15 Games for Family Game Night

 In honor of National Play Monopoly Day (November 19), I thought I'd round up some great games for your next family game night. 15 GAMES for family game night via AllTheVs.com

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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.)


 

Monopoly & Monopoly Junior. I don’t need to explain how to play Monopoly, right? 😉

Uno. (We always took Uno camping with us to play after dinner.) Be the first player or team to score 500 points. Two to 10 players. Ages 7 years and up.

 

Skip Bo & Skip Bo Junior. Players use skill and strategy to create sequential stacks of cards. Ages 7 and up for Skip Bo, ages 5-10 for Skip Bo Junior.

 

Telestrations. A visual version of the classic “telephone game” where you draw what you see, then guess what you saw. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

 

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.

 

Wits & Wagers – you don’t need to know the answers to win! Three-to-seven players, ages 10 and up.

 

Scavenger Hunt In a Box. Two indoor clue card decks and two outdoor clue card decks for kids and adults. All ages.

 

Jenga Tetris (how can you go wrong?!) Classic stacking Jenga game with a Tetris twist. One or more players, ages 8 and up.

 

Pictionary. I can’t draw to save my life, so that makes this game extra fun for us (cause making fun of Mom is always fun). Three or more players, recommended for ages 8 and up.

 

Rory’s Story Cubes. Roll the cubes and make up a story. Play alone or in a group. Would be great for long trips, too!

 

Phase 10. I guess you’ve noticed by now that we really like our cards games? In Phase 10, be the first player to complete 10 phase sequence. Two-to-six players ages 7 and up.

 

Sorry – The Classic Edition. Players try to travel around the board with their pieces faster than any other player. Sorry is for two to four players, ages six through adult.

What are your family’s favorite games? Leave a comment, maybe I’ll find a new game!

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10 Comments

  1. December 2, 2014    

    We love game night! Usually we do the same old same old as you never know if a game is worth purchasing so appreciate the list here! Thanks for sharing with us!

    • StephanieV StephanieV
      December 2, 2014    

      We’re always looking for new games here, but yeah, sometimes a new game bombs. Hope you find one you might like!

  2. Jessica Jessica
    November 21, 2014    

    First of all, can I just say I love that little message that pops up and tells me I am amazing and can do anything I want…thank you for that!! I love positive affirmations like that! And this is a great list, Monopoly and Uno were definitely two of my favorites growing up! I saw some new ones on this list I’ve never heard of and they look fun!

    • StephanieV StephanieV
      November 22, 2014    

      Thanks Jessica. The world is a better place when we all spread positive thoughts, and oh boy do I ever need those lately, so what better way than to GIVE them? I get to make people happy. Yay! And I hope you do find a new game you like 🙂

  3. November 21, 2014    

    This looks like a fun list! I can’t wait till my kids are old enough to play fun games like this. Right now our family game nights consist of hungry hippos and candy land.

    • StephanieV StephanieV
      November 21, 2014    

      I LOVED Hungry Hungry Hippos as a little kid! Is it still as noise as it was then? lol

  4. November 20, 2014    

    Phase 10 is one of my favorites. It can take forever though!

    • StephanieV StephanieV
      November 20, 2014    

      Yeah, it’s one of those games you sometimes have to finish at another time. We have to do that with Monopoly too.

  5. November 19, 2014    

    I really like playing Uno as a family, you should check out a card game called Chaos, it is very fun.

    • StephanieV StephanieV
      November 19, 2014    

      Chaos huh? Even the name sounds fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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