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Family Games

Posted by  ·  December 23, 2018  ·  Last Updated: December 23, 2018

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Family game nights are a favorite past time of mine, we love playing games together with all our family members.  Here is a list of great games we love that are easy to play, easy to find and provide hours of fun!  Many can be played with younger kids, you might even be able to buy the Jr. version in many of these games.  Do you like fast-paced games, card games, board games what do you play on family game night?

Family Games

family games


Board Games

Board games can provide a lot of fun and are the perfect party game. We have all played Monopoly, Life, and Sorry but if you are looking for something new try these…

Catan (also known as The Settlers of Catan)

My brothers family loves Catan.  No two games are alike so this game is one you won’t get bored of very soon! Catan (aka The Settlers of Catan) has been awarded “Game of the Year,” “Hall of Fame,” and even “Game of the Century” honors in Germany, the United States, and a host of other countries worldwide. An international favorite, it’s been called the “Perfect Social Game.”

Ticket To Ride

Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn.

Wits & Wagers Deluxe Board Game

Wits and Wagers, the game of guts and “guesstimates”, is a fast-paced game that combines the most interesting elements of trivia with the excitement of gambling.

Code Names

Codenames is a social word game with a simple premise and challenging gameplay. Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the table. Their teammates try to guess words of their color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Cards Games

We love Uno, Phase 10, Spot It, and everyone needs a set of playing cards. Our family loves to play spoons, scum,  speed etc. Here are a few card games you may not have heard of…

Exploding Kittens

Exploding Kittens is a highly-strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian roulette. It has quickly become a cult classic. 

Five Crowns

Winner of 10 best game awards. Five Crowns is a rummy-style game with a rotating wild card. This game is easy to learn for kids and adults.

Monopoly Deal

A fast-paced, totally addictive card game that you can play in minutes! Deal and steal your way to success – just collect 3 property sets to win. Sounds easy, but beware the dreaded Debt Collectors and Deal Breakers, which can flip your fortunes in the play of a card!

Apples to Apples

Players will delight in the crazy comparisons while expanding their vocabulary and thinking skills. 

Dice Games

Left Right Center

Left Right Center is a fun, fast-paced dice game that you won’t be able to put down! Players roll the dice to determine where they pass their chips. The last player with chips is the winner and wins the center pot.


Fast and fun. Tenzi is the world’s fastest dice game! Fast, fun, engaging, and surprisingly intricate, Tenzi is perfect for table top beginners and aficionados alike.


The grandfather of modern dice games. You roll the dice, trying to get specific sets and thus earning points. Each game only takes 20 minutes.

Family Favorites


“The Original” for 8 players is what got the party started! Over 1,700 words, 8 erasable sketch books, 8 dry erase markers, 8 clean-up cloths. This game is like playing telephone with pictures! It always has us laughing.

Mouth Guard Challenge

This game includes everything you need to play this hilarious and fun game. Simply wear the mouthpieces and speak out the phrases. Our family has laughed until we cried playing this game. You can also get child size mouthpieces here.


Players draw curse cards with specific instructions the goal is to continue the command or combination of commands as long as possible. Crazy combinations of curses for a variety of hilarious performances.


Classic Taboo game challenges you to guess words and phrases. You lose a point if you use any of the Taboo words. 

If you have younger kids they might like this free printable I have shared for a Would You Rather Game and also Would You Rather Questions For Kids. It’s a great way to get kids talking.

would you rather

Playing Minute to Win It,  is a lot of fun and easy to put together.  It is a great party game. Here is several Minute to win it game ideas.

For more game ideas. Check out this newlywed game.

If you like Yard Games you will love this Yard Yahtzee.






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  1. Sue
    Monday, January 1st, 2018
    One of our family's very favorite card games is Rage- you should try it!