Make family time fun with games! These family game night ideas will have you looking forward to your next family game night!
This post is sponsored by A&W. All opinion are our own.
Spending time together as a family can be difficult when you have busy schedules. But it’s important to carve out some quality family time at least once a week.
There are many ways you can spend quality family together which helps switch things up and make them fun! One of our favorite ways to get that quality time in is family game night.
Before you dive into picking out the best family games for your game night, there are a few ground rules for game night!
Rule #1: No devices.
Did everyone just groan? It’s important to put the devices away when having family time. You want to make sure everyone is connecting and not connecting on their devices.
Rule #2: You must have good snacks!
You don’t have to go crazy with the snacks. Popcorn is just fine. But we like to add special treats to our game night from time to time, like Root Beer Floats.
This summer, A&W wants to help with both of these family game night rules. A&W is celebrating its 100th Anniversary of helping families create special moments. In fact, they are asking families to set aside time every Friday this summer to go technology-free for one hour and get back to the root of being a family -with a delicious A&W Root Beer Float of course!
- Take the Pledge with A&W on www.rootbeer.com to go technology-free for 1 hour every Friday night this summer!
Now that you know the rules, it’s time for some family game night fun! We have rounded up some of our favorite family games to share with you.
DIY Games for Family Game Night
These are your non-traditional family game night games! From a deck of cards to Minute to Win It, you can play these with items you probably already have at home.
Family Game Night Ideas: Jenga with a Twist!
Hack your Jenga game for some EXTRA family fun!
Dollar Store Minute to Win It
You don't have to spend a lot of money for a fun family game night!
Golf Card Game
The Golf Card Game is a very flexible game and can take 15 minutes or an hour, depending on how much time you have to play.
Family Match Game
This is a fun game to play with younger children. A great way to remember relatives who may not live close by.
Frisbee Tic Tac Toe
Use a shower curtain to create a giant tic tac toe board!
Lego Family Fun Night
All you really need for this theme is Legos!
The Flour Game
This hilarious game requires only two items and one of them is probably already in your kitchen. This one is just plain old good clean fun.
20 Questions Games
This gives a Headbands type of spin to it and allows you to use pictures of people you know or are familiar with. It would be easy to create themed versions of this game such as a Disney theme or famous families theme.
Board Games for Family Game Night
Keep these board games on hand for an easy family game night!
Another favorite in our house is Spot It! We love how fast paced and fun this game can be. It is so addictive and what makes it even better is that the game can grow with more people that play. One and only one match can be made between two cards, so you have to have a good eye and be pretty quick to spot it.
Another favorite in our household is Guess Who. It is great for little kids and the not so little kids. I love how it helps the younger kids learn how to describe characteristics. It helps them to learn how to be specific and gain confidence to make guesses.
Speak Out Game
Get ready to be doubled over with laughter with this ridiculous mouthpiece challenge game! The Speak Out game brings friends and family together for laugh-out-loud fun as players try to say different phrases while wearing a mouthpiece that won't let them shut their mouth.
UNO Card Game
UNO is the family-favorite card game that takes only minutes to learn and provides hours of exciting gameplay.