5 Minute Dungeon
Age: 8+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 10/10 Cooperative game - work as a team to beat the clock as you play cards to defeat mini bosses and work your way up to the main boss.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 8/10 The rules to the game are in the name. From a hand of 5 cards play 2, then 1, then 1 again.
Animal Upon Animal
Age: 4+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 7/10 Dexterity stacking game with animals.
Age: 5+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 8/10 Cooperative game. Place tiles to build a complete ant colony.
Apples to Apples
Age: 12+ Players: 4+ Rating: 8/10 Modern classic. Easy and fun word association game for the whole family.
Age: 6+ Players: 3-5 Rating: 8/10 Speed version of LRC (Left Right Center) in outer space.
Bang! The Dice Game
Age: 8+ Players: 3-8 Rating: 10/10 Take out all your opponents with a gattling gun and restore your health with a beer. Standout western themed dice game.
Age: 7+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 Battle to control the most pasture! Like chess or checkers, but with sheep.
Bears vs Babies
Age: 10+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 7/10 Build monsters to battle baby armies.
Beyond Baker Street
Age: 10+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 9/10 Beat Sherlock to solve the case! You don't get to see the cards in your hand and must work together to give each other clues on which card to play.
Age: 8+ Players: 3-8 Rating: 9/10 Social game with one rule: fill in the blank.
Age: 7+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 9/10 Great spacial game. Simple and fun.
Age: 8+ Players: 2 Rating: 8/10 Grow and collect the largest flowers. Easy to learn and special power tokens make it strategic and fun!
Bounce-Off Rock 'N' Rollz
Age: 7+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 7/10 Like darts but with balls.
Bring Your Own Book
Age: 14+ Players: 3+ Rating: 9/10 Hilarious social game for the book nerd in your life.
Age: 7+ Players: 2 Rating: 8/10 Like Connect 4 2.0. Slightly more strategic, adds colors into game play, works well for both kids and adults.
Age: 6+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 6/10 Hexbug games get big points for first time play fun
Bugs in the Kitchen
Age: 6+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 7/10 Win major cool points if you give this as a gift.
Busytown Cars and Trucks
Age: 3+ Players: 2+ Rating: 6/10 War but with a Busytown theme
Busytown Eye Found It!
Age: 3+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 9/10 Fun, cooperative game. My 3 year old's current favorite game.
Age: 8+ Players: 3-8 Rating: 10/10 Bet on camel racing in this award winning game. Strategic and fun!
Age: 4+ Players: 2-8 Rating: 9/10 Tiered level trivia questions with nature theme.
Age: 3+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 7/10 Can't go wrong with this classic. Check out our fun suggestions for different ways to play the game.
Cards Against Humanity
Age: 17+ Players: 4+ Rating: 8/10 The original inappropriate social game. Hugely popular.
Age: 8+ Players: 1 Rating: 10/10 Solve the logic puzzles in this cat themed whodunnit.
The Cat Game
Age: 16+ Players: 3+ Rating: 6/10 Pictionary with cats
Cat Stax Age: 10+ Players: 1 Rating: 8/10 You use kitty puzzle pieces for 48 challenge cards that range from easy to expert level.
Catch the Fox
Age: 4+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 6/10 Collect as many chickens as you can when the fox's pants fall down. Hilarious!
Age: +6 Players: 2-4 Rating: 9/10 A cooperative game with wizards, potions, and secret elements. Engaging to play without being overly complicated.
Chutes and Ladders
Age: 3+ Players: 2-3 Rating: 6/10 Technically for ages 3+ but my children enjoyed more at older ages.
Age: 10+ Players: 4+ Rating: 10/10 Word game. Very popular, there are a number of spin-offs out there.
Age: 11+ Players: 2+ Rating: 9/10 Technically the two player version of Codenames but you can play with more people.
Age: 9+ Players: 4+ Rating: 8/10 Marvel themed Codenames
Age: 8+ Players: 2+ Rating: 5/10 Tabletop corn hole
Age: 7+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 9/10 Kind of like speed Uno.
Age: +6 Players: 2 Rating: 7/10 A classic. Be first to get four in a row.
Age: 13+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 9/10 Intense strategy game requiring memory, deception, and a ruthless quest for ultimate power!
Cover Your Assets
Age: 8+ Players: 4-6 Rating: 9/10 Protect your own assets, steal from other players, there are lots of ups and downs in this game as you aim for $1 million and victory!
Crazy Creatures of Dr. Gloom
Age: 7+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 Play your crazy creature cards in sequential order and try to end with the fewest points.
Age: 8+ Players: 3-6 Rating: 8/10 Pick your fairy character and collect the most jewels to win the game. Be strategic, you can steal from your opponents and they can steal from you!
Dinosaur Escape Game
Age: 4+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Cooperative game. A fun variation on traditional memory games.
Dinosaurs: Mystic Islands
Age: 6+ Players: 1 Rating: 9/10 Single player game with a series of puzzle challenges. And dinosaurs!
Disney Eye Found It!
Age: 4+ Players: 1-6 Rating: 8/10 Cooperative game. 6 foot long board! Kids get very excited over this one.
Enchanted Cupcake Party Game
Age: 3+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 10/10 Sweet, easy game that both girls and boys love to play. Cupcakes!
Disney Princess Magic Castle Game
Age: 3+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 Quick, easy, fun, princesses! What's not to like?
Don't Break the Ice
Age: 3+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 7/10 Don't be the one to make Philip the Penguin's ice block fall!
Age: 8+ Players: 1-4 Rating: 8/10 Dexterity and logic game. Race to be the first to match your beakers to the challenge card and then shout out "Eureka!"
Age: 5+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 Collect the sparkling gems! Ideal for 3-4 year olds who can practice some critical thinking predicting which gems will fall each round. Also good for fine motor skills.
Age: 10+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 The more strategic and adult level follow-up to Dragonwood. Compete to collect treasure at magical locations and watch out for goblins!
Age: 8+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Collect cards and roll dice in order to capture the most magical creatures and win the game!
Draw 4 Dig for Dinos!
Age: 5+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 9/10 Complete dino fossil sets. A fun mix of strategy and luck.
Age: 13+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 9/10 Risk with a little more strategy in lot less time.
Eight-Minute Empire Legends
Age: 13+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Risk with a little more strategy in lot less time. This version is slightly more advanced than the original and includes special abilities.
Age: 4+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 8/10 Fairytale themed memory game.
Escape From the Hidden Castle
Age: 7+ Players: 2-8 Rating: 5/10 Two games in one. Escape from the Phantom! The original version gets an 8/10, very fun social game.
Age: 7+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 9/10 Sounds more inappropriate than it is. A hilarious and fun card game.
Age: 5+ Players: 3+ Rating: 9/10 Charades and reverse charades cards (group acts out while one person guesses) that are geared for kids. Guaranteed laugh out loud fun for the whole family.
Feed the Woozle
Age: 3+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 7/10 Cooperative party game for kids.
The Floor is Lava
Age: 5+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 8/10 Great alternative to Twister. Get to the correct colored foam tile and don't fall in the lava!
Age: 13+ Players: 1-5 Rating: 9/10 Cooperative game, very challenging. Roll your dice and defuse a series of bomb cards as you race the clock!
Age: 8+ Players: 1-5 Rating: 9/10 Cooperative strategy game from the makers of The Mind. Work together to play all 98 cards in ascending or descending order.
The Game of Things
Age: 14+ Players: 4+ Rating: 9/10 Creative social game. Write your own answers to prompts and guess who wrote what.
Ghost Fightin' Treasure Hunters
Age: 8+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Work as a team to battle ghosts and get the treasure!
Age: 6+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Memory combined with fun creatures with super powers.
Go Away Monster!
Age: 3+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 Fill your bedroom with its missing items and toss any monsters you find into the monster pit while shouting, "Go Away Monster!"
Age: 8+ Players: 1 Rating: 9/10 Single player game with a series of challenges. A logic puzzle version of marble run.
Age: 7+ Players: 1-6 Rating: 9/10 A seek and find learning game rather than a traditional trivia game. A fun way to learn about U.S. geography!
Age: 6+ Players: 2 Rating: 7/10 A classic.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 9/10 Cooperative yet challenging with a unique game concept that is simple to learn but difficult to master.
Age: 3+ Players: 1-4 Rating: 9/10 Cooperative and quick with a color coded board like Candyland. Great replay value!
Hatchimals Eggventure Game
Age: 5+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 A memory matching game with cute Hatchimal figurines.
Age: 7+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 9/10 New version has hilarious filters like Snapchat! Ups the fun factor considerably.
Age: 4+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 9/10 Award winning simple and fun tile game.
Hoot Owl Hoot!
Age: 4+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Cooperative game. Instant classic.
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Age: 4+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 6/10 A classic.
Age: 17+ Players: 3+ Rating: 6/10 Cartoon version of Cards Against Humanity.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 Ah the nostalgia. Escape from the jungle and be the first to shout "Jumanji!"
Age: 17+ Players: 3+ Rating: 8/10 Parent version of Cards Against Humanity.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Kingdom building with dice. Quick and simple strategy game.
Age: 8+ Players: 2 Rating: 10/10 Kingdomino fans will love this dice themed two player twist on the original.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 9/10 Simple dice game that moves quickly and has a nice mix of luck and skill.
Age: 8+ Players: 2 Rating: 10/10 Coffee table sized magnetic air hockey with a few extra elements.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-8 Rating: 7/10 Social word game. Lots of Venn diagrams.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Great game concept, younger kids can play with some assistance
Age: 6+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 9/10 Uno meets Scrabble. Great family game.
Let's Go Fishin'
Age: 3+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 Kids can play this game independently. This game is well loved in our house.
L.O.L. Surprise! 7 Layers of Fun!
Age: 5+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 6/10 Be the first to make a complete L.O.L doll! Make a few easy adjustments to the rules and this is a good choice for the L.O.L. fan in your life.
Age: 4+ Players: 3 Rating: 8/10 Simple dexterity game. A huge hit with young Star Wars fans
Age: 10+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Quick card game with risk, deduction, backstabbing, and fun!
The Magic Labyrinth
Age: 6+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 9/10 Navigate the secret labyrinth to collect magic tokens. Easy to adapt to different skill levels.
Age: 8+ Players: 1-8 Rating: 9/10 Cooperative game with no talking! Help the heroes find their magical objects and escape before the time runs out.
Age: 8+ Players: 4-8 Rating: 9/10 Social game. Basically like Family Feud with the group you're playing with.
Age: 5+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 6/10 Cooperative game. The mermaids are in a race with the sea witch to their island.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 Cooperative game. Stare into each other's eyes and play cards in sequence with no communication.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 10/10 Faster, more strategic version of Monopoly.
Monster My Neighbor
Ages: 7+ Players: 3-8 Rating: 10/10 Strategic social card game - uncover the monster in your midst!
Age: 6+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 7/10 The most famous Rube Goldberg device of all time!
Age: 4+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 8/10 Gentle game that's like a cute version of 20 questions. My daughter played this nonstop for a very long time.
Age: 8+ Players: 3-7 Rating: 9/10 Try to score the lowest hand as you either pick up a card or say "No Thanks!"
One Night Ultimate Werewolf
Age: 8+ Players: 3-10 Rating: 8/10 There are many different roles to play in this quick, social game as your group tries to determine who the werewolves are hiding in your midst.
Age: 4+ Players: 2+ Rating: 9/10 Kind of like Jenga, but with an orangutan that springs up when he's overloaded with items.
Age: 5+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Cooperative game. Simple version of Clue. So much fun!
Age: 4+ Players: 2-12 Rating: 7/10 As long as you have only kids playing this it's a good time. Great party game.
Pandemic Rapid Response_edited
Age: 8+ Players: 2-4 Rating 8/10 Strategic and intense. A speed version of the game Pandemic.
Pass the Pigs Big Pigs Edition
Ages: 7+ Players: 2+ Rating: 8/10 Roll the pigs and try to score 100 points first! Great for a yard game.
Age: 8+ Players: 2 Rating: 9/10 Competitive quilting. Plenty of opportunities for strategic decisions and backstabbing.
Age: 6+ Players: 2 Rating: 9/10 Great quilting themed strategy game in a more simple form for a 10 minute version of the original game.
Age: 4+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8-10 Find and collect the colored penguin eggs! A fun twist on traditional memory games.
Pete the Cat The Missing Cupcakes Game
Age: 3+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 5/10 Cute activities for a preschooler instead of an actual game.
Age: 5+ Players: 2+ Rating: 8/10 Kids lose their minds over this game. It's certainly unique and hilarious to play with a group.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 6/10 Your non alcoholic, more strategic, all ages version of beer pong.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 10/10 Family dice game with rave reviews.
Race to the Treasure
Age: 5+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 9/10 Cooperative game with a grid format. Watch out for the ogre!
Age: 10+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 6/10 Speed game with rainbow theme. Create the longest rainbow path to win.
Age: 6+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 9/10 Compact, fun game that's a mix of memory and luck and is good for mixed ages.
Age: 6+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 9/10 A more strategic and complex version of Rat-A-Tat Cat.
Age: 9+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 9/10 Change the rules to edge out your opponents and make your palette of cards win.
Age: 6+ Players: 4+ Rating: 9/10 One player guesses while the rest of their team acts out the words.
Rhino Hero Super Battle
Age: 5+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 Card stacking in an easy to play but competitive game form.
Rock Paper Scissors War!
Age: 5+ Players: 2-3 Rating: 8/10 Combination of the two classic games in the title. Surprisingly fun to play.
Roll for it!
Age: 8+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 9/10 One of the best games out there for mixed age groups.
Roller Coaster Challenge
Age: 6+ Players: 1 Rating: 8/10 Single player game with a series of puzzle type challenges. Excellent for your budding engineer.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 Ideal for the chess fanatic in your life.
Scooby Doo Fright at the Fun Park
Age: 4+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 9/10 Simple, fun, Clue type game. Who doesn't like a secret decoder?
Sequence for Kids
Age: 3+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 Connect 5 with matching animal cards. Great prep for the adult version.
Age: 6+ Players: 1+ Rating: 9/10 Everything must match or nothing must match. A great speed game for the entire family.
Shadows in the Forest
Age: 8+ Players: 2-7 Rating: 9/10 A game you play in the dark! Hide and seek strategy game.
Age: 4+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 7/10 Fun way to practice preschool skills.
Age: 6+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 7/10 Basically cooperative Candyland for older kids. More of a pleasant experience than a strategy game.
Age: 6+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 9/10 Speed game with a cute theme.
Age: 7+ Players: 2-8 Rating: 8/10 Speed game! Roll the dice, figure out which monster is going through the portal, and be first to slap it.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 9/10 Can easily be played with younger ages with a little help. Well made strategic card game.
The Sneaky, Snacky, Squirrel Game
Age: 3+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 7/10 Like trivial pursuit without the trivia. Squirrel tweezers are great for fine motor skills.
The Sock Game
Age: 8+ Players: 2-10 Rating: 7/10 Speed game to find items in the socks.
Age: 6+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 4/10 A classic.
Age: 6+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 8/10 Faster, more strategic version of the classic Sorry!
Age: 10+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Strategy game. Our current favorite for an adult game night.
Spot it! Alphabet
Age: 3+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 8/10 Quick, easy, educational. Every house should have a Spot it! game.
Spot it Jr.! Animals
Age: 4+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 9/10 Pick your version of Spot it! and get one, every family with small children should have one.
Age: 12+ Players: 2 Rating: 10/10 Deckbuilding game set in outer space. Build your fleet and take out your opponent!
Age: 5+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 8/10 Cooperative game that makes traditional memory game play a lot more interesting and fun.
Super Kitty Bug Slap
Age: 6+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 8/10 Speed game from the makers of Munchkin. A great choice for an elementary aged child.
Super Mario Power Up Card Game
Age: 8+ Players: 3-8 Rating: 8/10 Fun, Mario themed card game with a nice mix of luck and strategy.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-5 Rating: 8/10 Select cards to create the sushi hand that is worth the most points.
Age: 8+ Players: 1-4 Rating: 7/10 Dexterity game. Build an impressive structure without it all falling down.
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza
Age: 8+ Players: 3-8 Rating: 8/10 Social speed game. Ideal for a larger group of people.
Telestrations Upside Down
Age: 12+ Players: 4-12 Rating: 7/10 The person who knows the word or phrase has to move the board under the pen of a teammate. Tricky twist on social drawing game.
Age: 5+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 6/10 This is a Frozen version of the classic game.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-8 Rating: 9/10 Simple, beautiful design, good for mixed age groups of kids or adults
Age: 3+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Uno for preschoolers. You use little plastic figures instead of cards.
Uno: Super Mario
Age: 7+ Players: 2-10 Rating: 8/10 Uno spin-off. Fun to add your favorite characters to a classic game.
Age: 6+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 8/10 A camp themed memory game.
Age: 8+ Players: 4-10 Rating: 10/10 Word guessing game with secret roles, strategy, and deception!
Age: 6+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 7/10 Simple monster matching game
Yahtzee Hands Down
Age: 8+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 4/10 A card game version of Yahtzee.
Ages: 8+ Players: 1-4 Rating: 10/10 More strategic, speedier version of Yahtzee with a twist.
Yeti in My Spaghetti
Age: 4+ Players: 2+ Rating: 7/10 Like Jenga but for younger kids.
Age: 4+ Players: 2-7 Rating: 8/10 Speed bingo. There are multiple versions - you can pick pictures, numbers, or word builder.
Zombie Kidz Evolution
Age: 7+ Players: 2-4 Rating: 10/10 Cooperative zombie fighting game. You get to open secret envelopes as you play which add powers and new elements to the game.
Age: 8+ Players: 2-6 Rating: 5/10 Zombie foot race. Be the first to travel 25 steps.
Age: 4+ Players: 1-5 Rating: 9/10 Two games in one! Escape from the Zoo is cooperative and The Race of the Year is competitive. Both are cute and easy to play.