5 Board Games The Whole Family Will Enjoy
It’s family date night, and everybody has decided to play a board game or two while sitting around the kitchen table. You’ve gotten everybody’s favorite drinks, a bowl full of popcorn, and now you just have to decide what games to play.
Sometimes it’s hard to find games for all ages that the little kids will enjoy just as much as the big kids (and parents!) Whether you are looking for a new game to play or are ready to dig out the old family classic board games, here are five games that the whole family is sure to have fun with.
Morphology Junior is a combination of Pictionary and Charades, but with a twist. A player must chose a word from a stack of cards, a word and then must use string, six wooden blocks, 12 glass beads, and one piece of green felt to illustrate the word.
As you move along the game board, players gain additional options including the opportunity to act, make noises, steal other team's guesses, or even become a “piece” in the game!
The game is for ages 8 and up, with a little help I’m sure younger children could play and enjoy it as well.
Cranium is a fun board game that everybody will like. Players can sketch and sculpt, sleuth and solve, word play, or act and hum many fun activities. The 3-in-1 foldout game board lets you choose how long you play.
What’s great about this game is that you can choose from a variety of adult, family, or preschool edition so that there really is something for everyone.
This game reminds me of the classic card game Uno, though Rapid Reflex isn’t about numbers. Labeled for ages 6 and up, I’m sure that my almost-four-year-olds could play this game with a little assistance.
One player draws a card; “right hand safety cone” for example. Then you have to be the first to slap the orange pile before your opponents do to win an orange card. The goal is to collect one card in all eight colors before your opponents can.
Clue: Harry Potter Edition
As a kid, I loved the board game Clue! As an adult, I still do. Clue Harry Potter is perfect for my Hogwarts loving kids.
A fellow student has vanished from the famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry–and it is up to you to solve the mysterious disappearance. Once you think you’ve figured out what happened, you go to Dumbledore's office to make your final accusation to win the game.
Wheels on the board actually move to reveal secret passages, hidden staircases, and even the Dark Mark.
Melissa & Doug’s Suspend
Though not exactly a board game, Suspend from Melissa & Doug is a lot of fun! It’s fun to play as a group and also can be played alone.
The game includes 24 game rods, a wooden base,4 frame rods, a colored die and wooden connector. You have to add the game rods to the frame rods connected to the wooden base. It needs to balance, and you have to keep the rods from tipping.
This game is great for all ages, and it good for young children because it helps to develop hand-eye coordination, cognitive skills and interpersonal skills.
What are your family’s favorite board games?
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