Top 10 Family Friendly Board Games

Board games are a rarity now that video games have taken over. However, some families still make every effort to play board games whenever they can. The best games are the ones that have been around for years. These games are the one that today’s kids’ parents played when they were young.


Sorry is a simple board game of counting and colors. Each player chooses a color and moves his four playing pieces around the board using a deck of cards until they reach home. Younger children can practice their counting while playing. There are also various themes associated with Sorry such as the Disney version.


Monopoly is a tougher board game for those who are at least pre-teen and older. This game teaches money skills and how to buy and sell property as well as how to pay utility bills. This game can last for hours so it is not quick.

Connect Four

Connect Four is a checker game in which a player must get four checkers in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally. It is strictly a two-player game.  Younger children could easily play this game.


Similar to Monopoly, Life teaches money skills and how to get through life. This game is meant to be played by older youth and adults. This game can be a long one as well.


Twister is an active game in which you play in your stocking feet. Four colors and the four limbs of a person’s body determine how it is played. Each player must move according to whatever color and body part is spun. The winner is determined by whoever can twist the best and remain standing.


Trouble is similar to Sorry except instead of cards a die is used. The die is in a dome in the middle of the square board. A player pushes down on the dome so he can see how many spaces he will move his four playing pieces until he gets them all home.


Scrabble is a word game that can be tough for younger family members to play. Each player receives seven letters and must spell words on the board in order to score points and win the game.


Yahtzee is a fun dice game for family members of all ages. Each player uses a score sheet which spells out the different ways you can use each turn. The winner is determined by who has the highest score.

Chinese Checkers

Chinese Checkers is another fun game for all ages. Each player must move all of her marbles from one side of the board to the other. The first player to do that wins.


Battleship is a two- person game in which the players try to find the other player’s ships. Each person has five ships. The first person to find all of the other’s five ships wins.

Board games can be just as much fun, if not more fun, than video games. If the right kind of board game is chosen, each family member can participate.