Top 10 Games to Play With The Family Through the Holidays

Top 10 Games to Play With Family Through the Holidays
Top 10 Games to Play With Family Through the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and while the adults have plenty to do, many kids will be bored, waiting for the next round of fun to start. Fortunately, there are all types of things to do while you wait. When you’re all stuck together, try one of these top ten games!

 


Top 10 Games to Play With The Family Through the Holidays


 

Top 10 Games to Play With Family Through the Holidays
Dominoes

10 – Dominoes

Simple to learn for kids of all ages. There are so many types of dominoes that there’s something for everyone. With dominoes, everyone is entertained.

Top 10 Games to Play With Family Through the Holidays
Cribbage

9 – Cribbage

A game for older children, or younger ones who can count well. An unusual card game that can play up to four people. The board is nice to have but not a necessity.

Top 10 Games to Play With Family Through the Holidays
Backgammon

8 – Backgammon

A wonderful game for any kid that can count to twelve. One of those games that’s always fun. Too bad it’s only for two players.

Top 10 Games to Play With Family Through the Holidays
Checkers

7 – Checkers

Simple enough for young children, but with enough challenge that it’s not boring. There are plenty of variants for the older kids.

Top 10 Games to Play With Family Through the Holidays
Chess

6 – Chess

More for the teens and the precocious children. Complex and deep, though it is best played with people who are evenly matched.

Top 10 Games to Play With Family Through the Holidays
Parcheesi

5 – Parcheesi

Far superior to Sorry!, this simple race game can keep four people occupied for hours.

Top 10 Games to Play With Family Through the Holidays
Rummy

4 – Rummy

We can’t forget traditional card games either. Rummy teaches pattern recognition and sequences – vital skills for later games like Poker.

Top 10 Games to Play With Family Through the Holidays
Bingo

3 – Bingo

Who could forget bingo? If you can come up with some interesting prizes, this game can go on for hours. Vary up the patterns to keep it from getting too boring.

Top 10 Games to Play With Family Through the Holidays
GO

2 – Go

For the relatives too nerdy for Chess. Go is likely the deepest game on the planet, yet the rules are so simple…

Top 10 Games to Play With Family Through the Holidays
Trick taking games

1 – Trick taking games (Hearts/Spades/Bridge/Euchre/etc.)

A mainstay of family gatherings for centuries. Trick taking games are among the most popular adult card games out there, yet many are simple enough for smart children. Try any of these games! They’re far better than Monopoly for passing time, and they won’t break your bank like many of the newer board games on the market.

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