Did you know that about 53% of parents say that it is difficult to find a balance between family and jobs? There are so many different demands on time that, on average, families only spend about 49 minutes together each day. And in fact, 33% of parents agree that they are not spending enough time with their kids. This doesn’t have to be the case, however. One way to spend more time with your family would be playing games. Set up an evening once every week where you can play fun family games together. Here is our list of the best family games for game night.
1. Apples to Apples
If you’re looking for a game that can appeal to multiple ages, Apples to Apples is a good pick, and only requires that players are old enough to read the descriptions on the cards. During each round, one player picks an adjective card, such as “sassy,” and all the other players anonymously contribute a noun card, such as “deep fried twinkie,” that they think matches. Kids tend to go with obvious choices, while adults often appreciate ironic matches.
2. Go Vacation
Go vacation is often ranked as one of the best family Wii games. Wii games are often a good idea if you have younger children, since it gets out their energy before bed and is sometimes easier to concentrate on than a lengthy board game tournament. This game takes you to Kawawii island where there are all sorts of fun things to do including surfing, island exploration, and carnival games. A good classic backup? The original Wii sports. Nothing brings people together like a virtual game of bowling.
3. Family Scavenger Hunt
Family Scavenger Hunt could easily be one of the best new family games, and it’s surprising no one came up with this sooner. Kids love the adventure of a scavenger hunt, but they can be a lot of work to begin from scratch. This game has options for indoor and outdoor plays, and even separate cards for adults and children so that it’s fair for everyone. This game is rated as age five and up, though the cards have images on them that presumably a younger child could also comprehend.
What do you think are the best family games for game night? Let us know in the comments!