The Best Board Games for Families

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Board Games are a perfect way to bring the family together for no screen time, work together, and have fun all at the same time. Family Game Night is a common tradition across families. I wish this was a part of my family’s traditions but there just were only three of us, Mom Dad, and me. Back then top games were Clue, Monopoly, Scrabble, Guess Who, and Life. Many of the games were very long and that definitely steered my family away in particular. Now there are so many new games for everyone and all different time durations, as well as categories. Here are a few Best Board Games for Families that I have found that are loads of family fun! 

Best Board Games for Families

Best Board Games for Families

Not Parent Approved: A Card Game for Families –

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This game was inspired by the very adult game Cards Against Humanity. This family-appropriate card game prompts players with fill-in-the-blank questions. Each person then chooses a card from their hand that they think is the best response. The answer cards are totally ridiculous, so be prepared for some wacky combinations. 

Happy Salmon –

Best Board Games for Families

This game is a combination of the classic Old Maid and War games but made faster and more fun, that’s what Happy Salmon is. It’s the fastest game you’ve ever played, and yet, you’ll just keep playing it because it’s so much fun. Your family will go wild for this game because it appeals to the way their minds work, quickly and chaotically. There is no time for second-guessing, and it’s a wild ride.

Spontuneous Board Game –

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This family board game should be in every home. Not only will everyone have a blast getting goofy, but the time spent playing this game doubles as an opportunity for kids to build confidence when it comes to expression, creativity, and improv.  It takes about 45 minutes to complete a game, making it a solid choice for younger players with shorter attention spans.

Brain Freeze –

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Brain Freeze is if Memory and Guess Who decided to have a baby, this game would be it. It requires a little bit of subterfuge and a whole lot of free space in your brain, which is pretty much perfect for kids who want to beat their parents. It’s like Among Us, but less terrifyingly online. 

Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Humanity –

Best Board Games for Families

This game is a family-oriented, fun, fill-in-the-blank game that will have your creative kiddos coming up with the most hilarious combinations. It’s filled with child-appropriate humor and innuendos that all of the grown-ups can chuckle at, this game is an all-around family night win. Think of it as a way to blow off steam within respectful and entertaining limits.

7 Wonders Board Game –

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This family board game is one of the best to ever hit the market. Perfect for ages 10 and up, this game has you build an entire civilization from the ground up using just cards and the board. It’s all about strategy, and it’s genuinely one of the best ways in which you can spend a Saturday night. This game takes a few hours for my family to get through, so it’s definitely for ages 10 and up. 

Heist Board Game –

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How well can you and your family work under pressure? Heist is a family board game that tests how level-headed you can stay while trying to crack open a safe and steal all of the loot. It’s not super easy, but kids 8 and up shouldn’t have a problem with it. Make sure to follow the instructions carefully … because after three false moves, you’ll sound the alarm.

Catch The Moon –

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A collaborative, cooperative, and competitive family board game that requires players to build a structure by stacking ladders one on top of another. It’s a bit like a cross between Jenga and Yeti in my Spaghetti, quick-playing, easy for even little kids, and tons of fun.

Amigo Games Clack! –

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When your family consists of a blend of kiddos of all different ages, you need a game that everyone can quickly understand and enjoy. The directions are super easy. Spread out the magnetic discs and roll the two dies. Depending on their shape and color combination, everyone playing will race to pick up each disc that fits the bill. No need to spend hours arguing over the directions with this game. 

Disney Villainous Strategy Board Game –

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We all know the most entertaining character in a Disney movie is most definitely the villain. This board game is all about tapping into your inner bad guy to win. The game comes with some of your favorite evil characters like Scar and Ursula, but it can also be played with other Villainous expansion packs.

Trouble: Bluey Edition Board Game –

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Your kids probably love Bluey already, so they’re probably going to love this Bluey Trouble game. Most of us have played Trouble. It’s wildly fun and fast, and generally one of the first board games kids play. This version uses Bluey, Bingo, Mom, and Dad as the pieces, and the board is their hometown, but the gameplay is generally the same. 

Beat The Parents Classic –

This hilarious game will have you battling your children through trivia, challenges, and daring wagers. Be prepared to do the dishes for a week after playing a few rounds of Beat the Parents.

Ravensburger Ocean Labyrinth –

If you like Lord of the Rings, Labyrinth, and The Neverending Story this game is for you.  Labyrinth is a classic board game where players have to find the shortest route through the labyrinth to win. It’s easy to learn to play and absolutely habit-forming

CATAN Junior Board Game –

This is the kid version of the super popular board game Settlers of Catan. It’s a perfect intro for kids ages 6 and up who are ready to explore the world of Catan. This is hands-down the best intro to traditional table gaming that you’ll ever find. It’s easy to learn, fast playing, and a ton of fun.

No Stress Chess –

With more than 1,000 rave reviews on Amazon, this classic strategy game is a hit with parents who get to pass along their love of chess to their kids. It’s easy to break down, quick-playing, and it’s the perfect entry point for kids to learn a game that leads to a lifelong love of the game.

A classic family board game has the power to encourage your entire crew to hit the pause button for a few hours and make room for memories that’ll last a lifetime. Which board game will you be playing at your next Family Game Night?

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