Family Game Night is a great time to have meaningful conversations and make memories. Most kids love a rousing game of musical chairs with a record player. a fun filled round of blind samurai, or a night filled with their favorite board games. Here are over 20 gifts for family game night will have you wishing every night was family game night!
Gifts for Family Game Night
My kids absolutely love to play Pie Face Showdown on family game night. If you’re considering gifts for family game night, this one is a must have!
Clue Suspect Card Game: the classic game of Clue in a quicker, simpler-to-play card game. It’s always nice to see updates to a classic! The whole family will love this one, and it’s only $10.99.
The Game Plan is an educational board game that focuses on safety and life skills, critical thinking, manners, feelings, and behaviors. Some topics are hard to discuss with kids, and this game poses those topics in a non-threatening manner. It is a great way to spark conversation about bullying, personal safety, safe and trickly people, and more.
Monopoly Advance the Boardwalk: with the first spin-off of the classic Monopoly game, players get to play with their love for the game with a twist of real estate involved. A ton of fun!
Pictureka: in this set of Pictureka cards, there’s four different games that can be played. They’ll all provide hours of fun for everyone – and lots of laughs!
Fish Food: we love this one because it cracks the kids up when the fish speaks! To win, get rid of all of your cards first; a ton of fun in one box and under $20 – can’t really beat that.
Nibbled: this action-filled card game is quick to play each round and requires no reading (great for the littles!). Have no fish left to win, while giving them to your oponents.
Game of the States: not only does this game have awesome reviews, it also provides fun-to-learn STEM facts about each state to learn as you play. Kids will not only know every state, they’ll also know some really cool and fun facts about each too after playing.
Cranium Cadoo: the original Cadoo is back in this upgraded game board, and I know a ton of board game junkies are so excited about that – myself included! As most Cranium games do, it gets everyone’s brains moving and flowing and requires lots of brain power – great way to sneak in some educational time for the kids! 😉
Headbandz: I love this one, because it’s geared toward children but adults will love to play it and laugh just as much! You ask ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions to figure out what animal/object is on the card atop your head – hours of fun!
Wobbly Worm: this game is a great way to *sneakily* help improve hand-eye coordination and gets the kids (and rest of the family too) up and moving! It’s a fun twist on a classic ring toss game.
Monkeys Up: this board game is actually said to reduce stress with how fun it is! It goes to show that kids games are just as great for adults! It also helps kids learn how to play nicely together; the objective is to switch and steal monkeys from oponents and create stacks of them!
Gravity’s Edge: in this exciting game for the family, players take turns to add pieces and create a new tipping point in the tower. It’s a modern, fun twist on a classic game of Jenga and adds some additional suspense and is available from Mindware.
Catch the Fox: this will make everyone laugh – the fox is trying to steal all of the chickens, and your goal is to save them! So much fun and laughs from the kids with this one, that are sure to make your day.
Mastermind: at just about $10, this is likely a great strategy games for kids and adults to enjoy together, as it teaches deductive reasoning and logic. Players take turns to set different secret codes for opponents to try and figure out – lots of fun while using your brain a LOT!
Jenga: such a classic – this will get the whole family interested in spending some time together to play and you can multi-task by watching a movie together, too. It’s a win-win!
Qwirkle: we love this one for the kids because to play AND win, you really have to use your brain to make strategic moves against oponents. It also helps teach choice making skills, all while playing a fun filled game. It’s available from Mindware.
Greedy Granny: this is a hilarious game that will cause LOTS of laughs! ‘Granny’ doesn’t want to give anything up, and players have to strategically get things from her!
Yeti in My Spaghetti: this one is under $10 and really, what’s funner – and funnier – for the kids than to see a Yeti in a bowl of spaghetti?! The objective here is to pull each noodle out of the bowl under the Yeti, without letting him – or the rest of the noodles – drop.
Connect 4: such a classic! I remember this one when I was younger and I love that it’s still around for our kids to enjoy. It’s a great way to keep them entertained for a while, too – total mom win!
Sapphiro: in this game, be the first to collect six jewels by using a strategy your oponents won’t guess. Nothing better than a strategic game that kids will be intrigued with! It’s available from Mindware.
Blokus is the perfect strategy game for the whole family – less than a minute to learn with fun challenges for all ages.
You can’t really go wrong with a deck of playing cards. We love a fast game of blitz or rummy. We also use them for our math Top It games!
True Balance: Challenge each other and your skill with this unpredictably fun coordination game!
Scattergories are a game night classic! For 30 years, Scattergories has added fun to family game night. The tradition continues with the 30th anniversary edition of Scattergories, from Winning Moves, as well as with Scattergories Categories!
Flinch was originally created in 1905! This American classic is back to entertain a whole new generation of card game players and is the quintessential stockpile card game.
Pass the Pigs is a classic party game. It’s super fun to earn points by rolling the pig-dice. Careful that you don’t ”Pig Out” and lose.
Nothing beats a challenging game of Twister on family game night. Everyone ends up laughing, even if you do end up in a heap!
A fun game to add to the stack is updated Uncle Wiggily. This one is great for early readers. The first player to get their Uncle Wiggily mover to Dr. Possum’s office wins. Be careful getting this one out, they’ll want to play multiple times.
Aggravation was a favorite between my sister and I growing up. So excited to see this game updated!
Sequence is a great game to play as a family. It builds strategy skills, which are important in all areas of life!
Rummikub is one of our families all time favorite games. In fact, we own four copies, because we like to get huge games going with 6-8 people in a game. Rummikub reinforces STEM skills like sequencing, pattern recognition and planning.
One of my kids loves whacky games, and What’s in Ned’s Head is right up her alley! This game has you reaching inside Ned’s ears and nostrils to find out what’s in Ned’s head! :
A super fun, and super easy, game to play as a family is Double Ditto. Simply read a card aloud and quickly write down two answers you think someone else will also write – get a match and it’s a ditto! Match both of your answers for a double ditto! It’s designed for 4 or more players, ages 10 and up, but youngers can play IF you give them grace and plenty of time to write.
Who doesn’t love Wheel of Fortune? I can remember watching this game as a kid, and always wanting to play it myself. This edition features 100 brand new puzzles from the beloved show, all written by the Wheel of Fortune staff, as well as the classic puzzle board and wheel. FUN!
A fun classic game is Bingo! These versatile cards are 9 in x 8 with large print, making them easy to read for kids and adults, and they are made from durable 4-ply cardboard paper.
Use fun Bingo Calling Cards and colorful bingo chips to make the fun last all evening!
***This post was originally published 11/2017. It is periodically updated to include new games. Most recent update 05/2021***