My family is obsessed with games. We play card games, board games and car games all the time. Why I think every family should try to have game night:
-Playing board games is a great way for kids and teens to develop social skills.
-Playful competition can get rid of any tension in the family.
-Games is a great way to get to know your child. Whether it is with actual get-to-know-you style games or just plain fun, you can learn what kind of character your child has.
-You can teach values through board games. You can teach your kids about losing well, being honest and being a good sport while playing board games!
-Great way to bond without having long serious talks
-Games can be educational! Lots of word and math games below that can help develop good language skills.
Here are some of my favorite games for families:
For teens who are movie buffs, this is awesome. They also have Disney Scene It, Seinfeld Scene It and Harry Potter Scene It.
My family and I love this game of words, really great for teaching kids language smarts!
This always gets us laughing and is good for all ages.
We love Cranium too, but this one is better for the myriad of ages in our family, plus it is Pictionary, Charades and word games all rolled into one.
Who doesn’t love a good game of mystery? (Answer: My mom hates this game and we always fight her to play it.)
Another one that is great for word building, this is a classic great game to always have in the house.
I play this with my friends all the time because it is a great way to get to know each of your family members as a person. It also always gets some good laughs.
Go get playing!
This post is dedicated to my cousins Sean, Christian and David Lane who are a big part of our board-game obsessed family. Great croquet partners as well and one budding entrepreneur, thanks for always making me laugh at family get-togethers!