Games are always on my holiday gift lists and this holiday gift guide for family game night has some great ideas. Practical and fun and a great gift for all ages!
We love family game night in our houses so my kids each get a new game every Christmas. We’ve tested each of these popular games for 2019 and I’m sharing our thoughts.
PS: I’ll be adding new games to this gift guide for family game night over the next few weeks.
Gift Guide for Family Game Night
Game: BINGO by Antsy Pants
BINGO is a tradition in our house and we play it every Thanksgiving. Complete with the spinning wheel of balls and fun yummy little prizes. Now we can play this classic game easily anytime with BINGO by Antsy Pants.
Wth sturdy cards and pictures instead of numbers, this BINGO game is great for all ages. Flip cards over and match them to your board. Cover spaces using the provided chips until you have covered 5 spots horizontally, vertically or diagonally, then yell BINGO!
Our Thoughts on Antsy Pants BINGO: We really like that this BINGO game has pictures which makes it easier for my young twins to play. I also really like the storage case for all the pieces making it easy and quick to clean-up.
Tic Tac Toe Travel Mat
Game: Tic Tac Toe by Antsy Pants
Tic Tac Toe is a game my husband loves playing with our kids. You cam draw a game board on any paper or napkin making it a great game to pass time while waiting with little kids. No paper or pin is needed with Antsy Pants Tic Tac Toe Travel Mat!
Great for playing outside, at the park on a picnic, or on the living room thanks to the travel mat that doubles as a storage bag. The foam x’s and o’s are pretty sturdy and seem like they will hold up for years of Tic Tac Toe fun!
Our Thoughts on Antsy Pants Tic Tac Toe: We love that the mat is also storage and the size of the x’s and o’s. This is going to get a lot of use at our picnics, outdoor family movie nights, and warm weather holiday get togethers!
I have to mention one of the things I love about Antsy Pants games and toys. For every item purchased, Antsy Pants helps national nonprofit KaBOOM! build playgrounds for kids living in poverty across America. How awesome is that?!
Game: Torch Run by Yulu
About the Game: This obstacle course game puts your survival skills to the test! Each player overcomes different challenges and races against the clock to bring their torch from checkpoint to checkpoint. It includes a torch, items to build an obstacle course, and game cards.
Our Thoughts on Torch Run: This is a unique and fun family game for game night. Great for our twins and produces lots of squeals and shrieks as they try to make it through.
Game: Oops Scoops by Yulu
About the Game: Take turns spinning the scooper and building an ice cream scoop tower on top of the shaking cone. If it topples over, you’re out! The game includes an ice cream cone, cone stand, ice cream scoop, and variety of ice cream scoops.
Our Thoughts on Oops Scoops: This is a fun and easy game kids of all ages can enjoy. The shivering cone makes it fun and adds difficulty for older kids making this a game kids can grow with for a few years.
King of the Ring
About the Game: Be the last Sumo standing for the title of king of the ring. Four sumo figures and a game board are included. Players roll the sumo figures across the board in an attempt to activate the tower in the center.
When a sumo figure lands in the middle of the ring the tower rises. If another player doesn’t knock you off before the tower rises all the way you are the winner.
Our Thoughts on King of the Ring: Set-up is very easy – basically open the box and start playing. I love that it is a game my twins can play together or we can all play for family game night. A simple and fun game even little kids could play.
Fish for Fish
Game: Fish for Fish from Yulu
About the Game: Campers race to ‘spear’ and catch the most fish. Using a suction cup spear, kids try to collect as many fish as they can. Each fish has a point value, the player with the most points wins the game.
Our Thoughts on Fish for Fish: This game is more suited for younger kids and would be great for birthday parties. The spears are long once put together, making it a bit awkward to store unless you dismantle each time. All in all it is a fun and easy game to play and a new twist on old school fishing game.
Game: Springin’ Spiders by Ryan’s World and Far Out Toys
About the Game: Launch spiders onto the web and be the person with most spiders on his or her side of the web.
Our Thoughts on Springin’ Spider: The spiders are strudy and spring really well. The net is a quality material that should hold up well over time. Overall we really like this game and it’s one all ages in our house can play!