Favorite Family Board Games

Family game time can be one of the most fun bonding times. My kids often ask for family game night over spending time with friends or watching a tv show. And have you ever thought about the fact that learning new games is actually educational for the kiddos. Often times the games involve math, counting, colors, and reading.

Family Game Night

There are so many different games that are great for a wide age range, which means that the whole family can enjoy playing the game. No more repetitive “Go Fish” just because the youngest one is still “little”.

Stratego Original Game

Stratego – A battlefield strategy game – 2 players – Ages 8+

Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples – The game of hilarious comparisons – 4-8 players – Ages 9+

Azul

Azul – Azul is a tile-placement game in which players compete for the highest score by claiming tiles and arranging them on their board to score points. – 2-4 players – Ages 8+

Parcheesi

Parcheesi – Classic game of chase, race and capture – 2-4 players – Ages 8+

Who wouldn’t want a laugh until you cry game?

Relative Insanity

Relative Insanity – A silly game about your crazy family members – 4-12 players – Ages 14+

Pandemic

Pandemic – You and your team are the last defense standing in the way of deadly diseases that threaten the world! – 2-4 players – Ages 8+

DragonWood

Dragonwood – Collect sets of adventurer cards to earn dice – 2-4 players – Ages 8+

Five Crowns

Five Crowns – Rummy Style game with a rotating wild card – 2-7 players – Ages 8+

There’s also a Five Crowns Junior – 2-6 players – Ages 5+

The Great Dalmuti

The Great Dalmuti – A light card game where players gain status by going out first – 5-10 players – Ages 8+

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride – Connect cities by train – 2-5 players – Ages 8+

The kids will love turning into spies in this classic family game.

Clue

Clue – Become a super sleuth and solve the mystery! – 2-6 players – Ages 8+

Aquire Game

Aquire – planning, building and owning the next big city – 2-6 players – Ages 12+

Sorry

Sorry – players chase, race, bump, slide, and score. – 2-4 players – Ages 6+

Settlers of Catan

Settlers of Catan – Civilization building game – 3-4 players – Ages 10+

Catch Phrase

Catch Phrase – Electronic Catchphrase game challenges teams to guess words and phrases – unlimited players – Ages 12+ (but we’ve played much younger)

Dominion

Dominion – 2-4 players – Ages 13+

WingSpan

Wingspan – A competitive bird-collection, engine-building Game – 1-5 players – Ages 10+

Skull King

Skull King – envois classic trick-taking game – 2-6 players – Ages 8+

There’s a few different versions of this family friendly game.

Code Names

Codenames – teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first.  – 2-8 players – Ages 14+

There’s also a Disney Codenames that the kids LOVE – 2-8 players – Ages 8+

Cover Your Assets

Cover Your Assets – Cover Yours, Steal Theirs – 4-6 players – Ages 7+

Pit

Pit – Fast paced and fun! Great for group play – 3-8 players – Ages 7+

Smallworld

Small World – Vie for area control of the world – 2-5 players – Ages 8+

Wackee Six

Wacky Six – an exciting, speed card game for anyone who likes to laugh, loves a good adrenaline rush and can be a team player – 2-12 players – Ages 6+

This is a classic game that I played as a kid!

Skip Bo

Skipbo – ultimate sequencing card game – 2-6 players – Ages 7+

Carcassonne

Carcassonne – a tile-laying game in which players fill in the countryside around the fortified city. – 2-5 players – Ages 7+

phase 10

Phase 10 – A rummy type card game with a challenging and exciting twist – 2-6 players – Ages 7+

scrabble

Scrabble – the classic crossword game – 2-4 players – Ages 8+

Rook

Rook – Fast-moving rook card game challenges you to bid and name tricks – 2-6 players – Ages 8+

This one gets super competitive at our house!

spot it

Spot It – a game of lightning-fast choices – 2-8 players – Ages 7+

splendor

Splendor – a fast, elegant, and intuitive game in which players vie for control of gem mines, trade routes, and storefronts – 2-4 players – Ages 10+

monopoly deal

Monopoly Deal – Fast paced card game – 2-5 players – Ages 8+

dominos

Dominos – 2-8 players – Ages 8+

board games for all ages

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