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
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 – Chess
More for the teens and the precocious children. Complex and deep, though it is best played with people who are evenly matched.
5 – Parcheesi
Far superior to Sorry!, this simple race game can keep four people occupied for hours.
4 – Rummy
We can’t forget traditional card games either. Rummy teaches pattern recognition and sequences – vital skills for later games like Poker.
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.
2 – Go
For the relatives too nerdy for Chess. Go is likely the deepest game on the planet, yet the rules are so simple…
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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