The Top 10 Best Family Board Games to Bring You Closer Together
Family time can be some of the best times, especially when you do it together! But sometimes being together means finding things to do together, and traditional forms of entertainment such as watching TV or reading can get old quickly. If you’re looking for something new to bring everyone together as a family, look no further than this list of top 10 family board games! These games will be sure to give everyone in your family fun memories that last forever!
Do you feel like you’ve lost the closeness that once was between your family? There are a lot of board games out there and trying to figure out which ones are best for your family can be quite difficult. However, we’re here to make it easier for you! We searched high and low and found these top ten family board games that will not only bring you closer together but have fun at the same time.
Taboo is a great game because it’s easy enough for all ages of players, but has an entertaining twist with cards having various word associations. And it’s great when you want some inside jokes.
Scrabble is a strategic board game that challenges players’ vocabulary and spelling skills. The name of the game comes from scrape, as players would scrape their letters from the bag in order to spell words. Players take turns drawing tiles out of a bag and lay them down on a 15×15 grid. When they are making words, they may add or subtract points based on the letters that are in it and whether it intersects with other words already played. The object of the game is to get more points than your opponent by strategically placing the tiles on the board. This great family game features low-tech materials, which makes it easier for younger children and adults alike to get involved!
One of the oldest and most popular board games is chess. Chess was created in India and quickly spread throughout the world. The game involves strategy and competitive play with one opponent, usually another player.
In this day and age, with everyone on the internet or a mobile device for most of their lives, it can be hard to disconnect from electronics and connect on a human level. Playing chess together is a great way to do just that!
Since nobody draws lines on the table, anyone can learn how to play chess from their parents or grandparent without feeling frustrated by drawing spaces incorrectly as they would have had they been playing tic-tac-toe (noticing a pattern here?).
Jenga is one of the top family board games on the market today. Everyone can play and no reading skills are required. It’s a game of physical skill where the goal is simply to stack different size blocks so they are not toppled by the next player who takes their turn. When taking a turn, players must carefully pull out one of the jumbled blocks and then place it on top of the tower so that it does not touch any other pieces or structures in any way.
5) Cards Against Humanity
Cards Against Humanity is unlike any game you’ve ever played before. It’s one of the most popular family games on the market because it’s so fun and anyone can play. Playing as a team or individual, there are 120 cards with questions, scenarios, insults, phrases, or fill-in-the-blank answers on them that deal with an array of topics in your life from relationships to different parts of your body and everything in between. After choosing your category from the question cards and then drawing one answer card from the corresponding stack, players race to answer a question creatively–without using any names for people or places–to win hilarity points.
Uno is a simple, one-of-a-kind card game that can be played with as few as two players. The basic gameplay revolves around matching cards by either color or number. If you are playing a variant of Uno where the cards have point values, then you’ll have the opportunity to take your points from each other during gameplay – which can often lead to hilarity and lively discussion. Uno is great for kids because it helps them learn about the concepts of matching and point values.
7) Connect Four
Connect Four is a fun game that is quick, easy, and easy to learn. The goal of the game is to connect four chips in a row, either horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. The first player who can do this wins the game. It can be played by 2-4 players at once and takes 15 minutes per player.
Bingo is one of the simplest board games on this list and one of the most popular too. There are many variations of the game, but it is played by calling out numbers that are randomly selected. If players have a ball corresponding to the number called out then they get an extra ticket or point. If a player has all six balls with that number they get a bingo, which wins them big prizes. Some people find this game challenging, but it can be played by anyone who can read and is eight years old or older. The age requirement means kids as young as four can play with their parents’ supervision.
Bingo allows up to six players and takes thirty minutes per game or longer depending on how many rounds you play before you reach bingo.
9) Snakes and Ladders
Snakes and Ladders is a board game with origins in ancient India, most likely introduced by the British. The rules of Snakes and Ladders are relatively simple: Each player starts at the top of a 100-square grid which resembles an upside-down letter Y. Players take turns throwing a die and moving their game piece according to where it lands. Whenever a player throws an exact number on the die, he moves his game piece as many squares forward as indicated by the number. If the player does not want to move forward, they can throw again instead.
Sorry! is a game where players race their hand and foot down the board -but watch out! If you knock your fellow players’ hands or feet off, they’re out. After each round, be the first one to get all four of your pieces back on the board and you win. For 2-4 players ages 7+. (SRP $9.99)