Family Board Games That Star Your Favorite Movie, TV and Video Game Characters

There's nothing more fun than family game night. Gathering around the living room table with your brood for a board game that's competitive and exciting is such a great way to spend time as a family. But after awhile, many of those classic games can get boring. Plus, kids these days need just a bit more excitement to captivate them. That's why these special-edition games are wonderful additions to your game closet. Your kids will be so more invested as they clamor to play as their favorite character or show off their movie knowledge. From classic video game characters to modern favorites, these 10 board games will bring the laughs and create some great memories in the process.

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Harry Potter Hedbandz

Harry Potter experts will love testing their knowledge of everything Hogwarts via this fun guessing game. Players wear headbands with pictures cards that only the other players can see. They then ask yes or no questions hoping to guess what's on their card before the time runs out. Each correct guess earns one chocolate frog token. Collect five and win! Muggles and wizards alike will have a blast with this game. ($20; amazon.com)

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Super Mario Checkers

This board game works as a checkers or tic tac toe board. When playing checkers, players can chose green (Luigi) or red (Mario) for a fun twist on this classic game. Two Mario and Luigi hats are included for "Kinging," and the game comes in a collectible tin box. When you're ready to switch games, simply flip the board over. It's Mario time! ($20; amazon.com)

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Pirates of the Caribbean Battleship

Battleship just got a whole new look. In swashbuckling adventure game, opponents bust try to sink each others ships by guessing coordinates. Each player has five pirate ships and must fire at coordinates with custom shaped powder kegs. This version comes with six A Pirate's Life cards, which gives players the ability to fire multiple shots at once. Find out who will be walking the plank first with this fun game of strategy. ($45; shopdisney.com)

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Goosebumps Movie Game

If you're family is into scary stories, this game is based on the classic R.L. Stine tales and the scarily successful movie adaptation starring Jack Black. Players can choose from the classic characters Slappy, Werewolf Of Fever Swamp, Abominable Snowman Of Pasadena, The Mummy, Fifi The Vampire Poodle or The Haunted Mask. It's a race to the finish as you battle each other in a race along the scary trail. The first to reach the typewriter wins! ($25; amazon.com)

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Super Monsters Trouble

Inspired by the Netflix series, this game lets kids (and parents) play as Katya, Lobo, Frankie or Zoe. Kids will love pressing the Pop-O-Matic dice roller and racing to get all four of their pieces to the finish line. This is a great game for kids 5 and older. ($9; amazon.com)

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Fortnite Monopoly

If Fortnite dominates your tween or teen's life, entice them away from the screen with this great Monopoly version of their favorite online video game. In the game two to seven players claim locations, battle their opponents, and avoid the Storm to survive; the last player standing wins. The game comes with 27 Fortnite outfits with pawn stands, ensuring that your kid will be able to play with his or her favorite character. ($20; amazon.com)

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Risk: Marvel Cinematic Universe Board Game

Risk can definitely be a tricky game to master, but this version makes it easy to understand for kids and still fun for adults. The game includes custom sculpts for the five factions plus sculpted Hulk and Avengers Tower. On the flipside on the board is a Guardians of the Galaxy Risk game, making this perfect for long game nights with the family. The Avengers fans in your family will have a blast with this fun strategy game! ($50; amazon.com)

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Despicable Me Operation

Minions get operated on in this hilarious game that's all about precision. The game includes Stuart the Patient, tweezers, four Minion Medics, 11 plastic Funatomy parts and one storage bag. Bananas, unicorns and cupcakes replace anatomically correct parts in this silly game for kids 6 and older. Just make sure not to jump at the sound of the buzzer ($40; amazon.com)

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Lion King Monopoly

Rather than become a real estate mogul, this version of Monopoly allows players to imagine Simba's journey on his way to be king of Pride Rock. Players can choose from characters Timon, Pumba Simba, Nala, Mufasa or Scar. Place the game cards in the 3D Pride Rock replica that plays music. The deed cards feature iconic locations and events from the movie. ($40; amazon.com)

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