The Importance of Family Game Nights

The Importance of Family Game Nights

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The Importance of Family Game Nights

My husband and I made a commitment to spend more quality time with our children this year. My girls are at the age where they both enjoy playing games and they ask us regularly to play games with them. I believe that a family that plays together stays together! I also believe that game nights are important because they teach good communication skills, problem solving, strategy, teamwork, and great sportsmanship!

How I Choose Games For My Family: 

I do a lot of research on games before choosing the ones that I feel are right for our family. I need these games to be entertaining for everyone, including my husband and me! When choosing games, I make sure I read the reviews to get an idea of how the game is played and if it’s something we will all enjoy. It needs to be a game that’s so fun that it will “survive” my next decluttering session.

1. Quality

The quality of a game is also important to me. I like games that are well made. I need games to last and not fall apart the first time we play. This includes the box that the game comes in as well as the pieces or cards inside the box. Games to me are an investment and I want them to last a few years! It’s not fun to have broken or torn pieces to a game. I make sure the games are something that can easily be stored and games that are designed to last.

2. Educational

I look for games that are educational. Many of the games we have are educational and some are more for just simply having fun. I like to find games that help my girls add or subtract, read, count, you name it. I also like games that challenge their thinking and help their memory. Learning while playing is very important to us! If they can have fun learning, I’m a happy mom!

3. Affordable

Finally, I look for games that are affordable. I always try to make sure I find good deals on games before buying. I like to browse through the games at Amazon to add to our game closet! Here’s a list of games to help you get started on game nights!

Hasbro Connect 4 Game

Jenga Classic Game

Yahtzee Game

5 Second Rule

Catch Phrase Game

Original UNO Cards Game 108 cards

HedBanz Game – Edition may vary

Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game 31 pcs

Hasbro Pie Face Game

Qwixx – A Fast Family Dice Game

Trouble Game

Uno Card Game

Hasbro Scrabble Crossword Game

Ideal Hot Potato Electronic Musical Passing Game

Deluxe Bingo Set – 6-Inch Metal Cage with Calling Board, 75 Colored Balls, 300 Bingo Chips, & 50 Bingo Cards for Large Group Games by Royal Bingo Supplies

Yeti in My Spaghetti

The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game

Speak Out Game with 10 Mouthpieces

Jelly Belly 4th Edition Beanboozled Jelly Beans Spinner Gift Box, 3.5 oz

Monopoly Deal Card Game

SKIP BO Card Game

Pictionary Card Game

Spoons Case

Charades for Kids

Pop the Pig Game — New and Improved — Belly-Busting Fun as You Feed Him Burgers and Watch His Belly Grow

Lets Go Fishin

Perfection Game

Classic Operation Game

Googly Eyes Game — Family Drawing Game with Crazy, Vision-Altering Glasses

Hungry Hungry Hippos

Pressman Toys Shark Bite Game 2-4 Players

Simon Micro Series Game

Hasbro Games Toilet Trouble

Dont Break the Ice Game

Candy Land The World of Sweets Game Amazon Exclusive

Stinky Pig

Spot It

Twister Game

Alphabet Bingo Board Game

Educational Insights Pancake Pile-Up! Relay Game

5 Second Rule Junior

Guess Who? Classic Game

Sequence Game

Do you schedule regular game nights with your family? What are your favorite games to play? 



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  1. Laura J says

    Oh we love our game nights too! I love your candy matching game! Carters favorite matching game is a Cookie Match we got from Oriental trading! The cookies are all decorated different! I think he would love this candy one too! We also have the Hungry Hippo, Barbecue game…scares me all the time LOL, Candyland, Chutes and Ladders….such great games! I am going to have to check out some of the others you listed that I have not heard of…we are always looking for fun games! One of our favorite things to do!

    • Mom. Wife. Busy Life. says

      I love game time because it helps me to focus my attention on my children instead of all of the chores I feel I need to be doing! We share lots of laughs and have a blast during game time! Glad to hear you have several games mentioned above. BBQ party still scares us, too! Makes us jump!

  2. Latoniabooth says

    I really enjoyed racing the above, I will be hosting a game night for kids and adults soon so needed a few ideas.

  3. says

    Our family has been doing game night recently, and it’s been a lot of fun. Our son just turned two so his attention span can be a bit of a challenge, so thanks for the list of suggested. I’ll check them out.