This family game night, kick up the competition. Check out this list of 15 fun board games every family should own.
We take family game nights very seriously. Okay, maybe not too seriously, but there is a lot of fun in completely destroying your family at a board game. It keeps them humble. Here are 15 of our favorite board games that every family should have in their collection for when game night comes around. Gather up some snacks, put the phones down, and let the games begin!
Starting off with a classic, Monopoly is a family game night essential. It is recommended for kids ages 8 and up, and can be played with 2-6 people. This game is the perfect combination of luck, and strategy.
This board game is super fun and easy to play! Blokus is a strategy game recommended for kids 7 and up, and it takes 2-4 players
Everyone loves a good mystery! Clue is a classic detective game the whole family will love. It is recommended for kids 8 and up, and takes 3-6 players.
The Game of Life
Heading to college or going straight into the workforce? Will you have twins? What about retirement? These are all things that come up in the game of life. Perfect for ages 8 and up and 2 to 4 players.
This classic crossword game is a great choice for family game night! It offers you the chance to show off your vocabulary, and will probably have you googling what is or isn’t a word. Scrabble offers different ways to play depending on skill level, and is recommended for kids 8 and up. You can play Scrabble with up to 4 people
This game is an underrated classic! It is so fun to play, and our whole family loves it. Yahtzee is recommended for kids 8 and up, and takes two or more players.
Oops, this game is too fun! This game is super easy to play and encourages some healthy competition. It is recommended for kids 6 and up, and takes 2-4 players.
We might be partial to this game because of the cute characters and farm theme. This strategy game is so fun for the whole family! It is recommended for kids 8 and up, and takes 2-4 players.
This classic board game is so exciting and fun! Kids will love seeing the trap set in action. Mouse Trap is recommended for kids 6 and up, and takes 2-4 players.
Everyone loves shouting Jenga! This game will have your family on the edge of their seats. Pro tip: don’t take from the edges if you can help it. Jenga is recommended for kids 6 and up, and is the perfect game for one or more players.
This is another exciting game that will have kids on the edge of their seats. Operation will have your whole family laughing and jumping at the buzzer. Operation is recommended for kids 6 and up, and takes 1 or more players.
This game is so nostalgic! Candy Land is a wonderfully fun board game to play with your family. It is recommended for kids 3 and up, and takes 2-4 players
This is an exciting and engaging option for family game night! It’s fun to just press the bubble, and it’s even more fun to win. Trouble is recommended for kids 5 and up, and takes 2-4 players.
Ticket to Ride
This is one of our favorite board games to play during family game night! Ticket to Ride is competitive and fun for the whole family. It is recommended for kids 8 and up, and takes 2-5 players.
Test your family’s knowledge with this classic trivia board game! Trivia pursuit is a competitive and exciting choice for family game night. It is recommended for kids 16 and up, and takes 2-6 players.
We’re finishing this list on a strong note with Pictionary! Put your family’s art skills to the test with this classic game. Pictionary is recommended for kids 8 and up, and takes 2 teams of players to play.
All of the board games listed above are great options to have for game nights with your family. No matter what games you chose to play, remember that the most important part is spending time together…and winning. Now, go have some fun!