Best Family Board Games (Updated for 2019)
Here’s a list of (maybe) new-to-you games that your family will love. Something for every age and personality!
1. Blokus — Fun strategy game for the whole family! Easy to learn.
2. HedBanz Game — Such a silly, family-friendly game that gets everyone engaged and involved.
3. Telestrations — Like playing Telephone — only with markers! One player sketches, the others try to guess what it is, then draw something based on it.
4. Taboo — Such a fun classic game that can be played as a family OR for game night with friends. Adaptable for all ages and fast-paced!
5. Word On The Street – The Hilarious Tug Of Words — Great for Scrabble lovers. Teams use tiles to spell words that fit categories (types of cheese, for example). The challenge? The other guys can steal your letters. Also available in the Junior version.
6. Qwirkle Cubes Board Game — Similar to the original Qwirkle game, great for kids and adults alike!
9. Beat The Parents Family Challenge Board Game — Brings kids together with their parents to go head to head in the fun filled family trivia game.
10. Bananagrams — This game is great for travel or home. SO much fun and can be adapted for any age!
12. Ticket To Ride — This game makes several top 10 family game lists. One reviewer says, “Highly popular game everyone should own. Possibly the best general family game for all ages and “must have.” Light strategy game is easy to learn and does not take long to play (45 minutes). Fun for adults and kids of all ages (except the very young).”
15. Quiddler — Recommended for ages 8+ and up to 8 players! Gets FANTASTIC reviews.
16. Catch Phrase — Another super fun word-guessing game for families or parties. Fast-paced and you work as teams so all ages can play together.
17. Unstable Unicorns — This is a new one to us, but comes highly recommended! A strategic card game recommended for ages 14+.
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