Good Family Board Games for All Ages

There are hundreds of board games being released every year and with good reason. Board games have been around for as long as we can remember and they are an excellent way to relax and spend quality time with your family. These games also make great gifts and with birthdays and holidays around the year, a board game is always an exceptional gift.

In this article we will look at some of the most popular family board games that everyone is sure to enjoy.

monopolyThe first one is my personal favorite: Monopoly. This game teaches you about making smart financial decisions and how to budget accordingly. Each player is given a set amount of cash and then has to go around the board, landing on different properties. You then have the option to purchase that property and erect houses or hotels if you wish. If another player lands on your property, they have to pay you a fee. I know I’ve spent countless nights with my family enjoying this game and I’m sure you will as well!

ChessAnother excellent board game is Chess. Sure, this game is meant for only two players at a time, but is perfect for Father-daughter/son time. As a parent, it will give you the opportunity to teach your children how to think strategically and think ahead. These are skills which are directly transferable to the real world and will help them immensely in life.

scrabble gameThe last board game we will look at is Scrabble. This is a well known board game where you have to create words from a mash-up of various letters that you draw from a bag. This is another excellent game to stimulate the mental processes as well as encourage healthy competition.

In closing, board games are simply irreplaceable, and it is my hope that you and your family keep playing them for many years to come.