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We've started playing a nightly game with the kids (9 and 10), and it's quickly become something that we all look forward to. Initially, we went with the old standby games like Sorry and Trouble, but it's time to advance and branch out a bit.

We found a newer game called Spot It, which is a pretty big hit (a mix of luck and visual quickness). What are some other suggestions?

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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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We played a ton of cards and dice games growing up. Cribbage has been played for hours in our house. Farkle was a big dice game we played.

IMO games like that greatly improve math and thinking skills.
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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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Incest is a game the whole family can play.

Are they old enough for Risk?
Jenga

Good idea though. These days it's every person for themselves on a gadget.
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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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Card games - crib, hearts, gin rummy, poker.
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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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phase 10

once night ultimate warewolf is fun. We play it as a family and the rounds can go by really quickly.

cranium is fun. they make a kids version called cadoo




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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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Cards against humanity
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Re: Family games [Runningwithbees] [ In reply to ]
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Not sure why, but I totally overlooked card games. What I like even more is that there's no stupid pieces that get "lost" only to be "found" later on by my foot.

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windywave wrote:
Cards against humanity

We play this with friends. The kids have overheard parts of this game that will make far more sense (and possibly cause some mental scars) in a few years.

I'm told that there's a kids version called Apples to Apples. Never played it.

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burnman wrote:
windywave wrote:
Cards against humanity

We play this with friends. The kids have overheard parts of this game that will make far more sense (and possibly cause some mental scars) in a few years.

I'm told that there's a kids version called Apples to Apples. Never played it.

Apples to apples is the kids version, but not as fun to play when you're drinking and definitely won't generate as many questions from your kids
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Clue
Life
Uno
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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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burnman wrote:
windywave wrote:
Cards against humanity


We play this with friends. The kids have overheard parts of this game that will make far more sense (and possibly cause some mental scars) in a few years.

I'm told that there's a kids version called Apples to Apples. Never played it.
It's not bad...I played this before Cards against Humanity came out and we had a blast; same concept, far less dirty cards, but as with anything it's as clean or dirty as the group wants to make it. With kids it's good clean fun.

9 and 10 might be a good time to introduce dominos. I played with my niece, 10 at the time, and she enjoyed it, good 'learning' type of game, stringing objects together in a logical manner.
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Re: Family games [veganerd] [ In reply to ]
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ultimate warewolf is fun. We play it as a family and the rounds can go by really quickly.

I had to look this one up. It sounds cool, but involved. Is it good for four people?

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Re: Family games [Brownie28] [ In reply to ]
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Cards Against Humanity has grown to the point that when someone has to look up a term, the first hit that invariably comes up is an urban dictionary link alluding to the fact that you're searching the term because of Cards Against Humanity.

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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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Quelf
Mexican train dominoes

not Monopoly

king of the road says you move too slow
KING OF THE ROAD SAYS YOU MOVE TOO SLOW
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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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Our kids love labyrinth, clue and uno. For uno we have a family rule that if a draw 2/4 card is played to you and you have a draw 2/4 card you can play it and so can the person you play it to. We have had to draw 18 cards doing this. The kids love it when someone, specifically a parent, has to pick up 10+ cards.

Carcassone for kids is also popular.
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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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Ticket to ride!
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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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Blokus is really fun, it's kind of like the board game version of Tetris. Sequence is also a good one. Both really simple to learn and good for a wide range of ages.

Wits & Wagers is fun too but 9 & 10 might be a bit young.
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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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Yahtzee. Played it with sis-in-law, bro-in-law, & their 2 kids over the holidays. Mostly a game of chance so doesn't get too competitive/conducive to hurt feelings, but also good for working on basic math in your head (your kids may be old enough that that doesn't need to be drilled into them any longer).
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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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We go outside.

Disclaimer: the above statements are parody and meant for entertainment purposes only. No sane person would actually hold such views.
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Re: Family games [Dgconner154] [ In reply to ]
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Blokus and Sequence - yup, those are good too.

king of the road says you move too slow
KING OF THE ROAD SAYS YOU MOVE TOO SLOW
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Re: Family games [burnman] [ In reply to ]
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We are working on Friday night being family game night. Kids are 8 and 5. Card games work and so far can't get past chutes and ladders for board game due to the 5 yo. Son who is 8 has asked if we could play apples to apples.

Quick cups is fun.
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Duffy wrote:
We go outside.

So do we, when it's reasonable. But going outside during an upstate NY winter is quite a bit different than going outside during a SoCal winter. At the moment, any outside excursion requires you to cut your own path.

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At the moment, any outside excursion requires you to cut your own path.

Right. Which sounds like good healthy fun.

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burnman wrote:
veganerd wrote:
ultimate warewolf is fun. We play it as a family and the rounds can go by really quickly.

I had to look this one up. It sounds cool, but involved. Is it good for four people?

you can definitely play with 4 and its even better with more. it sounds complicated, but it really isnt at all. you download the app ( we put it on the ipad) then the app walks you through the game. you just do what it tells you to. and much of it is with your eyes closed. then everyobe "wakes up" and you try figuring out who is the warewolf. you try and convince eachother or throw them in the wrong direction. the kids love it.




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