Sometimes the best way to bring a family together is to get them to put down their phones and start playing games! Whether it’s a cool board game or a quick, easy game with only two people, playing together can create lasting memories and strengthen familial ties. To keep the fun going, here’s a list of classic family games for game night.
One of the most popular games to play at family game night is bingo. All you need to play is some calling cards, a pile of bingo chips, and some paper cards. You can play standard bingo, with five in a row, or square bingo, which requires a card with five pictures in a square configuration. Players usually mark off squares when they hit a certain number or letter. As someone calls out a number, the player marks off that number’s corresponding space on the card. The first player to mark off an entire row, column, or five-in-a-row pattern is the winner.
Another game that’s great for family game night is Jenga. This game requires one steady hand, good coordination and balance, and a bit of luck. The game consists of 54 wooden blocks stacked in an 18-storey tower. Each player then takes turns in removing a block from the tower and placing it on the top, continuing in this way until the tower collapses. The last player to remove a block from the tower is the winner.
Charades is a classic game that is fun for all ages. All you need to play is a few willing players and a list of words, animals, or books to act out. Each player takes turns acting out what is written on the card, without speaking, and the other players must guess what it is. The first group to guess the item is the winner.
Pictionary is a great game for family game night. This game requires one person to draw a picture of an object or concept while the other players have to guess what the subject is. The object is to get the fewest wrong answers and guess the most correct. The first person who guesses the most correct answers is the winner.
Finally, Monopoly is one of the classics when it comes to family game night. This game is great for older children and adults as it requires a level of strategy and tactics to be successful. The game is a contest in which players buy and trade properties, develop them with houses and hotels, and collect rent from their opponents. The players then move around the game board, buying and trading properties, until one player is declared the winner.
These are just five classic family games to get the party started on game night. From bingo to Monopoly, these games are sure to keep everyone entertained and create lasting memories. So gather the family around the board and let the fun begin!