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Step Away From Screens With the 30 Best Family Board Games

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Step Away From Screens With the 30 Best Family Board Games

There are so many family board games. Here are a few we like too.

Poetry for Neanderthals for $20: Each card has a word, and your seemingly simple task is to get your team to guess it correctly within the time limit by speaking only a few syllables. If you break the rules, the opponent can hit you with the inflatable ‘No’ stick. Suitable for two to eight players aged seven and over, it is loud, silly and usually makes everyone laugh.

Danger Danger for $15: Fast and frantic, this simple two-team card game is about trying to reveal high-scoring cards at the end of each round. There are no turns, you can cover the other team’s cards and the rounds are timed, but you have to guess when the round ends. Super simple and very fast to play, this game can get chaotic.

That quickly escalated to $20: This game is fast, easy and fun for up to eight players. With scenarios such as “I invented a new sport, what is it?” players must make suggestions from least dangerous (1) to most dangerous (10) based on their assigned number for each round. The leader of the round must try to get them in the correct order. It works best with witty players who know each other well.

Kitchen rush for $46: A truly unique title that proves that too many cooks can spoil the broth; this game can get chaotic quickly. You work together to cook dishes for customers within a strict time limit. It is a bit too complicated for young children. (I’d say 10 and up is best.) If you like this, try the video game Overcooked.

Sounds weird for $20: Another fun group game from Big Potato, the challenge in Sounds Fishy is to recognize false answers. Each card asks a question, but only one of the answers you get is correct. It’s for four to ten players, and we found it more fun but harder with more people.

Zillionaires Road Trip USA for $12: Each of the 49 squares on the game board is a quirky roadside attraction, from Bubblegum Alley to the National Mustard Museum, and players bid to purchase them with the goal of securing four in a row. My kids loved this, the adults not so much.

Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition for $29: You can play this party game with up to 30 players, and it will induce quite a few youthful giggles and chuckles. Like the adult version, there isn’t much strategy here, but finding the perfect combination to prank everyone is satisfying.

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