12 fun board games for the whole family to play!

Did you finish all of Netflix today? Have you used every pot, pan and kitchen appliance that you own? On day five zillion of staying home we might be feeling a little bored and ready to mix up our quarantine routine with some board games!

Board games are such a fun way to spend quality time with all our quarantine buddies while getting a break from screen time. Today we're sharing 12 fun, family friendly games to play right now. So do not pass go, do not collect $200 until you read this roundup!

best board games for kids and family

Deal details

First thing's first, we found a buy 2 get 1 FREE deal on board games right now! The sale ends TOMORROW but the most popular games are sure to go fast, so shop quick and get ready to tackle that boredom!

Monopoly Deal Card Game

I loooooove Monopoly. The only thing I don't love about Monopoly is how long it takes to play. I had heard really good things about this 15 minute Monopoly card game before we got it and I'm so glad we did. It's super-duper fun and you can play it in fifteen minutes! Because let's be honest, nobody wants to sit down and play the actual board game Monopoly for 4-6 hours (even during all our time at home right now HA!).

Chess Club

Anabelle had been doing chess club before the schools closed down, and it was preeeeeety much the cutest thing ever! Plus, I swear chess makes you like way smarter. Also, what a great way to bring together totally different generations for a universally-loved game!

Ani played chess with both my dad and Neil's dad a few months ago at Thanksgiving, so when I gave this set to her for Christmas I knew it would get played a lot around here and it totally does!

chess board game

This is an AMAZING buy at only $11, which is perfect for the time of life we are in (cue Taylor Swift's “This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things”). But for the record, this is the prettiest chess set I've ever seen. #maybesomeday. A different set is available here and part of the buy 2 get 1 free deal.

Game time

  1. Not Parent Approved: A Fun Card Game for Kids: This fun family game has won several awards and was featured on the Today Show and Real Simple. The ratings are amazing and I love that it's a quick and easy game!
  2. LIFE: A total throwback to my childhood but with so many fun new careers. Ice Cream Flavor Maker? Yes, please! Easy to play board game and fun for the whole family. Pro tip: if you have littles, this now comes in a junior version for ages 5+! It's pretty much sold out everywhere, but I'll keep an eye on it and try to let you guys know when it comes back. Available here at Target and part of the buy 2 get 1 free deal.
  3. 4 in a row: The prettiest version of Connect 4 I've ever seen! Super simple-kids love it! A different version is available here at Target and part of the buy 2 get 1 free deal.
  4. Monopoly Deal Card Game (will ship a little later but totally worth the wait!): my current favorite game!
  5. Family Classic Chess: Ani absolutely loves playing chess with her grandpas and her dad, and this one is super kid-friendly! A different set is available here at Target and part of the buy 2 get 1 free deal.
  6. What do you Meme? Family Edition: This one is Amazon's choice for being affordable and super highly rated. Available here at Target and part of the buy 2 get 1 free deal.
  7. Memory Match Game: If it's educational and fun it totally counts as “homeschool” right? It's bright and colorful and easy enough for Millie to play (with help)! Another version available here at Target and part of the buy 2 get 1 free deal.
  8. Go Fish Card Game for Kids: For $7 you get two classic card games in one-Go Fish and Old Maid! Another version available here at Target and part of the buy 2 get 1 free deal.
  9. Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game: We pretty much love all things Melissa & Doug at our house. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this game for helping to foster brain development. That's a BIG yes from me! Available here at Target and part of the buy 2 get 1 free deal.
  10. World of Disney Eye Found It Card Game: Total Disney family over here! It's quick, portable and UNDER $6.
  11. UNO: Another total family game night classic. It's a fun easy game for the whole family. Plus it's a great educational game to help teach younger kids their colors and numbers.
  12. Gamie Stacking Cups Game: Not a board game or a card game, but looks like so much fun and is super interactive. Another version available here at Target and part of the buy 2 get 1 free deal.

Let's play!

What games are you playing with your family? Do you have a favorite that didn't make my list? Share it with me so we can keep updating the list while we're all still at home. If you haven't finished Netflix yet, order a pizza and check out my list of clean shows and movies to binge and enjoy a movie night after game night!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls (and soon to be baby boy!) and run a blog and business with 8 total team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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