There are lots of games that we have forgotten that can provide our families and us with hours of fun. Here is our list of the top nine super fun games that you have probably forgotten about.
The humble deck of cards has a seemingly infinite amount of games hidden within it. Family favorites like Go Fish or Hearts can be a lot of fun with players of all ages, and there are plenty of the more complicated games if you are keeping adults entertained.
This game can cause some friction between players, so beware! This is a board game classic, and you probably have an old copy somewhere hidden away in a chest or a cupboard. If you don’t have one, then modern versions give you a range of options, including themed sets and editions that use electronic cards instead of all that paper money.
These types of tabletop games are more in-depth than most, but this makes them perfect for teens and young adults. More than just a game, they tell a story and allow people to develop a character to play with. They also require teamwork, making them less competitive and much more fun.
If you have the space, this is one of the most super-fun games to play that people just aren’t playing enough anymore. You can have a decent ping pong tournament on just about any large flat surface, but you’ll need the right equipment like pads, a net, and some ping pong balls to play.
Hide and Seek
Don’t knock it until you have tried it. You may be an adult with some fond memories of playing this game as a child, but have you tried as a grown-up?
If you are looking for a game to play with small children that can help you feel like a kid again, then give hide and seek a go, and you won’t be disappointed. It’s simple to play and doesn’t cost a dime.
Dominos are a little like a deck of cards; there are lots of different games you can play with them. Better than all the standard games, however, is what we all know dominoes are best used for – setting them up in a line and toppling them over. There are countless videos online of this, giving you plenty of inspiration to set up your own elaborate track and watch them fall one by one.
If you want to bring the tempo down a bit, and have a more sedate activity for all the family, then you can’t go wrong with a good jigsaw puzzle. There are some huge puzzles out there, sometimes with thousands of little pieces, but these can take days to complete. Have something small of a few hundred pieces or less, so you and your family can put it all together in an afternoon.
Tic Tac Toe
Sometimes all you need is paper and a pencil to get a good game going. Tic tac toe is a simple game that anyone of any age can play. Simple X’s and O’s aren’t too much of a challenge for toddlers or very small children, and you can even get the baby involved by letting them point to the square they want you to fill for them. Don’t expect too much strategy from them though!
This is another simple game that only needs a sheet of paper and a pen to keep everyone entertained. You need to be able to read to play, though, so some very young children will struggle. Keep the words you use simple, too, if you want everyone to be able to get involved.
Next time you have your family all together, why not try playing some of these classic old school games to get the party started? Many of these simple classics are suitable for people of all ages, making them perfect for a family game night.