21 Classic Board Games to Play as a Family
Trade-in your screens for a little family-friendly competition around games that have spanned generations.
If you haven't already dusted off your stash of board games, now's a great time to break them out or stock up on some old favorites. Most of these board and dice games are decades old, and they've lasted generations for a reason: they're just plain fun. All of these games are fit for a wide range of ages, from Chutes and Ladders for toddlers up to Trivial Pursuit for teens and older. Put away Instagram and TikTok and break out a snack platter for a late night in.
If you know Monopoly as the game that takes forever, consider taking a quick look through the official rules before the next time you play. Chances are you've got some family rules that have worked their way through the generations. Hint: The game moves much more quickly (and smoothly) if you never allow anyone to offer personal loans to other players close to bankruptcy.
This classic version of Trivial Pursuit has 2,400 questions in six categories, so you're not likely to run out. If you haven't played in a while, it's worth noting this game is meant for people 16 and up, so it's ideal for families with teens and college students.