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Looking for some fun games for family game night? Playing games with family including little kids can be such a special time of making memories! Here are 15 of our favorite games to play with our little kids.
Trucks Matching Game
My boys LOVE trucks and LOVE matching so this is a perfect fit for them. They love matching the different types of trucks including monster trucks, ice cream trucks, construction equipment, and more!
The Trucks Matching game is for ages 3+ and can be played alone or with up to 4 players. As an only child, I’ve always loved matching games since they can be played alone when desired.
- MATCH PICTURES OF FAVORITE TRUCKS: Know a truck fan? With the Trucks Matching Game, preschoolers can match pictures of trucks and other vehicles, including a cement mixer, dump truck, and more
- PRACTICE MEMORY SKILLS: Kids can practice their memory skills as they flip over the cards and make a match! If the cards don’t match, flip them back over and it’s the next player’s turn
- BRIGHTLY COLORED ART: The Trucks Matching Game features brightly colored illustrations with truckloads of kid appeal. Little ones can have fun pointing out their favorite trucks and other vehicles
- 72 STURDY PICTURE CARDS: This 1+ player game for truck fans comes with 72 picture cards that are sized for little hands and designed to hold up to repeat gameplay
- FUN AND EASY GAME FOR PRESCHOOLERS: Designed for 1 or more players, it’s a great preschool board game for playdates or the classroom, and it’s an entertaining stay-at-home activity for kids ages 3 and up
Gaming Grocery Go Karts
This game is so fun!! Grocery Go Karts is for ages 4 and up and is such a hoot! It’s more than just going around the board with a grocery Go Kart, the wheels are wobbly and you have to keep stacking items in your tiny wobbly cart without them falling out in order to win!
- BUILD & STACK GAME OF SUPERMARKET MAYHEM: Shoppers, start your engines In this action-stacked Grocery Go Karts board game, shoppers build, balance, and topple their groceries in a race to Checkout
- 32 CONNECTABLE, COLLECTIBLE GROCERIES: As shoppers zoom around the board, they stack and connect their shopping list’s mini groceries in their kart. The first to hit Checkout with all their items wins
- 4 WOBBLY KART MOVERS (AND LAUNCHERS): Feel a need for speed? Choose from 4 wobbly, wheeled kart movers. At the end of the game, celebrate by pressing the kart’s lever and launching its groceries
- FUN & EASY FAMILY GAME: This board game with a building twist is a blast for the whole family to play together. It’s a great gift for kids ages 4+ and fans of mini collectibles, building, or vehicles
Guess Who? Animals and People
This is even cooler than regular Guess Who? since it has people and animals!!
Hungry Hungry Hippos Dino Edition
Hungry Hungry Hippos is a game I fondly remember playing in my grandparent’s basement with my cousins when I was a little kid. As an adult, I totally get now why they preferred we play in the basement family room instead of the living room where all the adults were, it’s a bit lout!
The Dino Edition is a fun twist on the traditional Hungry Hungry Hippos with dinosaurs instead of hippos and let me tell ya, they’re just as hungry!
- CHOMPING DINOS: It's a fun twist on Hungry Hungry Hippos, the classic marble chomping game. This Dino Edition of Hungry Hungry Hippos features 4 adorable (and hungry) dinosaurs
- READY, SET, CHOMP: Kids can enjoy lots of laughs as they watch their dino chomp down the plastic marbles. Whoever's dino chomps the most marbles wins
- PLAY A BONUS GAME: Try a game in which players still have their dino chomp on the marbles, but everyone tries to gobble down the pink one. Whoever's dino chomps that pink marble wins the game
- FUN KIDS' GAME: Hungry Hungry Hippos Dino Edition preschool game is a great choice for your child's playdate and it makes a fun birthday gift for kids ages 4 and up
The Found It! game is so fun, especially for littles. It is for ages 4-7 but our 3-year-old twins love it as well. It’s great to be able to go from room to room and find what the card says to find. It helps kids think about objects in different ways and categorize things that they find, as well as gives them some exercise running around looking for things.
We have the Indoors version but there is also an on-the-go version, outdoors version, and a combo pack with indoors and on-the-go.
INDOOR SCAVENGER HUNT: Found it! is an exciting game that helps children learn as they go on the most exciting ‘Search & Find’ with prompts like Can you find..."Something with a pattern? Something smaller than your palm?” etc.! Players must shout "FOUND IT!" as soon as they get their hands on the object! The first one to win 7 cards wins the game!
Shut the Box
This is a game that I hadn’t heard of until recently but my husband grew up playing it. Our kids love it and it helps them work on addition even though they are just 3, 3, and 5. One of our 3 year olds even likes to play it on his own which is really sweet.
- HIGH QUALITY BOARD GAME -- This 4 way wooden board game for 1-to-4 people is made of exquisite natural solid wood, 12 inches, with 4-Way 10 number boards, 12 dice (8 colored, 4 wooden spares) and 1 Instruction, with brown billiard felt on the playing surface. Durable, scratch-resistant and environmentally friendly
- STIMULATE THINKING AND LEARNING ABILITY -- This 4 players shut the box dice game is suitable for adults and kids, can exercise thinking ability, reaction ability and logical ability, make more focused, is an educational toy for math, strategy and quick thinking in an entertaining way
- MOST POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT TOYS -- Simple rules of the game, you can also customize the rules, not only for family gatherings, but also for classes, parties, picnics, birthday, and bars, while improving the relationship between parents and children, teachers and students, friends, learning to share, communicate and socialize
- EASY TO STORE AND CARRY -- This shut the box family game is easy to collect and stores number boards, dice in complete storage on the board. There is also a storage bag to store your dice. It is the perfect dice game tool for travel, easy to carry and easy to use
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A Monopoly game that won’t take days to complete! This Monopoly Junior game is a great introduction to the game in an easy to understand way. Kids as young as 5 can play though honestly, my twins were able to play it when they were 4 and loved it!
There are many different Monopoly Junior versions to pick from, this is just a fav of ours!
- SIMPLE AND FASTER MONOPOLY GAME FOR KIDS: This Monopoly Junior board game features simplified gameplay for budding Monopoly fans.
- FEATURES TOP HAT TOKEN: The Monopoly Junior game includes an adorable top hat token like the one worn by the Mr. Monopoly character
- FUN KIDS MONOPOLY TOKENS: Tokens include Little Scottie, Little Hazel, Toy Car, along with the iconic Mr. Monopoly top hat
- KID-FRIENDLY LOCATIONS: Players move around the gameboard buying kid-friendly properties such as a movie theater, a zoo, or a video game arcade
- FAMILY GAME FOR YOUNGER KIDS: Introduce your kids and to the Monopoly Junior game. It's a fun birthday or holiday gift for kids, and is a great board game for family game night
The Zingo Bingo game is so fun and great for kids of all ages. This game helps kids learn how to match up different basic images and see the name of the object spelled out below it. Even my 3-year-old twins can play this one together without anyone helping them.
Race to the Treasure
Our 5-year-old got this for Christmas and he LOVES it!! His little brothers love to play it with him as well. It’s a neat game of working together and trying to get to the treasure before the Ogre gets it!
- COOPERATIVE GAME: Build a path with your team and collect 3 keys on a race to beat Ogre to the treasure! It's a game where everyone plays together, no one is left out, and everybody has fun!
- FUN CHALLENGE: Kids love working together to beat the Ogre. Players strategize, cooperate and build the path together. Building onto a path encourages kids to think 2 steps ahead and examine options.
- EDUCATIONAL GAME: Cooperative games cultivate emotional development, shared decision making, positive self esteem, creative problem solving and develop a sense of community in a non-stressful play environment.
- HOW TO PLAY: Beat Ogre to the treasure by creating a path from START to END. Along the way collect 3 keys to open the treasure. If players do it before the Ogre gets there, they all win!
- WHO CAN PLAY: For 2-4 players ages 5 and older. Approximate game time is 20 minutes. Includes: 1 game board, 1 pair of dice, 37 game cards, 4 key tokens, 1 Ogre snack and instructions.
Tall Tales is a really neat game with 5 different ways to play and a great way to use your imagination to create an endless amount of tall tales!!
- Mega Award-Winning Tall Tales Story Telling Board Game - 7 Time Award Winner including Prestigious Dr Toy Award 2016.
- Winner of the 2016 Scholastic Parent & Child Gold Star Toy Award, PAL Award Winner.
- Family, Party, or Kid Game: A friendly, non-competitive game kids and adults can play. A storytelling game where the only limit is your imagination!
- No Reading Required - Only limit is your imagination. Includes 24 Story Cards, 50 Game Pieces and a Story Bag. Randomly pick game pieces and an environment and be prepared to tell your story
- Perfect Board Game Gift idea - Tall Tales is great age 4 years old and up to age 99.
Let’s Go Fishin’
A classic game that has been loved for decades, Let’s Go Fishin’ is fun for all ages. This is a great game that can even be played on your own if you want to practice or with up to 4 players. Our kids love seeing it go around and around and catching the fish with their hands. With how young they are we allow it at this point.
This particular version even comes with a pack of playing cards for even more fun!
- Our Let's Go Fishin' game is the original version of a well-known and well-loved fishing game that parents will remember playing as kids
- Gameplay helps develop hand-eye coordination
- Players use mini fishing poles to try to catch the most fish
- Features a rotating pond and fish that open and close their mouths
- For 1-4 players, ages 4 and up
- Try to get the most fish in this classic action packed game
- Deluxe plastic game base
- 21 colorful fish
- 1-4 players
Candy Land is another classic game that I remember playing and loving when I was little! I have to say, my oldest got this for Christmas and it’s not as robust as the version I had from the 1990s, and the game board looks a little different. It’s still a lot of fun though and has the same basic rules. It’s great for helping kids learn to take turns, learn their colors, counting, and being ok with the fact they may have to go all the way back to near the beginning depending on the card they draw.
Another classic one here. I didn’t grow up playing this one but my kids got it for Christmas and LOVE it! It’s great because it contains their already designated colors, as I’ve written in other posts, so they don’t fight over the balls that shoot out.
Trouble is another classic that I grew up playing and always really enjoyed. I love that the die stays in place and doesn’t get tossed around like in most games. One caveat though, when our twins were newly 3 we had to take this game off a shelf they could reach because they’d just put the pieces on their fingers and walk around touching each other with them. All in all that was fine, though they tended to upset each other by doing this, but I was afraid they’d lose pieces! Other than that issue, this is a very fun game and easy to understand even for littles.
Update: now that the twins are almost 4, they love playing this game and no longer put the pieces on their fingers. Yay!
- Fun game for ages 5 and up: Just 2 players are needed to play the trouble board game; engages kids ages 5 and up
- 2-4 players: The trouble game is a fun activity for play dates, after school, and family time; Enjoy playing the game with 2, 3, or 4 players
- Power up spaces: The game instructions include options for playing the classic trouble game or using power up spaces
- Pop-o-matic bubble: The iconic pop-o-matic die roller bubble is fun to press, and it keeps the die from getting lost
- Great family game: Adults and kids 5 and up can play the trouble game together. It's a great choice for family game night
- Trouble game is peg-popping fun
- Pop-O-Matic die roller rolls the die
- Move your pegs around the board
- Send other players' pegs home when you land on the same space
- Double Trouble and Warp spaces change up the game
- Ditch the TV and re-ignite family night with the get-together amusement of a Hasbro game
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Looking for a classic game of strategy and attention to detail that your kids will love? Get them Connect 4! It says it’s for ages 6+ but my twins have been playing it since they were 4 years old and absolutely love it!
RULE THE GRID 4 THE WIN: With this classic Connect 4 game, featuring a sleek modern style, players go head-to-head as they try to get 4 of the same color discs in a row to win
EXCITING STRATEGY GAME: Challenge a friend to rule the grid! Strategy drives the competition in this Connect 4 board game. Line 'em up, block opponents, and be the first to get 4 in a row to win
As a mom of identical twins and a son two years older, I have gained invaluable experience in the realm, and chaos, of parenting. With a Master's Degree and Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology, I spent years as a school psychologist, helping children navigate through their educational and emotional challenges. Now as a stay at home mom and professional blogger, I combine my areas of expertise to help you in your parenting journey.