I remember begging my parents to play Monopoly with me as a kid. It’s still one of my favorite board games. In honor of National Play Monopoly Day (November 19), I thought I’d round up some great games for your next family game night. I’m sure some of these are familiar to you, but hopefully you find some new ones! (Clicking on the photos will take you to the product page on Amazon so you can see price and reviews.)
Adventure Time card game from Munchkin (we’re pretty big Adventure Time fans here – if you aren’t, probably skip this edition, however Munchkin makes a lot of card games). Recommended for ages 8 and up.
7 Wonders. Three to seven players and great for a short game (about 30 minutes play time). Lead an ancient civilization as it rises from its barbaric roots to become a world power. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Ticket to Ride. Recommended for 2-5 players, ages 8 and up. Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who can fulfill their Destination Tickets by connecting two distant cities, and to the player who builds the longest continuous railway.
Classic Yahtzee (another game I begged to play as a kid). Score the most points by rolling five dice to make certain combinations. The dice can be rolled up to three times in a turn to try to make one of the 13 possible scoring combinations. Ages 8 and up – also available in Yahztee Junior.
What are your family’s favorite games? Leave a comment, maybe I’ll find a new game!
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