Family game night is a great way to spend quality time with your kids without going out and breaking the bank! We're going to show you the BEST family games for your next family night at home. We'll even break it down by age!

Family playing a board game on the floor from Fun Cheap or Free.

Looking for a way to get your kids excited about family time without spending gobs going to an arcade or bowling alley? Family game night for the win. We'll show you the best family games your kids will actually be into!

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Between school, work, extracurriculars, and whatever else you have on your plate, getting in quality family time can be a challenge! Trust us, we get it. It is so important to hit the pause button on life sometimes and spend quality time with our kids.

Whether you're trying to entertain toddlers or teenagers, we've got you covered! We're breaking it down by age so you have all the information you need to plan your next successful family game night. We'll even give you bonus points for doing it completely unplugged! 😉 You got this, mama!


BEST FAMILY BOARD GAMES

Dad and son playing monopoly, from Fun Cheap or Free.

Are you and your kids getting tired of playing the same old board game every single family night? Crank game night up a notch with these awesome family board games! Some are cooperative, some are competitive, some are long-time classics, but all are fun!

BOARD GAMES FOR AGES 3-7

BOARD GAMES FOR AGES 8-11

BOARD GAMES FOR AGES 12+

Whichever board game you choose, you can't go wrong with any of these. All are sure to bring lots of laughter, plenty of bonding time, and little kid giggles galore! Ahh, music to our ears, right?

Pro Tip: Baggies, baggies, baggies! Keep any small board game pieces and cards in baggies so they aren't lost in the game night abyss. (Yeah, we've lost many Monopoly pieces here, too…) Plus, this makes it easier for little hands to help with set-up and clean-up!


FAMILY CARD GAMES

Kids and mom playing colorful cards, from Fun Cheap or Free.

Who doesn't love a good card game? We know we certainly do! With fewer little pieces and less clean-up, these card games are perfect for a quick and easy impromptu family game night. Here are some of our favorite go-to's!

CARD GAMES FOR AGES 3-7

CARD GAMES FOR AGES 8-11

CARD GAMES FOR AGES 12+

These family card games guarantee a good time. Try including the younger kids by letting them play with a grown-up! It's a great opportunity to teach them listening skills, too. We all know that's an important life lesson for us all, right?!

Pro Tip: Grab a card holder for little hands that can't grip their cards well yet. If you don't have a card holder, a chip clip can do the job, too!


MORE OF THE BEST FAMILY GAMES

This list of family games doesn't fall into the board or card game category, but they are definitely worth playing. Plus, they are great for any age from 1-99. Yeah, you heard that right… Go invite your friends and get Great-Granny involved, too!

This list of the best family games is everything you need to make your family game night a hit for the whole bunch! Be sure to look through our best family game night ideas post to make it the best. night. ever! Looking for more fun and free things to do at home? Check that post out for some more awesome ideas!


What are your favorite family games to play together? Tell us in the comments below!

Family playing a game on the floor, from Fun Cheap or Free

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Game on, friends!