I asked, you all answered and now I’m sharing!! The BEST list of Family Friendly Kid Games all of which we have played and loved or come HIGHLY recommended by all of you!
Under 5 Games
Got littles at home? Us too, so here’s a few faves that don’t involve whipped cream messes. 😉
- Soggy Doggy- 2-4 Players Ages 4+
Race around the board and take turns giving Soggy Doggy a bath. But watch out! He loves to shake himself dry!
- Throw Throw Burrito– FAMILY FAVORITE! 2-6 Players – All Ages
Try to collect matching sets of cards faster than your opponents while simultaneously ducking, dodging, and throwing squishy airborne burritos. The cards you collect earn points, but getting hit by flying burritos loses them.
- Perfection– 2+ Players – Ages 4+
Time is ticking — beat the clock before the pieces pop
- Dinosaur Escape– 2-6 Players Ages 4+
THE VOLCANO IS RUMBLING: The dinosaur friends are lost in the ferns and a volcano is about to blow. Can you help them escape to safety on dinosaur island? Memory, logic and luck will be your guide!
- Jenga- 2- 100 players Ages 4 and Up
Pull out a block, place it on top, but don’t let the tower fall; This fun, challenging game is a great game for families and kids
- Yeti in My Spaghetti – 2-8 Players Ages 4+
Place the noodles across the top of the bowl and sit Yeti on top. Take turns removing the noodles one-by-one without letting Yeti fall! If you make Yeti fall, you lose!
- Zingo- 2-7 Players Ages 4+
Basically Bingo but much more fun!
- 100 Game Dice- FAMILY FAVORITE!! All Players and Ages-
Everyone has a piece of paper and one pen in the center of the table. Two dice are rolled, if a player gets doubles they start writing 1-100 as the other players continue to roll in order to steal the pen. Family members launching themselves across the table to steal the pen and writing as quickly as possible. It’s so fun! And want to make it harder? Choose the doubles they have to hit like, 2 1’s etc.
- Deck of Cards– All Players and Ages
Games like, Speed, Slap Jack Etc
- Trouble- 4 players Ages 5+
The excitement begins as soon as a player presses the Pop-O-Matic bubble to roll the die. In the Trouble board game, kids race to get all their game pieces around the board; but be careful! A player could get bumped and sent back to the beginning.
- Left Center Right– 3+ Players -Ages 5 and Up
A fun, fast-paced dice game that you won’t be able to put down! 3 specialty marked cubes are rolled to determine where players distribute their chips as they compete to keep as many of their chips as they can. The last player with chips is the winner and wins the center pot.
- Guess Who- 2 players Ages 6+
Use yes or no question to guess each other’s mystery character
- Wits and Wagers– 3+ Players Ages 6+
Read a question. Just write down your best guess. Whose guess is closest to the correct answer? Collect your points. Ages: 6+ Players: 3+ Play Time: 25 minutes
- Spot It- 2-8 Players Ages 6+
Between any two cards there is always one and only one matching symbol; Spot it fast to win
- Exploding Kittens-2-5 Players Ages 7 and Up
Exploding kittens is the perfect card game for adults, teens and kids who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats. A highly strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian roulette, basically, if you draw an exploding kitten, you lose and you are full of loser sad-sauce
- Cover Your Assets– 4-6 Players Ages 7 and Up
In Cover Your Assets you amass a fortune by collecting and building an alternating tower of matching pairs of asset cards. You’ve got to be careful though, because the top set of assets on your stack can be stolen by other players if they hold a matching asset or a gold or silver wild card.
- Bananagrams– 2-10 Players Ages 7+
Gather your family and friends and race against each other to build crossword grids. This anagram game that will drive you bananas.
- Uno-2-10 Players Ages 7+
In a race to deplete your hand, match one of your cards with the current card shown on top of the deck by either color or number.
Ages 8 and Up
- Five Crowns- 7 Players – ages 8+
Five suited rummy style game with a rotating wild card. Easy to learn, Fun for kids and adults!
- Go Nuts For Donuts– 2-6 Players Ages 8+
A tray of tempting treats awaits your bid in this freshly baked card game. Will you go for a stellar cruller or grab a glorious glazed? A double chocolate is sure to score, but in the long run Boston cream may be worth more! Choose carefully – if two or more players go for the same donut, nobody gets it! End with the highest score and victory will taste sweet!
- Clue– 2-6 Players Ages 8 and Up
Who committed the murder in the mansion? Eliminate the suspects and discover whodunit, with what and where
- What do you Meme- 3 + Players Ages 8 and Up
Compete with your friends and family to create the funniest memes. Do this by using one of your dealt caption cards to caption (get it?) the photo card in each round.
- Skull King – 2-6 Players Ages 8+
The goal of Skull King is to correctly predict the number of tricks you can win each round.
- Pictionary Air– As Many Players as you want- Ages 8 and up
Pictionary in the air!!! Taking things to a whole new electronic level! Interact with your drawing charades-style to help your teammates guess the clue. For example, if you’re drawing a balloonhold the balloon! If you’re drawing a hat, position it so it appears on your head!
- Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza (Our daughter’s favorite!)- 2-8 Players- Ages 8 and Up
Keep these 5 crazy words in mind. As soon as there is a match between a card and a spoken word, race against each other to slap your hand on the central pile of cards all while doing silly actions. The last one to do so must take them all.
- Sleeping Queens– 2-5 players- ages 8 and up
The Pancake Queen, the Ladybug Queen and 10 of their closest friends have fallen under a sleeping spell. It is the players’ job to wake them up using strategy, quick thinking and a little luck. The player who wakes the most queens wins.
- Deer In Headlights – 2 or more players – ages 8 and up
Be the first to discard all of your cards and win the round, but watch out! A ‘Deer in the Headlights’ roll will stall your progress. Roll a ‘Car’ or ‘Running Deer’ and dump cards on your opponents. The first player to discard all their cards wins the round.
- Code Names– Up to 8 Players- Ages 8 and up
Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the table. Their teammates try to guess words of their color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team.
- Watch Ya Mouth 3-10 players Ages 8+
Imagine your friends silly faces while they try to say “warm beef meatballs” While wearing cheek retractors/mouth pieces
- Mexican Train Game– The Whole Family ages 8+
A version of Dominoes!
Young Teens and Adults
- Queen Bee– 3-6 players- Ages 10+
Queen Bee is an award winning family game where you attempt to protect your Queen Bee and overthrow the other Queen Bees. In a 3-6 player game you will want to attack quickly because once you defeat the Queen Bee of another colony then their bees become loyal to you.
- Apple to Apples– 4-10 Players ages 12 and UP!
Select The Card From Your Hand That You Think Is Best Described By A Card Played By The Judge.
- Quelf– 3-6 players- Ages16+
Obey the cards to win! Each card will ask the player to do something terribly silly! Take the challenge and advance or forfeit and move back!