#funfriday / our favorite family games

the daily Starr fun friday

For tonight’s #funfriday I thought it would be fun to share some of our family’s favorite games.

First up – a classic – Connect Four!

This game has been around for ages and our kids STILL love to pass time playing Connect Four. And shhhhh don’t tell. Kylie can beat most of us over and over!!

Next: SPOOONS!

This card game is one of our FAVORITES y’all. If you don’t know how to play, click here and we’ll show you.

Another game we play routinely? UNO.

This one is easy to teach numbers and colors and kiddos love it. If you’re like our family, you keep the rules page nearby because we canooot let anyone go against the rules. Hello. Did you just play that Draw 4 when you actually had a green card??

Yes, yes we do.

Who’s ready for FAMILY FEUD??

This is a real-life version, just like the television show. You get cards with the questions and the rules are simple and easy to follow along. We split our group into boys and girls and played with an entire room of people. Best part? We picked up our game for $5 at Five Below.  PS – I love playing the game show host! Shocker, haha!

Next up – Mad Gab.

Someone in our local town actually created this game and you can find it at your local Wal-Mart or Target. Pretty cool, right? This game makes me laugh until my belly hurts. Hint – we usually play this with teenagers or adults. Little kids might have a hard time figuring out the answers. The goal is to say a bunch of jumbled words out loud until it forms a common phrase or name. The words make you sound ridiculous and I cannot stop laughing.

Our favorite game to play with the youth group? Catch Phrase.

Catch Phrase is simple. Everyone gets in a circle and passes around a circle disc that shows one word at a time. Whoever is holding the disc must describe the current word (only he or she can see) to the entire room WITHOUT using the word. Once someone in the room guesses, you can pass the disc to the next person. The goal is to not be the person holding the disc when the buzzer goes off. If you are, you get a point. Such a fun and simple game to play with big groups.

Lastly – there’s an old game called Pit. 

My parents played this game in their younger days and it’s a good one!

The newer games look like this:

My parent’s set from the 1970s looks more like this:

The concept is still the same. It’s a trading game. Everyone is trying to collect the same type of item – wheat, rye, barley, etc. When the game begins everyone starts calling out trades. AT THE SAME TIME. It is insane. The goal is to get an entire set first – without getting the Bull or Bear. It seems easy. It is not. This is a high energy game that will keep everyone entertained for hours!

How about you? What are some of your favorite family games? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

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