Move over Monopoly! 5 Best Family Board Games to Play in Home Quarantine

    Move over Monopoly! 5 Best Family Board Games to Play in Home Quarantine

    1:33 PM EDT, October 25, 2020, updated: 7:23 PM EST, March 11, 2021

    Many of us stay home because of coronavirus. This is a good time to try new board games.

    #1 Melissa and Doug 'Suspended Game'

    Melissa and Doug are real people (and parents of six) who are passionate about the power of play! This award-winning “balance game” is a must-have for family game night!

    Take turns hanging the notched, rubber-tipped wire pieces from the tabletop stand. With each added piece, the balance shifts and the sculpture transforms. But watch out! One wrong move could send it all crashing down!


    Get 'Suspended' game from Amazon for $15.29

    #2 'Codenames' to make you feel like you've landed inside a James Bond movie!

    The two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their Codenames. The teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

    For 2 - 8+ Players (age 14 and up)


    Review: "Codenames really is genius in its simplicity. It's a fantastic party game because it can be taught in under five minutes and provides a ton of fun..."

    Get 'Codenames' from Amazon for $15.29

    #3 Exploding Kittens

    Tell me you're not intrigued by a game called 'Exploding Kittens'!

    More than 9 million copies sold, breaking records in kids games, adult games and everything in-between.

    A highly strategic, kitty-powered version of Russian roulette. Basically, if you draw an exploding kitten, you lose and you are full of loser sad-sauce. If you don't explode, you win! Congratulations, you are full of greatness!


    Review: "I bought this just over a year ago now and it is still a firm favourite for my friends weekly board games meet ups"

    Get 'Exploding Kittens' from Amazon for $19.97

    #4 The Logo Game

    It's the game of things you know and love! From chocolate to cereal, football to flowers, soap to shoes—they all have logos.

    It's great for intergenerational play--gather family and friends and have a blast! For ages 12 and up.


    Get 'The Logo Game' from Amazon for $39.99

    #5 Telestrations — the Telephone Game Sketched Out!

    The outrageously fun party game that will keep your family entertained and laughing! Draw what you see then guess what you saw for hilarious and unpredictable outcomes.


    Get 'Telestrations' from Amazon for $29.97

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