My parents and little sis stopped by this weekend, and while it’s always a joy to have them over, lately, it’s been extra special when we’re together. Next month Taylor, my little sis, will be headed to Detriot for college. My family has always been tight-knit, so knowing that Taylor won’t physically be with us as often as she has been will be an adjustment. Being so close to my family is something I never take for granted and remain grateful for.
I always look forward to playing a game when we’re together. We’re a pretty competitive bunch, and things can get a bit tense, but it’s always good clean competition. Here are three games we usually play during a family game night:
TableTopics Original is an exciting way to discover more about your family. Each family member takes their turn picking a card. Once the question is read, they have to share their answer. Then the other family members share their answers as well. Once everyone has answered that question, it’s someone else’s turn to pick a card. This continues until everyone has had a turn to pick a card.
The questions spark very compelling conversations. There are no strict rules, and you can continue asking and answering questions as long as you’d like. There are also several editions of this game, including TableTopics Teen, TableTopics What Would You Do, TableTopics Girls Night, and more!
I first heard about this game when I saw it played by the hosts of “The Real.” I knew my family would enjoy this fast-paced trivia game, so I downloaded it on my iPad. I like this game because you can play it anywhere. Once you download the app, the game is yours.
With this game, you need to know a little about everything from celebrities to pop culture, sports, animals, and the hottest headlines. This game can be played with one person or with a large group. All you have to do is shout out the ten answers for each topic before the clock runs out. Most of the categories are free, but there is an option to purchase other fun categories.
Coined “The Game of Unspeakable Fun,” Taboo has become our family game night go-to. The updated Amazon version of this classic game includes 450 game cards. Taboo can be for large or small groups, for four or more players ages 13 and up. It’s best played with two teams of at least two people per team. The more people on each team, the better! Each correct answer is worth a point. My family and I can play this game for hours, but we usually play to 50.
While living through this pandemic, it’s important to find ways to spend time with our families, all while being as safe as possible. Technology, especially during these times, is a blessing. The great thing about these games is they can be played in person or virtually. So even if you can’t see your family in person, hosting a virtual game night is always a great option.
I hope you add these games to your list for your next family game night. Let me know if they do and what games your family enjoys for game night.
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