Is good take a break from screens every now and then. The outside has a lot to offer, but there are times when you get stuck inside for one reason or another. Board games are a fun way to get everyone around the table to engage in a little group escapism.
My family has had a board game night most weeks for the past couple of years, and we’ve discovered some great games. Here are our favorites, selected with the help of my two sons, ages 10 and 13. We haven’t included board game classics you probably know (or have) like Clue, Monopoly, Connect 4, Scrabble, Operation, Chutes. and Ladders, Battleship, Jenga, Guess Who, Pictionary and Risk. For more ideas, check out our list of the best board games to play with Zoom.
Updated July 2022: Added Port Royal, ET The Extra-Terrestrial: Light Years From Home Game, and an Honorable Mentions section.
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