We love games around our house! But, not all games are created equally. We have 4 kids, aging from 11-2- so we aim to find games that we can all enjoy and participate! Obviously the 2 year old is going to be more occupied with the game pieces (or snacks . . . so many snacks), but . . . that's okay!
Here is a list of our top 5 favorite games as of June 2020
Headbands- This game is a blast. The premise of this game, is that you put on a headband (provided) and pick a card (also provided) and everyone can see what the card say but you. You can ask yes or no questions to try to figure out what your word is. Your kiddo does NOT have to read to be able to play. We help our 4 year old all the time, she can give and understand clues . . . we just whisper to her what the other ones say. Tip: We've actually taken this game a step further and written our own words on notecards, they included random foods, people in our family, and objects around our house. Our kids love this version even more than the original. (Also, you can sit on the couch when you play, sometimes, that's a big win!)
Disney's Codenames- Okay, this one is definitely geared towards kids 6+, but again, our 4 year old loves this game. You lay down a bunch of cards in a grid style. There's a blue team and a red team. One person is the clue giver the other guesses. Based on the answer grid you chose (and only the clue giver can see) you give one word clues on all your cards (what they have in common) and your team mate has to guess. It's a lot of fun, and it challenges us all.
Spot it- This game is fun for all ages. It's different every time, so it keeps it exciting. This is a favorite here because there are multiple ways to play. There are at least 5 faces of Spot It, they have an original version, Jr, camping, Christmas, Easter, etc..
Labryinth- This game is like a puzzle/game board in one. There is the original and then the magic version. We love them both. The point is to collect all your 'treasures' you hold in your hand, by reaching them on the game board. But, there are obstacles and if the pieces don't connect or you run into a wall, you need to make the moves to get the treasure in as few turns as possible. This is a favorite because it's fun for the adults to. Our oldest, (I mean my husband) gets pretty competitive with this one.
Danger Noodle- This game is hilarious and would be higher on the list if it wasn't brand new to our family. The first time my husband I played it, we were cracking up. The point is to get to 30 points with your cards. Each card is assigned a number, you can pick up as many or as few a you'd like in your turn. But if you get a negative card, your turn is over. If you get a Danger Noodle card- you clear your cards! The cards . . . are not ordinary cards. I don't want to spoil the hilarious element in these but I'm confident you will enjoy. So grab this game for yourself and see!
There you go, our top 5 games right now! Board games are a simple, fun way to connect. There are tons and tons for every age, so we have quite a collection.
We are always excited to try out new games, so if you have a fave, share with us in the comments!