Whoonu

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A fun icebreaker game.

Everybody is dealt cards with words or phrases such as “rainstorms” and “reading books” on them. One person per turn is “it” and the other players have to choose which card from their hand will be that person’s favorite. The person who’s it then ranks the cards he or she received based on which actually are his or her favorites and awards points based on who chose best. You can learn new things even about people you’ve known your whole life!

My rating:3 Stars (3 / 5)

Mille Bornes

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A family favorite card game involving an auto race. Players play in teams and have to try to thwart the other team or teams as well as moving their own car along the road. Lots of fun!

My rating:4 Stars (4 / 5)

Set Card Game

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My sister was the family Set-meister when I was growing up, and anybody else was just a distant second. In fact, she usually managed to beat the rest of us put together! Despite routinely getting my butt whipped, however, I still enjoy this game. It’s not only fun, it’s great for building visual perception skills.

Set is also fairly flexible. We play standard rules with older kids, teens, and adults, and simplified rules with younger kids, such as having to match only one of the four different factors (number, color, shape, and shading). It can also be played solo.

My rating:4 Stars (4 / 5)

Munchkin

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Want to play

This game caught my eye due to its D&D inspired gameplay and silly names (i.e. “The Chainsaw of Bloody Dismemberment”). I wonder if there’s a Frying Pan of Doom?

Family Fluxx

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Want to play

I’ve heard great things about the original Fluxx, but this version specifically for families also gets good reviews and sounds like it might be more appropriate for us, since our kids are still young.

Five Crowns

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Our go-to family card game. Similar to rummy and simple enough to be playable by kids, complex enough to be fun for adults. My parents are on their third deck by now!

My rating:5 Stars (5 / 5)

Flip Six

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A good family game that’s fun for both kids and adults and helps reinforce basic math skills as well.

My rating:4 Stars (4 / 5)

Spot It! Alphabet

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Want to play

If Spot It! Alphabet is as fun as the original Spot It! it seems like a great way to help teach the letters.

Spot It

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A fast paced card game that builds visual perception and was a huge hit with my daughter in particular. There are several different variations.

My rating:4 Stars (4 / 5)