Playing board games is a great way to get the family together and conversing. In our home we try to play board games at least once a week. We turn off our technology and sit together for a couple of hours and truly interact. Board games teach important life lessons: there is a winner and a few losers, there is such a things as “the luck of the draw,” no matter the ending we all won because we were together.
Here are five board games our family loves to play:
This is a quick game that even the youngest kids can play. The goal is to shoot ten small discs through a hole in order to win. This is a great game to play while dinner is cooking or anytime you have a few minutes to spare. We like to bring it out at family gatherings because everyone from the youngest kid to granddad can play.
Can you draw what you can’t see? Draw the pictures as you hear them described. Can you match the original art without ever being able to see it? A player acting as the Art Director will describe the drawing on the card and everyone else will try to draw it.
This is a fun spin on the classic Clue game. Players take on the roles of their favorite Hogwarts’ students and solve the mystery of a fellow student disappearing. Who did it? What spell or item did they use? There are hidden staircases and secret passages. If you love Harry Potter, you will love this game.
This game requires no drawing skills, at all. It is full of laughs and one round lasts only a few minutes. You draw what you see and guess what other players have drawn. It is sure to entertain your family. It is also available in a 12 pack for parties and large families.
For some reason, my kids absolutely love this game. You’ve probably played the classic decision game, but the updated version has new career paths. Will you choose students loans to pay for college? Which career will support your growing family? What are you going to do with 5 kids? This game is sure to get your family talking about life.