If you are looking for games to play when you disconnect from electronics and plug into family time I have a list for you!
These are the games that my family loves for road trips, beach trips, family vacations, family game night or when we need just some together time. These games are fun, loved by all ages and challenge your brain. We do our best to disconnect from our screens and focus on each other.
UNO is one of our favorite games. It is a game all of our kids love and can play. Each of our kids were able to play on their own by the time they were two years old. But do we let them cheat, or give them hints? Nope. They know how to match the colors or the numbers by the time they are two and soon after they are learning to strategize to beat their parents.
UNO is a game that is great for family game night, car trips, beach trips or even when the power is out. Every age can play it and a fun time for everyone.
Don’t forget the carrying case!
I need to grab one of these. The plastic baggie I currently have the cards in needs replaced.
And the card holders for the kids!
These are great cardholder to empower kids to keep their cards upright and away from prying eyes.
In this classic fast-paced strategy game, you must try to trap your rival’s playing pieces and turn them over. The lead can change at any moment with a flip of a disk and the player with the most pieces of the same colour wins. Once you think you are set up to win, something FLIPS and you are OUT of the lead. Othello is suitable for 2 players aged 7 and up.
I remember Tri-Ominos from when I was a kid. My Dad was away for miliary training and my mom was home with us and needed pass the time with two kids under 8 years old. She taught us to play tri-ominos. Every night. Every night we played Tri-Ominos and had a wonderful time.
The Classic Triangular Domino Game, Combines Strategy, Luck, And New Challenges Each Time You Play
Similar to Tri-Ominos is Dizios. Either play the standard game in a group of 2 or more players, or play fun solitaire games by yourself. Individual games include playing as a single player to achieve the highest possible score and building a large connected vortex of a single color. For an extreme challenge, lay out 64 tiles in an 8×8 grid and try to make all the edges match.
Between any two cards there is always one and only one matching symbol. Spot it fast to win! I think the kids have the upper hand in this game. They are able to not focus on one thing and see all the possibilities. Spot It goes everywhere and is an easy game with no set up.
Spot it can also be used to determine who goes to take a shower first, clear the table, take out the trash or whatever dispute you are trying to settle. Don’t play the entire game but just do one pair or the best out of three.
- Race in a head-to-head competition with Blink, the lightning-fast card game!
- Using sharp eyes and fast hands, 2 players try to match the shape, count, or color on their cards to either one of two discard piles
- Play all the cards from your draw pile to win the game!
- Colorfully designed cards have large symbols that range from moons to triangles to stars, making it easy for anyone to play. Watch as your reflexes and response time improves round after round
- Includes 60 symbol cards and instructions
If you’re a fan of Sudoku, you and your family will love this colorful alternative. Instead of using numbers to solve the puzzles, Colorku uses brightly colored wooden balls. The gameboard-crafted of solid wood-includes 81 balls in 9 different colors, 104 puzzle cards, solutions booklet, color conversion card and storage tray. There are 5 levels of difficulty. Place it on the coffee table and you’re ready whenever you feel like a challenge
Take a crack at the Egged On game, Hasbro’s hilarious twist on the egg roulette challenge. In this game, players pick the right egg or get wet! The Egged On game is a hilarious and suspenseful game in which players take turns picking plastic eggs and pressing them on their heads. Some of the eggs are filled with water and players never know which one they’ve got in their hand. The players who get splashed are out and the “yolk” is on them. The last player left in the game wins!
Kanoodlers can test their skill with 303 puzzles in these formats: Traditional 2-D, Traditional 3-D and the new 2-D puzzles that feature a sliding puzzle board. These challenges help build spatial reasoning and critical thinking skills.
Clue is such a classic! We just introduced our kids to it and they love it! It is a game that is not a quick game so we have them engaged for longer periods of time. We talk about bluffing, strategy and being certain before making a decoration. Such a great game for all ages.