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10 Family Games to Add to Your Collection

Updated: Dec 18, 2020


Everyone knows that I love to play games, so naturally folks often ask if I have any good board game recommendations. Because there are so many to choose from, I typically ask in return, “What kinds of games does your family enjoy?”


Types of Games: -- Word -- Collaborative -- Guessing -- Drawing -- Strategy -- Others


Most people shrug in answering my question because they don’t realize there are so many options to choose from. Regardless of the type, there are some clear winners in our family that we all tend to enjoy playing more often. Now assuming that these folks already have the classic games like Scrabble, RummiKub, Mancala, etc. in their collection, I have listed below the games everyone should add to their collection. Important to note is that each of the games are not kids’ games that adults can tolerate, they are just really great games for all ages (8+). Also, each of these are made from higher quality materials, players can finish within 20-30 minutes; and they are filled with strategy, but easy to learn. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family has.


Splendor is a fantastic strategy game that involves turn taking and requires planning ahead. Game play involves collecting coins, trading for cards, trading up for other cards- and ultimately receiving point values. Players have to strategize which gems/cards to buy to add to your reserves to buy higher point cards later on. @asmodeeunitedstates