Family Game Night 2021: The Ultimate List of Games

Parents are always searching for ways to spend low-pressure, quality, fun time with our kids and family game night is the perfect answer. We made selecting the right game for your family easy with our crowd-sourced list of the ultimate family game night games.

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Favorite Games to Play on Family Game Night

Monopoly Fortnite

What could be more thrilling for your Fortnite-obsessed kids than to discover that Monopoly has a Fortnite edition?
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Many of our readers highly recommend this award-winning, 8 player game. 

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What Do You Meme?

Of the almost 30 thousand people who bought this game, 81% gave it 5 stars. This game come recommended as addictive and hysterical. 

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5 Second Rule Game

This game is simple, fun and adaptable to any age group.

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Arcane Wonders Sheriff of Nottingham

Easy to understand and quick to play, this game is great for families.

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This was another crowd favorite, mentioned by many of our parents as a great family game. Five star reviews for this game. 

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My family discovered this one about ten years ago and we’ve been playing it ever since. Like scrabble without the board-it’s quick, easy to learn and fun to play for an impromptu family game night. 

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Phase 10

Another great game to play with teens; there is some luck, some strategy and lots of fun.

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Two to six people can play this creative-thinking game, also mentioned numerous times by our readers as a great family game.

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Apples to Apples

One of my personal favorites. This game can be played with up to ten people and as few as four. It’s just fun and can be played in 30 minutes when you only have time for a quick family game night, and the younger kids can play.

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Are You Dumber Than A Box of Rocks

Trivia game for ages 12 and up. It’s you against a box of rocks. Let’s see how that goes.

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Magic The Gathering

This is a card game that my teen and his friends will play for hours. Think: old school “Dungeons and Dragons” without the dice and much more hip.

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Monopoly Deal

Let’s face it: we all love Monopoly but no one has time for the board game version because it’s endless. Monopoly Deal is the perfect way to play Monopoly: it’s a fast paced card game version. But don’t worry: you can still own Boardwalk and Park Place.

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Exploding Kittens

The game is wildly popular and we think it must have something to do with the title – kittens? exploding?

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About Helene Wingens

Helene Wingens has always been passionate about painting pictures with words. She graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in psychology and three years later from Boston University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. In a year long clerkship for an appellate judge Helene honed her writing skills by drafting weekly appellate memoranda. She practiced law until she practically perfected it and after taking a brief twenty year hiatus to raise her three children she began writing a personal blog Her essays have been published in: Scary Mommy, Kveller, The Forward, and Grown and Flown where she is Managing Editor. You can visit Helene's website here

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