15 Board Games for the Whole Family!

Being stuck inside for a few months can make a family stir crazy and stressed! We need outlets! But during this slower time, there is also a great opportunity to build family relationships and create unique memories together! Board games are a great activity for an afternoon or night in!

Read on to learn 15 great games to play with kids, teens, and adults! If you like this list, you may also be interested in my blog with 2 or more player game ideas!


1 Cover your Assets Playing Time: About 30 minutes Group Size: 4-6 players Ideal Ages: 10+ Object of the Game: The object of the game is to collect the most valuable cards, some strategy, some luck. If your cards match the TOP cards on someone else’s pile, you can steal their cards. The person with the most money at the end wins. 2 Sushi Go Playing Time: 10 minutes Group Size: 3 to 5 Ideal Ages: 5+ (because it is all luck, a person can play the game without really understanding it) Object of the Game: This game involves collecting cards in specific groups that bring more value, almost all luck. Players pass cards around one by one, like spoons and collect cards to earn points. The person with the most points at the end wins. 3 Code Names Playing Time: 30 minutes Group Size: 4 or more Ideal Ages: 12+ Object of the Game: This game is simple, but involves a lot of strategies. A word game in which the player must think of one word to connect multiple unrelated words. The group that guesses all the words on their list first wins. 4 5 Second Rule Playing Time: 15 minutes Group Size: 3 or more Ideal Ages: 8+ Object of the Game: Draw a card and answer the question within 5 seconds. The questions aren’t difficult, but you have to be SO FAST! 5 Munchkin Playing Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Group Size: 3 to 6 Ideal Ages: 12+ Object of the Game: This game you are a specific role (or class) and objects. You battle monsters and other players and win by getting to level 10. 6 Cash’N Guns Playing Time: 45 Minutes Group Size: 5 to 6 Ideal Ages: 12+ Object of the Game: The goal of the game is to earn the most money by collecting valuable cards. You can lose the game if you are killed. You die when the majority of the players in the game choose to kill you AND you don’t have any more lives. 7 The Resistance Playing Time: 30 minutes Group Size: 5 to 10 Ideal Ages: 12+ Object of the Game: There are Resistance Operatives or Imperial Spies. The Spies want to trick the Resistance into trusting them and then fail missions. If they fail enough missions the spies win, if the spies cannot trick the other players into letting them go on missions, the resistance wins. This game is mostly strategy, similar to mafia, it involves deception and deduction.

8 The Great Dalmuti Playing Time: 45 minutes Group Size: 5 to 10 Ideal Ages: 8+ Object of the Game: In this game, players try to put down cards. They may only put down cards of lower value than the person before them. The sooner you put your cards down, the better position you start in for the next round.

9 Clue Playing Time: 45 Minutes Group Size: 3 to 6 Ideal Ages: 8+ Object of the Game: The object of the game is to use deductive reasoning and clues to match up a killer with a room and weapon.

10 Apples to Apples Playing Time: 1 hour Group Size: 4 to 10 Ideal Ages: 12+ Object of the Game: The object of the game is to match the phrase to the card that is laid down. The person with the best card gets the point. The person with the most cards at the end of the game wins.

11 Settlers Playing Time: 1 Hour Group Size: 3 to 4 players Ideal Ages: 12+ Object of the Game: To win the game you must be the first person to earn 10 victory points. You do this by building settlements and towns through collecting cards. This game has a lot of strategies, but some luck because there is an element of the game that depends on the role of a dice. 12 Scattergories Playing Time: 30 Minutes Group Size: 2 to 6 Ideal Ages: 10+ Object of the Game: In this game, players are given a letter and a set of categories. They must think of as many words to fit each category that starts with the specific letter of the alphabet. You earn points for each unique name you can think of within the given time frame. The person with the most points at the end of the game wins. 13 Imaginiff Playing Time: 45 Minutes Group Size: 3 to 8 Ideal Ages: 12+ Object of the Game: The game begins by writing names of people and then drawing cards about what that person would be IF….The object of the game is to be the first person to move your player from start to finish. You move your player by writing the most popular answer. 14 Blokus Playing Time: 20 Minutes Group Size: 2 to 4 Ideal Ages: 7+ Object of the Game: Each player has 21 colored pieces. The object of the game is to get as many of your pieces on the board as possible without running out of space. Each player takes turns putting pieces down and the person with the most colored blocks at the end of the game wins. 15 Tip of the Tongue Playing Time: 10 Minutes Group Size: 2 to 6 Ideal Ages: 12 + Object of the Game: A player wins by getting rid of all their tongue tokens by answering questions quickly.


Related Questions

What are the best card games for College Kids? The games on this list are great for college students as well as kids, teens, and adults. You may also like my blog about boardgames for two or more people or my blog with party games for teens. Party games can be great icebreakers for group dates and activities in college! What are the best board games in 2020? Some of the best games in the year 2020 include Pinch ‘N’ Pass, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Articulate!, Disney Villainous, Pandemic Legacy, Wingspan, Mansion of Madness, among many others! These games were not created in 2020, but are some of the more popular games of the year.

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