Having a routine family game night is one of the best ways
to get together with the people you love. It gives you a great reason to sit
down at the table as a family for the night, and provides endless opportunity
for fun and excitement while you compete with and against one another over a
few family games.
This year then, consider starting a new family tradition of
having a family game night once a week. And once you get it started, make sure
you include these games for families that everyone will love:
This game may seem a bit cliché, especially with so many
other options available, but charades is truly a timeless game for families
that should be included at least once in awhile. By playing charades, teammates
must directly interact with one another, and must use their intuition and
critical analysis skills to correctly read the actions of the partner. Plus, it
requires virtually no materials, other than a wild imagination and a few
players, and you can start a game anywhere you are.
2. Places that Start
with the Letter…
This game really includes a variety of different games, all
that center around the basic theme of geography. To start, pick a letter, and go
around the table with each person listing a place that starts with the same
letter (you can name cities, states, countries, or even favorite locales around
town that you like to visit).
Then, to add to the fun, change the game around by having the
first person say any place, now requiring the second person to say another
place that starts with the LAST letter of the first place. For example, if
player one says Japan, player two must say something that starts with the
3. Tell a Family
For this fun game night game, the whole family tries to tell
a story, although each person can only say one word (the first person says one
word, second person says one more, and so on). Of course, each word should make
sense directly behind the last one that was said, but after a while this game
will help you create a fun little story that you all created together.
4. Match Those
Of course, it is always fun to bring in some kids games to
the mix during family game night. And if you want something the little ones
will love, grab the new Color Stix from Imagine Toys®. This great kids
game has players match different colored sticks with one another, requiring a
keen eye and an urge to have fun!
5. Take Crazy Family
This may not exactly be a game, but it is a fun and silly
way to spend some quality time with the kids. Grab a basket full of funny stage
props from a local costume store (for example, a clown nose or a dark
moustache). Bring these home for the kids, and spend an hour one night trying
on different costumes and taking pictures. Who knows – you may just create some
memories that you will treasure forever.
Get Ready for Game
Game night is a great way to gather around the table with
those you love. Take some time this year to try these fun games with the little