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For most of the week, it's likely your family is hustling through the daily madness of life with work and school, barely finding time at the end of the day to scarf down a quick dinner before homework and bed. But a classic family board game has the power to encourage your entire crew to hit the pause button for a few hours and make room for memories that'll last a lifetime. You'll be grateful to have a game on hand that doesn't require technology — one that everyone in your fam can agree on. And best of all? It gets your kids off their screens for a couple of hours.
The Best Family Board Games
My family is such a big fan of board games that we even have several shelves dedicated to our epic rivalries. After all, playing Catan or Code Names can take a dreary Friday night to a rousing evening of good-natured ribbing, jokes, and a ton of fun.
From classic games like Chess to newer favorites like Kids Against Maturity, today's family board game options are nearly endless. Our team researched each game here, evaluating online ratings and reviews, and most have been played by the team with their families.
These are the best family board games you can buy for your next game night!
Cat Bowen has been writing about all things parenting for well over a decade. She spends her days researching, reviewing, and testing everything from strollers to breast pumps to changing tables. Her work has been featured in Romper, Bustle, and franchised across dozens of media outlets. In her spare time she loves volunteering at her kids' schools, reading everything she can get her hands on, running, and cooking for her family.
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