This past year our family has really enjoyed playing games and interacting with each other. I decided it would be fun to set up an activity family game table and today I am sharing all of our family game night ideas.
Doesn’t this look amazing? I am so excited that we have our own family table where we can enjoy all of our family game night ideas. Are you ready to learn about some new games too?
It has been a challenging year, but some really great things have come out of it for our family. One of those things is that we spent a lot of time playing games and doing puzzles. As our world is beginning to open up, we have held onto enjoying playing games together.
Our New Family Game Table
I found this wonderful wood table at Bella Cottage. It is a Fir wood square table and it is so perfect of our game area for games, puzzles, zoom calls, studying, a fun lunch, and a romantic dinner for two or four.
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Isn’t my new fir table perfect for puzzles? I bought this puzzle in Carmel a few weekends ago. I am pretty sure it is going to be hard but I am fine with that!
Now all I need is a second (or minute, or hour, or day) of spare time to put this puzzle together!
I love that I finally have a table designated for puzzles and games that doesn’t have to be cleaned up after we are done! (Which means this puzzle will likely be here quite some time.)
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My Favorite Board Games
Hands down, my favorite board game this past year is Rummikub. Have you played it yet?
I love playing with a group of people. I also like that it isn’t complex but there is still quite a bit of strategy involved. I am pretty confident that this game will be played here a lot more this summer.
Spiel Des Jahres
Have you heard of Spiel Des Jahres? Speil Des Jahres (Game of the Year) is an annual award given for board and card games. The award originated in Germany with the purpose of rewarding family-friendly game designs. It has grown to be globally known and is a wonderful place to find new games for your family.
We have found some incredible games through Spiel Des Jahres and anxiously await the winners each year which are awarded in July. Some of our favorites are Rummikub (as mentioned), Ticket to Ride, Carcassone, Settlers of Catan, Codenames, Azul and the newer Azul Summer Pavillion.
The game Wingspan is a favorite, and my sons Matt and Michael tried to introduce us to it at the holidays. It hasn’t caught on yet, but I am trying to keep an open mind. Wavelength is a new one and I am curious to see if it is a winner.
Many of these games have junior versions for younger players. Ticket to Ride, First Journey is for players 6+, Catan Jr is for ages 6+, Qwirkle is another game that is for ages 6+ but is also a great adult game.
What is Your Favorite Board Game?
What is your favorite board game? I would love to know because I am ready to add some Amazon board games to my collection. Please leave a comment here!
I linked to some of the most popular board games in the resources below. I would love to also know if you like any of these board games.
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