Last Updated on January 3, 2020 by Corinne Schmitt
Having a family game night isn’t a new concept, but it’s one that families all over the world often tend to overlook and forget about it. This year, bring family game night back on your radar.
I know what you’re thinking…board games aren’t all that…exciting. And I hear ya. But truth be told, it’s more than just games that make family game night awesome.
There are so many benefits to a family game night that you might not even be aware of!
Why having a Family Game Night is a MUST
These are just a few perks of having a game night at home, but trust me…there are more than this!
Game nights every week create a schedule for all
How many times have you wondered what everyone in your family was doing on any given night? Between sporting events, outings and crazy and hectic schedules, planning a family game night can actually bring a bit of normalcy. No matter what, everyone in your family knows that family game night is on “whatever day you pick”. And that also means that NOTHING else can take its place.
Family game night creates an unbreakable bond
I don’t know about you, but playing board games or other fun games can get fierce! If your family is competitive, this can cause game night to be pretty awesome. As long as everyone is having harmless fun, pair up and see who is the biggest threat. Is it parents against kids? Mom and daughter versus Dad and son? Or a wild mixture of both? The longer that you all play games together, the more that you’ll learn how each other think and strategize…and that can lead to a ton of great fun!
Anything you can do to spend time together is great
The world moves at a speed of light and before you know it, the kids are grown and out of the house. Making memories while you can is important and family game night can help with that. Take the time to turn off the electronics, put away the phone and leave the TV off for the night…Just have everyone saddle up around the table and pay attention to one another and the game in front of you.
You’ll be amazed at how in tune everyone can become quickly when there aren’t outside distractions.
Believe it or not, games keep your minds sharp!
There are so many mental components to playing games that people don’t often even realize is happening. Every game is about wit, strategy, planning and sometimes…just a little bit of luck. You can easily learn a new move or plan of action every time you play a board game, and this is an awesome way to keep your mind active.
Family game night opens up the lines of communication
With how much electronics rule our lives, it’s important to find a way to still communicate as a family. Just the act of talking during a board game or asking questions is a perfect way to communicate with one another. There are so many ways that game night can help your family find the words that they are wanting to say to another!
Buying new games together is actually a ton of fun
Have you ever took the time to look up all the game options you can buy online? There are a ton! And some of them you’ve probably never even heard of. Pick a day to go online and read the reviews about games together. Then, as a family, choose a couple that you’d like to have as part of your game night. The sooner that you can start adding more and more games to your rotation, the more choices and fun options you’ll have!
Having a family game night opens up so many doors. And all of them tend to lead toward positive outcomes. If you’re wondering how a family game night can benefit you, simply let the tips and opinions above show you.
And the best part? It’s easy and affordable to start a game night in your home! You can even pick up some gently used games at yard sales or thrift stores to add into your gameplay as well. Have fun with all your gaming options. You’re going to love family game night!