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We love a family games night, I think it's something that really bonds a family (until the inevitable arguments start about who lost!). Seriously though, playing games with my family is one of the best memories I have, and I know the children feel the same because they are always asking to have a games night! Since we have been in Coronavirus lockdown we have really enjoyed the simple things such as staying home and playing games together. It's something we might have done more of on a holiday in the evenings but now we are making the most of simple pleasures like this all the time.
I was recently sent some fabulous games from Ideal Games for Father's Day and we have been really enjoying playing with some of them on family games night, and the children are looking forward to giving Daddy a couple for Father's Day. Hopefully we will be able to have a Father's Day games night!
This Grabolo game is brilliant and is suited for a wide range of ages. You get a tub with plastic playing pieces in, and two dice. When you roll the die you have to all try to grab the playing piece indicated. You've got to be quick! It's so much fun and a really quick game to get out and play and put away easily so it's become a real favourite. Ideal Games have given us one to give away so head over to the giveaway blog post to be in with the chance to win your own one.
This is another hilarious game where the first to blink is out! More suited for older players, around age 7 upwards, it comes with a stare off 'distancer' and a series of distraction cards. You can play it tournament style so it's great for larger families or for groups of friends on a games night.
This is a cracking game which can be played along or as a multiplayer game. It certainly kept my little boy who is 5 entertained for ages! There is a light on the cube and you have to race to find it and press it before you run out of time. There are different difficulties and also a multiplayer mode where you find the light and pass it to the next person. Again it's a great, quick game and very portable so it will be perfect for taking away with us and keeping the children entertained on long car journeys.
I am sure most of you will remember this game! Suitable for ages 7 and upwards, the aim in Rummikub is for you to place all of your tiles on the table and get the highest score. It is a classic family games night game and in addition to this classic version, there are also newer unique versions with a twist on the game.
Tetris 3D is a brainteaser puzzle that we are planning on giving Daddy for Father's day as he loves brainteasers and it will be a great one for him to do with the younger children! It's a great value gift and a great choice for someone who remembers the original Tetris game! The test is to see how many different ways you can create a cube from the pieces. It has four different levels of play and is aimed at children aged 3-6. One for a family competition that's for sure!
I hope that you find this post helpful if you are looking for some good games to play with your family. I know that we have had a lot of fun playing these together. You can catch up on Ideal Games on their Instagram page or on Facebook. These games can be bought on Amazon or in other good toy stores.