Looking for fun family games to keep your kids attention? Check out our top picks for fun games for family night that will keep your kids off their electronics and bump up bonding time!
We love playing games as a family. We used to build lots of puzzles when our kids were younger then we moved onto Uno and Go Fish.
Now that we have teens and pre-teens, we have to play games that hold their attention and make them feel included. We’ve gathered our tried and true games that our family truly loves. Have you played any of them? Leave any that we missed in the comments.
Be sure to check out our Amazon Storefront full of family friendly games, 45 to be exact! They’re listed in order of our favorite to least played but still fun.
Our number one favorite game is Code Names! We introduced it to Nate’s parents over Thanksgiving weekend and had so many laughs playing boys vs girls. It’s a strategic games using only 2 hints per round so you’ve got to get creative which makes it so fun!
Another game we play often is Telestrations, even young kids can really get into it…I would say kindergarten and older.
Things, Qwirkle and Apples to Apples are games we play a couple of times a month, too. Check out our top picks but definitely head to our storefront for dozens more game suggestions!
TOP 12 FAMILY GAME NIGHT GAMES
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- Cover Your Assets: kind of like monopoly but more hands on, so fun to steal from your opponents.
- Qwirkle: fitting shapes and patterns together, keep an eye on strategy while its other people’s turns. My 10 year old whoops us every time!
- Apples to Apples: who has the most clever answer wins!
- Tenzi: The world’s fastest game! Everyone gets ten dice. Someone says, “Go.” Then everyone rolls and rolls as fast as they can until someone gets all their dice on the same number and shouts “TENZI.”
- Code Names: you’ve only got 2 words (hints) so make them count!
- Phase 10: The first player to complete all 10 Phases (match-ups) wins the game.
- Uno: The first player to get rid off all of their cards wins the round.
- Things: You write down topics like “THINGS you wouldn’t do for a million dollars” then let each player write whatever comes to mind. When you try to figure out who said what. Similar to Apples to Apples but you get to pick the question and answer.
- Five Crowns: sdf;ls
- Telestrations: draw a word then pass it down, the next player writes their guess to the drawing, pass it down, the next player draws the guess, repeat. Like telephone but every player has their own word/drawing pad…it gets so skewed which causes lots of laughs!
- Catch Phrase: Be the first team to reach 7 points. To gain points, make sure someone from your team isn’t caught holding the Catch Phrase game unit when the timer runs out.
- Guesstures: You only get a few seconds to act out each word before its card gets swallowed. Your team gets points only for the cards they guess and you grab!
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