Spending quality time as a family is really important and so going out with the family can be a great way of spending time together, however going out can be expensive. So in today’s financially aware society the option to stay in and play a board game is one which is been taken up more and more.
The remainder of this article attempts to put together a list of quality family board games which the entire family can enjoy.
Cluedo – The Cluedo game, or Clue as it’s also known, is a family favourite board game which relies on the players to use a combination of logic and luck. The players will take it in turns to try and find out who has been murdered in the mansion, who committed the crime, with what weapon the murder was conducted and where in the mansion the murder happened. The entire game is a game of murder mystery and for those people who enjoy using logical thinking to solve a problem then the Clue board game is perfect for that.
Balderdash – Balderdash is a game which won’t require players to use a large vocabulary of words and even though it’s a great game which is good for the whole family it doesn’t actually require that many players, in fact it can be played with just two.
Boggle – Boggle is a game which the whole family can join in to, it’s fast paced and exciting in comparison to many other games of it’s kind. The game plays out against a sand timer and requires each player to try and create and find valid words in a 4×4 gird, the players score based on the length of word they find. Obviously the longer the word, the higher the score.
Candyland – The game of Candyland is really designed for young kids, usually as young as 3 years old. The good thing about that though is that if you’re family does have young kids in it then no one is going to be excluded from playing the game based on age. The game doesn’t really require any skill and is based around Candyland, a fictional land which is colorful and full of life. It’s the aim of each player to try and search out the king of Candyland.
All of the above games are great family games, each one has it’s own age range recommended by the retailer. All in all though those mentioned above are great classic games to involve the entire family on a stormy and cold night in.