards instead of using play money. The board game is for ages 8 years and up and for 2-8 players. The time to play this game can vary depending on how you play the game and how many players you have.
Clue is another great option for a family night and has been around a long time. They also have different variations of the game that include Clue Junior, Clue Classic Addition, and a newer Version that came out in 2013. The board game is for ages 8 years and up and for 3-6 players. This is a fun game for a small family and doesn’t take too long to play.
3. The Game of Life
The Game of Life is a very fun game for a family night. This game also comes in different styles and even has an electronic version which also uses credit cards instead of play money. This game is for ages 9 years and up and for 2-6 players.
Spoons is a type of card game that uses a deck of playing cards and some kitchen spoons. It is played in multiple rounds and the object is to be the first person to collect four of a kind in each round. If you do collect four of a kind then you get a spoon. When a spoon is taken then each player that is left has to try and get a spoon. If you don’t end up with a spoon then you are out and the next round continues. This game is for ages 5 years and up and can have numerous players.
5. Chutes and Ladders
If you have younger children, a good game to play is Chutes and Ladders. This game is a pretty simple and easy game to play, and is for ages 3 years and up, and for 2-4 players.
6. Hide and Go Seek
Hide and Go Seek is a great game for an active family and is a fun way to involve other families from your neighborhood with your family night. This game can have many players and can be altered for different age groups and play times.
Rummikub is a draw and discard tile game and is for ages 8 years and up and for 2-4 players. This game goes by pretty fast and is easy once you learn how to play.
Yahtzee is all about a lucky roll and consists of 13 rounds. This game can take a while to play but is very fun. It’s for ages 8 years and up and can be played by a few people or a group. They also have Yahtzee Junior which is for ages 5 and up and usually is played with a smaller group of kids.
9. Catch Phrase
Catch Phrase is a form of charades but is not played as a board game. It’s a handheld device that is passed around in a circle and has random topics to play out and it keeps score for each team. You can have as many players as you want and is for ages 12 years and up.
Scrabble is a good game for a family who loves words and spelling. Play time varies depending on how fast you can play words and how many points you need to score in order to win the game. This is for ages 8 years and up.