Family Games - December 2020

Fun, mellow games (like Rummy-style) that are great fits for everyone from a 6 year old to Grandma and Grandpa. 

Latice.JPG

Latice

It's kind of like Uno meets Scrabble with tiles of different pictures and colors you're trying to play on out the board. Simple premise, fun and challenging to play and win, and their newest version of the game board is beautiful. A great family game.

Age: 6+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 9/10

Yamslam.JPG

Yamslam

Yahtzee spin-off that's faster, more competitive, easier to keep track of score, comes with a felt lined board that should be required of all dice games, and takes about two seconds to get the rules explained and get up and running on a game. 

Age: 8+

Players: 1-4

Rating: 10/10

No Thanks!.JPG

No Thanks!

Simple concept, collect the cards with the lowest points. But there are opportunities for strategy and backstabbing - family games just don't get any better than that.

 

Age: 8+

Players: 3-7

Rating: 9/10

Labyrinth.JPG

Labyrinth

There is a Harry Potter version currently available of this modern classic. Play a single maze piece each round to shift the path of the labyrinth as you race for treasures. 

Age: 7+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 10/10

Monopoly Deal.JPG

Monopoly Deal

More strategic Monopoly in card form. No one will flip the table over this version because the games go so quick there's always time for another round!

 

Age: 8+

Players: 2-5

Rating: 10/10

Blokus.JPG

Blokus

A spacial strategy game that is simple to learn and compelling for all ages. It feels like an instant classic. 

Age: 7+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 9/10

Roll for it.JPG

Roll for it!

Roll the dice to match the cards. Not a speed game, turn based. Easy to learn and fun to play, great for a family gathering!

Age: 8+

Players: 2-4

Rating: 9/10

5211 Azul.jpg

5211 Azul

Azul themed version of 5211. Rules for the game is in the name: you have 5 cards in your hand and play 2, then 1, then 1. Collect the most points to win.

Age: 8+

Players: 2-5

Rating: 8/10

Qwixx.JPG

Qwixx

Roll the dice, mark the most spots off on your sheet, and collect the most points. Simple premise so it's easy to get up and running but it's so engaging and fun you'll want to play over and over again. 

Age: 8+

Players: 2-5

Rating: 10/10

Tsuro.JPG

Tsuro

Simple game concept with beautiful pieces. Play down tiles and follow the path while avoiding crashing into another player or making your piece fall off the board. 

Age: 8+

Players: 2-8

Rating: 9/10