July 31, 2016 at 10:43 AM
Although family holidays are always full of fun, it isn't uncommon to have a few low points while travelling. When the family needs some down time, nothing cures a case of the doldrums like a fun and exciting board game.
It's a fantastic way of bringing the family together and will always put a big smile on everyone's faces. The following are 5 board games that are essential to make any fun-loving family's vacation a trip full of laughs and good times.
Apples to Apples
Apples to Apples is a card-based game of crazy comparisons. Each round, players take turns as the judge in selecting the best-made match between a huge selection of funny nouns and hilarious verbs. The real fun happens in the unexpected connections and surprising selections.
Reverse Charades is a new revival of an old classic. One person tries to guess as many words as possible as they are acted out by the rest of the team without speaking. This is a great game to get the family up and working together to solve some hilarious puzzles.
5 Second Rule - Just Spit it Out
No this isn't a game of picking up food from the floor, 5 Second Rule is an exciting game that is based on the pressure of answering questions within 5 seconds. It may sound simple but you would be surprised how fast the time passes with this game fit to keep the whole family going for hours.
Say Anything - Family Edition
Say Anything is a game that truly tests how well your family knows each other. Players take turns asking a question, while the rest of the family secretly writes the response that they think the asker will select. Players then bet on which answer they think the asker will choose, which makes this game a great way to learn more about each other.
Tokaido is an interesting game that sends players on an adventure traveling across the "East Sea Road". Players travel down the board experiencing the-the wonder that Japan has to offer. It is beautifully illustrated and is a calm and interesting game that will keep the family at the table.
When the family is feeling restless, the above board games are some great options to bring everyone a little closer together. Have fun, and remember that it is just a game!