Great Games For Game Night!
In the last couple of years, Game Night has become a big thing for many families. And we’re not just talking about the movie although that’s a great film (rating 15). Staying home with the kids or inviting other friends and families over for the night is a cost-effective way to have lots of fun. All links take you to Amazon – just so you know, as an Amazon Associate we may earn from qualifying links [disclosure]. So, roll up, roll up, here’s our ideas for games for Game Night.
Game Night – Beat That
Wacky challenges for ages 9+ and up to 8 players
This is a great game pack for Game Night. Contains 160 challenge cards, 10 reusable and recyclable custom plastic cups, 5 ping pong balls, 80 betting tokens, 4 dice, a sand timer, memo pads, a pair of chopsticks, a tape measure, a rule booklet!
Game Night – Jenga Maker
Modelling challenge game for ages 8+ and up to 6 players
Jenga reboot where you race against your friends and family to make the model on the card. One of the team builds while the other give directions. First team to get the crown on top wins.
Game Night – Crossed Signals
Electronic game for up to 4 people aged 8+
One of the picks in the ‘Winner Takes It All’ section of the The Dream Toys 2021. You definitely need quick reactions for this one. Perhaps get the kids to play while the adults sit down to a board game…?
Game Night – Throw Throw Avocado
Fun and easy ‘Dodgeball’ card game for 2-6 people 7 years and over
Hilarious party game from the Exploding Kittens people and sequel to the very popular Throw Throw Buritto. You can play this anywhere so it’s a good one for holidays. The cards you collect earn points but lost them when you’re hit by the squishy avocado.
Game Night – Trapped
Escape room game For ages 8+ and up to 6 players
Turn any room into an Escape Room with Trapped. Comes in five different formats including Art Heist (shown) Bank Job and Carnival. The ultimate Game Night experience.
Game Night – Logo Kids
Logo for younger people aged 7+ in two teams
Logo is probably our favourite family game ever. This is the kids version with more focused questions. However, we also like playing the main version in mixed age teams.
Game Night – Pensilly
Drawing and guessing game with a shaking pen ages 6+
Super silly drawing and guessing game for all the family. It’s a bit like Pictionary but the pen shakes. Lots of laughs to be had here.
Game Night – Articulate Fame
Celebrity guessing and memory game for 12+ in two teams
As tested by us, we love Articulate Fame: it has all the fun of the original game but no board. Plus, it’s focused on celebrities so it’s brilliant to play with teenagers. Full of laughs and it’s easy to transport so good for holidays and trips.
Kids Against Maturity
Hilarious card game for ages 10+ and 4+ players
If anything’s going to get them away from their phones, it is this one. With age-appropriate toilet humour and funny innuendos for the adults, it can be enjoyed by all ages.
Game Night for Younger Kids
Surprise monster game for ages 4+ and four players
Here’s a great new game for smaller groups (max 4) and younger people. You need to save the toys from the Gobble Monster who has a very quick retractable tongue.
Beware Of The Bear
Surprise/suspense game for up to 4 players and ages 4+
Papa bear is snoozing and those naughty cubs are trying to steal his goodies. Roll the dice to see how many times you need to poke him. But will he wake up?
Surprise pop up game for dinosaur fans in groups of 2-4 aged 4+
If you know the hugely popular ‘Pop-Up Pirate’ game from Tomy, you’ll love this new version but with a T-Rex. No-one knows when he’ll pop! This is a great one for dinosaur fans and the surprise element ensures lots of laughs.
Game Night is great for family time
Perhaps there will be the odd argument or some of the family could be a teeny tiny bit too competitive but regular Game Night is good for bonding and having fun together. Just a little time off the screens is good for everyone. For younger ones, it’s also about learning strategies, taking turns and matching skills.
Pick your games carefully
There’s a time and a place for most games. The best games for Game Night are involving and challenge-led. Getting up and moving around to play adds interest and variety which is great when there’s a mix of ages. That’s why new games such as Beat That work well because there are 160 challenges and lots of props to keep it fresh.
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