If you need a few fun last-minute ideas for gifting, this list of the best family games is ideal for your list! There are tons of great ideas on this list that will be excellent additions to any gift list this year!
Best Family Games for Gifting
This list has some of my favorite ideas for helping you connect with your kids this season. Whether you are wanting a fun family gift or something just for the kids, each of these ideas is great for keeping you and your children busy.
Did you know hopscotch started out as a military training exercise for Roman soldiers? That a goldfish can live more than 40 years? And that the current record for stone skipping is 51 skips? These and other fun facts are included in the book, The Art of Stone Skipping and Other Old Time Games, by J.J. Ferrer.
This book includes 177 pages of games with complete instructions, fun facts, and even trivia! None of these games require electricity or batteries and truly give you a bit of nostalgia. There are seven sections in this book including - Ball Games, Brain Games, By Myself Games, Car Games, Card Games, Group Games, and Partner Games.
Unsolved Case Files is the ideal game for murder mystery fans. With options for family-friendly files as well as those with a bit more gore for the teen and adult crowd, this is a fun game that brings families together. You will use teamwork to go through files, images, and solve the mystery on your own! Treat yourself, your family, or your kids to an exciting mystery game experience you can only get with UCF.
Play anytime, at any table! The all-in-one table tennis set comes complete with a retractable net, 4 high-performance table tennis paddles, 3 white balls, and 3 orange balls. It includes a premium case for easy storage and travel. You'll love that the super-fast one-click setup won’t leave any marks. This is a great option for those who want something classic that the whole family will enjoy year-round.
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This fun game is a great way to teach kids about Rummy, but just a bit different. It adds an exciting twist to the much-loved Rummy card game and is perfect for all ages. ScorZo rules are easy to learn and help each younger player's strategy and tactics. The game is ideal for 2 to 6 players.
Bold Made is a great updated version of the classic Old Maid game from years past with hints of your favorite game, Go Fish in the mix. This version is ideal for all ages and a perfect idea for kids ages 3 and up. It's fun for adults who remember the original games, and kids to learn more about social skills and strategic thinking. Plus, the rounds are only 15-minutes so easy to play in a limited time.
The Taco vs Burrito game is such a fun and popular idea for foodies, but especially a fun family-friendly game idea! This has basic gameplay but is also fun and exciting for kids of all ages. It's easy to learn, quick to play and is best for 2 to 4 players. I love that each round is 10-15 minutes so kids don't get bored but you can play over and over again if desired.
Underdog Games is a company that is on a mission to create games that ignite curiosity, celebrate passions and spend more time on the table than on a shelf. If you are looking for a board game that is the perfect gift this holiday season, look no further than Underdog Games. Their products are not only educational, they are also so much fun and will bring the whole family together on family game night. Their flagship game is Trekking The National Parks: (2nd Edition), which celebrates the love of the National Park system and is available on the Underdog Games website, Amazon, National Parks across the country and specialty retail stores. It is for 2-5 players, ages 10+ and retails for $50. You can learn more about this game and all of their other games at Underdog Games.
The whole family will love this fun game! Be a Broadway Star is the ultimate in interactive board games! This isn't your typical board game. This is a Broadway board game starring YOU in the spotlight. Roll the dice, move through the board, and pick cards that challenge them to sing, dance, or act out lines from their favorite Broadway shows. Start out in acting school and work your way up to the top, buying pictures and resumes, earning an Equity card, getting an agent and publicist, going to auditions, getting cast in shows, and maybe even winning a Tony Award. The star who accumulates the most fans along the way to the Broadway Hall of Fame wins the game.