Life gets busy so our family makes sure to put time on the calendar for family fun. Every Friday is game and/or movie night. Whether we choose to find a kid-friendly flick or take turns choosing a game to play, family fun Fridays is something our whole family looks forward to. I wanted to share ten of our favorite games that both the kids (ages six and seven) and mom & dad enjoy. To make things easier I’ve added links to purchase the items on Amazon. They are affiliate links so if you choose to buy from the link our family gets a bit of the profit to buy more games :)
Trivial Pursuit Family Edition Game
This is a new game the boys got for Christmas that has been played on most of our game nights. This game has two decks of cards, one for children and one for adults. We play this in teams with one adult paired with a child against the other two and we usually use the deck for kids. I think the deck for children is for kids a couple years older than my two but there are numerous questions that are perfect for their age.
Spin Master Games Disney Hedbanz Board Game
This is a fun game where everyone tries to guess what character they are wearing on their headband. This is perfect for those Disney loving families!
This was the hot game to find during the holidays and we were lucky to snag one. The boys love playing this with whipped cream and it’s one game that the whole family laughs through. It’s also the perfect game to pull out when you don’t have much time to play since it’s a pretty short game.
This is one of our favorite card games. It’s pretty easy for kids to learn and play. It’s also very portable which is great for family trips like campouts.
This game is easy enough that the kids can play by themselves but fun enough for the whole family to enjoy. Just a heads up that this may be difficult at points for some children to handle since they may have to go backwards while playing. Lucas really struggles with this because he doesn’t understand that part completely but it’s a good lesson because things don’t always go perfectly in life. Regardless, he likes playing the game still.
I loved playing this game when I was younger and am glad that my children like it as well. This game requires a bit more help from parents since there is a lot of reading. There is also a version for kids that may be better for younger children.
Mancala – Real Wood Folding Set
I recently introduced the boys to this game on a mini-vacation and they really liked playing it. It’s a very simple game to learn and the marbles can be used to make their own games, something Lucas really loved doing.
Three more games we recently played and enjoyed (but I don’t have pictures of) include: Engineering Ants (a STEM game!), Scrambled States (great for learning the states) and Gravity Maze (perfect for working as a family to solve a problem).
Which game does your family like to play on family game night?
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