The Ultimate List of Over 50 Indoor Family Games

Ultimate List of OVER 50 Family Board Games- Family Bonding, Survive the Winter, Learn Life Lessons, Endless Fun, and Great Gifts!

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I LOVE board games and card games!! Love, love love them. So much.

Not only are they a ton of fun, but they teach all kinds of life skills to kids. 

In my time working with children, I have spent countless hours playing board games and card games- as an intentional therapeutic technique. During these games, I taught children skills including but not limited to:

  • Cooperation
  • Winning Graciously
  • Loosing Graciously
  • Perseverance
  • Strategy
  • Creative Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Social Skills
  • Following Rules
  • Numbers, Shapes, Colors, Letters
  • Patterns/Matching Skills
  • Eye-Hand Coordination
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
  • Sharing and Taking Turns
  • Waiting
  • Focus
  • How to Have Safe and Clean Fun
  • How to Be Excited without Being Crazy
  • Planning Ahead and Consider Consequences
  • Learn from Previous Experiences

Obviously, board games and card games are wonderful for children!

boy playing jenga

Now, all this learning doesn’t just come without a little help from a parent. It’s your job to:

  • Point out these lessons so that the child is cognitive of them. It’s easy to let life lessons slip by! Don’t let that happen to you. Make sure you are actively and intentionally teaching the child through the natural play experiences that come from board games.
  • Help the child. Most games will be tough for a child at first, but as the child gets better and better at the game he will become more independent. Make sure you slowly withdraw your help as the child learns more and more.
  • Remind the child of previous experiences to aid recollection and strategy.
  • Work through emotions with the child. Winning and losing is highly emotional.
    • It is stressful and frustrating to lose. Kids don’t naturally know how to handle tough emotions like that. They will need mom or dad’s help to learn how to cope.
    • On the flip side, winning can cause pride and boasting. There is a balance here- it is good for kids to feel pride when they accomplish something that they worked at, like winning a game. Guide the child to win in a gracious way, without making others feel bad. 
  • Teach the rules. Every game is different, and it’s not easy for kids to keep the rules straight. This can be a cause of contention among children if they disagree on what the rules are.
  • Set up social experiences. Provide your child with play dates, time with friends, family night, and other awesome social experiences to practice all these great skills taught by playing board games!

It’s SOOO fun and SOOOO beneficial to kids to play board games and card games.

white and blue car toy on top of orange game board

And an added bonus—- Board games and Card games make AMAZING gifts!

  • Don’t know what to get your teenager?? There’s something on this list for him or her!
  • Don’t know what to get your family friend? Check here!
  • Don’t want to spend a bunch of money getting something for each person? Get a gift the whole family will love!
  • Don’t know what to get that random cousin whose name you drew for the Christmas Gift Exchange? Look no further!
  • Need a funny and yet functional White Elephant Gift? Check!
  • Want to bring the best gift to that birthday party you were invited to? This is it!

Behold- In all it’s glory- My awesome list of over 50 perfect family games!

It’s everything you could ever want.

And don’t miss the MUST-HAVE GAMES at the bottom of the list. Your home isn’t complete if you’re missing these classics! 


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1) Trekking The National Parks: The Family Board Game (Second Edition)

2) Exploding Kittens Card Game

3) Qwixx – A Fast Family Dice Game

4) Our Moments Kids: 100 Thought Provoking Conversation Starters for Great Parent-Child Relationship Building – Fun Car Travel, Road Trip & Home Card Questions Game for Healthy Loving Family Development

5) Utter Nonsense Family Edition – The Game of Funny Voices and Accents!

6) 5 Second Rule Junior

7) Hasbro Guesstures Game

8) Catch Phrase Game

9) Hasbro Gaming Trivial Pursuit Family Edition

10) Taboo Party Board Game With Buzzer for Kids Ages 13 and Up (Amazon Exclusive)

11) Grandpa Beck’s Cover Your Assets: From the creators of Skull King and The Bears and The Bees

12) Don’t Step In It

13) USAopoly Telestrations Original 8 Player Board Game | 1 LOL Party Game | Play with your friends and Family | Hilarious Game for All Ages | The Telephone Game Sketched Out

 

14) It’s in The Bag! – Newest Game for Family! for Adults! for Parties! Laugh Out Loud in This Game of Teamwork. Describe, Guess & Charades! Act Fast in This Popular Quick-witted Card Game! 4-20 Players!

15) WHAT DO YOU MEME? Party Game

16) Googly Eyes Game — Family Drawing Game with Crazy, Vision-Altering Glasses

 

17) Relative Insanity Party Game about Crazy Relatives – Made and Played by Comedian Jeff Foxworthy – 7441

18) PlayMonster 5 Second Rule Game – New Edition

19) Spontuneous – The Song Game – Sing It or Shout It – Talent NOT Required (Best Family / Party Board Games for Kids, Teens, Adults – Boy & Girls Ages 8 & Up),Yellow

20) Watch Ya’ Mouth Family Edition – The Authentic, Hilarious, Mouthguard Party Card Game

21) HedBanz Game, Family Guessing Game – Edition may vary

22)Platinum Family Feud Signature Game

23)Magilano SKYJO The Ultimate Card Game for Kids and Adults. The Ideal Board Game for Funny, Entertaining and exciting Playing Hours with Friends and Family.

24)Hasbro Trivial Pursuit Family Edition Game, Game Night, Ages 8 and up(Amazon Exclusive)

25) Codenames

26) World of Disney Eye Found It Board Game

27)PlayMonster Spoons – The game of Card Grabbin’ & Spoon Snaggin’

28) Ravensburger Labyrinth Family Board Game for Kids and Adults Age 7 and Up – Millions Sold, Easy to Learn and Play With Great replay value

29) Inspiration Play Double Ditto Family Party Board Game

30)Monopoly Deal Card Game

31)Goat Lords — Hilarious and Competitive New Card Game, Best for Adults, Teens, and Kids, Ages 7 and Up. Awesome Party Game for Families, Fun Board Games Nights, etc! – Hard Durable Box – Free e-Book

32)Deer in the Headlights

33)Kings in the Corner Game

34)Quiddler Card Game

35)Slamwich: A Fast Flipping Card Game with Cards

36)Sushi Go! – The Pick and Pass Card Game

37)Not Parent Approved: A Hilarious Card Game for Kids, Tweens, Families and Mischief Makers

MUST-HAVE, CLASSIC GAMES:

38) Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game, Classic Games, Exciting Balancing Game, Develops Hand-Eye Coordination, 12.5″ H x 2.8″ W x 2.8″ L

39) Jenga Classic Game

40) Yahtzee

41) Hasbro Guess Who? Classic Game

42) Rummikub — The Original Rummy Tile Game

 

43) Mattel Games Apples to Apples Junior – The Game of Crazy Comparisons (Packaging May Vary)

44) Battleship With Planes Strategy Board Game Amazon Exclusive For Ages 7 and Up

45) Operation Mania – PC

46) Pictionary Board Game

47) Sorry! Game

48) Trouble Game

49) Spot It!

50) Hasbro Connect 4 Game

51) Clue Game

52) Sequence Game

53) Ticket To Ride – Europe

54) Phase 10 Card Game Styles May Vary

55) Winning Moves RACK-O, Retro package Card Game

56) UNO Card Game

57) SKIP BO Card Game

There you have it! Let the fun begin!

Sincerely,

Mrs. S

 

Who is Mrs. S… and why do people call you that? 

It’s my favorite nickname! That’s what all my students call me!

I’ve been around the block a time or two. I’ve worked with children from ages 0-18, some with mental illness, some with disabilities, some with Autism, and many with behavioral problems.

I also worked as a parent educator!

All that doesn’t hold a candle to my best experience with children- being a mom. Want to learn more about me? Click here! 

 

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