This is the ultimate list of captivating, fun, and mentally stimulating family games that will keep everyone looking forward to game-nights!
The Importance of Family Game Night
If you’re looking for inexpensive ways to spend time with family, establishing a family game night is an excellent start.
Way back in time (pre-iPhone years), board and card games were a popular way to entertain at parties, with friends, or after dinner. Hands up for everyone who remembers Yahtzee and Monopoly tournaments!
And there’s a reason we enjoyed them: interactive games create stronger bonds among the participants (family/friends) and provoke lots of laughter. Even better, kids who play interactive board games develop strong motor skills, are more successful in problem-solving, and benefit in academic performance, and that’s research!
Don’t know where to start? I’ve got you covered with over 30 games to appeal to all ages and interests. So clear off that dining room table and make room for lots of fun!
Classic Family Games
It’s only appropriate we start with the classics! You’ll recognize these from your younger years, and I promise they are still just as fun.
Best Family Board Games
From medieval fortress building to top-secret spy skills, there’s something for everyone in this collection of family board games.
Cooperative Family Games
What is the best way to build strong teamwork skills and have a blast? Any of these family games! Unlike regular competitive games, cooperative games require the participants to play together and share the outcome, whether it’s a win or loss.
Interactive Family Games
While some games have you working on your own, these games keep everyone talking, playing, and laughing together all night long! You’ll solve puzzles, give clues, and race one another in these amazing interactive family games.
Card Games for Families
We know of Go Fish, Spades, and Spoons, but these aren’t your ordinary card games. Any of these decks promise a good time.
Does your family have a favorite game to play together? Please share in the comments so we can keep our list of the BEST board games ever, going!!!