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10 Best Family Board Games Reviewed and Rated in 2019

last updated Mar 31, 2019

In the days of technology and digital hobbies, something like a board game still holds a small place in the hearts of families all over the world. There’s no need to plug them in for a charge, they can be played virtually anywhere, and they’re inexpensive. Not to mention, they’re a ton of fun! Whether your family is full of avid game-players or just seeking a new activity to do on Friday nights, we’ve got some board games that you might want to consider. They are a great way to pass the time and perfect for character-building, family bonding, and making memories.

In a Hurry? The test winner after 28 hrs of research

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 Jenga Classic Game
98.6/100 our score
Entertainment Value
99
Social Development
99
Educational Value
98
Ease of Use
99
Value
98
Jenga Classic Game
Why is it better?

The blocks are of high-quality wood

Great for any age

Perfect for large or small groups

Simple concept and easy to play

No confusing rules

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#1
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
98.6
Entertainment Value
99%
Social Development
99%
Educational Value
98%
Ease of Use
99%
Value
98%
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$9.99
#2
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
98.2
Entertainment Value
99%
Social Development
98%
Educational Value
98%
Ease of Use
98%
Value
98%
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$18.89
#3
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
97.4
Entertainment Value
97%
Social Development
97%
Educational Value
98%
Ease of Use
97%
Value
98%
Price Comparison Last Updated (20.05.19)
$9.97
#4
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
96.4
Entertainment Value
97%
Social Development
96%
Educational Value
96%
Ease of Use
97%
Value
96%
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$12.99
#5
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95.4
Entertainment Value
96%
Social Development
96%
Educational Value
95%
Ease of Use
95%
Value
95%
Price Comparison Last Updated (20.05.19)
$9.97
#6
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94.4
Entertainment Value
95%
Social Development
94%
Educational Value
94%
Ease of Use
95%
Value
94%
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$24.54
#7
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.4
Entertainment Value
93%
Social Development
94%
Educational Value
93%
Ease of Use
93%
Value
94%
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$14.99
#8
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.2
Entertainment Value
92%
Social Development
92%
Educational Value
93%
Ease of Use
92%
Value
92%
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#9
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91.2
Entertainment Value
91%
Social Development
91%
Educational Value
91%
Ease of Use
91%
Value
92%
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$11.50
#10
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
89.8
Entertainment Value
90%
Social Development
90%
Educational Value
90%
Ease of Use
90%
Value
89%
Price Comparison Last Updated (20.05.19)
$10.39
In depth review top 10
  • Jenga Classic Game
  • Watch Ya Mouth Family Edition
  • Hasbro Connect 4
  • Headbanz
  • Hasbro Guess Who?
  • Hasbro Trivial Pursuit Family Edition
  • Hasbro Clue
  • Hasbro Yahtzee
  • Charades for Kids
  • Pictionary
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10 Best Family Board Games

1. Jenga Classic Game

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
98.6
 Jenga Classic Game
Entertainment Value
99
Social Development
99
Educational Value
98
Ease of Use
99
Value
98
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The blocks are of high-quality wood

Great for any age

Perfect for large or small groups

Simple concept and easy to play

No confusing rules

Needs plenty of space when blocks go flying

For a game that's all about precision and accuracy, Jenga is perfect for your family game night. If nothing else, you'll be able to laugh over the looks on your kids' faces when they repeatedly knock over this block tower!

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Jenga can be played with anywhere from one player to an entire group -- There’s really no limit to how many can try their hand at keeping this leaning tower standing upright. The great part about this game is that it’s simple and uncomplicated, all it takes to play is a steady hand. By pulling out one block at a time, players will go around in a circle, attempting to slowly (or quickly) remove as many pieces as they can while leaving the Jenga tower standing. The first person to pull out the wrong block and send the tower toppling over automatically loses the game.

Entertainment value

Whether you play with just a few people or plenty, Jenga is fantastic for groups of people. It is an exciting game for family night or for parties, sleepovers, and get-togethers of all sorts.

Social development

We all remember playing this game as a kid but now you can play it with your entire family and trust us, it’ll be twice as much fun. The social skills exercised with game play are valuable.

Educational value

This game is incredibly simple but has a concept that’s really challenging as far as both critical thinking and logic go. It definitely takes some thought when deciding which blocks to pull out.

Ease of use

Jenga is completely timeless and possibly one of the easiest games to set up and play next to regular card games. It’s fun for any age and has no limit to the number of players.

Value

This game has it all, even though it is very simple in theory. It is perfect for kids and adults of all ages, plus it imparts several lifelong skills that children need for being with others.

2. Watch Ya Mouth Family Edition

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
98.2
 Watch Ya Mouth Family Edition
Entertainment Value
99
Social Development
98
Educational Value
98
Ease of Use
98
Value
98
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Kid-friendly for all ages

It doesn’t take any special skill or thought

Mouthpieces come in various sizes

There aren’t many rules and gameplay is simple

It’s hilarious

Washing the mouthpieces can be annoying after each game

This game isn't nearly as inappropriate as it sounds and trust us, it's a ton of fun. You'd never think a mouthpiece could be this hilarious until you try to speak while wearing one.

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Watch Ya Mouth is one card game you and your family won’t want to miss. It’s hilarious and comes as a fresh take on a traditional card game, not to mention, its award-winning. This game is similar in concept to charades or Pictionary -- Players wear the accompanying mouthpieces that stretch your mouth into funny positions and have to speak whatever words are on the card of their choosing. It’s up to the other players to guess what they’re saying which results in a hilarious laugh-off as you’ve never heard before

Entertainment value

Using the creative notion that was initially viewed as childish and turning it into a great family game is something that we totally applaud. This amazing item will excite your kids plenty.

Social development

Repetitive play is fun because every person who takes a turn will say each word in a different way. That means that even if the same card is played twice, it won’t get boring or repetitive.

Educational value

Players have to be creative to get their words across to the others in playing this unique and interesting game. It does take some skill in manipulating the mouth and the tongue to win.

Ease of use

Similar to when kids would squeeze their cheeks together and say funny words, this game took that idea and completely ran with it, creating a fun game for everyone.

Value

Watch Ya Mouth also comes with expansion packs which means the fun never really has to end. It’s truly a mouthful that your kids are sure to get tongue-tied over… but that’s the point!

3. Hasbro Connect 4

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
97.4
 Hasbro Connect 4
Entertainment Value
97
Social Development
97
Educational Value
98
Ease of Use
97
Value
98
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It’s a quick game

Improves reasoning skills

Requires players to use critical thinking skills

Good for hand-eye coordination

Great for all ages

Can only be played in groups of two or four

You can't go wrong with a classic, which is why Connect 4 made it to our list. It's challenging, fun, and will really put your tic-tac-toe skills to the test against the rest of your family.

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The concept is simple and basically takes the game of Tic-Tac-Toe to the extreme. Hasbro has designed a 3D version of the game and created something that families all over love to play to pass the time. While it’s not going to invite tons of laughter or be something you’ll turn to every game night, it is great for a challenge. The battle is between two players (or four, if you play with teams) and the goal is to get four discs in a row by sliding them through the slots in the accompanying board.

Entertainment value

We love the fact that this game has a way of being sneaky when you least expect it. If you’re playing against someone who masters the poker face, you’ll never know when that four in a row is coming!

Social development

Yet another classic, Connect 4 is one of those games that was always a welcome gift under Christmas trees, for your birthday, or for no reason at all except as a surprise present.

Educational value

Connect 4 helps to improve critical thinking as well as reasoning skills because you always need to be thinking at least two moves ahead. Depending on where you drop your marker, your opponent could be well on their way to getting four in a row.

Ease of use

It’s a super easy concept with no rules other than to let each player have alternating turns. There’s no “right” way to win but watch out, there are plenty of ways to lose!

Value

Being a fairly simple game, Connect 4 is enjoyed by even the smallest of kids that can count to four. This game is perfect for car rides, at home, and when away at relatives’ homes.

4. Headbanz

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
96.4
 Headbanz
Entertainment Value
97
Social Development
96
Educational Value
96
Ease of Use
97
Value
96
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Improves reasoning skills

Helps kids learn to be detectives

With 74 different cards, it won’t get repetitive

Teaches teamwork

Brings families closer together

Doesn’t give much guessing time

You read that right...Headbands are no longer just good for fashion! And when you put on this type of HeadBanz, anything is fair game for your family.

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There’s no need to wear mouthpieces with this game. Instead, you’ll be wearing headbands! Each player will get a card when it’s their turn to go and, without looking, they’ll need to place the card in their headband. While they won’t have any idea what it says, the game works a bit like a reverse-charades: They need to ask the other players questions in order to figure out their own card. Kids will get to test their deductive and reasoning skills all while building bonds with the rest of their family.

Entertainment value

While there are specific rules each player needs to follow in order to avoid making the game too easy, it’s a simple concept overall and leaves plenty of room for silliness.

Social development

This game is simple fun, but it takes plenty of thought on the player’s part. It’s a great way for families to come together and work as a team in order to see each other succeed.

Educational value

It allows kids to get creative and rack up points by using their reasoning skills as a basis for winning. Even the youngest of children can succeed at playing and winning this game often.

Ease of use

This is basically one giant guessing game with a fun and creative twist where you need to rely on your fellow players to help you answer the question of, “what on earth is on my head?”

Value

The goal of this game is to help each other out rather than keeping them from guessing correctly, which makes this game unique and a wonderful choice for any game night.

5. Hasbro Guess Who?

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95.4
 Hasbro Guess Who?
Entertainment Value
96
Social Development
96
Educational Value
95
Ease of Use
95
Value
95
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Encourages teamwork

Helps kids to bond with their families

Good for groups or in pairs

Age-friendly

It’s interesting using reasoning skills

The replay value isn’t very high

Depending on how good your family's reasoning and deductive skills are, this game will either be smooth sailing or adequately challenging. However you play, it's sure to be a blast figuring out who's got who.

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Guess Who? Is another great game that allows all the players involved to use their reasoning and deductive detective skills to narrow down all the different people their opponent has on their board. It’s simple enough; each player gets either a blue or red board and pictures of imaginary people to stock them with. Both players get alternating turns to ask questions in an attempt to knock down the other player’s person in a process of trial and error elimination, based on a card they’ve picked out of the deck. The first player to guess all of their opponent’s person cards wins!

Entertainment value

There are some rules to make the game a bit more challenging but overall, it’s easy, fun, and great for kids who love to solve mysteries. The whole family will love this unique game.

Social development

This game could be played in teams or one-on-one, which is why it’s so versatile. It’s a fun family game because when working in groups, it takes a ton of teamwork in order to succeed.

Educational value

The great thing about this game is that it teaches kids how to look for tiny details and point out the small things that will lead them to victory. It is quite educational in some important concepts.

Ease of use

A lot of brain power is involved when guessing the player on a person’s card and not everyone will be good at it right off the bat. However, after playing a time or two, it will become easier.

Value

Of all the strategic games that kids play, this one is in a class by itself. It is a sophisticated guessing game that will entertain the whole family with an exciting time of play.

6. Hasbro Trivial Pursuit Family Edition

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
94.4
 Hasbro Trivial Pursuit Family Edition
Entertainment Value
95
Social Development
94
Educational Value
94
Ease of Use
95
Value
94
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Challenging for adults and kids

Develops social skills

Interesting topics

Teaches and it entertains

No limit on the number of players

Can be difficult for young kids

Trivial Pursuit is a test of skills, knowledge, and dependence on your teammates. This game will bring your family closer as you'll need their knowledge as much as your own to win this one.

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This game is the perfect option for families with older kids and will provide an adequate challenge while still being tons of fun. It can be played in larger groups but also between two people, and with 1,200 questions, the fun isn’t going to end any time soon. The replay value of this game is fairly high especially when you get more people involved, and since it’s so versatile, the ability to play in teams really helps. If you’re a family who’s fond of clever challenges and feats of knowledge, then Trivial Pursuit is the perfect go-to for your next game night.

Entertainment value

Hasbro is the king of all board games that are ideal for family night. Trivial Pursuit is both fun and challenging and has been updated since its first conception, making it super modern.

Social development

Not only will your family be putting the knowledge they already know to the test, but they’ll be learning in the process. It makes the family bond stronger with the already developed relationships.

Educational value

Trivial Pursuit is great brain food in the sense that it encourages you to think while also teaching you things you might not have known. It is education fun with a challenging game.

Ease of use

The questions aren’t impossible, but they do provide a challenge, making this game fun and thought-provoking at the same time. Kids under the age of eight might find it too challenging.

Value

We love that this game has been brought up to date and doesn’t contain any trivia that’s invalid or irrelevant to today’s day and age. The topics address current events and popular stars.

7. Hasbro Clue

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93.4
 Hasbro Clue
Entertainment Value
93
Social Development
94
Educational Value
93
Ease of Use
93
Value
94
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Great for up to six players

Detailed and artistic playing board

Little details like weapons and character cards make the game enjoyable

Kids do their own deducting

Solving the mystery is challenging

The replay value isn’t super high with this game

Clue is a family favorite because it's got a unique twist to it in the sense that you're actually playing out a mystery story. It's full of details that are great for the imaginative mind.

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The game comes with everything you need to visualize the perfect murder mystery, including character cards, tiny weapons, and a highly-detailed game board featuring the mansion where it all takes place. Throughout the game, players will receive clues as to “whodunnit”, which they can then write down in order to make their final guess. This game comes with a new character, Dr. Orchid, who makes a surprisingly suspicious dinner guest in this murder mystery story. Did she actually commit the crime? You’ll just have to play to find out!

Entertainment value

For kids who have wild imaginations and love anything with a good mystery, this is one game that your family has to try out for your next game night. It is murder mystery fun at its best!

Social development

This is one board game that will really get everyone near involved. Even those who are not playing will be excited at watching and guessing for themselves who the mystery person is.

Educational value

Clue is a classic game designed to test the mystery-solving skill set of each of its players. As long as you’ve followed the rules, then inevitably someone will be the first to solve the mystery and win the game.

Ease of use

In the age of video games and PC gaming, a game like a Clue is great because the main component is your brain power! Use your problem-solving skills to solve the mystery before the others.

Value

We’re sure you’ve seen the movie, but has your family played the game? Clue has been around for decades and will forever be one of those games that’s so unique in gameplay that nothing else will ever come close.

8. Hasbro Yahtzee

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.2
 Hasbro Yahtzee
Entertainment Value
92
Social Development
92
Educational Value
93
Ease of Use
92
Value
92
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It doesn’t take much to play

Improves math skills

Much of it is luck and not skill

It’s great for large groups

Long-standing reputation

It can get boring rather quickly

Yahtzee is a game of luck, so give your hand a shot at rolling the dice! It's fun and competitive in a friendly way that's sure to be a hit during family game night.

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This game isn’t new by any means, but it’s still just as much fun as it always was. The gameplay could not be simpler and the only tools you’ll be using in-game are five dice, which makes it simple enough for any age. Each player gets a scoreboard to keep track of the numbers they’ve rolled, and the goal of the game is, of course, to be able to yell, “Yahtzee!” before anyone else! The only rules you and your family need to follow are those specific to rolling: You can roll three, four, or five of a kind in addition to the full house or a straight.

Entertainment value

Similar to playing poker with playing cards, each roll of the dice (just like each hand) counts for a different amount of points. It’s your goal to make it to 50 in order to win the game.

Social development

The best part of playing this terrific game is yelling the word Yahtzee out loud. The game gets everyone in the family involved to forget current happening and be a part of the revelry.

Educational value

Although it’s minor, the math involved in this game is what makes it interesting. Kids will have the responsibility of keeping track of their own points and adding them up as the game moves along, which can improve math skills.

Ease of use

This game can be played virtually anywhere with a flat surface. It doesn’t take up much room and the rules are super simple, which makes it great for travel, playing while on trips, or bring to a friend’s house.

Value

With its math-building abilities and knowledge of poker hands, this wonderful product will not only entertain, but it will also develop your child’s mental abilities in such a fun way.

9. Charades for Kids

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91.2
 Charades for Kids
Entertainment Value
91
Social Development
91
Educational Value
91
Ease of Use
91
Value
92
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Easy for young children

Still holds up as a good family game

Can be played in large groups

Simple gameplay

Kids won’t need help when it’s their turn

Somewhat basic and can be boring

This kid-friendly version of a classic game makes things simple while still maintaining the same level of fun. Kids will be able to play charades with the rest of the family without needing any help at all!

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The only thing that makes this game different from traditional charades are the card options -- They’ve been made simpler and designed so that kids can read them on their own without help from adults, which can often take some of the fun out of the guessing game. With this version of charades, kids can act out their own cards without needing help from anyone and they’ll actually feel like they’re involved. It allows them to have center stage while also boosting their confidence a little so that they can act independently.

Entertainment value

This is one game that does not hinge on simplicity, even if it is aimed at kids. It is possible that even the seemingly easiest topics could ultimately be the most challenging.

Social development

We’ve all played charades before because it’s easy, fun, and great for big groups. Charades for Kids is a child-friendly option for kids but will be loved by the entire family regardless of age.

Educational value

Some of these card options might be even more challenging since they have been somewhat simplified, which just adds to the fun for adults. It will keep them intrigued in the excitement.

Ease of use

The great thing is that kids can take this game anywhere and play with anyone, without needing any help at all. It is so simple that kids do not need parents or older kids to play it well.

Value

Just because this game was created and designed for kids doesn’t mean that it’s a kid-only game. It’s still traditional charades, but one that everyone can play without using complicated cards.

10. Pictionary

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89.8
 Pictionary
Entertainment Value
90
Social Development
90
Educational Value
90
Ease of Use
90
Value
89
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Environmentally-friendly

Modernized and updated

Fun for all ages

Comes with two types of cards

Much more efficient

Markers might dry out and need replacing

Perhaps drawing is more your family's idea of a fun game night? This game has been modernized so you won't be drawing on paper. We promise it is much more fun than traditional Pictionary.

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This version of Pictionary comes in the form of a board game which is very easy to use and understand. The board is basic and for each picture guessed correctly, the successful team moves forward accordingly. In order to draw, Pictionary has gone away from the traditional pen and paper route and including erasable boards with dry-erase markers. This makes it easy, fast, and tons of fun to draw and guess different topics. Each picture can be erased easily and if you make a mistake, simply wipe it away and start again.

Entertainment value

The introduction of a dry-erase board really helps this game in the way of being modern, not creating waste, and keeping you and your family from using the back of old drawings in order to play.

Social development

You know that we couldn’t just end this list without the addition of an awesome game such as Pictionary, and this game has been updated and modified so it’s even more worthy of game night.

Educational value

This game includes the traditional timer as well as a total of 200 cards -- 120 adult cards and 80 kid-friendly cards -- So that gameplay is structured and provides a challenge.

Ease of use

You can say goodbye to the old days full of random Pictionary sheets that you couldn’t do anything with once they were used. This is a much more user-friendly version for everyone.

Value

Overall, this game is eco-friendly. Without the need for any type of paper whatsoever, this game allows your family to play as many times as you want without going through stacks of paper unnecessarily.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Entertainment Value

If your child is having a bad day, the game night can come as a welcome surprise to both uplift and improve their mood. It can help to take their mind off of whatever is bothering them and help shift their focus so that everything is shed in a brighter, more positive light. If they’re comfortable doing so, the game night can also be a place where they can talk openly and freely; where the lines of communication can be open and extend both ways. Game night is an exciting way to bond with others and have plenty of fun.

Social Development

Game nights are a great way to ensure that your entire family has at least one bonding experience per month, if for no other reason than to keep up with each other and keep a strong family connection. Board games often require you to be vocal and involved, which indirectly helps to boost a child’s confidence. By being encouraged to play a game and, by extension, play a certain role within that game as a player, kids will slowly begin to open up and get more comfortable speaking to others.

Educational Value

There are many times in life when your kids be forced to work with others to solve problems and come up with strategies and solutions, so why not let game night be the first place they experience this? This will broaden their horizons and encourage them to be active when solving problems rather than passive and letting someone else solve problems for them. Simple games develop the mind for critical thinking, imagination, and creativity in a fun and exciting way for lifelong use.

Ease of Use

Each of these wonderful games comes with simple to follow instructions, making them very easy to learn and understand. They come with large game boards that fold and unfold easy and game pieces that are durable and long-lasting for many sessions of fantastic game playing. Children of many ages will love to use and learn these games because they are not only fun but engaging to teach them exciting skills and talents.

Value

There were many different factors that went into picking out the best board games for bringing families together on game night. First of all, you always want something that’s fun and entertaining--not something you’ll get bored with within the first 20 minutes. We had to evaluate the total length of gameplay, replay ability factor, difficulty level, and the number of players allowed. These are tiny logistical details that make a big difference in the way you choose a game.

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Parents, Did you Know?

Board games help your child improve certain skills. A game such as Yahtzee can help with math skills, Clue helps with problem-solving and reasoning, Jenga helps hand-eye coordination, etc.

Parents, Did you Know?

Don’t discourage the use of simpler games for your children. Even a game such as Pictionary can help with hand-eye coordination, as it teaches how to make the connection between what is seen to representing it on paper.

Other Factors to Consider

Portability

All of these products are highly portable to be played indoors or outdoors whether you are at home or away on a vacation. They do not take up much space when stored or packed in luggage for use on trips or away at relatives’ homes. Because they come in sturdy boxes that close well, all of the small pieces and boards are stored nicely inside for a durable item that lasts through being transported.

Durability

Board games must be made of durable materials to be played over and over again many times. We are not often very easy with our game pieces and boards and are often quite rough with the parts. These items are built to last for many years of continuous play by children and adults, so they can provide many periods of enjoyment, as our children explore the wonders of game playing.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: What is the age group like for these games?
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They’re great for any age. Some, like Trivial Pursuit, are better for kids over age 8, solely for the sake of being able to read and understand the game. It never hurts to involve very young kids in games they cannot fully understand just so they can participate in the family fun and bonding.

q: Can they be played one-on-one?
a:

Sure! All games require at least two players.

q: How travel-safe are these?
a:

Some are more compact than others--Yahtzee, Jenga, and Watch Ya Mouth would all be great choices for games.

q: How will these strengthen family bonding?
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Many of these games require teamwork which serves as an excellent bonding experience. Others require some competitive skill, which can bring families together in the sense that you really get to know one another and even share some laughs in the process. Language abilities, social talents, and the art of getting along well with others are all exercised and developed with these exceptional games.

q: Are they quick to play?
a:

Some games are quicker to play than others. Any game with a timer will inevitably take longer than a game such as Jenga or Guess Who?. The games of Trivial Pursuit, Yahtzee, Clue, and Pictionary are classic games that take longer than the others to complete a full round of play.

q: If they turn out not to be as fun as we thought, can it be returned?
a:

Each return policy varies within the company, but we don’t see why it would be an issue to replace the game if you’re unhappy with it. It’s best to contact the company first before making the purchase, however, all of these games have been very highly rated as far as the fun factor.

Sources

  1. Scholastic Parent Staff, The Benefits of Board Games, Online Article
  2. Monica Atkins, Benefits of Family Game Night, Blog Post
  3. Admin, Game Night: Five Benefits of Board Games for Families, Informative Article
  4. Catherine Jones, 4 Ways Playing Board Games Benefits the Whole Family, Online Article