We all used to play some family games when we were younger. Games about family are not only fun, but you can learn something by playing them.
When you remember your whole family sitting at your house and playing a family game, it warms your heart, right? It brings you back to a time when you were just enjoying life, not thinking about problems.
And to be honest, this is a memory that will always be pleasant. So, to make a long story short, let’s name a couple of family games and check if some of them are familiar to you.
1. Who am I?
There isn’t a person on this planet who hasn’t played this game. It is so simple and fun, and the whole family can participate. You can play it every night if you want or at a family reunion to have fun and to laugh with your family members.
All you need is sticky paper and a pen. The catch is that someone writes some character on a piece of paper and sticks it onto your forehead. Then you ask others questions about your character to find out whose name is on the paper on your forehead.
It can take a long time to figure out who you are, but some family members can ask good questions that help them find out their characters quickly. If you play smart, you will need just a minute to win it.
2. Charades family game
This is a word-guessing game in which one person tries to make others guess a name or phrase (like a book/movie title or proverb) by acting out each word. It can be interesting because the whole family can play this game, and there is no doubt that you will have a great time.
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If you want, you can make your own family cards (things like family nicknames and phrases certain family members always say), and invite your favorite family members to participate. It is a good way to shake the stress away and to get to know your family much better. And yes, there will be a lot of laughing all down the road!
3. Pictionary board game
This is one of the most popular board games, and I can say that it has united the whole world. Everybody plays it, and what is most important, the whole family can participate.
The rules are pretty simple. First, you need to divide your family members into two teams.
After that, you need to decide who will draw from your team. That person needs to change from round to round. The team member who is not drawing is the one who is guessing.
How to play: the person who is drawing picks a card and has a couple of seconds to figure out how they will draw it. If you are the one who is guessing, you have 60 seconds to guess what the drawer is trying to explain. He will draw something on the board and you will try to guess what that is. If you guess, you can move the pieces for the number written on the cube.
You play until one team reaches he winning field and guess the word on it. As simple as that!
4. Feelings and family
This is a cool game where family members can participate. You can ask your grandma to join as well as your other members of your family. You can organize a family game night from time to time and have some family fun.
You can make two teams and choose a different representative each time. He or she has to act out one family member and the others have to guess who that is. One important reminder is that that person shouldn’t talk.
They need to figure out another way to imitate the family member. And trust me, while they are doing it, you will have such a great time.
5. The last one standing
Okay, are you ready for another fun game? This one is simple and all you need to do is think quick. You will need a ball and a several people to make a circle. The bigger the circle the better.
One person takes the ball, says the title of a family member and throws the ball to another family member. The ball catcher has to react fast, think of the title of another family member and throw the ball to another person. You may wish to have the time limit DECREASE as the circle size decreases to make it even more difficult.
If the ball catcher can’t think fast enough, he or she is out of the circle.
When the circle starts being smaller and smaller it gets even more exciting because there is less time to react. The person who stays the last in the circle is the winner. How cool, right?
6. It’s all in the family
It is time for some family vocabulary! Why not teach your little ones the titles everyone in your family has? A good way to do that is to make a family tree and put cards with unfamiliar words next to the person’s name.
Those new titles can be mother-in-law, brother-in-law, etc. After everyone remembers who is who, you can move the cards with the title from their correct places and ask your family members if they can guess who is who.
It will be pretty fun and interesting to listen to some of them mixing up people. But that is the beauty of this game, right?
7. Word ladder family game
This is another fun game you will enjoy playing. You have one rule and one rule only: you need to make the shortest ladder between two words by changing one letter at a time. The material that you will need is some paper and pencils.
Here is an example with the words ‘cat’ and ‘big’. One word ladder possibility is ‘cat, bat, bag, big’.
I am sure you will have a great time playing this game because it is fun and interesting.
8. Hot lava
This is one of the most interesting party games that you can play. All the kids like it because you can play it outdoors and indoors. But if you don’t want to make your parents get mad, it is better to play it outside.
The rules are simple. The floor is lava and you shouldn’t touch it. If you are inside, you can jump from one couch to another one or from a bed to another bed. You can step on some table or make a safe spot in the house where you can step.
If you are outside you can make the lava floor from the cement or maybe grass, and that is the only place you can’t step on. It can be hilarious when there are a lot of kids playing. That’s why it is one of their favorite games.
This game is a must-have in every family. If you have a lot of siblings, this fun game is perfect for you. But if you don’t, you can play with your parents or with the kids from the neighborhood. Don’t think this is a card game because it is much better than that.
In this game, you have one person who counts to 100, for example, hiding their eyes with their hands so they don’t see where the rest of the kids are hiding. During that time, all the kids are trying to find great spots where the person who is seeking won’t find them.
The goal is to run to the spot where the person was counting and touch it. That means they are safe. But if the counter sees them and runs first to the spot, they lost, and they have to count. This game is fun if more kids are playing because the excitement is higher.
10. The animal game
This game is one of the oldest games ever but it is definitely evergreen. 10 or more people stay in the circle, and one person is in the middle with their eyes covered or closed.
After he covers his eyes, the rest of the people in the circle change their positions and standstill. Then one by one, they have to make a sound, trying to change their voice as much as possible. If the person doesn’t guess who was making the sound, he continues to guess by listening to others.
The game is over the moment he guesses whose voice came from the circle. This is always fun and interesting, and all the members of your family can participate in this game. So, if you want your grandma to play it, there won’t be any problems.
11. The sticky face
You don’t have to put a lot of effort into this game. All you need are sticky notes and a watch. The goal is to stick as many sticky notes as you can on your face in one minute. You can play this game whenever you want, on ordinary days or on family game night.
After you try to stick as many notes as you can on your face, you will realize that you have the best family ever because time spent with them will be hilarious.
This is a great game to play during a family reunion because you don’t need to prepare anything for it. And what is most important and what increases your adrenaline is that you have only a minute to win it. Pretty cool, right?
12. What if?
If you want some fun and a good time with your family, start playing this amazing game. All you need are pieces of paper that will be like cards and pens. You sit in a circle and all of you get a piece of paper where you should write a sentence starting with “what if”.
Then you give all the cards to one person. They will mix them and bring them back to the people in the circle. If you get the same card, you can exchange it with someone else. Then you answer the question by writing your own answer on that card.
In most cases those questions and answers are hilarious, and people who participate always have fun. If you haven’t tried this game before, I suggest you try it because the fun is 100% guaranteed.