Do you have a favorite game that you grew up playing? Was it Uno, Monopoly or Chutes and Ladders? (I used to LOVE all 3!) The Game of “Life” was another favorite board game. And my grandma taught my brother and sister and I to play Solitaire and other card games, which I loved playing often when we went over to her house in Puerto Rico. Old Maid and Go Fish were fun, too! All this talk about board games has me wanting to plan a fun game night with my family. And it’s not just fun — things like these help fill our homes with love!
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Today is Day 16 of the Challenge: Have fun with Game Night!
If you’ve been following this 28 day challenge to fill our homes with love, yesterday’s challenge was to plan a movie night. Today, we’re planning a fun game night. These things may sound so simple … why even include them in the challenge? I’ll tell you exactly why:
If we don’t plan intentional, quality (and even fun) time with our family, it often just doesn’t happen.
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Our schedules are overflowing with work, school, activities and, honestly, things to do around the house. It’s way easier to spend a Friday or Saturday night “catching up on laundry,” than setting that basket of unfolded clothes aside and sitting down to a fun game of DUTCH BLITZ! (If you haven’t heard of it, look it up! It’s one of my favorite fast-paced card games!)
So I’m sharing a few of our family’s favorite Board Games, card games, electronics and more to inspire you to plan YOUR next family game night! (And if you can invite anther family along, even better!)
Our Family’s Favorite Games
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Uno! Gotta start with the classic card game. It’s a family favorite for sure!
Have you heard of Uno FLASH?! It’s a crazy fun, fast Uno … with an electronic console, a buzzer and it lights up so you play in random order. It’s so cool!
Classic Monopoly is great, but if you’re gonna pick a theme, you can’t go wrong with Star Wars! We are huge fans, have loved EVERY movie (except maybe Episode I with Jar Jar Binks…) And we can’t wait for Star Wars Land to open at the Disney parks this year!
If you’re gonna go “old school,” do it with this RETRO version of Chutes and Ladders! It seriously reminded me of my childhood! So cool that they make this!
Two words: Dutch Blitz. You need a friend in your life to teach you this game. Shout out to my blogger friend Mel & her hubby Clyde for bringing this crazy fun game into our lives!
This game, Hedbanz, to be honest, made me roll my eyes at first. I thought no one would wear that “headband” and it would be a waste of money. But my family proved me wrong! Everyone, including my hubby, wore the “bandz!” And, on top of laughing at each other for looking ridiculous, the game was actually fun!
And there are so many more games!
The more I looked, the more fun games I found! We might need to schedule more than a few game nights in the near future!
And I’d love to hear what are YOUR family favorites in the comments below! What would YOU add to this list?
Can’t wait to hear from you!
Laughing (and playing) thru life,