The past three weeks have been all about family time. We love playing games and wanted to share our top ten games with you. (I’ve included amazon links for all games.) For reference, the ages of my kids who play games are: 11, 9, and 6.
#1: Monopoly Deal. This is fast paced card game that is a lot more fun than regular monopoly. 2–5 players, game says 8+ but my 6 year old can play it without help and loves it.
#2: 8*28. Card game where you stop at 8 or 28. The player who ends up closest without going over wins. 2–6 players, game says 8+ but my 6 year old plays it with help.
#3: Qwixx. A fast family dice game. 2–5 players, game says 8+ but my 6 year old plays it with a little help.
#4: Catan, Junior. I bought the “junior” so my 6 year old could play with us. Everyone loves it and I will be purchasing the adult version of Catan next time I go to the store. 2–4 players, ages 6+.
#5: Otrio. This is glorified Tic Tac Toe. 2–4 players, game says 8+ but my 6 year old plays it without help.
#6: Ticket to Ride: Cross-country train adventure. 2–5 players, game says ages 8+ but my 6 year old plays it without help.
#7: ColorKu. It’s sudoku in color! Comes with hundreds of puzzles that need to be solved. Can be played solo or with a group. Ages 8+. My 6 year old doesn’t play this one.
#8: Dog Pile. The pup-packing puzzle. 48 puzzles from beginner to expert. 1 player at a time. Game says 10+ but my 9 year old is amazing at it. It’s fun, silly and complex.
#9: Blokus. Takes less than a minute to learn but promises to challenge your whole family. 2–4 players, game says 7+ but my 6 year old plays it without help.
#10: Rummikub. 2–4 players, games says 8+, but my 6 year old can play it with help.
I hope these games help create happy memories in your home during this pandemic.