Family Game Night: Games To Try This Weekend
Aug 31, 2020 05:41PM
By Jessica Bowman
Kids Games (8 and up):
Life. This game is a classic in my family. I remember many nights playing this with my mother and brother, and it quickly became one of my favorites. Life is a game where you choose one of two paths, college or career. If your player heads straight for a career, you get a head start going through the board. If you start by going to college, your player character will collect a debt, but you will be able to choose from a wider variety of careers. The end goal is to get to retirement, and the player with the most money wins. This game is a nice pretend romp through an imaginary life, and while it sounds complicated, all the rules are simple to explain.
Game with teens (12 and up):
What Do You Meme? This game is a simple one. Each round starts with a judge who plays a photo card. Each player then has to pick a caption card from their hand to go with it. The funniest combination, as determined by the judge, wins that round. Players decide how many points they want to play. This game is great to play with preteens-teens because it captures good humor in a family-friendly way.
Jenga. The box says this game is ages six and up, but I believe this game is ageless. Anyone can play and have a blast doing it. The round starts with a tower of tiny rectangular blocks that each player tries to take without knocking the building down. This game's simple premise gives it a hilarious tension that is unmatched by many games in its category. It doesn’t matter what age; this game brings joy.
Adult games (17 and up):
Many of these games can be found locally. Lemon Tree Gifts of Hanover or Nature Calls in the Power House Mall have many board games to choose from as well as The Paper Store in West Lebanon.