With the advent of the digital age, family time feels so often divided as each family member logs into a solo diversion and logs out of the family experience. But we found four great family games that will have you turning off your smartphone and tuning into your loved ones. Get ready for the return of family game night!
In developing their series of family games, Vertellis had an interesting idea: Find addictive and informative techniques to engage each other in meaningful conversation. Learn each family better by asking and answering a series of thoughtful questions and enjoying their answers. For example: “If you could create a new tradition within your family, what would it be?” “What has been a recent happy memory with your parents?” (The answer to both could be “creating family time together.”) In this game, there are no losers.
A familiar face
Played with rules similar to the original Monopoly game, this themed edition includes character tokens based on the movie characters – Woody, Buzz, Jessie and more. It’s a perfect way to spend the afternoon for Disney fans of all ages.
Bear with us
Winner of the MENSA and Parent’s Choice Award, Trekking the National Parks sets players on a journey across a map to claim park cards. It an easy-to-understand quest for tweens, teens, families and grandparents. So turn your smartphone off, and use the renewable “battery” in your head to enjoy this journey.
Fill in the blanks
This game is almost as much fun as …. well, you fill in the blank and see if you match your fellow players. There are 500 total cues here so you’ll be as sharp as a box of – guess the word! – in no time.