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One of my favorite things to buy as gifts each year at Christmastime is a fun, new board game or two for our family to play together. We LOVE having family game nights!
If you’re looking for board games for kids and adults to play together, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to find out our top family favorites!
The BEST Board Games for Kids and Adults to Play Together
My kids are always asking me to play board games with them. I love spending time with my kids so finding games that we can both enjoy is great. So this year, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites that we feel your family will enjoy too.
Types Of Games
There are several different types of games you may want to consider.
Skill Building Games
Push Your Luck Games
Roll And Move Games
Social Deduction Games
The type of games you’ll be looking for will most likely hinge on your kiddo’s ages, size of your family, and interests of the players. But to get you started, check out this great list of some favorites that we love for kids and adults to play together.
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These are the BEST Board games for kids and adults to play together. The kinds of games that will make game night with the family fun again! **This post contains Amazon affiliate links.As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
The game you loved from 1994 is back and ready for play with a whole new generation of game players!
I still remember the commercials and always wanted this game as a kid and this re-release is just like the original game so I'm excited to finally own it.
In this game, a motley crew of Aunt Agatha’s friends and employees are gathered at her Mansion for the reading of her will. Only one of these 12 specially invited guests will inherit her loot. Who will it be? Old Hickory her gardener? Her best friend Lulu? Poopsie her fluffy Cat? Or, one of Aunt agatha’s other nearest and not-so-dearest?
Risk is one of the best strategy games you'll ever play and it's fun for kids and adults. My boys are obsessed with it and are always up to challenging anyone to a game of play.
This faithful reproduction features the original 1980’s artwork and components. Can you acquire the most armies, play them most effectively and conquer the most territories? It’s worth the Risk to try!
My favorite thing as the kids leave the baby and toddler stage is that they are finally able to play 'real' games with me. Hi-Ho! Cherry-O is a great starter game! It's been around for over 50 years and this version is THE cat's meow, OG.
It's a fun little game that helps with teaching counting -- with easy adding and subtraction built into game play. But be careful, kids will quickly learn that spinning a dog, bird, or spilled bucket can quickly empty your bucket.
Maybe it's the homeschooling mom in me, but I love games that are both fun and educational (without my kids even realizing it!).
In Game of the States, players race their trucks back and forth across the country - buying products in some States and selling them in other States. In this updated version, there are also fun and educational STEM facts about each state. Can you guess which state is considered the southernmost Northern state, and the northernmost Southern state?
Quick, easy, and fun to play; Pass The Pigs: Pig Party is the classic game you know and love but with MORE pigs!
Similar to rolling dice, shaking the pigs results in "oinkers," "snouters," and " leaning jowlers," in an effort to rack up the most points! It's truly a unique, fun to play game for all ages and the size makes it portable too, so great to take to the cabin, beach, camping, or wherever folks gather!
If your family consists of kids ages 7 or older and there's ONE new game you're going to add to your stash, let it be Deluxe Pit this year.
With over 6,800 ratings and a 4.9 out of 5 stars; let those numbers convince you that this is the game you need.
In Deluxe Pit, you race to collect all of one commodity and ring the bell before anyone else. But be careful because if you're caught holding the Bear when the bell is rung; you're penalized! And that Bull isn't always a good thing either! There's a few variations of play making this game fun, every single time.
Growing up, my sister and I used to spend hours and hours playing Touble at our grandparents house. Seeing this classic version again brings back so many memories and I love having a simplistic game to play with my kids too.
It's a game where you pop, move, and race to get all your tokens home first.
No matter how many versions they come out with, nothing will beat the classic Guess Who?. Seeing the characters and faces from my childhood days bring back such great memories. When my husband and I first married over 20 years ago, we'd spend every evening playing this game as well.
If you're looking for a 2-player game; Guess Who? is a must have. Ask yes and no questions to eliminate suspects until you've figured out who your opponant is and guess for the win!
It's fun to bring back some old school time-killing games that don't involve screens and Barrel of Monkeys is iconic. Hook them, count them, and get creative in play. This one is a great one for the toddlers to start playing.
I wasn't sure what this was when we first got it a few years ago but I have to say it quickly became a regular!
Chickapig is an exciting, fun-filled strategic board game where chicken–pig hybrids attempt to reach their goals while dodging opponents, hay bales, and an ever-menacing pooping cow. Why do your Chickapigs want to cross the board? To get to the other side. Duh!
This one is a must-have, fast-paced game for Disney-loving families. It seems like it would be easy to name three Disney dogs—but can you do it under the pressure of 5 seconds twisting down, and with the other players staring and waiting?
You have to be quick, so just say whatever comes to mind and risk silly answers slipping out…because that would be funny, and we all like to laugh! It’s all in good fun with this fast-paced family game where you have to Think Fast and Shout it Out!
This is a great game to get for the whole family this holiday season and can be easily adapted for the younger family members to play too.
This special Disney Family Edition of Codenames combines the hit social word game with some of Disney’s most beloved properties from the past 90 years to deliver a game that can be played and enjoyed by all.
Two Cluemasters give one-word clues to help their teammates identify the Disney characters, locations, and items from a 25 card game grid. But make sure you think hard and look over all the tiles because your clue may throw your teammates for a loop!
Including both pictures and words, it’s family fun for Disney fans of all ages.
FYI: If you're not super up to date on your Disney facts, grab the regular Code Names version! We seriously can not get enough of this game and it accomodates a large group too!
I've loved classic Monopoly since I was a kid but, as an adult, I don't necessarily love how much time it takes. Monopoly MEGA adds a twist to this age-old game that makes it more fun AND play faster!
Monopoly the Mega Edition is the same classic board we all know and love PLUS 9 new properties including 7 new states. In Monopoly the Mega Edition, you'll be able to build skyscrapers AND the game will play faster thanks to the Speed Die - invented by Winning Moves.
Don't let the name fool you, nobody has to be a great artist to play this #1 laugh-out-loud party game! And you WILL laugh!
The award-winning Telestrations game will keep your family and friends entertained through the entire night! Start by drawing what you see, then guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes. This game is loved by kids as young as 4 in our family and still enjoyable for adults of all ages too.
Over 1,700 words, 8 erasable sketch books, 8 dry erase markers, and 8 clean-up cloths are included.
It's the perfect option for families, small parties, and friends new and old. Choose to play as it also makes for a great ice breaker!
No drawing skills required. Stick figures and a sense of humor are definitely welcome!
Growing up, I can't remember a game I played more with my mom than Sorry!. It was a game my sister and I really enjoyed. It doesn't take too long to play and involves a bit of strategy and a lot of luck.
Sorry! was first introduced in the 1930's and this is a replica of the original release. I don't know about you, but I love these retro games! It's the best way to play a classic game like Sorry!.
Parcheesi is a classic board game that everyone should know how to play.
The gameplay of Parcheesi Royal Edition remains true to the classic version, providing a nostalgic experience for those familiar with the game. The objective is to move your pieces around the board and be the first to safely navigate all of them to the center of the board. The game mechanics are easy to understand, making it accessible to players of all ages and skill levels. The combination of luck and strategy keeps the gameplay engaging, as players strategize their moves while hoping for favorable dice rolls.
Is your family a family of Potter fans? Showcase your knowledge of J.K Rowling wizarding world with the Pictopia Harry Potter board game!
This board game features 1, 000 picture trivia questions featuring the beloved characters, extraordinary places, magical creatures, and enchanted objects from the epic Harry Potter movies. It's a game of teamwork – with a competitive twist!
Chess is another classic that all kids should learn, but sometimes it can be a challenge to remember all of the rules. All three of my boys enjoy the game and they want to teach me. So I'm excited to try to learn with the help of No Stress Chess.
This game has been designed to help teach players how to play this game and learn all of the different moves of each type of piece.
After just a few times of playing this game, you and your child(ren) will be ready to flip the game board over and play without assistance!
The Game of Life is another one that I have memories of playing in my childhood. There have been spin-offs with updates that made me miss the original so if you're wanting the classic (and BEST) version too; here it is!
Scattergories is another game my sister and I would play for hours so I'm thrilled it's still available.
This set features the original categories, buzzer, answer pads, and everything else you remember! There are other versions of Scattergories out there (I know because we own one of them) and they are just NOT as good as this 30th-anniversary edition. Trust me, this is the version you want!
Which games do you think are the best board games for kids and adults to play together?