One of my favorite things to buy each year at Christmas is a great new board game or two for our family to play together. We LOVE having board 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!
My kids are always asking me to play board games with them. But, if I can be honest with you, there are certain games I just DREAD playing with them. I love spending time with my kids, but some of those games are just not fun for adults!
That’s why I’ve worked hard to assemble a list of the BEST board games for kids and adults to play together. These are board games that everyone will truly enjoy and be excited to play – together!
We had this game, got rid of it when we moved because we had to downsize a lot of things, and now we've gotten it again because we loved it so much and have missed it!
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!
Are you a DMB fan like my husband and me? Chickapig was invented by Brian Calhoun, a custom guitar builder from Charlottesville, VA. After Brian invented the game, he teamed up with his friend, musician Dave Matthews, to develop Chickapig and bring it from farm to table. Chickapig is not only popular on family game nights, but due to its social and critical thinking elements, it is often featured entertainment at music festivals, bars, and everywhere else you can possibly think of.
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!
A beloved game becomes even more fun when it's Christmas-themed!
Some classic games will never go out of style and Operation is one of them! So this year, put on your scrubs and help Santa, Rudolph, and Hermey operate on BUMBLE THE ABOMINABLE SNOW MONSTER in this classic game of removable parts!
As in the past, it will take a steady hand to get rid of his “Sweet Tooth,” “Charlie Horse,” “Cold Shoulder”, and more. Rudolph’s nose glows and Bumble roars every time the surgery backfires, so operate with care!
This is a fun game that is engaging, fun, and a challenge for kids and adults alike!
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.
It's been a family game night board game for generations!
Everyone loves the timeless gameplay of Monopoly. With Monopoly: The Mega Edition, players can own more properties, build more buildings, handle more cash, and play faster than ever before!
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!
Monopoly The MEGA Edition is recommended for everyone ages 8 and up, for 2 to 8 players.
Don't let the name fool you, nobody has to be a great artist to play this #1 laugh-out-loud party game!
This award-winning game called Telestrations will keep your family and friends entertained and laughing the entire night through! Start by drawing what you see, then guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes.
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!. We played Sorry! nearly every single week. It was a game our whole family 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!.
Risk is one of the best strategy games you'll ever play! It's a classic game that kids and adults will both love!
The goal of the game is to occupy every territory on the board and in doing so, eliminate the other players. It's perfect for 2-6 players, ages 8 and older.
When introducing kids to a classic game, there's no better version than the classic version! This is a reprint of the original version from 1959. When the grandparents come over, they will love being able to play the version they remember from childhood!
Is your family a family of Potter fans? Showcase your knowledge of J.K Rowling wizarding world with the Pictopia Harry Potter board game! It's perfect for family game night!
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! Sometimes you'll work together and other times answer alone, but you'll wager your points every time! How much you wager will depend on how well you know the pictures on the card, before you hear the question! Along the way are guess-my-answer questions that reveal how much you know about the other players!
It seems like whenever they remake a game, it's never as good as the original! I'm so glad that Winning Moves Games has released this classic version of Clue!
Did you know that Clue has been around for over 50 years?! This version is a replica of the 1949 version! This is the version I remember playing with my mom and I love being able to share it with my children now.
This game is challenging, exciting, and perfect for children and adults ages 7 and up! Make sure you have at least 3 people to play and 45 minutes of time to spare for a fun game night playing Clue!
Chess is a classic game that all kids should learn, but sometimes it can be a challenge to remember all of the rules! My oldest son loves to play chess but his siblings have struggled to learn and remember all of the rules.
No Stress Chess has been extremely helpful in teaching our kids 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!
Last year my daughter received The Game of Life. Only is was not a THING like I remembered it! I mean sure, there were aspects of it that were the same but it had gone through some major updates and I missed the old version I used to play.
I was SO excited to find this Classic Edition of The Game of Life for our family to play together! I used to play this game at my grandparents' house with my cousins and I'm so excited that now MY kids can play it at their grandparents' house with their cousins!
It's recommended for ages 10 and up but my almost 8 year old is able to play it. You can play this version with 2-6 players.
Don't fall for the newer version of Life - make sure you get the Classic Edition from Winning Moves Games!
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?
The player with the most money at the end of the game wins!
A typical game lasts about 30 minutes and it's great for anyone ages 7/8 and up!
I don't know about you, but I love playing games with my kids that I played growing up! I'm so excited that the classic Pay Day game is available for a whole new group of children to enjoy! The object of the game is simple - have the most money by the end of the game!
This is a fun and educational way to help teach your children about money and all the things that go along with it.
This is Scattergories like you remember it! It features the original categories, buzzer, answer pads, everything! You'll have so much fun playing this game with your kids! There are enough pieces for up to six players! 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!
The game you loved from 1994 is back and ready to share with a whole new generation of game players! This re-release is just like the original game you remember!
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?
Exercise your mind and outwit your opponents with a game of Oversight™. Play with Two to four players and compete to be the first with 4 tokens in a row. Players can place a token on the board, or shift an entire row or column of squares by one space.
Which games do you think are the best board games for kids and adults to play together?
My 8 year old is always asking us to play borad games with him. You have some of oour favs on here like Clue and Mancala. 13 Dead End Drive sounds right up our alley!
Wednesday 9th of December 2020
I have several of these games that are great to play with my grandkids of various ages. Mancala and parcheesi are favorites.
Wednesday 9th of December 2020
I used to have some of these games as a child. Great for family time!
Wednesday 9th of December 2020
we have a family game night and the mancala looks fresh and new
Wednesday 9th of December 2020
I like the game Telestrations. It would be fun for all of us.
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