5 Family Games To Play for Family Game Night
If you aren’t currently having a family game night, you should be. Family game night is about more than just the laughs and forcing your kids to get away from the screen for a little while. Family game night is about bonding and doing activities together. Families that schedule a regular family game night stay together. Here are some of the best family games to play for family game night.
Our List of the Best Family Games to Play on Family Night
Bananagrams is the one of our favorite and we think best family games to play. A spelling game that will replace Scrabble in your household. You use Scrabble like tiles to spell out words in a very similar way to Scrabble boards. Each player starts out with a set number of tiles and then there is a pool of tiles in the middle. Once every tile that you have is used to spell physically connected worlds you yell split. Everyone picks up another tile. This continues on until all of the tiles are gone from the pile. The first person to use all of their tiles to create physically connected words when the pool of tiles is empty calls split, they are the winner.
This game is best enjoyed in families where everyone can or learning how to spell.
Apples To Apples
Apples to Apples is a classic family and party game that will keep your family entertained for hours. A green card has an adjective on it and is placed in the middle of the table. Everyone selects a red card with a noun on it to place in the middle. The person with the best match of cards wins. This game can be incredibly enjoyable because every person has a different idea as to what matches. Some people go for literal matches, some for silly matches, and some for absurd matches. The possibilities are endless with this game.
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This is one of the most classic games for family game night. You take a bunch of nouns and write them on pieces of paper. Then one person pulls a slip of paper from a hat or bowl. They have to draw whatever it is for the whole group to see. As the person draws the rest of the group has to guess what they are drawing. The person who guesses correctly gets a point. There are several variations on the rules of Pictionary, for example, you can play in teams if you choose. There is also an official set of words and supplies that you can buy from Hasbro. You can have more fun with the family by creating your own game set though!
Cheat/I Doubt It
This is one of the best card games for groups out there. You aren’t required to buy anything but a regular set of playing cards. Everyone is dealt an even amount of the deck. The person with the Ace of Spades starts by putting it face down on the table and saying “one ace.” The next person has to play at least one 2 of any suit, or lie and say another card is a two. The next person would play a three and so one. At any time you can challenge a person in the game by saying Cheat or I Doubt It. If they did in fact play what they said they played, you have to take the cards on the table. If they lied, they have to take them. The first person to have no cards left in their hand wins. You can keep on playing until there are two players if you so desire.
This game is commonly referred to as Bullshit but to keep it family appropriate we have used some of its other names.
Any Challenging Puzzle
While not technically a game, puzzles can be great for family game night. They are a challenge that anyone can work on. Get a card table and place it somewhere in your house where it can be moved to the corner of the room. When it comes to family game night you pull out the table and work on the puzzle. If you have a really difficult puzzle it can serve for entertainment for multiple game nights.
Now that you have some ideas for family games to play for family game night all you will have to do is decide who gets to decide which game to play every week. Good luck with that one. We suggest that you take turns though, it keeps it fair and interesting. You don’t want to play the same game every week!
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