10 Best Board Games for Families

Have a quick and easy family game night with Tony's Pizza and these great games.

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We have tried to cut down on the electronic addiction in our family. To do this we have started a regular family game night with our kids. We’ve come up with a list of the 10 best board games for families and how to get a great dinner quick so you can get your game on.

Have a Family Game Night with one of these great games and a Tony's Authentic Pizza for a quick meal so you can get your game on! #tonyspizzeria

We start game night with dinner and that usually means pizza. We love to make homemade pizza when we have the time. Sometimes we just get a quick frozen pizza and add some of our own toppings. Tonight we picked up a cheese and pepperoni. The kids like cheese so they took that one. The hubby and I added some mushrooms, fresh basil and extra cheese we had on hand to the pepperoni.  

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 While the pizza cooked we got the game ready and set up in the living room. 15 minutes later we had a pizza that not only looked but tasted like it came from a pizzeria. Perfect for game night.

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Once the pizza is plated we are ready to play.  Chili, our dog, hangs close by so she can grab a piece of pizza when no one is looking, and she did. Lucky we had 2 pizzas.  Tonight we played 2 games of Sequence, 2 games of Candy Land, and 2 games of Clue. The final score was  Matthew 1, Garrett 2, Mom 3 and Dad 0!  

An easy family game night, get off the electronics and play one of the 10 best board games for families - get the list here!

Dad was not happy about loosing so he placated himself by taking the boys for ice cream while I cleaned up. Now you can click below and  grab one of our 10 best board games for family game night so you can have some fun at your house!  I’m going to give you a quick run down of them and a description of why you need to order them for your family.

1. Sort it Out Jr. – a game where kids are given a list of items they have to sort and identify the tallest, shortest, biggest, smallest of anything and everything. It teaches weight, space and measure.

A great game where kids have to think, sort, and  identify the tallest, shortest, biggest, smallest of anything and everything

2. Candy Land – great for the little ones. Kids learn colors, counting and competition.

 Candy Land great for the little ones. Kids learn colors, counting and competition

3. Safetyville – a new spin on a candy land format. Safe for kids 3 and up this game teaches kids valuable lessons about being safe when out and at home while making it fun. You will learn something to!

 Safetyville is a great game to teach kids in a fun way how to be safe at home and everywhere else

4. Classic Checkers – We bought his wooden set from Melissa and Doug a few years ago for Christmas. It is beautiful to leave out and is a fun game for the older kids to play while you play something else with a little one. Perfect for teaching strategy and thinking ahead. They have a chess set version like this one as well.

 Have a quick and easy family game night with Tony's Pizza and these 10 great family games. We bought his wooden set from Melissa and Doug a few years ago for Christmas. It is beautiful to leave out and is a fun game for the older kids to play while you play something else with a little one. Perfect for teaching strategy and thinking ahead. 

5. Clue – This was one of my favorite games growing up and it teaches kids strategy, elimination and thinking ahead. I just love a good murder mystery!

Clue a perfect family game to teach elimination techniques and strategy Have a quick and easy family game night with Tony's Pizza and these 10 great family games.

6. Jenga – a great game for all ages that teaches fine motor skills, building, gravity and hand-eye coordination

 Have a quick and easy family game night with Tony's Pizza and these 10 great family games

7. Monopoly Millionaire – A fun spin on the original game and a little faster as well. Kids learn money, strategy, and how to bid against each other. You can let little one’s help the adults by letting them roll the dice and count spaces.

 Have a quick and easy family game night with Tony's Pizza and these 10 great family games

8. HedBanz
– a silly way to play “Who am I” teaches deductive reasoning skills and practice creative critical thinking skills by describing well-known objects.

 Have a quick and easy family game night with Tony's Pizza and these 10 great family games

9. Mexican Train Dominoes – This is a family favorite and one we play on holidays and take on vacations. Players work to get rid of all the dominoes in there hand by playing the on their own train or by adding on to other players when they get stuck. Teaches counting, thinking ahead and working together.

 Have a quick and easy family game night with Tony's Pizza and these 10 great family games

10. Sequence for Kids – This strategy building game is perfect for 4-7 year old kids. They pull cards and place a chip on the character, they can remove other’s chips with dragon cards or place chips anywhere with a unicorn card. It’s great for kids who can’t read yet.

Have a quick and easy family game night with Tony's Pizza and these 10 great family games 

 What’s your favorite game to play with your kids? If you want more information on Tony’s Pizza and how you can have a night full of excitement follow them Twitter or Facebook!

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I'm a mom of 3 boys, 2 by birth one by marriage. I love to cook, watch chick flicks, read and drink wine. I hate cleaning up my craft messes, doing laundry and the dishes! I love watching my boys grow and change and see how differently they view the world. Join me on the blog where I try to provide you with recipes and tips to make your life easier!

Comments

  1. Steph @ The Silly Pearl says:

    My girls just received Hedbanz for their birthday. It looks so fun, I’m the one who can’t wait to play it!

  2. kara @ Mine for the Making says:

    We love pizza and family game night! I love your list of games…a couple of them I have never heard of and cant wait to check them out!! Especially Sequence for kids! I also love that you added toppings and cheese to your Tony’s Pizza…we do the same thing!

  3. Debbie says:

    Pizza and games, what a fun night! Pinned to share these games with my grandsons :)

    • Kelley Wilson says:

      Thanks Debbie!

  4. Amy Anderson says:

    Candy Land is so fun. I want to eat pizza and play games at your house!

    • Kelley Wilson says:

      You are welcome anytime Amy! We just bought a new version of Risk this weekend so looking forward to that marathon!

  5. Heather says:

    Thanks for the game recommendations – love them all! That pizza looks so yummy!

  6. Megan says:

    I looove board games! Some of these I haven’t heard of and will have to give them a try!

  7. Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs says:

    Pizza and board games are the best combo!

  8. Erlene says:

    My kids love to play scabs and guts. It’s such a fun facts game to play.

    • Kelley Wilson says:

      I will have to check that one out thanks Erlene, boys love anything gross like that LOL

  9. Michele @ Our Rosey Life says:

    Pizza and game night is big in our home!! Clue and Headbanz are current favorites with the girls. Love it!

    • Kelley Wilson says:

      Thanks Michele they are both great games

  10. Pauline Molinari says:

    great roundup of game ideas. My family is always up for a game of hedbanz!

  11. Tonya @ Love of Family & Home says:

    I love a good family game night!! Thanks for the game recommendations and those pizzas look delicious!

    • Kelley Wilson says:

      Thanks Tonya it was so good and quick!

  12. Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline says:

    Family time is so precious! I love your game recommendations ~ we need some new ones and the pizza looked so tasty.

  13. Jess says:

    Great roundup of games! Thanks for sharing!!

  14. Rachel@ {i love} my disorganized life says:

    I remember playing “Clue” with my mom and sisters growing up. It was always so much fun! We haven’t had a family game night with the kids in ages- looks like one is in order- I forgot how fun they can be!

    • Kelley Wilson says:

      We had the best time but I love a good competition!

  15. malia says:

    What a super fun post and that is some delicious looking pizza!

    • Kelley Wilson says:

      Thanks Malia and the pizza was great!

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