35 Mom-Approved Family Board Games to Gift This Holiday Season

family of 5 playing sorry at the coffee table - family game night

I know the importance of family game night. And even though I am aware of the many benefits, we still have yet to implement game night in our family. But that’s all about to change. My daughters are still young — ages 2 and 4; and although the 2-year-old is still a little too young, our older daughter is showing a lot of interest in playing board games. Part of what is holding me back from this family-fun tradition is not knowing (or remembering) the best family board games to play. So where do I start?

If you are like me, wanting to incorporate family-fun games into your routine, but don’t know where to start, we have you covered. We surveyed a closed group of moms on Facebook (2,293 members), asking them their favorite games to play as a family. Their suggestions spanned a wide range of games for family members of all ages.

So, no more excuses! Start the tradition now and reap the benefits of game night. Here is the list of the mom-approved games—ranked above 4 stars—on Amazon:

Ages 3-4 (and Up)

candy land board game box

Ages 3+ (2-4 Players)

count your chickens board game box

Ages 3+ (2-4 Players)

giant checkers family board game

Ages 4+ (2 Players)

chutes and ladders family board game box cover

Ages 3+ (2-4 Players)

crocodile dentist family board game box cover

Ages 4+ (2-4 Players)

don't break the ice family board game box cover

Ages 3+ (2-4 Players)

hi ho cherry-o family board game box cover

Ages 3+ (2-3 Players)

hoot owl hoot family board game box cover

Ages 4+ (2-3 Players)

silly street family board game box cover

Ages 4+ (2+ Players)

zingo family board game box cover

Ages 4+ (2-6 Players)

Ages 5-7 (and Up)

blokus family board game box cover

Ages 7+ (2-4 Players)

headbandz family board game box cover

Ages 7+ (2-6 Players)

jenga family board game box cover

Ages 6+ (1+ Players)

magic labyrinth family board games box cover

Ages 6+ (2-4 Players)

mermaid island family board game box cover

Ages 5+ (2-6 Players)

monopoly jr family board games box cover

Ages 5+ (2-4 Players)

operation family board games box cover

Ages 6+ (1+ Players)

pie face family board games box cover

Ages 5+ (2+ Players)

qwirkle family board game box cover

Ages 6+ (2-4 Players)

sequence family board game box and game

Ages 5+ (2-6 Players)

sorry! family board game box cover

Ages 6+ (2-4 Players)

spot it family board game box cover

Ages 7+ (2-8 Players)

Ages 8-12 (and Up)

apples to apples board game box image

Ages 12+ (4-8 Players)

exploding kittens board game box cover

Ages 8+ (2-5 Players)

labyrinth family board game box cover

Ages 8+ (2-4 Players)

rummikub family board game box cover

Ages 8+ (2-4 Players)

suspend family board game packaging

Ages 8+ (1-4 Players)

scrabble family board game box cover

Ages 8+ (2-4 Players)

sleeping queens family board game packaging

Ages 8+ (2-5 Players)

yahtzee family board game box cover

Ages 8+ (2+ Players)

Ages 13+

5 second rule family board game box cover

Ages 13+ (3+ Players)

cranium family board game box cover

Ages 16+ (4+ Players)

scategories-family-board-games

Ages 13+ (2-4 Players)

taboo family board game box cover

Ages 13+ (4+ Players)