There are so many board games nowadays that it’s hard to choose which one to play. Some are really hard to learn and have complex rules and most families don’t want to spend hours and hours leaning the game. So in this post, we’ve compiled a list of games that are easy to learn and fun to play as a family.
Jenga is a classic block game where the players build a tower and then take turns taking out one block at a time. The object of the game is to not make the entire tower fall. The winner is the person that takes out the last block, one turn before the loser or one that made it all tumble down. Its a really great game because it’s entertaining and will help your kids improve their coordination and motor skills.
2. Spot It
Spot It is a great game to take with you when you are traveling. It’s super compact and really easy to play. The game has 55 circular cards that have 8 symbols each with various sizes. The goal of the game is to spot the one symbol in common between two or more cards.
Splendor is a really cool game where players play a wealthy merchant and need to acquire mines and transportation. There are development cards to acquire gemstones and then use those to gain prestige with the nobles. Each player gets only 24 turns and needs to make each turn count, to win all the gemstones.
Chess is a classic and perhaps the most famous game of all time. It’s been proven to be really great for kids’ mental development and spatial memory. It’s not as hard to learn as you might think. You can use a learning platform like Chessable to get some quick tips and improve your chess skills. There are also lots of different sites where your kid can practice and play with other kids their age.
5. Settlers of Catan
This game is perhaps one of the most popular board games of all time. Players need to collect resources and build roads and cities in order to win. Each round of the game can keep 3 or 4 players occupied for over 90 minutes.
Clue is the most classic mystery game where each player needs to solve the murder mystery. There are six suspects, nine rooms, and six murder weapons. The first person that solves the mystery wins the game.
This is a really great game that can improve kids’ learning and grammar. Each round a player picks a category and every person needs to write all the words that fit the category. The person with the most words written wins!
These are some of the best games to play with your family. They are easy to learn, are a lot of fun, and can really help develop your kids’ brains in new and wonderful ways.