best board games for teens

With more and more housebound thanks to COVID-19, there’s never been a better time to get out the family board games! Whether it’s classic Candyland or Monopoly mayhem, there are plenty of options for the entire family.

Whether you’re going to the amusement park or the mall, there are many family-oriented things to do outside! But with widespread self-quarantines around the world, many of us need fun things we can do while also social distancing.

Staying indoors can be a good opportunity to get out the board games. There are plenty of family board games that will appeal to the little ones, the teens, and even parents too! So instead of heading outside, plan a fun night indoors with some of the following games soon.

jenga family game nightWhat Are the Best Family Board Games for Young Kids?

It might seem hard to get the entire family in on the action, but there are family board games everyone will enjoy, but there are lots of options that are great for people of all ages! Memory is a classic game for ages 3+ that is sure to challenge your little ones. While this
will test your child’s memory skills, it’s a good opportunity for everyone to get some practice! Don’t be surprised when your 5-year-old beats you!

For those who are a little bit older, Trouble is perfect for a fun night in. By landing all your pieces in the safety area, you’ll win the game. And, your young ones will love popping the dice!

Jenga is another favorite game that also helps to build fine motor skills. Little ones especially love seeing the grown-ups knock the tower down.

If you’re looking for something a little different, Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is perfect for all ages. Though very young children may not know a lot of the answers, they’ll have a good time making a guess!

family game nightWhat are the Best Board Games for Teens?

What will get your teens playing board games? 7 Wonders is a unique new take on a classic card game. While dealing with a stack
of cards, you and your fellow players will be building famous structures to earn points. Though teens will love learning about the wonders of the world, this game works for 10+ too!

For teenagers, one of the best-rated games out there is Pandemic. In this game, you’ll be racing to provide a cure for a number of epidemics sweeping the world. As a board game that provides a challenge and a bit of learning, there’s also plenty of teamwork involved. The fact that it relates well to our own global COVID-19 pandemic is an added bonus right now, too.

If all else fails, there’s the classic game of Monopoly where players buy property to see who takes all. A balancing mix of buying and selling, Monopoly will be sure to rev up your family’s competitive spirit! While it can usually be hard to finish a game of Monopoly, since we have endless hours at home with the family, now’s the perfect time to get this one going!

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What are the Best Special Edition Board Games?

While good board games are great, there are many special edition family board games for those who love to play. Risk has its very own Game of Thrones edition for 18+ based on the popular television series! Like the show, players fight for power over Westeros using three types of play: Skirmish, Dominion, and World at War.

The Ticket to Ride Days of Wonder Edition is a good opportunity to try this game if you haven’t already! A multiple-award winner, this challenging game offers players the chance to build their own railroad. Using decision-making and strategy, players collect train cars and claim rail routes to earn points. But, if your family is interested in something more familiar, there are many special editions of your favorite games. Whether it’s Monopoly Clone Wars or Trivial Pursuit Pop Culture, there are new takes on plenty of the old gems!

Self-quarantine might be tough, but there are plenty of family board games to play at home and liven it up! If your family has a few favorite board games, let us know in our comments section, or plan a family game night with FamilyApp! Whether you’re trying to please the little tikes or the too-cool teens, there are fun options for everyone.

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Elizabeth loves saving money and finding fun things to do on a budget- and she freely share these ideas with her friends. Her well-organized planner full of color-coded activities and meal plans is an inspiration to all.

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