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30 Best Family Board Games

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Even though we are well into the digital ages, something I hope that never gets old is the fun of playing board games. They were such a staple for me while growing up, and now I love introducing my kids to some of the best family board games out there. 

Don’t get me wrong, electronics and tech are awesome, but board games are timeless and offer a unique and exciting way to disconnect so you can reconnect. They are especially a great way to pass the time when stuck inside the house or feeling bored.

In case you need some game-spiration, I put together an awesome list of 30 fun family board games to buy, all broken down by age.

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What is the best family board game?

A great way to connect with your family is to put aside the electronic devices, unless you are having a virtual tea party, and trade in some screen time for a good old fashioned game night (or day).

What are some of the top family board games?

With so many amazing game options out there, I think it’s really hard to narrow it down to only one.

Some of the best games — that never go out of style — especially since many of them have even been revamped, are classics like: Clue, Scrabble, Monopoly, Life, Trivial Pursuit, Boggle, Uno and Trouble. 

Board games can mostly be played with multiple people and often a wide variety of ages can participate. Whether my kids and I are traveling (like our recent trip to Orange Lake Resort) or having a vacation at home, we always try to incorporate some new family board games.  

Monopoly is one of the best family board games.

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What are fun family board games?

There is nothing wrong with a little (or a lot) of friendly competition, especially when games are involved. There are definitely some popular family board games that are a little more serious and strategic, but this post is all about FUN! 

Create friendly family camaraderie, while making memories playing games like: Beat The Parents, PieFace, Hedbanz and Apples to Apples (the junior version is one of my daughter’s favorite games). 

To help you get started building or adding to your family board games list and library, I have the best suggestions that you can easily purchase on Amazon, so you don’t have to go on some sort of scavenger hunt to find them. 

30 Best Family Board Games To Buy Now!

Fun Family Board Games for Ages 3 and up:

These games are perfect for preschool and kindergarten aged kids.

A fun way to help them develop problem solving skills, along with teaching a variety of learning concepts and skills.

Top Family Board Games for Ages 5 and up:

This list of games has imaginative premises along with a little more strategic gameplay.

They include cooperative games, where you need to work together to win, to educational games that sneakily teach kids new things.

Good Family Board Games for Ages 8 and up:

Great opportunity for kids to learn about more difficult games and have a blast while developing their strategic thinking skills.

Best Board Games for Families With Teens (Ages 12 and up):

These games are not only fun for all ages, including tween, teens and adults, but can also be a little educational for young adults too!

What are some of the best family board games you and your family like to play that you could add to this list?

 

 

 

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John Quinn

Tuesday 7th of April 2020

I don’t know a lot of these, but you really took me back with mouse trap. I loved that as a kid. So much fun. Fortnite monopoly - when did that happen. I’m getting out of touch.

Clarissa

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

I played that game as a kid too and now it's fun to see my kids play it. Haha, nah, you aren't out of touch!