Best Family Games – Perfect for Christmas!

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Best Family Games - Best Family Board Games + Family Card Games

Fun Family Games

Who here loves to play games with their family! We sure do!

I’ve loved playing games for as long as I can remember and that’s probably because I’m a competitive person. When I had kids it was a little harder to play games (because I usually had at least two kids pawing at me the entire time), but now that my kids are a little older, we’ve started playing more games as a family.

I often post videos of us playing games on Instagram Stories and I’m always asked the games we are playing. One of them is Tenzi (which is below), but it’s a new favorite that even our 5 year old can play with us. Other family favorites include Spot It, Cover Your Assets, Apples 2 Apples. I’ve compiled a collection of all our favorite family board games and family card games and hope this helps as you look for games for your own family to play.

We also like to buy at least 1 or 2 games each year to give at Christmas, and in case you like to do the same thing, these are all available on Amazon. Although all these games had great reviews, I like to check them to make sure it’s a good fit for those in my family. 😉

Be sure to let us know some of your favorite games so we can check them out and add them to the list!!

Best Family Board Games + Family Card Games

Cover Your Assets – Battle to become the first millionaire in Cover Your Assets. Each player builds a crisscrossed stack, made up of sets of asset cards, which include piggy banks, classic autos, the family jewels, and more. (AGES 7 AND UP)

Nuts About Mutts – Fast paced and fun, a game that’s loved by kids and adults. A hand elimination game with many unique twists. (AGES 8 AND UP)

Tenzi – TENZI is the world’s fastest dice game! Fast, fun, and engaging, TENZI is perfect for table top beginners and aficionados alike. (AGES 6 AND UP)

Super Big Boggle – A super-sized 6×6 grid including the NEW double letter cube and NEW blank cube! Thirty-six letter cubes and a 4-minutes timer provide a fresh challenge with every game! (AGES 7 AND UP)

Spot It! – Spot it! is the addictive, feverishly fun matching game for every generation. The first thing to know about Spot it! is that there is always one, and only one, matching symbol between any two cards. Got it? Now all you need is a sharp eye and a quick hand to play all five party games packed into the grab ‘n’ go tin. (AGES 7 AND UP)

Disney Apples to Apples – Disney Apples to Apples – The Game of Goofy Comparisons. Now the whole family can experience the award-winning fun of APPLES to APPLES as they never have before, with the magic of Disney and some wonderful new twists. (AGES 7 AND UP)

Set – Race to find as many SETs as you can—the player with the most SETs at the end of the game wins! (AGES 10 MONTHS – 14 YEARS)

5 Second Rule – It should be easy to name 3 breeds of dogs—but can you do it under the pressure of 5 seconds twisting down, and with the other players staring at you, waiting for you to get flustered? Time’s not on your side, so just say what comes to mind and risk ridiculous answers slipping out as time twirls down on the unique twisted timer! (AGES 10 AND UP)

Suspend – A family game of tricky hangs and steady hands! Try this hanging balance game and you’ll be hooked! (AGES 8AND UP)

Indoor Snowball Fight – SNOWTIME ANYTIME is a brand new patent-pending indoor snowball fight invented by two Moms. A product designed to keep kids busy all year long, it gets your kids exercising without knowing it and away from technology for a while. (ALL AGES)

Pictopia: Disney Edition – Kids can discover playful trivia spanning decades of Disney magic, from animated classics and blockbuster movies, to television hits and dazzling theme park destinations. It’s a game of teamwork–with a competitive twist! (AGES 7 AND UP)

QWIRKLE – Families enjoy the competition and learn along the way. Qwirkle enhances many skills for young and old alike including color recognition, shape recognition, math strategy and problem solving. (AGES 6 AND UP)

Pie Face – The hilarious Pie Face game is filled with fun and suspense, and somebody’s bound to get surprised! Players load the arm with whipped cream (not included) or the included sponge, then take turns sliding their heads through the mask and spinning the spinner. But, watch out! The game unit could go off at any time giving someone a face full of whipped cream! (AGES 3 YEARS AND UP)

Five Crowns – Five Crowns is a five-suited rummy-style card game. This award-winning, classic game is a quick favorite for both avid and casual card players. (AGES 10 AND UP)

Ticket to Ride – Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure game. Players collect train cards that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. (AGES 10 AND UP)

Ticket to Ride Junior – Based on the award-winning board game Ticket to Ride. Takes two to four adventurers across America by train introduce younger players to ticket to ride with simplified rules. (AGES 6 AND UP)

Bananagrams – The anagram game that will drive you bananas! BANANAGRAMS is the award-winning word game that needs no pencil, paper, or board. Players race against each other to build crossword grids and use all their letter tiles first. BANANAGRAMS comes in a small portable banana-shaped pouch so is great for travel, and is perfect for everyone. (AGES 7 AND UP)

Spikeball – Spikeball is a fun, active, and competitive (if you want it to be) 2 on 2 outdoor indoor sports game played on college campuses, tailgates, the lawn, yard, backyard, beach or gym with rules kind of like volleyball.

Quiddler – Quiddler, winner of over 20 Best Game Awards, is easy to learn and fun for everyone! The goal is to arrange all the cards in your hand into one or more words. (AGES 10 AND UP)

Kan Jam – Kanjam is the perfect game to play with your Buddies on the beach or with your family in the backyard. A great game for all ages.

Scattergories – Think fast! Team up in this fun, fast-paced game and rack your brain for items that fit the category. Can you think of articles of clothing, things you fold, or things at the beach that start with S? You score points when you come up with things that no one else does. But you’ve only got seconds to come up with them! The more creative your answers, the more points you score! (AGES 13 AND UP)

Spontuneous – Have you ever heard a word that “triggered” you to sing a song? If so, then YOU are Spontuneous! One player says a word and the race is on for the others to sing a song containing that word. Don’t worry though, talent is NOT required! (AGES 8 AND UP)

If you are looking for gift ideas for Christmas, this is also another great collection of:

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  1. We have the game Suspend. We love it! Thanks for all the great game ideas. We have a tradition of sitting around on Christmas day and playing games all day…while snacking. ❤

  2. I have always loved Boggle and Suspend. Thanks for this list!
    Reverse Charades I have never heard of but I am looking forward to trying it out – sounds fun.

  3. Kristyn you were So nice to PUT Cover Your Assets and Nuts About MUTTS on here! I just saw this post. Hope you guys get in some free fun time this season to play GAMES together! ❤ ya!