Spending time together as a family is a rewarding and special experience. It’s these moments that kids and adults will cherish for many years to come, as it gives everyone a chance to connect and share some laughs. But if you’re going to spend time together as a family, why not incorporate a fun activity into the fold so everyone has something to look forward to? Family game night is a great tradition to set up and can be enjoyed with kids of all ages.
Here’s a look at three fun ideas for family game night.
Embrace Their Passion for Video Games
If your kids are big video game buffs, why not share their passion with them and find some family-friendly games that have a multiplayer mode? You can battle it out with each other, or the game may offer a co-op mode so you can help each other out.
Here are some of the best games to play as a family:
- Overcooked 2
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Super Mario 3D World
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
There are also plenty of fun accessories to go along with these styles of video console games, which can make gaming more engaging. Take for instance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. You can purchase a steering wheel that you drop the controller into, giving you the feeling of driving a real car.
Scrabble – Plenty of Fun with an Educational Benefit
Scrabble is a game that manages to combine family fun with an educational twist. While not a new release, this one should show up in your rotation of family board games. Depending on the age of your kids you can either get the regular/standard version of Scrabble or the Junior version which acts as an introduction to the game for kids three and up.
The goal of the game is to create words out of the letter tiles you have been given, but those words need to be as high-scoring as possible. The person with the highest score at the end of the game wins. Of course, this is where things get challenging, as a rack of random letters staring at you can be rather difficult to use and come up with words. If you need help unscrambling, check out online tools that allow you to tap in your letters and then deliver a list of potential words.
Scrabble can be played with two to four players and if you start to get tired of the standard version, check out the variations available such as Scrabble Deluxe and themed versions. It’s also a good idea to have a dictionary or the Scrabble official dictionary on-hand in case a player challenges a word.
Get Ready for Action and Laughs with Minute to Win It
Minute to Win It games are one of the best ways to get everybody up, moving around and having a blast. These aren’t meant for couch potatoes; instead, they are adrenaline-pumping crazy challenges. You can spend hours on these games, and the trick is to have a list of them available to you as well as all the needed supplies.
The way it works is that each player is given a challenge, which is a game, and it has to be completed within one minute. Each person will give the game/challenge a try, and the person who completes it the fastest and the best is the winner.
These games can be enjoyed by all age groups but are especially great for younger kids that don’t have the time and patience for long drawn-out games.
If you’re ready to start scheduling a regular family game night, these ideas will help get you started and ensure everyone has a great time.