There are few things that help a family bond quite as nicely as playing games together. Whether it’s just your immediate family or extended family over for a visit, playing games is a great way to pass the time and also get to know one another better. But what do you play? We have some great ideas you may want to check out next time you get everyone together.
Here are four simple games to play as a family:
Musical chairs – Who didn’t love this one as a kid? You’re never too old to enjoy this fun game. Grab the radio (or a smartphone) and pick some tunes, then gather all the chairs and get started.
Family history charades – Like regular charades but with your family history. See who knows the most about the family while also learning new things yourself. This is a great activity for the young and old and it doesn’t require anything special to play.
Draw and write – This is a version of the Telephone game (where one person says something and you have to whisper it to the next person and so on until then end and then see how the original message has changed) except with drawing and writing instead of the whispering.
Two Truths and a Lie – In this game, as the title says, when it’s your turn you say three things about yourself. Two of them will be true but one of them is made up. Your family gets to try their hand at picking the lie. Then go around the room and let everyone have a shot. You’ll probably learn some new and interesting things about one another!
Now that you have these game ideas, you’ll never stress over what to do. Are there any family games you would add to the list?