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#2 of 10 Fun Family Night Ideas

Posted by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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 Board Games and Cards

Board and card games are the original interactive entertainment, but instead of playing with a computer, your kids will be engaging with you. The classics are always good choices, but there are new games and updated versions of old ones that give great entertainment value while giving kids' eyes a break from video screens. And there are bonuses: These games mix in some free lessons with the fun. Board games help kids develop strategy (Battleship and Checkers), spelling and vocabulary (Scrabble, Boggle and Bethump'd with Words) and money skills (Monopoly or Payday). Card games such as Cribbage teach math skills, while Euchre, Rook and Spades teach how to work with a partner. And unlike a computer, board and card games are great for camping and when the power goes out.

by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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lalasmama2007
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 7:51 PM

My dd loves playing games.  Her favorite of the moment is Monster High Uno.

4kidz916
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:52 PM

We like Cranium, Uno, and of course Monopoly.

ceciliam
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:26 PM

We like checkers and Monopoly Jr.

GwenMB
by Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I can't wait for my boys to be old enough to play games other than Candyland! lol  They do a pretty good job at Uno, though.

I haven't played Rook since I got married!  Its been way too long.

TheBabyFactory4
by Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM
My girls like playing games but its hard for me to play with them when i have an 11month old.crawling and taking the pieces.
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Rushn311
by Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:01 PM

We played a bunch of games on New Years Eve and had a blast! We like LIFE mostly.

timon95
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 11:46 PM

we love board games and cards

kellynh
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Love doing this with the kids!! 

aneela
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM

love these

sukainah
by on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:22 AM

You are right, those are very good games to help the kiddos.

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