12 (Legitimately Fun) Games to Play With Kids

12 Best Family Board Games

Every night before dinner…

…nine-year-old Toby and I go out on our stoop and play a game. It has been such a nice ritual during this crazy time (when the rest of the day can feel like a chaotic free-for-all), and I look forward to it all day.

Here are the games we’ve been enjoying:

Guess Who
Apples to Apples (the kids’ version)
Taboo
Too Many Monkeys
Sorry
Uno
Jenga
Matching
Zingo
Connect Four
Perfection
Heads Up

Have you played any of these?

After the boys are in bed, Alex and I will sometimes bust out one of the games, too. We’ll play Guess Who as adults by asking not about hair color and hats, but about personality traits: Is this guy super flirty? Does she interrupt a lot at her book club? And, crazily enough, you usually get the final answer right.

What other kids’ games do you like? I’d love to hear more…

P.S. Four games to play while lying down, and what parenting is really like.