Getting a new board game is one of the easiest and most entertaining ways to engage the whole family. Maybe you're a regularly-scheduled game night kind of family, or maybe you just like to play the occasional game or two together to turn an otherwise boring night in into a fun activity night. In any case, there are so many board games out there that will do more than just help you pass the time, they’ll help the family bond too.
Whether you prefer classic board games like Clue and Sorry! or want to try more new, modern family games (Exploding Kittens, anyone?), you're sure to find one you love here.
Classic board game lovers will appreciate Clue, everyone's favorite mystery game where you try to be the first player to figure out which of the game's characters committed a murder, in which room, and with which weapon.
The perfect combination of the Telephone game and Pictionary, this drawing game is sure to make the whole family laugh. This pack is good for up to six players, and all you need to do is draw some quick sketches and make guesses based on others' drawings.
THROW THROW BURRITO
This just might be the silliest game on this list, but you're guaranteed to have fun playing it - even as adults. You work to collect and match cards, and if you draw the right ones, you'll have to have a duel where you throw adorable foam burritos at each other.
This unique card game, which came out of a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, is easy to learn and fun for the whole family. Each player works to match up cards and avoid exploding kitten cards, which can kick them out of the game.
With cards in many different categories to choose from, you're sure to find games that everyone in the family will appreciate. Plus, you don't have to buy the physical board game to play - you can also download Heads Up! on your smartphone and buy the categories your family prefers.
APPLES TO APPLES
Apples to Apples is one of those games that never gets old, because both adults and kids love to play. Each player takes turns being the judge and drawing a prompt card, while the others anonymously submit their cards to fill in the blanks. The card the judge deems the funniest or most fitting wins.
Rummikub is a lot like the card game Rummy, but played with tiles and some joker wild cards, instead. It's quick and easy to learn, can be played with two to four players, and is a good staple to have in any board game collection.
SETTLERS OF CATAN
If your family loves serious strategy games, Settlers of Catan is the perfect game for you. Players work to settle an island, building roads and cities while trading and collecting resources along the way.
This matching card game is a great game for players ages seven and up, and can be played in multiple ways to mix things up, so you don't feel like you're playing the same game over and over again.
GAME NIGHT IN A CAN
When in doubt, go with a game that can do it all. Game Night in a Can actually has all the makings for 30 different games and creative activities in one spot, so you and your family will never be bored.
TACO CAT GOAT CHEESE PIZZA
Despite its simplicity, one fan calls Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza, “fun, easy to learn, yet challenging!” adding, “There is just enough of a challenge that even if you have played before, it takes concentration and focus to win.”
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