Best Family Board Games For a Fun Game Night
Family game night is a fun and classic tradition for families everywhere. It’s the epitome of family hygge! There is simply nothing like breaking out the snacks and reveling in some classic or modern board games. Strategy, patience, and luck will all be tested during game night, but every once in a while it is good to bring in some fresh games. Family game night is also the perfect winter hygge activity for those long and chilly evenings in front of the fireplace.
While there are many classic board games to choose from, there is a slew of great new board and card games guaranteed to become instant family classics. Following are some of the best modern board and card games that are perfect for your next family game night. This collection of games also make great family hygge gifts for friends and family throughout the year.
If your kids enjoy video games, these family-friendly video games are another great option for a family hygge night.
Fun and Hyggelig Family Board Games
There is a lot of information we should know, but can you recall it under pressure? I Should Have Known That is a fun party game all about trivia that you should know. In a fun twist to classic trivia board games, this game is guaranteed to be a hit at family game night.
Players do not receive points for correct answers, but rather lose points for getting the answer wrong. The player who loses the most points loses the overall game until there is one clear winner left. With dozens of questions that test common knowledge, this game is sure to be a blast for families.
In a fast-paced game of fun, Taboo challenges players to describe a word without using certain ‘Tabooed’ words. There are two key players, the describer and the guesser. The describer must issue hints to a word on a card without using any taboo words, while the guesser must correctly guess the word on the card.
If the describer uses one of the taboo words, the other players can hit the buzzer and penalize them. If the guesser correctly guesses the word, they will win the card. Take turns going around alternating positions and see who can collect the most amount of cards.
The fun of taboo comes from slips of the tongue and linguistic muscle memory. Players will have to stay on their mental toes if they wish to come out on top in this board game.
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Based on the immensely popular Marvel superhero universe, Hail Hydra tasks players with defeating the evil Red Skull and taking back New York, but there is a twist! Members of Hydra have infiltrated the players’ team, and the players must root them out in order to win.
At the start of each game, one or more players will be randomly selected to be the Hydra agent, unbeknownst to the other players. Using social cues and deductive reasoning, players must figure out who the Hydra spy is in order to save New York.
Hail Hydra puts the action of the Marvel universe into family game night and is sure to be an instant, fun-filled classic for everyone.
7 Wonders is all about leading your civilization to prosperity in a short time frame. Players will pick a society and a theme to play with and compete to become the most developed and wealthy nation before the game is over.
Games are played very quickly, usually only taking around 30 minutes, and with up to 7 players, 7 Wonders is perfect for casual game nights. Utilizing strategy and intellect, this game is perfect for those looking for a more refined board game experience for their next family game night.
Bringing four of the classic movie monsters to life to fight for supremacy, Godzilla Tokyo Clash puts players straight into action as they compete to be the most powerful Kaiju around. The game features a modular board design that means that each game will be a new and fun experience.
Players will have to use strategy to topple the other monsters and gain control of Tokyo. Plus with four beautifully sculpted miniatures depicting four of the most famous Toho monsters, Tokyo Clash is sure to be an immersive and epic experience for the entire family.
Board games are a staple of family hygge, as are family game nights. Nothing beats the fun, strategy, wit, and humor of some classic board game fun. With so many to choose from, there is sure to be the perfect board game for you and your family.
If you are looking for a new game to add to the collection, or just looking for a fun night in, these board games are perfect for just that. Gaming helps to bring families together, and let everyone have an incredibly fun time while doing it.
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