Favorite Board Games Everyone Will Love (Fun Family Game Night Ideas)


This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Read my full disclosure policy here.

Fall and winter are on the horizon, which means it’s the perfect time to get cozy and up your Family Game Night cred. These favorites run the gamut from board games for preschoolers and elementary aged kids all the way up to hosting a game night for the adult set too.

Enjoy family game night with these games everyone will love


Hello, friends! Well, I had a lot to post this week but nothing felt appropriate with millions of us on the southeastern coast preparing for Hurricane Florence to arrive. I honestly can’t focus on organizing and cleaning hacks right now or share our porch addition with the hurricane looming, but family game night ideas felt just right. With fall approaching (and most likely power outages around here), board games are a screen-free way to connect with family and friends– and it was fun to round-up a few of our favorites!

Our most recent discovery was Catan Jr.; it took about 15 minutes to get the directions down but once we did it quickly became our new family favorite. I love tucking card games like Uno into my handbag when we go out to eat; no complaining or resorting to screens while we wait for our food. And we’ve had some fierce games of Monopoly with my little 8-year-old tycoon, he’s getting alarmingly good.

There’s board games here for young kids all the way up to game nights with friends (Pandemic, I’m looking at you!) Let us know your favorites in the comments, we’re always looking for fun board games to enjoy!

Enjoy family game night with these games everyone will love


1. Monopoly

2. Jenga

13. Clue
17. Uno
If you’re in Florence’s path, please stay safe. North Carolina is going to get quite a hit but I’m thankful to be part of a great community here. I’m praying hard for everyone impacted. And if the power goes out, we’ll be pulling out a few of these favorites to enjoy by the glow of the flashlight. 🙂
Share This Post With Friends!
Pin on Pinterest
Share on Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Email this to someone
Print this page

Similar Posts


  1. My kids and I love Catan Jr.! I can’t wait until they get a little bit older though so we can upgrade to regular Catan 🙂

    1. We’re the same!! My kids LOVE it, and I think I’m getting the regular one for my husband for Christmas. I’m guessing it’s way more challenging, but I’m not a board game person but still love the Jr version, so I’m excited to try it out!

  2. I bought Double Ditto game for my brother’s family not knowing a lot about it. We played on Christmas day with my children (ages 22-27) and his (ages 10-17) and LOVED it. It is family friendly and not overly competitive. We were cheering and high-fiving with each other. He told me later he took it to friends on New Years Eve and they had a blast again. Feel lucky to have found such a great game!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.