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5 Fun Family Board Games
Board games allow families to spend quality time together, at a reasonable cost. These board games are far cheaper than a day trip to a theme park and are perfect for rainy days. Best of all these board games teach lessons in a fun way, which is also good.
Monopoly is a great board game that has brought families together for generations. This game allows family members to purchase properties and upgrade them. Of course, there are bonuses and bills in this game with the community chest cards. This can be played as a timed game or an all out winner takes all type of game. It’s perfect for a cold winter afternoon or a rainy summer day when the kids are stuck inside. There are many versions of the game that families can choose.
Ages 8 and up
Players 2 to 8
Candy Land is another game that has been helping families with young children have quality time together for generations. The premise of the game is simple enough for young children to understand and the challenge of the right moves keep them entertained as they race around the board.
Ages 3 to 6
Players 2 to4
Trivial Pursuit allows families who enjoy trivia to play a board game. There are many versions of this game so it can be for all ages to enjoy no matter their interest. This game does have small circles with small pie shaped pieces that are inserted as a player answers the trivia question correctly. The original version has six different areas of trivia, hence the six pieces of pie. The specialized versions may be more suitable for your family.
Ages 8 and up
Players 2 to 4
Scrabble is a fun family game that allows players to create words from tiles they draw. This one is better for older children and adults as sometimes it can be a challenge. Each of the tiles used to create the words have a different amount of points associated with them and these points are added up to get the score when you place the words on the board.
Life is a board game with high money values, and it’s perfect for teenagers. The players land on a career path that determines their payday. Pick a car, hop in… and take a spin to face all that LIFE has to offer! Land a great job, get married, and fill up your car with kids! Your goal is to dodge bad luck and make a buck. Along the way earn Life Tiles by doing good deeds and helping your community. Life Tiles mean extra money for you down the road! End up with the biggest fortune, and you’ll retire in style as a winner! This game goes quickly and it fun to play.
Ages 9 and up
Players 2 to 6