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35 Family Board Games for Families That Love to Be Active

Family board games are always fun! There’s something to entertain young kids as well as parents and grandparents! Bringing generations together across a rowdy board game isn’t just a memory! Classic games as well as new ones, or some DIY customized ideas will make family game night a thing again!

Family game night is a great idea to bring kids and parents face to face again!

The Game of Life

The Game of Life

The Game of Life is a classic family board game that’s always fun! Will you be rich? Will you have kids? Who knows? It all depends on what Life throws you! The player with the most money at the end wins! Play with friends or play with your family! It’s fun for all ages!

$21.99


Face Off Card Game

Face Off Card Game

Let’s face it — family game night has gotten a little boring. FACE OFF is the answer! A crazier, funnier, more chaotic game has never been seen before! But wait! There’s more! Have you ever played with NINE players at the table? Face Off is THE game for parties and big families!

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Escape Room The Game

Escape Room The Game

Little kids are easy to keep entertained. When your kids are older teenagers — well, that’s another story! Family board games that encourage teens to interact with their parents are few and far between! Escape Room the Game is a fun 60-minute challenge that encourages thinking outside the box and teamwork to succeed!

$49.99


Googly Eyes Game

Googly Eyes Game

Family game night is usually not the place for altered perceptions, but when you play Googly Eyes, it’s part of the fun! Crazy spectacles alter your vision, then you draw an object and hope your team can guess what it is! Will YOU recognize your drawing? Don’t make a spectacle of yourself!

$17.00


Beat The Parents Kids vs. Grown Ups Board Game

Beat The Parents Kids vs. Grown Ups Board Game

Are you looking for a fun way to bridge the generation gap? “Beat the Parents” pits youngsters against their parents, and it’s completely non-violent! The beating you’ll take depends on how well each team knows the trivia related to their age group! It’s not as easy as it looks!

$24.98


HedBanz Game

HedBanz Game

Finding something for kids and adults to do together really requires using your head! HedBanz is the perfect solution! Colorful cards, a little imagination, and a timer are the tools to rack up some winning points with yes/no questions until you guess what’s on your headband! Fun for the whole family!

$18.20


Brain Freeze

Brain Freeze

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Is all that screaming because of Brain Freeze? Devouring frozen treats too quickly freezes your brain! Playing Brain Freeze with your family is loads more fun! Use deduction, strategy, and logic as you try to figure out your opponent’s secret sweet treat!

$29.95


Exploding Kittens Card Game

Exploding Kittens Card Game

Exploding Kittens is more fun than a barrel of monkeys! If your family has a quirky sense of humor and enjoys fast-paced games with an element of chance and a smidgen of strategy, then Exploding Kittens is perfect for family game night! For two to five players! No kittens are actually harmed!

$19.99

Platinum Family Feud Signature Game

Platinum Family Feud Signature Game

Family Feud Platinum is a fun multiple-choice board game for three or more players (one is the host — unless you can get Steve Harvey to come over and play! Crazy questions and crazier answers will have you on your toes, and laughing your survey off! Kid and Grandma-friendly!

$53.88


Apples to Apples Junior

Apples to Apples Junior

No way! A fun party game pairing adjectives and nouns for four or more players ages nine and up? How cool is this? Don’t tell anyone it might be educational — it really is that much fun! Take turns as the “judge” and choose your favorite weird word combo, like “dangerous meatloaf”!

$18.10


Watch Ya' Mouth Family Edition

Watch Ya' Mouth Family Edition

This crazy game reminds you not to take yourself too seriously! How badly will you mangle your words while wearing a dental retractor? You won’t need any laughing gas when you play “Watch Ya Mouth” with your family! Just looking at each other will give you a giggle fit!

$12.99


Head's Up Party Game

Head's Up Party Game

If you’re a fan of The Ellen DeGeneres show, then you’re familiar with the “Heads Up!” game! Strap on a headband, attach a card, and hope your family and friends are good at giving you clues! Especially since there are twists with no words allowed! Get creative and have a blast!

$26.98


Poopyhead Card Game

Poopyhead Card Game

Normally, we wouldn’t encourage our youngsters to call people “Poopyhead” but that’s the name of the game, folks! Play your cards right and don’t wind up with poo on your head to win! The poo is fake, but the fun is 100 percent authentic! Great for first graders and people who still love bathroom jokes!

$17.61


Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game

Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game

Melissa and Doug are all about fun with a learning opportunity! Whether it’s cognitive or motor skills, you’re sure to encourage growth when you choose a Melissa & Doug toy! Suspend is a great family game where you take turns adding pieces to your base! How high can you go?

$19.59


Spontuneous Song Game

Spontuneous Song Game

You don’t have to be a singer to love music, but if you’re a music-lover, you’ll do great when you play Spontuneous! Perfect family board game for game night or any party! Follow the treble clef path on the game board, stump your opponents, sing or shout out a tune and win!

$25.68


Scattergories Game

Scattergories Game

Do you know anyone that’s a little scatterbrained? Get them on your team! Scattergories is a fun, fast-paced game where the most unique answer in the category gets the point! Fun for all ages to play individually or in teams! Get your thinking hat on and win family game night!

$14.92


Disney Beat the Parents

Disney Beat the Parents

All the entertainment of the original “Beat the Parents” game with exciting and challenging Disney-based questions! Do the kids really know Disney better? Or will all those years of experience give the parents an edge? In the end, it doesn’t matter because the whole family will have a super fun time playing!

$41.94


Reverse Charades Board Game

Reverse Charades Board Game

Everyone loves charades! As a party game, it’s easy to play and gets your imagination working. Reverse Charades is twice as much fun! Now the group does the acting out, and one player has to guess! What a great way to promote teamwork for your next get-together or family game night!

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Codenames

Codenames

Have you ever dreamed of being a spy? Does your Facebook photo look like it belongs to a secret agent? Do you possess good reasoning and deduction skills? Then you will love playing Codenames! Family and friends go head-to-head to uncover the secret identities of their agents before the opposing team reveals theirs!

$15.89


Beat The Parents Family Challenge Board Game

Beat The Parents Family Challenge Board Game

Ask the kids, ask the parents — who will move across the board faster? When it’s family game night, all bets are off and the rivalry is on! “Beat the Parents” is a lively trivia game that challenges both teams to know the answers! The fun part is the crazy competition between generations!

$17.49


Hasbro Pie Face Game

Hasbro Pie Face Game

Goofy fun is sometimes the best! We all love seeing someone take a pie to the face, and in “Pie Face!” from Hasbro, you know somebody’s getting splatted! A game of chance and laughter, fun for the whole family! Will you earn enough points to win? Or will you be wearing the pie?

$17.00


Yahtzee Game

Yahtzee Game

What has five dice, a shaker, and hours of family fun? Yahtzee, of course! Take turns shooting dice, and hope luck is on your side! Just like cards, try to get a straight, full-house, or five-of-a-kind — YAHTZEE! If your strategy is sound, you’ll rule in this game of chance and skill!

$8.44


Silly Street

Silly Street

Silly Street is the most fun you can have with your kiddos while teaching important life skills like creativity and confidence! This family board game is a puzzle, that maps out a journey down Silly Street, where you do the most absurd things! Did YOU know that kangaroos know karate? On Silly Street, they do!

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Charades for Kids

Charades for Kids

Charades is always a fun party game, but it’s hard to include the younger family members if they can’t read, right? Each of the 150 included cards has two printed prompts, and one picture prompt so younger players can play without assistance. That’s 450 charades for your next game night!

$10.99


Battleship with Planes

Battleship with Planes

Battleship has always been a tense, exciting head-to-head competition to take out an opponent’s fleet before he can destroy yours! It just got better! Now, there’s a plane to shoot down! Track your moves on the ocean’s pegboard. Good strategy and a little luck will see you win the game!

$16.99


5 Second Rule

5 Second Rule

Do you think fast on your feet? In “5 Second Rule” you’ll get to see just how quickly your synapses fire! Draw a random topic, then race the timer to name three things in the category! It’s not as easy as it sounds! It’s the most fun you’ll ever have in five seconds!

$29.95


Wits & Wagers Family Edition

Wits & Wagers Family Edition

“Wits & Wagers” now has a family edition! This is a super game for families who enjoy playing competitively! Trivia questions make it challenging, the wager bit makes it even more fun! Who will have the answer? Who will display the strategy? Parents versus kids, girls against boys? So much fun!

$34.99


Trekbest Humpty Dumpty's Wall Game

Trekbest Humpty Dumpty's Wall Game

Here’s a cute board game suitable for ages 4 and up that builds fine motor skills and strategic thinking! Two players build a wall together, perch Humpty Dumpty on it, then take turns removing the bricks! When Humpty falls, you lose! No eggs were harmed in the development of this fun game!

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Cardinal Games Jumanji the Game Action

Cardinal Games Jumanji the Game Action

Pursuing danger, seeking adventure, and family fun are all included in “Jumanji, The Game”! Roll the number die, start out on your treacherous journey, and race to finish safely ahead of your significant other and offspring! What could be more wholesome? Leave the world behind! You won’t even need a passport!

$25.99


Jenga Classic Game

Jenga Classic Game

Steady, steady, steady! You definitely want to have a steady hand, a little luck, and a cunning strategy to win Jenga! No electronics, no cheats, no apps; just pure old-fashioned fun! It’s the perfect recipe for a great party game for your next family night, or anytime. How high can your tower go?

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Pictionary Game

Pictionary Game

Are you the artist in the family? Or are you the one who can’t draw flies? Either way, you’re bound to have loads of fun when you bring out Pictionary for your family board game night! Now the quick draw guessing game is up-dated with dry-erase boards for unlimited drawing fun!

$17.87


Trivial Pursuit Family Edition Game

Trivial Pursuit Family Edition Game

Trivial Pursuit is now available in a Family Edition with more trivia and faster pacing with six classic categories! Separate kids and adults questions add to the excitement and level the playing field! Who will fill up a pie first? Family fun for up to six players or teams!

$16.98


Santorini Strategy-Based Board Game

Santorini Strategy-Based Board Game

Santorini is a clever game of strategy and skill! Kids can win, adults can win! It’s ideal for your mortal family game night! The objective is to build your castle without getting trapped and obstruct your opponents’ progress! Caught between a rock and a hard place? Play a God card for divine intervention!

$27.99


Don't Make Me Laugh

Don't Make Me Laugh

“Don’t Make Me Laugh” is the silliest game we’ve ever seen! Perfect for a party or a wild family board game night! Will your improv prompt make you giggle? Will your impromptu performance win an award? Who knew that not knowing would be so much fun! Solo, partner, or get the whole troupe involved!

$27.99


Ninja Squirrels Family Board Game

Ninja Squirrels Family Board Game

Ninja Squirrels is a great family board game that will have you going nuts! Well, it’ll have you collecting nuts! How’s your hand-eye coordination? Match the colors, grab the colored nuts before your opponent! It’s good, clean competitive fun that will bring your family together as you try to outpace one another!

$13.98

10 DIY Family Game Ideas

Diy Board Games for a Fun Game Night

Diy Board Games for a Fun Game Night

Family board games don’t have to be boring or expensive! Whether you have a small family, a young family, or an activity-centric family, there’s a board game you can make at home for hours of interpersonal interactive fun! From cookie checkers to more sophisticated ideas, there’s something fun for everyone!

How to Make a Diy Giant Jenga Game

How to Make a Diy Giant Jenga Game

Oh, my goodness! GIANT Jenga in a DIY format! With a few simple tools and basic skills, you can build a Jenga for outdoor play! It’s a great project for leftover lumber or boards you wanted to upcycle and fun to play at large gatherings, like a family reunion!

Diy Personalized Guess Who Game

Diy Personalized Guess Who Game

How about a personalized version of Guess Who? With a little patience, and some sleuthing (for good pictures) you can immortalize your closest friends and family members on a Guess Who board! What a thoughtful gift for family members who may not get to see one another as often as they’d like to!

Diy Family Board Game

Diy Family Board Game

Recycle a board game you never use (or get one cheap at a thrift store; missing pieces aren’t a problem!) and you’re ready to DIY a board game that is very specific to your family! Your crafting skills and imagination are all you need to transform outdated to fresh, fun, and personal!

Make A Board Game from an Upcycled Cabinet Door

Make A Board Game from an Upcycled Cabinet Door

This clever DIY idea is a great way to upcycle a cabinet door, and get your family on the same page, even if they’re not playing the same game! Three classic board games on one surface make for hours of fun and togetherness without any squabbles! Aren’t you the smart one!

Chores for Kids BIY Board Game

Chores for Kids BIY Board Game

Chores are no fun. Unless they’re part of a creative DIY board game! Toddlers and up can learn to do household tasks and have a great time doing them! Plus the added bonus of parent-child interaction to keep the drudgery out of the mundane for moms and dads as well as the kiddos!

Make a Paint Chip Board Game

Make a Paint Chip Board Game

What to do with those old paint chips? They’re gorgeous and pretty sturdy, but after you’ve finished decorating they’re kind of… useless. How about upcycling them into a game board? Get creative with funny actions to do and customize this game for your family! Great for all ages!

Family Jenga with a Twist

Family Jenga with a Twist

Everybody loves Jenga! It’s a fun family game! But how many times can you build and crash a tower before it gets a little old? Take a little creative license with the blocks, and print game activities on them! Pull one out and bark like a dog! Loads of fun!

Diy Outdoor Tic Tac Toe Game

Diy Outdoor Tic Tac Toe Game

A scrap of wood, a few rocks, and you’re the ruler of the outdoor party games! Craft this great tic-tac-toe for backyard parties and family barbeques with leftover lumber and wait for the fun to begin! The winner gets the first wiener off the grill! Tournament play keeps the party going after dessert!

Minute to Win It Party Games

Minute to Win It Party Games

Want to take board games out of the “bored” room? Here are some fun DIY suggestions for a “Minute to Win It” board game! Fun for the whole family! Who can complete the crazy tasks and rack up enough points to win? And who will eat their cookie in the cookie face challenge?

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