Great Family Game Night Ideas That Everyone Will Enjoy
Regular family game nights are a great way to bond and have fun together. However, choosing what game to play can be challenging for some families. We’ve rounded up some options that everyone in your family will love.
Balloon Tennis or Volleyball – Or Keep-Off-the-Ground
If you want a competitive family game, try playing balloon tennis or volleyball. Use your hands or grab tennis rackets for balloon tennis. If you prefer non-competitive and cooperative games, work together to keep the balloon off the ground. Time yourselves and try to beat your previous time!
Bingo is a classic fun game. There are also several ways to customize it. You can stick to bingo with traditional cards or find fun ones themed with your kids’ favorite shows or animals. You can even make your own bingo boards as a family project one night and then play the next.
Charades is a great way to get creative and have some laughs. With this classic game, you have to guess what word or phrase someone is acting out. You can play in teams or keep individual scores.
Hopscotch doesn’t have to be played outside with chalk, although that’s the traditional option. Just make the outline on the floor with colorful tape. Use this as an opportunity to get creative and have everyone collaborate to come up with a fun but challenging arrangement.
Paper Telephone or Telephone Pictionary
This game goes by many names, but it is a combination of telephone and Pictionary. Give everyone a stack of paper. Everyone starts by writing a phrase such as “Mom is eating ice cream.” Then, everyone passes the paper to the next person in the circle. That person draws a picture of what is written. Pass the papers again, and the next person writes what they think the phrase is based on the picture. Keep going, alternating between writing phrases and drawing pictures. You’ll be amazed at how the phrases change.
You could buy Taboo, but you can also make it yourself by coming up with topics. In Taboo, you try to guess a word or phrase without saying the word or phrase itself. You can only describe it.
The Floor Is Lava
For those nights you want to play something active, consider the floor is lava. You can get as creative as you want with this. For example, set pillows randomly on the floor and make a goal of getting to the other side of the room.
Fun Games to Buy
In addition to the games already mentioned, you may want to consider buying a few family favorites, such as:
- Apples to Apples
- Catan Junior
- The Game of Life
With so many ideas for a fun family game night, you just have to decide which one to play first. Consider letting a different person choose each week.