Game Night Ideas

A few of us lucky bums are staying in during this lockdown with their families. If you are all under one roof, there’s no better time to bask in #familylove and get together. And what better way to bond other than having a game night? Here are 7 carefully-compiled ideas on what games you can have fun to on a game night:
  1. Chess

The classic. Great to bond with your partner, sibling or parent as it can be only played with 2 people. Every family has a Chess paladin and this is probably the time you can plead them and ask how on earth do you get the Queen back and turn the game around when it’s almost bound to be over?

  1. Monopoly

Another Classic. Great to play with kids and teach them the basics of banking, property ownership and taxation. Everyone will be kept on their feet and would be doing mental math. Other values kids can pick up from Monopoly would be negotiation, ambition and ability to think at their feet. All in all, this game is a win-win for the entire family.

  1. Scrabble

This game has a league of its own. The players are also in a different league. Associated with the elite, this game tests your vocabulary and word-building skills. Again a great game to play with your kids. Not known to many, Scrabble Champions have secret societies and competitions world over.  Remember, there is list of “Scrabble Words” a Scrabble player would use in the game which are not known to the world otherwise. Do not ask them the meaning, they are just accepted in the game.

  1. Taboo

Taboo is a word guessing and party game whose objective is for a player to have their partners guess the word on the player’s card without using the word itself or 5 additional words listed on the card. The game should be played with a minimum number of 2 people. You can make 2 teams, with any number of players in each team and compete. It may seem easy to hear, but once you start playing, there’s a guarantee of arch-rivalry between the two teams. Ideal for a party and promises much more fun if they’re more people involved.Picture Source:

  1. Pictionary

Pictionary is a classic game of drawing and guessing pictures. This game works great with large groups as an icebreaker, as well as just a fun game to play on a chill afternoon with friends. There should be a refree in the game who should prepare several words written on individual notecards.Picture Source: Bang Theory 

  1. Jenga

Jenga is a game of physical and mental skill which involves different types of blocks kept in a vertical position. Players take turns removing one block at a time from a tower constructed of 54 blocks. Each block removed is then placed on top of the tower, creating a progressively more unstable structure.

  1. Uno

The most widely-played game on game nights, Uno is everyone’s favourite childhood game. Played with cards coded in 4 different colours. This game has “home” rules which differ from region to region. We don’t need to tell you how it’s played, we’re sure you’re well-acquainted!

Remember, the key is to spend quality family/friends time during this lockdown. We should incorporate these games during any family get together or meeting with friends instead of clicking endless selfies or burying our noses into our phones.