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!
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!
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.
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.
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!