19 of the best family game night games

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

Did you grow up playing games? For spring, we had family game night a few nights and it was so much fun for the adults and kids! (I got this! was definitely the most entertaining.) Whether you’re in a group or just one on one, games provide unplugged fun. Board games with kids are such a great break from electronics. Here are our favorite family game night games:

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Best games for family game night

These are the family game night games that will get the whole family laughing, competing, and making memories!

‘I got this’ game

I Got This! is a hilariously fun game for kids and adults. Pull cards and pull off the minute-to-win-it style challenges to win. An excellent choice for family game night! 

Ages 8+

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Heads Up! 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!

Great for 8+

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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.

Great for 8+


Thinking Games

Games that’ll make you go hmmm…

Word nerds, let me introduce you to your new favorite game, Bananagrams. Race to finish your scrabble-style word grid before the other players! Highly addictive and fun for 2 or more players.

Also available at Amazon.

If you love Gin Rummy, you’ll love Rummikub even more. Use tiles instead of cards, and play off of each other’s sets.


Dice games for kids

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

Ages 8+

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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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LCR is a family game night game for big groups – 3 – 100 players can get in on the fun! This is a betting game – so you can either play with chips or money to win.

Ages 5+


Card Games for Kids

These card games are great for groups! (Phase 10 is always a crowd favorite!)

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

Ages 7+

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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!

Ages 6+

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Phase 10 & SkipBo

Great for 7+

Phase 10 is sort of like rummy, with 10 different rounds. This is one adults can play after the kids go to bed, too. 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.


Board games for kids


Here are family game night board games everyone will love!

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

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

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

Great for 8+

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

Great for 7+

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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!

Great for 6+


Fun Games for Little Kids

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

Good for younger ones

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

Great for 4+

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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.)

Great for 4+

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

Great for 4+

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Watch out for the old maid!

Great for 4+

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Go Fish is a a classic.

Ages 3+

Family game night ideas + tips

  • Put your phone away! You too, parents!
  • Have plenty of fun snacks ready (even candy!)
  • Get prizes for the kids at the end

Want to have a family movie night instead?

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


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