If you're anything like me then you are starting to get sick of the same old routine during the COVID quarantine. I am seriously getting sick of watching tv and movies & I'm sure I'm not alone in that feeling. One way I've broken the boredom is by playing board & card games with my family! Here are some of our favorite games we've been loving!

  1. Fluxx

This crazy and super fun game will keep you on the edge of your seat! The rules and how you win the game are always changing, so you'll have to pay close attention. This game comes in at least 10 different versions, our favorite is the cartoon network version. We've played several versions of the game and its always a fun time filled with " wait, whats the rule now? How many cards should I have?" You can find Fluxx and some of its many versions here!

2. Codenames

We LOVE this game! At first glance I was very "eh" about the game & was somewhat uninterested. After the first round I played I was hooked. Codenames is a word association game...well sorta. In the game there are either 2 teams working against each other or 1 team working together. Each team is trying to use given secret words to come up with a one word clue. If the teammate guesses the given secret words based on the word clue they move forward in the "mission". There are also different versions of this game, including a Disney & Harry Potter one, it seriously is hours of fun! You can get them here!

3. Challenging or Oddly Nostalgic Puzzles

4. Spades

This is one of my family's favorite games! We have spent so many summer nights, holidays and game nights playing spades. It's a great game to play with anyone ages 8+, so if you have a deck of cards laying around, watch this video and get playing! Beware! It's addictive and you will play for hours!

5. Settlers of Catan

If you are looking for a game that requires expert strategy then look no further! The object of the game is for players to collect resources and use them to expand into a flourishing city or town...before the others beat you to it! You can find it here!

Sprinkle of History

  • Did you know that Monopoly was created by a woman, Lizzie Magie? When she created the game in 1904, it was called the Landlord's game. She wanted to demonstrate how unfair it is that landlords make profit off tenents & tenents in turn are poor. She also wanted kids to play the game because she wanted them to see the unfairness in hopes that it would carry into their adult lives and they would learn to be fair. She eventually sold the game in 1935 to the Parker brothers, who changed the name to Monopoly!

If you found this helpful or have any suggestions of games for me to play, leave a comment below! Also, don't forget to subscribe for more games, recipes and history!