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Family Game Night :: Some of Our Family’s Favorite Games!
My husband and I decided a long time ago that we would try to soak up the little kid years as best we can. We realize (very fully) how quickly time flies and know a day and time will come when our children no longer find hanging out with us to be fun on a Friday night. We also decided to start getting out kids’ experiences and interactive things for Christmas and birthday gifts as opposed to just toys. (Don’t get me wrong, they still get some toys, but they also get a lot of games, and STEM stuff now as well). This way, it provides us with opportunities to bond with them. So many years ago, we started doing a family movie / game night, which occurs every Friday. Some weekends we watch a movie (we have recently been on an 80’s classic kick), and some weekends we play board games. During the holidays and summer break, game nights occur even more frequently.
During this year’s Christmas break, we stumbled across a new game while at Barnes and Noble.
We already had several classics like Monopoly, Scrabble, Sorry, UNO, Life, and Candyland. However, we found Grounded For Life over the holidays, and it has become a family favorite. This game is HILARIOUS! Think Cards Against Humanity but for kids. In the same way you play the adult version, the goal is to be the one with the most outlandish and laughable answer to each question or statement. There are some card combos that have our kids laughing so hard that we can barely understand them. When we first got the game we played it every night and the kids absolutely loved it! It got to the point where my husband and I were using it as a bribe. “We can only play Grounded For Life if you finish your dinner and get your pajamas on the first time we ask.” Little bribes like that. And it worked! It was a win-win.
While Grounded For Life (Recommended for ages 8+) has become one of our favorites, my kids have also enjoyed other games that can be a lot of fun for the whole family. These games include:
- I Spy “Spooky Mansion” Edition (Recommended for ages 6-8)
- Bluey Shadowlands (Recommended ages 3+ and great for kiddos who love the show)
- Clue Nightmare Before Christmas Edition (Recommended ages 8+)
- Ghost In The Attic (Recommended ages 5+)