Finding a game that’s fun for kids and adults is not always easy. More often than not, the games that are enjoyable for adults are simply too challenging for children, whereas the games designed specifically for children are often underwhelming to adults. The problem can make weekend game nights seem a little daunting and result in families losing out on valuable bonding time.
Thankfully, we’ve developed a list of the top five games that are suitable for both adults and children!
1. Cardboard Box Hurdles
While this may seem a little silly at first, this game can actually be fun for players of all ages. To get started, all you’ll need a few cardboard boxes. Try setting up a row of boxes and seeing how fast or high you can complete the hurdles. Run, jump, and skip your way to a fun time for everyone!
2. Truth or Dare
While truth or dare may seem like a game you played around the campfire as a child, it’s actually a game that has lasted the test of time. Whether you’re an adult looking for a bit a raunchy night out with your friends or are playing with your family and looking for funny dares for kids, this game offers something for everyone. To make this game a bit simpler, try using apps like Truth or Dare by Guillaume Desbieys to randomly generate questions and dares.
3. The Floor is Lava!
We all played it when we were kids, and there’s no denying it: It’s still fun as an adult! Try throwing some couch cushions and old pillows on the floor and do what kids do best — hop from object to object and avoid putting your feet on the bare floor at all costs! Not only will this be fun for the whole family, but it’s a great way to burn off some extra energy for the little ones.
4. Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts aren’t just for kids anymore! These organized — or disorganized! — hunts are fantastic because they can be modified to fit any age group. Scavenger hunts can be completed in one of two ways: One, you can make a list of objects that may be lying around your house (“Find me two sharpened pencils!”), or two, you can make clues to lead the participants to their prize. If you’re playing with younger kids, be sure to let your imagination run wild, and if you’re playing with teens or adults, be sure to make the clues as tricky as you can!
When you’re short on time and don’t have the ability to plan a fun game for the family, charades is always a great go-to! When playing in a group, try having one person volunteer to act out a clue. The others in the group will try to guess what the clue is while the volunteer silently gestures and acts. This game can be modified to it the skill level of anyone playing and is a great way to get those creative juices flowing.
When you’re planning games for your friends or family, it can feel difficult to find something that fits everyone’s needs. Truthfully, once you start looking at the games you used to play as kids, you’ll find that they’re still fun as adults. Whether you’re playing truth or dare with your friends or organizing a scavenger hunt to keep the family busy on a long car ride, we guarantee you’ll love these top five game ideas!