Playing games has always been a favorite activity of mine. There are games for everyone: all ages, stages, and group sizes. I am happy our family is getting to the stage of having weekly (realistically) monthly game nights where everyone can join in the fun.
The holidays are my favorite times to break into the game closet because I have time to slow down with my kids.
We can cozy up in sweatpants or jammies, make hot cocoa, and enjoy winter inside. The best part besides time together…many of these games are educational, and they don’t even realize they’re learning through play.
Do you have a favorite game you like to play with your family?
Consider gifting a new game for your family this year. Here are some of my favorite educational games (loosely organized by ages).
Crazy Eights, Skipbo, Old Maid, Go Fish, UNO, Gin, Phase 10, Slap Jack, and Hearts, and Zeus on the Loose.
Hi-Ho Cherry-O, Matching, Eye Spy It, Puzzles, Connect Four, Dominos
The Allowance Game, The Game of Life, Scrabble, Monopoly, Yahtzee, Checkers, Chutes and Ladders, Rummikub, Bananagrams, Sorry, Sequence, Mastermind, Cranium
Cribbage, Ticket To Ride, Settlers of Catan, Risk, Battleship, Chess, Scattergories, Trivial Pursuit
This is just a small listing of what our family enjoys playing…also made me put Scrabble (I hate Scrabble). Ha! If I have to play Scrabble, then my husband gets to play “I Love Lucy” Monopoly!