With everyone spending an endless amount of time at home right now, and looking for things to do that don’t involve screens, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a “Quarantine Family Game Guide.” I’ve always loved games and puzzles, but my kids are just now getting to the age when we can all play together. We’ve got our standard go-to games (like Uno, Monopoly and Go Fish) and I’ve been introducing the kids to some new options which has really helped mix things up during this time of social distancing. Games are really the perfect way to spend all these nights at home. If your kids are resistant to trying a new game (or any game at all), I’ve found that playing a game during dinner is always a welcome treat for the kids. Another one of those things we never would have done pre-quarantine.

I broke the list down into three categories— board games, card games, and puzzles. And then broke them down further by the recommended minimum age, from Kindergarteners all the way through teens and adults. (I skipped the preschool games, because we all know that playing board games with a preschooler is painful!)

I hope this list helps you discover some new games that will find their place in your rotation of favorites.

Games to Play in Quarantine With Your family:

Eye Found It

Left Center Right 5+

The Picnic Spinner Game

Roll and Play

Count Your Chickens

Monopoly Junior Party Edition 5+

Chutes and Ladders 4+

Candyland 3+






STARE! Junior – Ages 6+

Battleship 7+

Wits and Wagers: Family Edition 6+


Wordplay for Kids 6+

Gobblet Gobblers

Bananagrams 7+

Headbanz 7+

Connect 4 – Ages 6+

Tenzi 7+

Gnomes at Night – Ages 6+

Guess Who 6+


Game of Life



Double Ditto

RummiKub 8+


Pandemic 8+


Monopoly 8+

Scrabble 8+

Proof! 9+


Watch Ya Mouth 8+

Balderdash 8+


Mad Gab 12+

5 Second Rule 10+

Taboo 13+

Codenames 10+

Catch Phrase 12+

Scattergories 13+


Too Many Monkeys 6+

What Are the Odds: Family Edition – Ages 7+

Uno – Ages 7+

Smack It – Ages 6+

Rat-a-Tat-Cat 6+

Exploding Kittens 7+

Go Fish

Kids Create Absurdity – Ages 7+

Throw Throw Burrito – Ages 7+


Sleeping Queens 8+

Skyjo 8+

The Bears and the Bees  8+

Utter Nonsense: Family Edition 8+

Don’t Touch My Jewels 8+

Apples to Apples Junior

Family Charades Cards 8+

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza 8+


Apples to Apples 12+

Unstable Unicorns 14+



Kanoodle 7+


Rush Hour


Bop It!


Songbirds Puzzle

Galison 500-Piece Rainbow Popsicle Puzzle

Crocodile Creek 100-Piece Ocean Puzzle 5+

Crocodile Creek 48-Piece Country Fair Puzzle 4+

Mudpuppy Your World Puzzle 8+

Roll-Up Puzzle Mat

Family style puzzles have sections with different size pieces so that different ages can play together:

Ocean Pier 400-Piece Family-Style Puzzle

Candy Shop 350-Piece Family-Style Puzzle 


What Do You Meme 17+

Utter Nonsense: Naughty Edition 17+

Cards Against Humanity 17+

Have fun at your next family game night!

What are your favorite games to play as a family? Did we leave anything out?