Top 4 Games to Play on Family Night

Top 4 Games to Play on Family Night

Posted by Sammy H. on 13th Jun 2022

It's time to finally turn off the screens and have a family game night!

In today’s world kids are glued to screens. In fact, most kids would rather play a game on their tablet, or handheld console, than interact with others. The joy of kids looking forward to a full evening of game playing with their family has nearly been lost. If your child needs less screen time, and more time interacting with your family, consider breaking out some classic games that have delighted kids for generations.

1. Pictionary

Pictionary is a game that can be played with two or more people. The objective of the game is to draw a picture and have your team guess what the picture is. The first team to guess correctly wins the point. All you need for this game is some paper and a pen. However, if you want to up the fun factor, consider getting a paper easel. Drawing on an easel allows for easy visibility for the whole family, which in turn means more meaningful interaction and laughs. Don’t have an easel? No problem, you can make your own. You can buy Pictionary HERE

2. Monopoly

The objective of Monopoly is to buy as much property as possible and make your opponents go bankrupt. The first player to go bankrupt is eliminated from the game. Monopoly is a great way to teach basic math skills to your children while having fun along the way. Keep in mind that Monopoly may be too challenging for small kids, and their attention span towards the game may be short. This is especially true when a game of Monopoly continues for multiple days. Some games can last weeks when expert players are at the table. You can buy Monopoly HERE

3. Scrabble

Scrabble is a game where players spell out words using letter tiles to rack up points. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. Much like how Monopoly is great for instilling basic math skills, Scrabble is the perfect game to introduce kids to proper spelling. When playing with younger kids try to curb your desire to “do your best” and come up with the largest and most complicated words. Try to stick with words that are easily identified, or can be learned, by your child. This will better serve to teach them how to spell words they may not know yet. You can buy Scrabble HERE

4. Uno

The objective of Uno is to get rid of all of your cards before your opponents do. The first player to get rid of all their cards wins the game. Uno is a fun game that usually goes pretty fast from start to finish. If your kids are already Uno pros, consider trying one of the many variations of the game. Uno Family, Uno All Wild, Uno Reverse, and Uno Flip are all fun versions of the beloved game. You can buy Uno HERE

In the event purchasing new games is out of your budget, consider scoping out local thrift stores and garage sales. You may be surprised at the wide variety of games available for pennies on the dollar. Pick up the classics above, or browse for newer games that your family can play together. Family time is important, and games are a great way to get kids off their screens and to the table for interactive play.

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