If you are looking for new things to do with the family on your weekly family day, you might want to think about some different types of games to play. There are plenty of fun games and activities you can play as a family, and here are some ideas to get you out of your current rut.

Kids Classics

What could be better than a good game of hiding and seeks with the kids? If you have a fairly big house and garden to play with, you can play hide and seek with the family and have some fun watching your kids giggle while hiding behind a twig. If you want to make things a bit more difficult you can switch off all of the lights in the house and play extreme hide and seek.

Mobile Games

If you all have mobile devices which you can use to play together you can have some fun and play games such as the solitaire. While it is great to be able to play with family sometimes you want to play by yourself. Have some fun play against each other or in a team and you will be able to keep score as a family. It will be fun to see how competitive the kids and your partner get as they all play the games together! There are games on Solitaire that you can play such as Scrabble, Wordoku and my favorite game Tetra Block. These games increase your memory and make your brain work while having fun at the same time. 

Video Games

Lego games are a great choice for families who want to be able to play together on one game. You can play multiplayer on the same screen and you will be able to all work together to beat the levels and play the mini-games which are within the main game. You can also play racing games such as Mario Kart which is the ultimate family and friend game to play in the evenings.

Board Games

There is nothing more classic to play as a family than a good old board game. Whether it be Monopoly. Frustration or Chess, you can always find fun playing a board game together in the evenings. Think about what kind of games you can play for a family games night and you can total up the scores for each game to see who wins the night as a whole. Whoever wins get to choose the movie you watch in the evening!


If you want to play games with your children as well as stay fit as a family, why not play some sports? Now that we are in the summertime we can get outside as much as possible and get moving as a family. Head down to your local park or to the beach and you will be able to play football, frisbee and even do relay races between you all. Sports can be fun, and running around will leave you all tired ready for the evening in front of the TV with a takeaway! If you’re not very sporty but you still want to get active whilst using your brain, an escape room may be the perfect solution for your family. If you don’t know much about what an escape room involves, check out this Escape Room Chicago to learn more!

There are so many great games to play with the kids, and you can have some fun each weekend playing together and bonding as a family. So have some fun this weekend and try some of the games in our post.