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10 Fun Board Games for the Family

“Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.” – Bo Bennett

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  1. Apples to Apples

    Know your cards, know your opponents. Apples to Apples is a big bucket of laughter, fun, convincing, and arguing. Match the adjectives written on the description cards with the nouns that are placed on your “thing” cards. Collect the “description” cards as rewards! The game requires 4-6 players and lasts 30-60 minutes. A lot of fun!

  2. The Settlers of Catan

    Practice your trading and negotiating skills while building up your own city from scratch. Get rewarded for your growing settlements and be the first to reach a set number of points and win the game. It is a game for 3-4 players and it can last 60-80 minutes. It can get serious!

  3. Rummikub

    You like cards but do you like board games more? How about a mix of these two? Rummikub is a perfect solution of playing rummy while enjoying the laid back environment of a board game. Use up all of your tiles while creating different groups and runs of your cards. This game is recommended for 2-4 players and lasts 40-60 minutes.

  4. Scrabble

    Challenge your vocabulary skills. Scrabble is a great game to teach your children new words and practice spelling while having fun. It is made for 2-4 players and usually takes about 50 minutes.

  5. Sequence

    Let’s play some tic-tac-toe with cards. How so? It is easier than you think. Collect cards and match them to the ones painted on the board. Place five of your own in a row either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally and win the game. The game was made for 2-10 players and the playing time is usually no longer than 15 minutes. But don’t worry, you won’t be able to stop after the first round.

  6. Clue

    Who doesn’t like mysteries? Put your detective coat on for a couple of hours and find out the details of an unexpected murder. Who did it? Where did it happen? And last but not least what is the murder weapon? You can play Clue with 3-6 players. Prepare for 45-50 minutes of intense thinking and exposing the bad guys.

  7. Monopoly

    Would you like to be a landowner and build your own houses? Then Monopoly is the game for you! Be creative, think in the future, and don’t let others take your money. Be the first to create your monopoly! Be ready, the game usually takes 180 minutes. But don’t forget, Rome wasn’t built in one day either. The suggested number of players is 2-8 people.

  8. Jenga

    A game for those with steady hands and calm nerves. Practice your patience while pushing the limits of physics. A hilarious game of risks and irreversible decisions. Jenga is for 2-8 players and depending on your stable hands it could last for 20 minutes.

  9. Yahtzee

    Do you like to play with dice? Then Yahtzee is your game. Roll the dice and meet the different required categories. Compete with your friends in this interesting game of luck and strategy. Get your adding and rolling skills ready! The game is suited for 2-10 people and usually lasts as long as 30 minutes.

  10. Scattergories

    How well does your brain work under pressure? Can you handle stress? List different words in certain categories with the required starting letter. Don’t hesitate, time is running out! Scattergories is played with 2-6 players and lasts around 30 minutes per game.