19 of the best games to play with kids for family game night

When you’re staying in, these games are fun for kids and parents!

best games to play with kids for family game night

Did you grow up playing games? Kids love a challenge… and can pick up games quickly. We’ve found these games are such a great break from electronics. Here are our favorite games to play with kids:

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Uno

Ages 7+

Uno Attack and Uno Flip are fun versions of the classic Uno game.

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Yeti in my Spaghetti

Good for younger ones

Yeti in my Spaghetti is like the classic pick-up sticks game… but with spaghetti on a bowl.

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Yahtzee

Ages 8+

Yahtzee is a classic, and recommended by one of our teachers to play to learn math.

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Pizza Party

Pizza Party is a fun dice and matching game, race to pick up the ingredients for your pizza slice first. Anchovies, bacon, pepperoni, mushroom! Roll the dice to match the toppings on your slice!

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Slamwich

Ages 6+

Slamwich is a hilarious game of luck and skill – be the first to slap the right combos to collect all the cards to win. This is a great game for families – parents don’t have the advantage!

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Phase 10 & SkipBo

Great for 7+

Phase 10 is sort of like rummy, with 10 different rounds. SkipBo is an addictive card game that’s easy to learn.

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Dos

Great for 7+

Dos is a lot like Uno, but you keep track with points.

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Clue and Clue Junior

Great for 7+ for Clue and 5+ for Clue Junior

Clue and Clue Junior the classic WhoDunnit game is awesome for three or more players!

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Cadoo

Great for 7+

Cadoo is made by the Cranium company, and involves clay, drawing, and more -tons of fun!

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Fantastic Gymnastics

Great for 8+

Fantastic Gymnastics is a fun challenge – try to get the gymnast to land on the landing pad for points.

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Gooey Louie

Great for 4+

Gooey Louie is kind of gross but kids LOVE it. Because it’s gross.

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Pop the Pig

Great for 4+

Pop the Pig is a cute game for little ones but bigger ones like it, too! Feed the pig until his pants pop. (Can you relate? Haha.)

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Shark Bite

Great for 4+

Catch the fish from the shark’s jaws in Shark Bite!

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Mancala

Great for 6+

Pick up the game in minutes – Mancala is a two player strategy game, easy to learn, and lots of fun. You’ll want to play over and over!

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Old Maid

Great for 4+

Watch out for the old maid!

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Spot It

Great for 7+

Kids LOVE Spot It and it’s challenging for adults, too! Flip two cards over and be the first to spot the match.

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Go Fish

Ages 3+

A classic.

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Watch ya Mouth

Great for 8+

Watch ya Mouth is so, SO much more entertaining and fun than you think it’s going to be. Put in a mouth guard and say the phrase on your card for other players to guess. Hilarious.

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Heads Up!

Great for 8+

This app is fun for the whole family – you’ll get into it quickly! Put your phone to your head – everyone playing describes what you’re holding for you to guess!

More things we love for kids: dot art markers, cool STEM toys for pre-schoolers, and a fun constellation app

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