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Fun Family Game Night Ideas + Free Printable Game Night Party Kit

Fun Family Game Night Ideas + Free Printable Game Night Party Kit

Family Game Night is always a hit in our house. We've played games as a family since the kids were old enough and we play them almost every day. We hope that you love this Free Printable Game Night Party Kit + Board Games for all ages. We hope that this Fun Family Game Night Ideas post inspires you. 

Why Family Game Night?

  • Great for all ages: Game night creates an equal opportunity for all ages and abilities to have fun together. Lots of games have versions that are age-appropriate and are designed to be multigenerational. As your children get older, look for different versions with for older children. 
  • Fun: Not only is your family brought together, but now you get to share an activity that is not very serious. You get to interact in a lighthearted way but have enough fun to keep everyone at your game table. It's ok to be not always serious.
  • Inexpensive: Games are cheap. Well many of them are. You can spend anywhere from $2 to $50 on a game. Grab a deck of cards and get started or pick up a game the next time you are at your local store. Or start with your free I Spy Game from KFC.
  • See your child react socially: As parents, we get to see our children go through many social processes while game-playing. You can see how losing and winning affect your child. You get to watch your child formulate their thought processes during a game and see how they make decisions.

    “This awareness offers the parent an ability to see where their kids are cognitively and socially, and is a great way to promote good sportsmanship and improve social skills.” ~ Sherman Stovall Jr., therapist at Vitality Physicians Group Practice

  • Fits your family needs: Need a laugh-out-loud night where everyone can be silly? There is a game for that! Get competitive with something like UNO or play other games where family members get to answer questions about themselves. The beauty of game night is that you can pick the games to meet your family's needs.
  • Educational: The hidden educational impact of games is something that excites me about family game night. Besides being together children are learning and practicing skills like counting or strategy. They have to think and formulate plans in some games.

Most Popular Family Games

These board Games for all ages feature some of our favorite games and the top family games. 

Preschoolers

Don't Step in It Unicorn Edition
Crocodile Dentist
World of Disney Eye Found It
Pete the Cat The Missing Cupcakes Game
The Cat in the Hat I Can Do That Card Game
The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel
Hi Ho Cherry O Mickey Mouse Edition
Race to the Treasure

5 to 8 year olds

Kanoodle Extreme
Operation
Clue Jr.
Scrabble Junior
Mouse Trap
Hot Potato
Hedbanz

8 to 12 year olds

Castle Panic
Life
Guess Who
Monopoly Fortnite Edition
Don't Lose Your Cool
Sequence
Watch Ya Mouth
Five Crowns

12 and up

Stratego
Othello
Jenga
Code Name
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Googly Eyes
Ticket to Ride

Free Printable Game Night Party Kit

Free Printable Game Night Party Kit

Our super cool Free Printable Game Night Party Kit includes:

  • Printable Large Dice (super cool giant die)
  • Game Night Invitations Printable
  • Game cards
  • Game Night Printable Grocery List
  • Game Night Drinks & Snacks Labels
  • Printable Game Night Awards

Fun Family Game Night Ideas

Board Games

  • Classics: These tried-and-true games are always a hit with families, like Monopoly, Scrabble, Clue, Sorry!, and Candy Land.
     
  • Cooperative games: These games are a great way for families to work together towards a common goal, like Forbidden Island, Pandemic, and Hanabi.
     
  • Party games: These games are fast-paced and easy to learn, making them perfect for a quick and fun game night, like Codenames, Dixit, and The Resistance.
     
  • Strategy games: These games require a little more thought and planning, but they can be very rewarding to play, like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Carcassonne.
     

Card Games

  • Classic card games: These games are easy to learn and can be played by people of all ages, like Uno, Go Fish, and Crazy Eights.
     
  • Cooperative card games: These games are a great way for families to work together towards a common goal, like Hanabi and The Grizzled.
     
  • Strategy card games: These games require a little more thought and planning, but they can be very rewarding to play, like 7 Wonders and Star Realms.
     

Other Activities

  • Charades: This classic game is always a lot of fun and can be played with just a few people or a large group.
     
  • Pictionary: This game is similar to Charades, but players have to draw instead of act out the clues.
     
  • Minute to Win It: This game is a collection of quick and easy challenges that can be played with household items. You can find many Minute to Win It ideas online or in recipe books.
     
  • Family Scavenger Hunt: Hide clues around the house or yard and have family members work together to find them. You can make the clues themed or personal to your family.

You can now make Game Night a weekly routine and we can help you make it happen! So put down the phones, tablets, and other electronics, and get ready to socialize with your family! Bring game night back. We hope that you are inspired by this Fun Family Game Night Ideas post. Happy gaming!

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