12 Board Games that the Whole Family Will Love - Cleveland East Side Moms

12 Board Games that the Whole Family Will Love

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by | Jul 15, 2021 | Products and Services

With the weather getting cooler and daylight keeps fading, you are going to want to have some fun things to do in your back pocket that the whole family will love!!  Check out our top 12 family games that are sure to keep the fun going on inside where it’s warm!!  


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We just bought this game and so far, I’m undefeated and it’s one of our family’s favorite games!!  

Exploding Kitties

When my husband first brought this game home, I wasn’t sure that our 6 year old would understand it.  But it is her favorite game and our family loves it!!  It takes a few games to get all the rules down, but once you do, it’s so much fun!!

Olaf’s Ice Adventure:  Trouble

This game is awesome!!  Freeze some water in the ice cube tray that is provided with the top part of Olaf and use them as game pieces when they are frozen.  The first person whose ice melts wins!!  

Monopoly Voice Banking

This is the perfect Monopoly!  No money to lose and the Top Hat keeps track of everything for you.  Want to buy a property, tell Mr. Monopoly and he will make sure everyone who lands on your properties pays you and the best part, the games usually only last about 30 minutes each!!  

Unstable Unicorns Card Game

This one is for the older kids!  Build a unicorn army and betray your friends and family!  

Shut the Box

This game is fast-paced and super FUN!!  My daughter started playing when she was 4 years old and my 11-year-old loves it too!!  First to get all of the numbers down wins!

Don’t Wake Up Daddy

Lots of fun and no reading needed!!  

Pickles to Penguins

You need to think fast with this game!  Two cards are turned over and placed alongside the center deck. These are the cards that all players will play to. Players frantically place cards from their own deck on top of either card, but they must say out loud an aspect of commonality between their card and the card in the center. For example A train picture on an airplane picture “Modes of transport.” The first player to get rid of all their cards wins the game.

Ticket to Ride:  United States of America Map

Fun game that can also help your child learn the map of the United States!!  

CODENAMES:  Harry Potter Edition

My kids are obsessed with anything Harry Potter!  While the box says 11+, Mia can totally play this as well with a little help!  It’s quickly become one of our favorite family games and we give it as gifts too (that’s how much we like it)!!  

UNO Attack

Our family has been playing this game for at least 8 years!!  It’s a lot of fun to see how many cards the machine spits out to your opponent!  

Monkey Math Game

Make math fun with this great math game perfect for 3-6 year olds!  

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