Anyone else sick of this rain! I’ll admit we’re getting a little stir crazy here and we have most definitely been singing the “rain rain go away” song! Unfortunately its just not working!
I thought now would be a good time to share with you some of our families favorite board games to play on a rainy day! We’ve got ages 4-8 in this house and mostly everyone can play all of these!
The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game! Our family LOVES this game. I love that this is game we can play together but also a game that is simple enough that the kids don’t NEED an adult to play with them. The game is all about collecting one of each color acorns without the wind blowing them all back or the sneaky squirrel taking them away! If you’re struggling with a sore loser (otherwise known as Asher) this is a good game to get him used to the ups and downs of winning and losing!
Richard Scarry’s Busy Town- Eye Found It!– Tired of the loser always crying?? Here’s a good one where everyone works together for a common cause! The plan is to get everyone onto the boat and over to the picnic. Get there by using little magnifying glasses to mark all the items they find. The kids love this one and it’s a nice team building game!
Headbanz– I usually end up laughing so hard that I’m crying when we’re playing this game. It’s probably best played with just the older kids! Asher doesn’t quite get the concept yet of what we’re doing which makes it even funnier! The kids love this one!
Race to the Roof– This game is awesome! The board game changes every time you play it which keeps it interesting! The kids love it and it’s a lot of back and forth, up and down as you draw cards that tell you what to find and where to go. This is even a favorite with the parents!
Hoot Owl Hoot– This is another cooperative game. Don’t get me wrong I’m all for teaching your kids winning and losing but sometimes mama needs a break! We’re still dealing with one VERY emotional 4 year old so sometimes it’s nice to play a game where we work together for an end result! In this game we try to get all the baby owls into the nest with their mom before the sun sets!
UNO!– Looking for a game you can enjoy? LOVE this one and I sure do love beating Abby at it! Great game of strategy, colors and numbers. The kids love playing this one. Even though it says 7+ they all can play it and love it…but mom always wins this one!
Operation– My excitement for this game is overwhelming. When I first bought it I could not wait till the first time one of the kids set off the buzzer..and I’m telling you now that it never gets old! I have a passion for startling people….I don’t think there’s much that is funnier than someone jumping out of their skin so this game definitely makes it on my favorite list! (and if you can score the original I definitely recommend it- the new one is WAY too easy!)
So that’s it! Our list of the best board games for families! The best part about this post is you can click right on the names and go grab them all on Amazon prime! Enjoy!