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Family Game Night Gift Guide

We resolved to make 2017 the year of play for our family. One way we accomplished that goal was to make time for a family game night more often. Dedicating special time for play has helped our family build stronger connections, communicate and forget about the stresses of life for a while. We’d love for that tradition to continue for us, and for you in 2018.

We’ve compiled a gift guide of family-friendly games that will turn your next game night into a fun event. Our list contains family favorites and some super fun new additions for kids of all ages.

We received complimentary copies of some of these games (*) for review for review purposes. Click on the titles for an easy way to purchase these games for the holidays (affiliate links)

Family Game Night Gift Guide

HedBanz (Spin Master) *

Ages 7 and up

James is Dopey and he doesn’t know it.

Use your head in more ways than one while asking yes or no questions to figure out the cartoon on your head. 

Blurble (North Star Games) *

Ages 6 and Up

Blurble is the hilarious game involving something we do every day – talk! Be the first to say a word that starts with the same letter as the image on a card. It sounds easy, but be careful not to trip on your tongue as you try to get the word out!

Mouthguard Challenge (Identity Games) *

Ages 12 and up

Bella playing Mouthguard Challenge

Bella playing Mouthguard Challenge

Break out the laughs with this Crazy party game that’s a Mouthful of Fun! Insert mouthguards and let the fun begin! New Extreme tasks not only contain words or phrases, but also challenge you in a completely different way!

Uno (Mattel) *

5 and up

Bella lays down a Wild Draw 4 in UNO

Classic and beloved card game that’s easy to pick up and impossible to put down! Players take turns matching a card in their hand with the current card shown on top of the deck either by color or number. Special action cards deliver game-changing moments as they each perform a function to help you defeat your opponents

Snappy Dressers (Mattel) *

Ages 7 and up

Every card matches every other card in some way in Snappy Dressers

Players try to quickly identify a match between two cards, such as types of animal, items of clothing, or the gifts in the characters’ hands. 

Mouse Trap (Hasbro) *

Ages 6 and up

Is there a more satisfying moment in any game than when the trap works?

The Mouse Trap game, a longtime family favorite, is always good for zany action and lots of laughs. Scurry around the board collecting cheese and stealing cheese from other players…but watch out for the trap!

Trouble (Hasbro)

Ages 5 and up

Jackson loves to pop the die.

Trouble is peg popping fun. Pop the pop-o-matic bubble and move your pegs around the board. Be the first to send all your pegs home without getting into “trouble.”

Twister (Winning Moves Games)

Ages 6 and up

Bella and Jackson show off their flexibility.

Twist yourself up in knots with this classic game. Twister challenges you and your family to put your hands and feet in different places on the mat without falling over. Be the last player standing to win.

Pie Face (Hasbro)

Ages 3 and up

James gets some whip cream on his nose playing Pie Face.

The hilarious Pie Face game is filled with fun and suspense, and somebody’s bound to get surprised! Players load the arm with whipped cream (not included) or the included sponge, then take turns sliding their heads through the mask and spinning the spinner. But, watch out! The game unit could go off at any time giving someone a face full of whipped cream!

Mickey and the Roadster Racers Bump N Race (Wonder Forge)*

Ages 3 and up

Bella is set to start a Mickey and the Roadster Racers Bump N Race.

Ramp up for adventure with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy for a high-speed race through hot dog hills! you can change the course to your advantage, but be prepared, the race can start at any time! the gravity-powered rolling roadsters will bump and spin past obstacles during each round. The racer that collects the most trophies wins!

Soggy Doggy (Spin Master)

Ages 4 and up

Jackson doesn’t mind getting wet when the Soggy Doggy shakes!

Soggy Doggy is the action-packed, suspense-filled board game of bath time fun! Race around the board and take turns giving Soggy Doggy a bath. But watch out! He loves to shake himself dry!

Wordical (Educational Insights)

Ages 8 and up

The radical dice-rolling, word-building race. Roll the vowel dice and combine the letters with the consonant cards in your hand—build the highest-scoring word and you win the round. But you’d better hurry—the last word made scores only one point.

Escape the Room (Spin Master)*

Ages 16 and up

Escape Room The Game from Spin Master Games is all the fun and excitement of popular escape rooms from the comfort of home. Play with family and friends and try to escape from multiple themed rooms before time runs out!


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Tuesday 14th of November 2017

We love playing games. I think I might order the Escape Room for my teenagers.

Becky @ Disney in your Day

Tuesday 14th of November 2017

We love family game nights! Pie face got a lot of laughs.

Julie Bigboy

Thursday 9th of November 2017

My kids love family game night! My son's only Christmas request last year was for Pie Face!

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