It’s summer! That means the kids are off and they’re already bored. You try taking them to the park, but it gets hot so quickly. You take them to the pool, but that gets old after a few days. What else is there to do when kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, neighbors come over? It’s time to pull out the board games! There are so many, which one is just right? We’ll go through some great games for families, some for seniors, and some just for kids. Hopefully you find one that will keep your family occupied, even if just for a few hours.
Family Board Games
You went to visit family, or they came to you. Sometimes it’s hard to decide on something everyone can enjoy. Board games are great for all ages. Here are a few that are fun for adults and kids alike.
If only life was like a board game. In Life, you go through the typical life stages: teen, adult, old age. Throughout, you experience highs and lows. Some will end up with a mansion, great job, and family. Others may end up in a shack, with a lousy job, and too many kids. Spin the wheel of Life and see where you end up.
Age range: 9 to adult
Playing time: About 45 mins.
Everyone knows Clue! It’s the game where you try to find the perpetrator of a murder. Everyone gets a character to play and people try to guess who the murderer is. It’s a fun “whodunit” type game for the family.
Players: 2-6 or 3-6
Age range: 8 to adult
Playing time: 15-60 minutes
Think you’re a knowitall? Test your knowledge of all things from pop culture to science to history. Trivial Pursuit has been around a while, but it’s still a fun group game.
Age range: 15 and up
Playing time: Varies
This game is fun with older children and adults. You have a partner or teammates, and one person picks up a card. That person must try to get their partners to guess the word. But this is where it gets tricky. The cards have taboo words that you can’t say. For instance, the word is Fourth of July, the taboo words may be Independence Day, BBQ, grilling, summer, hot dogs, hamburgers. It gets hard, so you have to be creative.
Players: 4 +
Age range: 12 and up
Playing time: 10-30 minutes