What used to be a sacred weekly family tradition has been slowly dying off in recent years – Family Game Night!
Families everywhere seem to think that when their kids reach a certain age, they are too old for board games?! This is simply just crazy talk. In fact, there will never be a time in their lives when family game night is more important.
Absolutely, part of the demise of family game night is the fact that most parents felt if they played one more game of monopoly they might lose what shred of sanity they have left. But there are so many new board games, you really can have fun and so will your teenagers.
You see, it can be hard to communicate with our teens. They tend to want to hide in their rooms and spend hours on their devices. And for many of us, our older teens can drive themselves to school and so we lose the one sacred space we had left where a conversation might occur every now and then.
However, although they think they are all grown-up, teenagers are still kids at heart. And they still love board games – at least the right games. You need to find the ones that appeal to their whit, their dry sense of humor, or simply just an opportunity to totally take mom and dad down in a little friendly competition.
That’s why we’ve made this easy for you and collected a great list of the most modern (and okay a few oldies, but goodies) that will have the whole family back together and looking forward to family game nights again.
The Best Board Games For Teens
Funny Board Game For Teens
Exploding Kittens – A Russian Roulette Card Game, Easy Family-Friendly Party Games – Card Games for Adults, Teens & Kids – 2-5 PlayersNot Parent Approved: A Fun Card Game for Kids, Tweens, Teens, Families and Mischief Makers – The Original, Hilarious Family Party GameGoat Lords by Gatwick Games | Hilarious, Addictive & Competitive Card Game with Goats! | Best Card Games for Families, Adults, Teens, and Kids | Great Game Gift and Travel Games | 2-6 PlayersWatch Ya’ Mouth Ultimate EditionRelative Insanity — Hilarious Party Game — From Comedian Jeff Foxworthy — Ages 14+ — 4+ PlayersTaco Cat Goat Cheese PizzaWhat Do You Meme? Core Game – The Hilarious Adult Party Game for Meme LoversFact or Crap Board GameThe Awkward Storyteller Party Game, Episode 2 Expansion Pack
Strategy Board Games For Teens
ESCAPE ROOM IN A BOX The Werewolf ExperimentThe Resistance: Avalon Social Deduction GameCATAN Board Game 25th Anniversary Edition | Includes The Base Game and The 5-6 Player Extension | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | for 3 to 6 Players | Made by Catan StudioPandemic Rapid Response Board Game | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Cooperative Board Game | Ages 8+ | 2 to 4 players | Average Playtime 20 minutes | Made by Z-Man GamesTicket to Ride Board Game | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Train Game | Ages 8+ | For 2 to 5 players | Average Playtime 30-60 minutes | Made by Days of WonderRisk: The Game of Strategic Conquest7 Wonders Board Game (BASE GAME) – New Edition | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Civilization and Strategy Board Game | 3-7 Players | Ages 10 and up | Made by Repos ProductionSEQUENCE- Original SEQUENCE Game with Folding Board, Cards and Chips by Jax ( Packaging may Vary ) White, 10.3Carcassonne Board Game (BASE GAME) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Strategy Board Game | Medieval Adventure Board Game | Ages 7 and up | 2-5 Players | Made by Z-Man GamesDominion: 2nd EditionWingspan Board Game – A Bird-Collection, Engine-Building Stonemaier Game for 1-5 Players, Ages 14+Ravensburger Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power Strategy Board Game for Ages 12 & Up – The Next Chapter of VillainousSplendor Board Game (Base Game) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Strategy Game | Ages 10+ | 2 to 4 players | Average Playtime 30 minutes | Made by Space CowboysAzul Board Game | Strategy Board Game | Mosaic Tile Placement Game | Family Board Game for Adults and Kids | Ages 8 and up | 2 to 4 Players | Average Playtime 30 – 45 Minutes | Made by Next Move Games
Board Games For Teens – Oldies But Still Goodies
A few of these include a new twist that are total game changers (sorry, couldn’t resist). So, nope, not your same old monopoly game anymore.
Scrabble GameBattleship Classic Board Game Strategy Game Ages 7 and Up For 2 PlayersHasbro Gaming Trivial Pursuit Decades 2010 to 2020 Board Game for Adults and Teens, Pop Culture Trivia Game for 2 to 6 Players, Ages 16 and UpScattergories GameMattel Apples to Apples Party Box The Game of Crazy CombinationsAsmodee – Telestrations – Board GameHasbro Gaming Monopoly Game: Cheaters Edition Board Game Ages 8 and UpJenga Giant Family (Stacks to Over 3 Feet) Precision-Crafted Hardwood Game (Authentic Brand Game) (01506-19-noAcc)EuchreThe Original Rummikub – Fast Moving Rummy Tile GameRetro Series Clue 1986 Edition Game
Quirky Board Game For Teens
Some of these are a little more off the beaten path and might be for those who once in the day would have liked games like Magic The Gathering or Dungeons and Dragons. A few are a little more mainstream, but still a bit quirky and different if you’ve got teens who like to dwell outside the box.
Trekking The National Parks: The Award-Winning Family Board Game (Second Edition)King of Tokyo: New Edition Board GameDixit Odyssey Board Game | Storytelling Game for Kids and Adults | Fun Family Board Game | Creative Kids Game | Ages 8 and up | 3-12 Players | Average Playtime 30 Minutes | Made by LibelludThrow Throw Burrito by Exploding Kittens – A Dodgeball Card Game – Family-Friendly Party Games – Card Games for Adults, Teens & Kids – 2-6 PlayersStonemaier Games Scythe Board Game – An Engine-Building, Area Control for 1-5 Players, Ages 14+, GraySpy Alley Mensa Award Winning Family Strategy Board GameSushi Go! – The Pick and Pass Card GameBears vs Babies by Exploding Kittens – A Monster-Building Card Game – Family-Friendly Party Games – Card Games For Adults, Teens & KidsFantasy Flight Games KeyForge Mass Mutation 2-Player StarterLeder Games | Root: A Game of Woodland Might and RightHasbro Gaming Avalon Hill Betrayal at The House on The Hill Second Edition Cooperative Board Game, Ages 12 and Up, 3-6 Players, 50 Chilling ScenariosBlue Orange Games Photosynthesis Board Game – Award Winning Family or Adult Strategy Board Game for 2 to 4 Players. Recommended for Ages 8 & Up.Above and Below Game
Grab one or two or a whole bunch, give them as gifts (because who ever knows what to buy for tweens and teens as gifts these days!) Gather your crew and maybe a few neighborhood kids too, pop some popcorn, order a pizza and settle in for a night that will be far more fun than you’ve had in awhile. You’ll be shocked to see that your teens will agree too and maybe even consent to a regularly schedule family game night where real talking and laughing occurs and screens are set aside, at least for an hour or two.