You’ve heard the saying, "It’s the most wonderful time of the year!" Lighted trees, mistletoe, candy canes, Santa Claus, are only a few of the reasons for the magical cheer that most of us encounter during the Christmas holiday season.
Perhaps the most wonderful part of this time of year us the fact that you get to spend it with your family and friends. This is the one holiday besides Thanksgiving where family time activities are encouraged and having an awesome time together is expected.
One of the most treasured aspects of family fun time is the family game night, where you all get together to play games and learn new things about one another.
Get your family and friends together, grab some yummy game night snacks, like classic popcorn, crunchy veggie chips, funny M&Ms, or be more curious and try something new, like light and crispy AwsumSnacks Corn Puffs with variety of flavors: Vanilla, Peanut Butter, Sea Salt and Cheddar Cheese, and enjoy your funny-yummy family game night season:
1. GUESS WHO
This historic board game is recommended for ages 6 and up and involves flipping through a collection of faces with different characteristics in order to choose the secret person that your competitors have chosen. This is great for evoking laughter and memories for the whole family.
Recommended for ages 7 and up this quick question game leaves everyone asking questions to figure what the card is on each person’s head when it is there turn to play. It is great for both kids and adults alike.
You would have to be living under a rock to not know about Monopoly. This classic game is recommended for ages 8 and up and is excellent for teaching your kids about money and basic business approach.
4. THE GAME OF LIFE
Probably the best game to teach children about life, as its full intent is to teach the value of gaining and saving assets. This game takes you through the adventures of life where you go to college, raise a family, buy a home, have a career and retire. Naturally, it is recommended for both kids and adults, ages 9 and up.
5. SETTLERS OF CATAN
This award-winning game of strategy is recommended for ages 8 and up and allows you to be the dominant force on the island of Catan by building your empire successfully with each resource card given. Great for learning real estate development and strategy view
6. TRIVIAL PURSUIT FAMILY EDITION
With over With 2,400 questions split evenly between adults and children, this game is great for showing your smarts! It is recommended for ages 8 and up and can inspire any school phobic child to want to learn with its competitive edge.
Recommended for ages 8 and up, this board game is divided into a 15 x 15 grid of evenly distributed squares where two to four players are able to then score points by placing tiles bearing a single letter.
Checkers is also a very classic board game that seems to have been around for centuries. It is a great game of strategy that can teach your children complex decision making while having fun. It is recommended for ages 6-10 years.
Uno was absolutely one of my favorite card games as a child. I loved this game of strategy and still play it today from time to time. It is technically geared for children 6 and up. Easy and addictive.
This game is perfect for playing with a large group of people, especially when you are on vacation. The starting age is 6 and it goes straight up from there.
There are so many ways to have fun and a great time with someone you love – grab some awesome snacks, choose any game from our list and enjoy this holiday season. As the saying goes, “be you be awesome, enjoy your life” and you can’t lose!