A list of 10 fun family board games has several purposes. The first is to resolve the issue of wanting to hang with your family but not knowning what to do. Board games are easy because they don’t require any leaving the house or money to play day to day. unlike using electronic entertaminemt they allow family members< a href="http://learningdisabilities.about.com/od/parentsandfamilyissues/a/Top-5-Reasons-Why-You-Should-Play-Board-Games-With-Your-Kids.htm"> to focus more on togetherness rather than an LCD screen.

With that and a ton of entertainment opportunities plus the benefit to your children’s education you can’t really go wrong.

Telestrations

telestrations

Telestrations is a top notch party game.

Best Boredom Antidote for: a group that wants a laugh without a ton of activity

Telestrations is an entertaining combination of two classic favorites: Pictionary and Telephone. This means it’s an opportunity to draw and be creative. It is best played by 6 to 8 people. Fortunately, the rules are easy to pick up once it has been played for a while. Hilarity and absurdity might ensue.

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Rollick

rollick

Rollick is a charades-like fun family board game.

Best Boredom Antidote for: The Desire to Get People Comfortable at a Party

The Merriam-Webster definition of “rollick” is “to act or behave in a jovial and exuberant fashion”. Such is an apt description for this game. It is fast paced and suited for most ages. Unlike charades, groups give hints so more people are involved in acting. Conveniently, it is also fairly easy to learn. This makes it an appropriate tool for “breaking the ice” at parties. Moreover, its results can be loud and funny, which makes it especially entertaining.
However, the energy involved in this type of game makes it not suited for relaxing stimulation. If you seek a quiet evening, look elsewhere.


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Say Anything Family Edition

sayanything

Want to know what your friends really think?

Best Boredom Antidote for: easy lighthearted entertainment

Say Anything can be played with 3 and up to 8 players. It’s a short game of about only a half an hour, yet packs in plenty of enjoyment in that short period of time. It was the recipient of the 2008 Origin awards best childrens, family, or party game award winner. To play, a person draws a card with a question. In rapid fire all other plays write down and answer to that question. They then place wagers on what answer of all off them will be your ffavorite. In this sense, a quick wit and knowing hte people you are playing with really helps. This makes it an especially useful game for close friends and family. Answers can be funny in this party game that encourages discussion. It might reveal some things too.

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Sorry!

sorry

It might not be the best game for family tranquility, but Sorry! works for entertainment.

Best Boredom Antidote for: When you are feeling very very competitive

If you want a game where you get make people start over in a race to your home base Sorry has that evil potential for you. The game is very simple. Follow the cards. Get your pawns home. It can be played by those 6 and older. As luck would have it there is no strategy needed in this game. All it is is for fast paced entertainment. This classic family game has remained a popular choice over many years.

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Labyrinth

labyrinth

Getting lost in the comfort of your own home can actually be a good experience
Best Boredom Antidote for: older children and adults

Find treasure. explore a changing maze. Sit and socialize with your friends. Labyrinth has you do it all in an interesting game fashioned to even be entertaining with adults. Each can handle up to 4 players. The goal is to be he first to gather seven treasures. Since the board continually changes, players must learn to plan ahead. This makes it a beneficial mental exercise.

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The Settlers of Catan

The Settlers of Catan

The Settlers of Catan is a popular role playing game from Germany.

Best Boredom Antidote: in the mood for a european board game you might have not played before.

The Settlers of Catan is a strategy heavy game for families or small small groups o 3 to four.k Build settlements and harvest nearby supplies in a questt to gather more victory points than your opponents. The first person who reaches 10 victory points wins. This is a great game for ages 10 and up. It hit the best selling list ins both the United states and germany also. Players must strategize where they place stellements in order to gain maximum resources and the game provides about an hour of entertament,. It is a bit complicated though, and might not be best for young children not profienct in reading.

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Dominion

dominion

Here is another strategy game with role playing status.

Beset Boredom Antidote for: yearning to be King (or Queen) for a day.

Not surpisingly, in Domionion the mission is to build your dominion so that it is the best it could possibly be. This game only uses cards so its an easily portable activity for fun family picknicks. It only takes 30 to 40 minutes to play too. It’s a good game for well developed children ages 8 and up to adults. If you want to improrve the game, you can always collect more cards and expand it for better playing.

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Jenga

jenga

Jenga requires focus and a lot of coordination

Best Boredom Antidote for: Careful play

Jenga is basic, but that doesn’t mean its easy. Yolu start with a dense stack of 50 rectangular blocks. Then you remove the blocks one at a time and try to make the stack higher. Don’t be the person who makes all the blocks fall over though. This game gets harder and harder as people play. It’s a great game for childrens hand eye coordingation and dexterity. If you are the last to build the stack higher you’re the winner. Unless the players are amzingly good this game usually takes around 5 to 15 minutes before th blocks topple over. (Sthe structure gets more unsteady with each block pulled out)

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Clue

Clue The Classic Edition

Be a detective while spending time with your kids.

Best Boredom Antidote for: Halloween parties or any other party

Find out who’s the killer by going through a list of suspects in this fun family game.

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Ticket To Ride

Ticket To Ride
Ticket to Ride is a train travelling game that owes its grandeur to the classic story “around the world in 80 days.
Best boredom antidote for: when the family is tuck at home witht hestresses and sicknesses of life.

In Ticket ot Ride the objective is to see as mnay americans cities you can beofore the 7 day mark. One does this by riding a train, a move dictated by the draw of cards. The winner takes the grand prize of a million dollars. Children and adults age 8 and up would enjoy this game. With pretty art and colorful train peieces and plenty of strategy to be used.

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Spending time with family (and friends) is important and board gasmes are a great way to help witht hat. It creates a stressfree yet compettive environment where people have a chance to interact with each other. All of this makes these 10 fun family board games into worthwhile activiies from anything from whinding down after dinner to after homework play.

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