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Best Family Game Night Games

Updated on October 8, 2014

Remember Family Game Night?

Family game night is a time when the whole family can get together and have fun. It doesn't matter how old you are or how many people are in your family. Whether your kids are small or all grown up, of if you have a tiny family or a huge one, there's games for everyone. You can always join with another family, too, if you want to expand the fun and have more people. This bonds your family and helps your kids to develop life long friendships.

It can be lots of fun to gather everyone together for a few hours of fun and togetherness. Add a few snacks and a camera to capture all the funny moments, and you've got a great night of unforgettable fun. It's a great time to bond and to reconnect in today's busy world. Shut off all the technology, turn off the phones, and play some classic games on family game night!

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Classic Family Board Games

Who can forget the classic family board games like Monopoly and Yahtzee? Our own Monopoly board was so used when I was young that we eventually had to get rid of it. The box was in shambles and the board wasn't in much better shape. Our Battleship set looks pretty similar. I actually got to play Monopoly again recently and it was just as much fun as I remember, despite the fact that I'm not a kid anymore and that I lost. There's nothing like the classic board games.

There's many classic board games and everyone has a different favorite. These are a few of my favorite games from growing up and I still love to play them today. These board games are classics for a reason. They've lasted through the ages of multiple generations of families enjoying them. You probably remember them from when you were young. Now it's time to share them with your own children at your next family game night.

Hasbro Clue Board Game - The Classic Mystery
Hasbro Clue Board Game - The Classic Mystery

There's so many "whodunit" shows on television today. Clue brings your family back to the basics with the classic "whodunit" board game.

Sorry Classic Edition Board Game
Sorry Classic Edition Board Game

Sorry really does have an ironic name. Are you ever really sorry when you knock a player back to their home spot? Probably not. But you can practice your acting skills when you do it!


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Monopoly was always one of my favorite games as a kid. My sister and I played ours so much it's worn awfully thin. There's oodles of versions of Monopoly out there, but there's nothing quite like the original classic version. It's a game full of strategy and just a bit of luck.

Yahtzee Hasbro Gaming 1 ea
Yahtzee Hasbro Gaming 1 ea

Yahtzee is always quite the challenge. You can take a gamble with the dice and try to get the highest points, or try the "slow and steady" method of accumulating points.



There's a reason that Hasbro is so successful. They are famous for their games, especially family oriented games. They have a wide variety of games that anyone can find something that appeals to them and there's something for any type or size of family. A lot of them are the games we grew up playing and now enjoy passing on to our own children. Check out Hasbro on Facebook to get more ideas for family game night. Connect with other people who love games and share your favorites. Also find out the latest news from Hasbro before anyone else.


Jenga is a great game for the family to play together. Test how steady your hands are by taking turns trying to pull out a block and stack it on the top of the tower. The higher it gets, the harder the game is. If you can build the tower really high, it can be quite the challenge and produce a lot of laughs as you watch others try to keep the tower standing. There's lots of varieties of Jenga, from the classic to some new creative editions, so there's an endless supply of fun and laughs.

Ellen loves to challenge her guests with games. This might just be the biggest and best game of Jenga ever!


If you haven't played Uno before, now is the perfect time to try it out. It's a little like a fancy, complex version of crazy eights. My sister and I used to play it all the time and I still have our old (very worn out) deck. Uno is a classic card game and is sure to be a definite hit for family game night. It can be played with any number of people, from 2 to as many as you want. If you want, you can always buy a second deck if you have a large group.

So many kids today only want to play games if they're video games. If your kids refuse to give board games a try, compromise. Make a family game night where you compete against each other in a video game. Something like Mario Kart is perfect for this. Your kids will love it and you'll get to spend time together as a family.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      It's been a while since my family and I had a fun game night. We like playing Taboo, Cranium and Trivial Pursuit.

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      Stephanie 4 years ago from Canada

      @endamclarnon: I completely agree. I hardly ever hear about those classic board games. I never see them advertised on TV, either. I wish they were more common instead of all the video games dominating.

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      Enda McLarnon 4 years ago from Belfast, Ireland

      As a younger kid I played snakes and ladders and a game called Ludo. I think I was addicted to both. As I got a little older I played Monopoly a lot and also played a lot of draughts. Sadly I think these types of wonderful games have been killed off by the more selfish electronic games. It is such a pity.