R & R Workshop: Ultimate Gift Guide Round-up for the game loving family!

Ultimate Gift Guide Round-up for the game loving family!

We are a game loving family! Growing up games were a big part of our time together. My hubby also played lots of games a child so our kids are bound to play games. With Christmas come soon, I wanted to put together a list of awesome games to play! Now I have a huge list of games I want to get! We add a few games to our collection every year for christmas so it will be hard for me to narrow it down to just a few :)

All of these games range from ages 5-99! Some are best with younger ones on teams with older family members.

Here are 15+ favorite family board games: (*All links are affiliate links.)

1. Spot It!This is such a fun and simple game for the whole family to play! We've played it multiple times with friends and can't wait to buy it for our family for christmas this year :) There are different versions as well such as Spot It! Jr and even a Spot it! Disney Pixar.  

2. Telestrations: This game is the visual game for "Telephone" and dictionary. A very funny game to play with a big group!

3. Hedbanz: A fun What Am I? guessing game for kids or the whole family.

4. Curses:This is hands down our favorite games! This is one game that is mostly suited for older kids in the family. Each player draws a card with a curse and you have that curse the whole game or until you lose the card. And you can get more then one curse card.. so imagine if you had to talk like you have a golf ball in your mouth but bark like a dog every time someone claps too. It is hilarious and a fun silly game! 

5. Beat the Parents: This is a fun game where kids can go head to head with parents. Adults answer questions about the kids answer questions their parents should know. Ages 6+

6. Sequence: There is also a Sequence for kids version. We are getting this for our kids for Christmas this year! How to Play: Lay a card from your hand, place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board when you have five in a row, it's a Sequence. Learn to block your opponents - remove their chips. 

7. Quiddler: I first played this card game with a friend many many years ago and even though we don't have it, I can still remember it and the fun we had! The rules: The cards contain letters of the alphabet and special combinations of letters are dealt in increasing number each time the dealer completes a round. Once you've collected your share, you can discard and pick up a new card with each turn. The object is to turn all the letters in your possession into dictionary-proof words while leaving one stray card as a final discard. Ages 10 and up. Younger kids can play on teams! 

8. Monopoly: You can't go wrong with the classic game. I have many, many memories of playing this game with my family especially my dad. Here's how we play if you want the game to go a little faster, if you land on a certain property like blue.. then you can buy all the blue at that time. This makes it go a little faster and gets to the fun parts like make money on each property and buying hotels quicker too. 

9. Spontuneous: As a music lover, this game is right up my alley!! How to play: "Have you ever heard a word that "triggered" you to sing a song? If so, then YOU are Spontuneous! One player says a word and the race is on for the others to sing a song containing that word. Don't worry though, talent is NOT required." 

10. Blokus: A great game to develop strategy and logic. I didn't realize that the age for this game is 5 years old and just might have to add it to our christmas shopping list!  Rules: Players take turns placing pieces the board, each starting from their corner. Each new piece must touch at least one other piece of the same color, but only at the corners! The goal is to get rid of all your pieces. The game ends when all players are blocked from laying down any more of their pieces. 

11. Sorry: We love this game at our house! My son started playing when he was 5 and he's a pro.

12. Jenga: Just a fun group game. Not much needs to be said about this one. I haven't played this with my kids yet, but I know its one they will love!

13. Sleeping Queens: I will admit I've never heard of this but it looks really fun! Here are the official rules of the game: Rise and Shine! The Pancake Queen, the Ladybug Queen and ten of their closest friends have fallen under a sleeping spell and it's your job to wake them up. Use strategy, quick thinking and a little luck to rouse these napping nobles from their royal slumbers. Play a knight to steal a queen or take a chance on a juggling jester. But watch out for wicked potions and dastardly dragons! The player who wakes the most queens wins.

14. Ticket To Ride: Object of the game: Get your train across the country. Players collect cards of various types of train cars that enable them to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. Ages 8+

15. Rummikub: My son and I love playing this game! Great for kids to help learn their numbers and mathematics.  The object of Rummikub is similar to rummy card games. Combine your tiles in runs (consecutive numbers in the same color) or sets (groups of the same number). The game rolls along at a fast clip, with wild-card joker tiles adding a bit of luck to the strategy needed to win. Ages 8 and up.

17. Rollick: A great team competition game. The whole team works together to act out clues for one (or more) person to guess.

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