Today, I am sharing tips and tricks for how to choose games for your family. Then, I’d love to hear your family’s favorite games right now!
How to Choose Games for Your Family
Selecting the Best Games for Your Family
Before you can have a successful game night, you have to find the perfect game for your family. Every family is unique and you know your family best. Here are some things to consider when choosing a game:
1. Number of players
We are a family of five and many games are created for a maximum of four players. Make sure you have a game that will match your family size.
2. Age recommendations
This is essential when playing with younger kids. Make sure the game you pick is something that can be enjoyed by all members of the family.3.
3. Time required
Nowadays, this is usually stated on the box. If your children are young, or if you have limited time for playing, be sure to check the time required.
4. Ease of use
In my opinion, the very best family games are those that can be explained in under ten minutes but played again and again and again.
5. Fun factor
All games are not created equal and some are more fun than others. If you are new to family game night and/or gameschooling, focus on fun first.
This is especially important with gameschooling. I am a firm believer that all games are educational, but some offer more challenge than others. If you are relying heavily on games in your homeschool, you’ll want to have some challenging games in your closet!
Games are not cheap. If you are making an investment, try to find games that will grow with your family.
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I get this question a lot. I don’t have all the answers, but I do have suggestions.
Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: What are your family’s favorite games? Share here!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram