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At our house, one of the best parts about the holidays is having the entire family together and having the opportunity to play games together! We love games and have an extensive collection. When the whole family is together, we like to play games where everyone is involved and having a blast–laughing, carrying on and playing together on teams. We branched out from your “typical” games such as Monopoly and Sorry years ago. While those types of games have their time and place, they aren’t for larger groups and aren’t as entertaining as some of these other games.

Here are some of our family favorites that will get your family hooting and hollering in know time:

Sort It Out

Buy it HERE. For ages 8 and up. **There is a Sort It Out Junior for families with younger children!

Sort it Out!™ is the new party game from Australia that’s sweeping across the world. A great ice breaker for groups of new friends and a battle of wits for old friends and family. Who knows the Biggest, Fastest, Loudest, Smallest, Longest Everything? Sort it Out!™ is a fast-paced game where knowing just a little about something can help you win everything.


Buy it HERE. For ages 7 and up.

Introducing LEGO Games, the world’s first collection of games that you build, play and change. With the unique buildable LEGO Dice and changeable rules, LEGO Games is a great way of having fun together with family and friends. Roll the LEGO Dice to select one of four exciting building categories: vehicles, buildings, nature or things. With three levels of difficulty you can show off your building skills, while the others guess what you are creating. A great game for family and friends to test your imagination, creativity, building and guessing skills to the max. An interactive game for 3 – 8 players.

Shout About Movies

Buy it HERE. For ages 13 and up. *This is a team game, so even younger children can play on the teams.

Shout about Movies is the DVD game that everyone can play! Gather around for a game of movie trivia with film clips, movie stills and sound clips. Get a group together; it’s time to Shout about Movies!

Jax Doodle Dice

Buy it HERE. For ages 6 and up.

Create a doodle with a few rolls of the DOODLE DICE. There’s a different doodle pictured on each card in the deck. When you build a doodle that matches one of the cards, you take that card. Block an opponent’s turn or take one of their cards away.
Cloud 9
Buy it HERE. For ages 10 and up. *The manufacturer suggests 12 and up, but my 12 year old has been playing this game for years!
In Cloud 9, what goes up must come down. But “when” is the question. As the balloon rises players score points. The higher it goes, the more you score. But the balloon might fall at any time. Will you stay on and earn more points? Should the balloon fall, you lose it all. For 3 to 6 players.