We may have replaced our old family board games with fancy consoles, but there are only so many Mario Kart circuits we can race before our brains begin to feel, well…like mush. Trying to entertain yourself by only reading books can nudge you further into self-isolation mode, while 1,000+ piece puzzles—although truly satisfying to complete—can be too challenging. But family board games? A foolproof cure for cabin fever.
Some games bring us together, others tear us apart (lovingly, of course)—either way, they’re exactly the kind of distraction we need right now. And it’s not just us; retailers everywhere are having a hard time keeping their board game from flying off warehouse shelves. And it makes sense—kids and adults alike are staring at monitors more than ever, now that we’re schooling or working from home. So to give your tired eyes a break from all the excess screen time while also reminding ourselves that social distancing doesn’t have to mean being antisocial, we rounded up the best family board games to play right now.
Whether you’re playing with two or four people, here are 16 options that will make to make every day feel like a Sunday. Ready, set, play.
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