We love playing games as a family. Once a week, we do a family game night. We pick games we'll enjoy as a family and we take turns being the one to select them for our family game night. Recently we'd discovered some new ones with one of our favorite fandoms, as well as rediscovered some classics. Board games are a great way to enjoy each other's company for hours.
How to Host a Family Game Night
Thanks to Pressman and Goliath for sending us games for our post. As always, all opinions are our own.
is the world’s most popular code-breaking strategy game. Designed for two players, family members take turns being the Codemaker and Codebreaker. The Codemaker sets a secret code, then the Codebreaker must attempt to match the code using logic, deduction and a little bit of luck. For 2 players, ages 8 and up.
has been enjoyed by millions of families around the globe and is a timeless tool for reinforcing math and strategy skills. Players take turns placing numbered tiles in runs and groups, rummy style. The first player to get rid of all their tiles wins. For 2-4 players, ages 8 and up.
adds a whole new dimension to the classic game of dominoes. Players must score points by matching numbers on the three-sided pieces, earning bonus points for special moves like matching all three sides. This fast-moving game is full of strategy, math and fun for the whole family. For 2–4 players, ages 8 and up.
is the game of strategy and luck. Play a card from your hand and place a chip on a corresponding space on the game board. When you have five in a row, it’s a sequence. Look out for the Jacks—they’re wild! For 2–12 players, ages 7 and up.
Googly Eyes is the hilarious family game that challenges your vision and leaves you googling for more! Put on the zany, vision-altering google eyeglasses and start to draw while your team tries to guess what you’re drawing. Is that an igloo or a turtle? A birthday cake or a fortress? Players take turns drawing and guessing, so everyone gets a chance to wear the glasses. The glasses come with three sets of lenses that range from mild changes to mind-blowing fun, so no one can see (or draw) straight–your vision will bounce off of the lenses. Googly Eyes is a fun twist on classic drawing games that lets players of different ages and skill levels compete on equal terms since the goggles make it fun and challenging for everyone. Unlike any other drawing game you don’t need to be an artist, and the rules are simple. The first team to reach Finish wins. For 4–16 players, ages 7 and up.
The race is on with this exciting version of the classic hidden word puzzle. WordSearch! turns a solitary activity into a fun group word game as players go on a word search. Rotate the specially-designed circular board to reveal the word that the players will race to find on this turn. Everyone plays at once, and the first player to locate the word marks it with transparent colored tiles. With twists and turns that allow players to remove tiles played by competitors, Wordsearchers find that it’s a great game for kids and families to play together (and to boggle their minds!). The player with the most tiles on the board at the end wins. For 2–4 players, ages 7 and up.
Get your Harry Potter on
Calling all Harry Potter fans! What better way to celebrate your fandom than with Pressman’s Harry Potter games? Embrace your inner Gryffindor with and the . Magical beasts have broken loose at HOGWARTS! It’s up to your favorite wizards to capture them in the . Play as Harry Potter™, Hermione Granger™, Ron Weasley™ or Ginny Weasley™as you collect clues and track down creatures. The dynamic swinging game board adds excitement as you travel in and out of HOGWARTS. The first player to collect a magical beast wins. For 2–4 players, ages 8 and up.
Muggles and wizards alike will be enchanted by the ! It features fast-action Pop ‘n’ Race play as you race around the Tri-Wizard Maze competing to capture the Tri-Wizard Cup! Beware—there are traps along the way that may hurt or help your journey throughout the maze. For 2–4 players, ages 5 and up.
Wizards and muggles both agree, these games are perfect for game night!