Are you tired of endless games of Monopoly or Candyland on family game night? We’ve got you covered. These 10 games are simple for children, but adults will have fun playing them too. It’s nice to get away from screens for a few hours and enjoy laughing and talking with family and friends.
If you are looking for a holiday gift for someone a board game is always a great option. You will be gifting someone something that they will have fun playing and making memories with their family and what could be better than that?
We picked games that would be simple for children to understand but that would also be fun for the adults to play as well. We picked games that wouldn’t take hours and hours to get through like monopoly. We know that you will be able to find something on this list that your kids will love to play.
The little music lovers in your family will love playing this game. It covers all genres of music and you don’t have to be the best singer in the world to enjoy playing it. The objective is for one family member to say a word and then everyone else needs to start singing a song with that word in it. The first person to sing a song with the word in it gets to roll the dice and move their piece along the board. Your family will have a blast singing and laughing together. All ages will enjoy it equally which makes it perfect for the whole family. (Ages 8 and up)
9. Watch Ya Mouth
This game has grown in popularity over the last few years and for a very good reason. It is really fun to play with family and friends. It’s extremely silly and everyone can’t help but laugh when they play. The objective is to put these cheek restrictors in your mouth and try to read out a bunch of silly words and phrases. There are also family-friendly expansion packs to buy as well so the fun will keep going. (ages 8 and up)
8. Sequence for Kids
Sequence for Kids is just like the classic game we all know and love, but this version is made just for kids. The recommended age is three and up because there is no reading involved and it is simple to play. The objective is to play a card from your hand and place it on the corresponding character on the board. If you can get four pieces in a row you win.
7. Guess Who
Guess who is a fun two-player game that is perfect for the little detective in your family. The objective is to see if you can guess the other player’s mystery character by asking questions until there is one-character left. There are 24 different characters to choose from so your children will need to be observant and use their listening skills to win.
6. Family Feud Trivia Box Card Game
Survey says that your family will have a lot of fun playing this game with your whole family. The objective is to fill in the right answers to different random questions before getting three strikes. One hundred people were surveyed, and the most popular answers will be on the board. There are literally hundreds of questions, so the fun will keep going for a long time.
5. My First Carcassonne
Carcassonne is a two to four-player game that takes about twenty minutes to play. The objective is to be the first person to place all of your pawns on the board. Players will take turns building Carcassonne one tile at a time and when you close a street with one or more pawns of your color you get to put one of your pawns on the board. It is really simple and fun to play once you get started. It is recommended for children ages four and up but adults will have fun playing too.
4. Pictionary Air
Pictionary Air is a new take on an old classic game. You will need to download the Pictionary Air app before you play so the game will be able to come to life. Players will point the screen at the person using the pen and the drawings will appear in the air. This is the perfect game for families that love to draw and be creative together. It is recommended for ages eight and up but younger kids could participate with a little help from a parent.
3. Don’t Step In It Unicorn Edition
This is a silly game that kids will laugh at endlessly. The idea is that a unicorn visited the house during the night. They ended up leaving piles of colorful poop all over the floor mat that is actually the board for the game. Players will take turns spinning the spinner and take steps around the floor mat and try not to step in “it”. The catch is the player will be blindfolded which will make the game a little harder.
2. Blokus Strategy Family Board Game
This is a very fun strategy game that everyone will enjoy. It looks simple, but you have to think when you are placing your pieces so you don’t run out of room. Each player is given 21 playing tiles that are in similar shapes to that of Tetris. The objective is to place your pieces on the board in a way that only the corners of the blocks are touching each other. The person with the fewest number of pieces left when the board gets filled up wins.
1. Settlers of Catan Junior
Settlers of Catan junior takes about thirty minutes to get through. Your family will have so much fun exploring the seas of Catan. The objective is to build hideouts and encounter different islands. Each island offers different materials. The first player to capture seven pirate hideouts wins. This game has a lot of replay value because you will get a different outcome every time you play it.