21 Fun Board Games For Family Game Night in 2017

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Ok kids, it’s time to put down the electronics.  In a world where kids (and adults!) are way too busy staring at their screens, there’s nothing better than a family game night.  You know, with actual board games, kids!  And don’t sweat it if it’s a 2 player game and you’ve got 5 players.   Enter “brackets” a la March Madness, where the winner of each match advances.  Below are 21 games (both old school and new), to add to your collection for game night.  They also make a great gift.  Check out our picks from the marathon-esque Monopoly and Life to the fast-paced Tenzi and Square Up.

1.  ThinkFun Zingo – Check It Out Here For $20

Zingo

A picture bingo game that incorporates speed as well as matching.  Be the first one to grab the matching tile once it’s revealed!  Two levels of play.

Buy Now: $20


2.  Mindware Square Up – Check It Out Here For $24

Square Up

See who the best problem solver in the family is!  There’s always that one person who’s virtually unbeatable.

Buy Now: $24


3.  Apples to Apples – Check It Out Here For $20

Apples to Apples

Choose the card from your hand that you think is best defines the card played by the judge. If the judge picks your card, you win that round.  It’s always fun to try and convince the judge that going to the dentist really is appetizing.  Wait, what?

Buy Now: $20


4.  The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game – Check It Out Here For $17

The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

A great game for younger kids.  Uses color recognition and fine-motor skills as kids use the squirrel tweezers to grab acorns for their tree, or swipe acorns from another player!

Buy Now: $17


5.  Pictionary – Check It Out Here For $20

Pictionary

Because let’s face it…The worse you are at drawing, the better this game is.

Buy Now: $20


6.  Tenzi – Check It Out Here For $14 

Tenzi

When you want something fast-paced.  Up to four players race against each other to get all 10 dice to show the same number value.  Roll it!

Buy Now: $14


7.  Clue – Check It Out Here For $11

Clue Board Game

Miss Scarlett, with the wrench, in the billiard room.  Three to six players can solve the mystery by collecting and tracking clues throughout the game.  Check out the old-school retro version, here!

Buy Now: $11


8.  The Game of Life – Check It Out Here For $27

The Game of Life

The classic edition.  No electronic banking here…Make ’em think!

Buy Now: $27


9.  Jenga – Check It Out Here For $16

Jenga

Stacking and crashing, be the last player to make a move without toppling the blocks.  Trash-talking highly encouraged.

Buy Now: $16


10.  Battleship Game – Check It Out Here For $12

Battleship

You sunk my battleship!  You remember.

Buy Now: $12


11.  Hedbanz – Check It Out Here For $13

Hedbanz

Be the first person to guess “what you are.”  Perfect for a family game night with younger kids.  I’ve already said, no, you’re NOT a slice of pizza 54 times…guess something else!

Buy Now: $13


12.  Pie Face – Check It Out Here For $15

Pie Face Game

Score a point every time you turn the handle without taking a pie to the face.  Totally messy and kids love messy.

Buy Now: $15


13.   Yahtzee – Check It Out Here For $12

Yahtzee

Come up with the best combinations to beat the other players.  Oh and there’s always the added bonus of being able to obnoxiously shake up your dice and scream Yahtzee.

Buy Now: $12


14.  Classic Memory – Check It Out Here For $7

Memory

Because playing Memory with your kids is like a right of passage.  The real challenge is seeing how many times you can play before some of the cards go missing.  Memories.

Buy Now: $7


15.  Monopoly – Check It Out Here For $19

Monopoly

The classic version of Monopoly where everyone can fight over who gets to be the car and you still hate the person who buys Boardwalk and Park Place.  #shakesfist.

Buy Now: $19


16.  Wooden Checkers – Check It Out Here For $35

Checkers

A classic wooden checker board with a storage trays for the pieces.

Buy Now: $35


17.  Scrabble Deluxe – Check It Out Here For $40Scrabble Deluxe

A deluxe version that’s worth it.  Features recessed game spaces, rotates with ease and includes a carrying case.

Buy Now: $40


18.  Uno Original – Check It Out Here for $9

Uno

Don’t forget to scream UNO!

Buy Now: $9


19.  Operation – Check It Out Here For $18

Operation

Butter fingers!  Don’t touch the sides…The stress is real.

Buy Now: $18


20.  Perfection – Check It Out Here For $45

Perfection

Race against the clock to get all 25 pieces into their spots.  Besides, it’s only right that they experience the heart stopping moment when it pops up, like we did.  Even when you know it’s coming.  Every. Time.

Buy Now: $45


21.  ‘Speak Out’ Game from Hasbro – Check It Out Here For $20

Speak Out Board Game 2016 - 2017

Lolz for days.  Players simply put in a game mouthpiece, pick a card, and try to say the phrase on the card until someone guesses it.  You look funny while being funny.  It’s a win-win.

Buy Now On Sale: $20


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