Choosing the Best Board Games for Your Family
If you’re looking for the best board games for your family and are bored with the standard Monopoly and Life, there are many choices you might consider for everyone no matter their ages.
Outburst is a fun game that has no pressure on any one player. You divide into two teams, and someone from Team A will draw a card that gives you a subject with select answers. You read the subject to Team B and they call out all possible answers to that subject. Team B gets a point for every answer of theirs that matches the answers on the card. No one player is on the spot as the entire team can shout out any answer as they think of it.
Jenga is also a fun game that is very different than standard board games. In Jenga, you build a tower with small pieces one by one, and the person that puts on the piece that topples it loses. You also carefully remove pieces and hope it doesn’t tumble as well. The game is exciting and nerve wracking and a favorite for families.
Connect 4, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Memory and Clue
Simple games for younger children can keep them entertained. Connect 4 is simple enough for most children, and Hungry Hungry Hippos is a fun and fast paced game they love. Memory is good for older children and you can often find it with different themes such as superheroes or cartoon characters, and junior versions of Scrabble can help them with spelling skills.
Updates to Clue can keep teens thinking and involved, and you might even check for updated versions to Monopoly and other choices if they’ve gotten a bit stale for you. This can mean a good twist on old favorites.