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There’s nothing better than spending time together as a family and having some serious fun while doing so. If you’re looking for a great way to bond and interact, then just think back to the good old days and plan a family game night. Convincing your kids that they will have a good time without being glued to their electronics is no easy task, but with this handy list of game night essentials — including board games, snacks and everything in between — you will be well on your way to a good time. Check out our winning list of game night must-haves, and get ready to unplug and gather around the table for a night of wholesome family fun.
A Comfy Setup
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This classic card game will keep your family entertained for hours and may even spark some healthy competition. The object is to get rid of all your cards before the other players and shout, “UNO!” when you have just one card left. You can choose from the classic edition or themed versions such as The Incredibles or Minecraft.
Test your kids’ spelling and word knowledge while having some serious fun. The junior version will grow with your family — just flip the game board over and there’s a more advanced game for older kids.
Clue - Whodunit?
Get into character for this fun murder-mystery game where you and your family can test out your sleuth skills. Older kids might also enjoy the Clue movie from the ‘80s, which is great for a game/movie night idea.
Richard Scarry’s Busytown
Toddlers will love this game that helps to foster teamwork. Go around “town” solving mysteries as a group and search for hidden objects. This game is best played on the floor. as the board is over 6 feet long!
The Game of Life
Just like real life, this game is full of surprises. Pick your career, adopt a few pets and create your very own life story in this fun game.
Salbree Popcorn Maker
This silicone popcorn maker is convenient and will save you a ton of space. After the popcorn is done cooking in the microwave, just pop it on the table and let your family dig in.
Modular Serving Set
Mix healthy snacks with some not-so-healthy ones on this tray that can be taken apart or served all together for easy prep and clean up.
Healthy Snack Care Package
Keep it simple and get all your snacks in one place with this care package that includes fruit gummies, granola bars, trail mix and more.
Contigo Tumblers 3-Pack
With all the excitement around family game night, you’re going to want to do your best to avoid accidents. These spill-free tumblers are great to keep on the table and won’t make a mess if they get knocked down.
A Comfy Setup
Choose floor cushions that are comfortable enough for your family to sit on and stylish enough for your home when not in use. The Gokul Handloom Flor Pillow is made from 100% cotton and come in a variety of designs and colors.
Blankets, like the Kawa Home Woven Blanket, are great to have around if it gets a bit chilly. They also make for one super cozy game night.
If you don’t feel like designating one area specifically for game night, a folding table is great for easy set up. KingCamp Folding Bamboo Table makes one that’s convenient enough to store and easy to take out!