The Best Board Games for Family Game Night

by Briana Marie
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What are the Best Board Games for Family Game Night?

If you are looking for a few fun family game night ideas, this is the post for you. Check out this roundup of some of the best board games for families!

best board games for family game night

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Today’s roundup of board games will include some classics that have been a household favorite for many years. It will also include some newer board games that you may not have even heard of yet. Either way, you are in for a good time using these top-rated board games. 

Family Feud

If you’ve ever dreamed of being on the TV show, this Family Feud Game is a must-have at your next family game night. The entire family will enjoy buzzing in to answer each question. This is a game that requires two teams so it’s ideal for larger families and groups. 

The Game of Life

A true classic, this roundup just wouldn’t be complete without The Game of LifeThere is a more updated version of the game that the kids may enjoy. But if you’re trying to go old school, definitely get your hands on the classic version as the newer edition has a few differences you may not love. 

Ticket to Ride

A fun game that relies on strategy is always a great addition to the game night fun. Ticket to Ride is a fast-paced board game that is designed for 2-5 players and is most appropriate for ages 8+. Enjoy an adventure as you build your tracks across the U.S.

Candy Land

Candy Land is another classic game that I just had to include in this roundup. I enjoyed this game quite a bit when I was a child, and my kids love it as well. It’s a fun (and simple) board game for families with young children. 


You’re probably already familiar with this game as well. Sorry! is another super popular game for families. It is recommended for ages 6 and up and comes with all you need for an evening of fun.


Although this game is recommended for ages 8+, we have played it with a 6-year-old and all went smoothly. It’s a lot of fun and we definitely laugh a lot anytime we play Hedbanz.


Yep! Another classic has made the list. Operation can get quite stressful but can also be really fun. It is designed for ages 6+. However, I do not recommend it for those who have bad nerves. 

Guess Who?

If you are looking for a classic tabletop board game that is simple even for the kids, I definitely recommend Guess Who. This game has been one of my personal favorites for as long as I can remember. 


Strategy games can be so much fun, and Pandemic is a cooperative board game that is great for team-building (or family bonding). It is designed for ages 8+ and is for 2-4 players making it great for small families. 


If solving mysteries is your thing, you absolutely have to add this classic game of Clue to your list. It is recommended for ages 8+ and can have up to 6 players. 


You were probably waiting on this one. But, OF COURSE, Monopoly had to be on this list. Monopoly is probably one of the first games to come to mind when discussing board games. This game is recommended for ages 8+, but in my experience, many kids around this age don’t have the attention span for it. 


Get into some trouble that is actually fun with this popular board game. Trouble is a crazy simple game to play and players of all ages can enjoy it. 


The first time I ever played Sequence was at a family game night hosted by my Husband’s grandparents. It’s a lot of fun for kids and adults and you can have up to 12 players. 

Beat the Parents

As the name suggests, it’s kids against parents in this exciting game. Beat the Parents requires at least 2 players (preferably a parent and a child) and is a super fun trivia game that comes with all you need to play. 

Doodle Heist

This is a fun and unique drawing game that has kind of an Escape Room feel to it as you work to crack a code. It’s like a fast-paced version of Pictionary and it’s a blast for the whole family.

BONUS: Card Games

You may also want to include a few card games in your family game night lineup. Here are a few to consider:

Which of these board games are you most likely to add to your next family game night? Feel free to share in the comments!

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