Family Board or Card Games?
The Lord answered my prayer to get rid of our cable (Praise God!) and I would like suggestions on family games that you enjoy and play.
We have Uno, Phase 10, Boggle, Dutch Blitz, and Monopoly. We tried Apples to Apples (meh) and the jellybean game (double meh).
What are your favorite family card or board games and why? 🙂
In an entertaining coincidence, just had a game night with my sibs and fams last night; best game of the night and a personal fave–Scattergories. Taboo was also great fun. Our teen daughter and her friends love What Do You Meme. and Don’t Break the Ice. If you are looking for dual-purpose, we have one that is a little dated and I don’t know whether there is an updated version or if it’s out of print but even with late 70’s/early 80’s sensibilities it teaches an essential life skill: Payday. When DD was smaller she loved StoryCubes. That one is especially great to take with you to a restaurant to help pass the time for hungry kids while waiting for the meal. There are a bunch of expansion/alternate dice to that now too. A good one if you like mostly chance with a little strategy is Yatzee. My other all-time fave is Clue.
When I play games with the children, we stick to Blitz and Phase 10. I am not a game player at all, but those are ok. Our youngest loves Uno so we have played lots of that as well.
Otherwise, DH plays some board games with the children. Payday, any of the ‘opoly games, Stubble Jumper, and the latest, Farming Game which I recently found at a thrift store, about brand new. We don’t have The Game of Life, but it is quite an entertaining game as well. Our children loved playing it when they had a chance.
I know puzzles aren’t games, but we sure enjoy doing those. Get a 500 or 1000 pieces that has lots of variety and even our youngest can help, than.
Dutch Blitz is a fave at our house. Taboo…Guesstures…Telestrations…5 Second Rule…and if, if, IF you’re good with some off-color humor, Relative Insanity. (This redneck, blue collar comedy tour meets Apples to Apples. There is a reason it says, “ages 14 and above”.)
The wife & I will also play Sequence together.