November 10, 2023
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This holiday, why not bring out some of the old familiar favorites? Board games are a great way to connect with loved ones and this list will help take the guesswork out of what to play. Whether you’re waiting for your guests to arrive, entertaining some of the younger kids, or just having a night in, we found some classic family games that everyone will love.
Scrabble: Unleash Your Word Wizardry
If you’re looking to play something with an older crowd, Scrabble has rules that are easy to explain and even easier to get back into. Between stretching your vocabulary knowledge and schooling your family members on syllables, you could also introduce some fun house rules! Maybe something like “bonus points for any Christmas-related words or no words that start with the letter A.”
Risk: Conquer the World
The best board game of strategy and world domination, Risk is great for older kids and adults who have enough time to complete one full campaign to control the world. There are different versions of Risk, but the original game’s rules have been the same for decades and are easy to pick up. Why not add a little Christmas twist, like naming your armies after Reindeer?
Trouble: Great for Younger Kids
If you’re looking for a simpler family board game for a younger set of kids, it’s alright to let them get in a little bit of Trouble! Hitting that dice-roller never gets old, and the quick setup should make clean-up easy for when guests arrive, or for when you want to switch to movie watching.
Battleship: Sink That Ship
It might just be an evening with a couple of players, but just because there are fewer people, doesn’t mean less fun. Battleship is the quintessential two-player game of deduction and naval combat. Who doesn’t want to shout, “You Sunk My Battleship!” at the top of their voice? The game’s helpful storage and fun setup will make it easy to launch your missiles while watching a holiday favorite.
Monopoly: The Classic Wealth-Building Game
Clue: A Whodunit Adventure for Everyone
Enter the mysterious world of Clue, where players become detectives solving a murder mystery. With cunning strategies and deductive skills, discover who committed the crime, where, and with what weapon.
Sorry!: A Lively Race to the Finish Line
Sorry! is not just a word; it's a family board game of excitement and unpredictability. Navigate your pawns through the colorful path, and be ready to send opponents back to the start with a polite "Sorry!"
Catan: Build, Trade, and Conquer
Catan, a modern classic, combines strategy and negotiation as players build settlements, trade resources, and vie for control of the island. It's a family game that keeps everyone engaged from start to finish.
Wingspan: A Birdwatching Extravaganza
For a unique experience, dive into Wingspan, a family board game celebrating the world of birds. With stunning artwork and engaging gameplay, it's a delightful choice for families with a penchant for nature.
Ticket to Ride: Journey Across the Board
Embark on a railway adventure with Ticket to Ride. Connect cities, complete destination tickets, and outsmart opponents in this fast-paced family board game that's easy to learn but offers endless strategic possibilities.
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