Five Friday Favorites: Family Game Night Edition


Are you looking for new ideas for family game night? These are a few of our favorites that stay in rotation. I also like to pack a couple of games when we travel, and these are all great choices!

1. Fluxx

Fluxx is a fun game where the rules are constantly changing! There are many themes to choose from, but Holiday Fluxx was our first introduction to the game, and it’s still our favorite. Playtime can range from a concise round to a bit longer, depending on how the round goes!

2. Set

Set is a great card game that we discovered this year. It is a game about visual perception, and I love it! The game can be played solo or with a larger group.

3. Quixx

Quixx is a dice game that can be played with up to 5 players. Once I took the time to learn how to play, we all fell in love with it! If you know someone that likes games with faster play, this is a good choice. My youngest child is like that and enjoys playing Quixx.

4. Five Crowns

Five Crowns is a rummy-style card game that uses (did you guess it?) five suits instead of the traditional four. The gameplay is longer – it is played in 11 rounds, and the rules change a bit for each round. It is a lot of fun, though and we’ve enjoyed learning to play this year.

5. Yahtzee

Yahtzee is a classic and a game I have loved since I was a kid. You can play solo or with a group, and it is one of my favorites! The kids don’t always want to play with me because I get a little competitive!

Bonus tip: when getting ready to play a new game and I can’t quite figure it out from the written directions, I search for reviews and videos showing the gameplay — that helps a lot!

What are your family’s favorites for game night?

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A lifelong resident of Lubbock, Katy loves living in the Hub City, despite the dust storms and heat waves! Katy loves cheering on the Red Raiders, holding both her bachelor's and master's degrees in business from Texas Tech. She also loves the art of dance, having started on the stage at the age of three and has many years of dance teaching experience as well. Growing up an only child did not completely prepare her for raising three energetic boys but she loves them to infinity and beyond! At home, Katy can often be found curled up with the cat and a good book, but more than likely she’ll be creating in the kitchen. Katy appreciates a good cup of coffee any time of day. She also has a slight obsession with true crime podcasts and documentaries. One of her recent adventures has been starting Kidpreneur Lubbock, giving local youth the opportunity to start and run their own business at a one-day marketplace. She also homeschools her children and is still a number-cruncher by trade while working from home. Katy is excited and proud to be part of the Lubbock Moms Community! Favorite Lubbock Restaurant: Thai Thai Favorite Landmark: Texas Tech Seal and Fountain Favorite Lubbock Tradition: Carol of Lights at Texas Tech University