Does your family always split up into separate rooms after dinner? Is family life at home boring? If so, there’s a way to fix that. Aside from traditional board games that kids will frown upon once they hear the mention of them, there are some unique and fun games for families that can be played.
The key to playing fun games for families is to make sure that you’re playing something everyone has a fair shot of winning. Another factor that helps is to play something new. This will get the kids excited and make the event more interesting.
Do you have more than one board game in the house? The answer is probably yes. If so, take out the boards and leave the pieces in their boxes. If a game has a set of dice, grab them. If not, find them from somewhere else in the house or buy them. Next, set the boards up next to each other on a table so it looks like a race track. Then, get a toy car for each player.
The name of this game is The Big Race. Everyone has a fair shot of winning because it’s completely based on luck, and even if someone is losing, they still have a shot to win play fun.
- The first player rolls the dice. If they roll a 6 and a 5, they move 11 spots on the first board. Then the next player rolls, and so on.
- The object of the game is to be the first player to the finish line (the last spot on the last board). The best part is that if someone keeps rolling a 1 and a 2 and is way behind, they’re still not out of it.
Why? Because if you roll doubles, you roll again. If you roll doubles again, you still roll again, and so on. This keeps everyone in the game and excited at all times.
Another one of the fun games for families is Four Corners. The first thing you need to do is tear up four pieces of paper and write numbers on them: 1, 2, 3, and 4. Decipher which corners of the room will be attributed what numbers. The number caller stands in the middle of the room with the numbers in a hat and tells all the players to pick a corner, any corner.
Once everyone has picked a corner (the time limit to pick a corner can also be used with stoppage of music), the number caller picks a number from the hat. If corner 2 is picked, all players in corner two are out and join the corner caller in the middle of the room. This goes on until only one player is left for fun games. That player will then be the new corner caller.
There are many unique opportunities out there when it comes to fun games for families. If you want more great ideas, do a search for P.E. activities.
Try the two fun games listed above today!