Here are the Best Board Games for Every Age & Occasion
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Game on! 🙌
Board games and card games are such a fun and frugal source of entertainment for the whole family – and they make great gifts, too! But finding ways to save money when buying games is even better, right?!
If you’re looking to add to your game collection while saving a few bucks at the same time, check out these tips before purchasing:
- Read reviews. If you’re searching for age-appropriate games, try to find reviews that mention those ages and give honest feedback.
- Make your own version of a game. You may be able to recreate a game with items you already have on hand (dice, a deck of cards, paper, pencils, timer, etc). Plus, you can often find the game manuals online or on the manufacturer’s website.
If you’re looking to add to your game collection or just want to change up your family game night, here are some fun and popular games for all ages – and some of these are our faves, too!
Best Kids Games:
“Ok it has a funny name, but it’s actually a really great, fast-moving trivia game with lots of geography, history, and pop culture questions. My husband always wins, but we still try to beat him every time!” – Smart A** review from Lina at Hip2Save
“Scrambled States has been a favorite of my kiddos, their friends, my nieces, nephews, etc and has made it past my “purges” 13x!” – Irene at Hip2Save
Best Strategy Games:
“We picked up Ticket to Ride for our 8 & 10 year olds last Christmas. It was worth the $ and has been played a lot! Its a great learning game for geography and strategy!” – Hip2Save reader, Jane
Best Group Games:
Best Family Games:
“The Game of Things is a fun, entertaining game for any size group and for all ages! Whatever the situation, it’s guaranteed to bring on the laughs. Playing the game is easy and it’s hilarious to see each participant’s responses. We love this game so much that I’ve gifted it to other families! -Irene at Hip2Save
“We have had this game for roughly three days now and have played Throw Throw Burrito every night since receiving it in the mail. My family has multiple closets full of games and this is our favorite, hands down.” -Amazon review