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The 10 Best Family Games in 2023

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November 3, 2023

A great way to enjoy some family time during the holiday season is by playing a board game or card game! You can easily bring several family games to play during your stay at one of our luxurious vacation rentals in Southern Utah in addition to the fun amenities our resort communities have to offer. Take a look at this list of the best holiday family games:

1. Exploding Kittens

Number of Players: 2 to 5
Ages 7+
close up of board game

One of the top card games of the year has to be Exploding Kittens! It’s quickly become a favorite since it’s very easy to learn and quick to play. Use the defuse cards to dodge the exploding kittens and the action cards to betray your friends, There are also several expansion packs for even more hilarious entertainment!

2. I Should Have Known That!

Number of Players: 2 or more
Ages 14+
This addicting game is a fun new twist on a traditional trivia holiday family game. Instead of receiving points for every correct answer, this game takes away points for each wrong answer. It won’t be long before you hear yourself say…I should have known that!

3. Six Second Scribbles

Number of Players: 2 to 14
Ages 8+
If you like Pictionary, then you will also love Six Second Scribbles! You have 1 minute to draw 10 doodles in a single category, such as “sea creatures” or “things that smell good”. This family game is all about the balance between quality and quantity, with lots of entertaining scribbles along the way.l

4. Last Defense

family playing a holiday family game

Number of Players: 2 to 6
Ages 8+
Last Defense is a kid-friendly strategy game the whole family will enjoy. It’s a unique cooperative family game where everyone will either win or lose against your attackers, whether they’re robots or aliens.

5. Do You Really Know Your Family?

Number of Players: 3 to 8
Ages 8+
Get ready for many laughs and mayhem when you play Do You Really Know Your Family?! Not only will you get to know your family members better, but you’ll also spark some unique conversations about topics you wouldn’t normally talk about.

6. Blank Slate

Number of Players: 3 to 8
Ages 8+
Word games are always a great option for fun holiday family games, and Blank Slate is the epitome of family-friendly fun. Do you think you’re good at knowing what people are thinking? Play this game and find out!

7. Azul

Number of Players: 2 to 4
Ages 8+
If you’re looking for an interesting tile game, we recommend one of the Azul board games! It’s the perfect addition to family game night with its beautiful artwork and strategy style.

8. Ticket to Ride

ticket to ride game board

Number of Players: 2 to 5
Ages 8+
Everyone knows that Ticket to Ride is an iconic family board game that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It’s easy to learn and takes between 30 and 60 minutes to build a rail empire across North America.

9. What Do You Meme?

Number of Players: 3 or more
Ages 8+
Another one of the best-selling holiday family games is What Do You Meme?! You and your group fight to come up with the funniest memes by putting the caption card with the best photo card.

10. Code Names

Number of Players: 2 to 8
Ages 14+
Last but certainly not least is Code Names, a family favorite for years that’s quick to play and involves working as a team to deduce and solve puzzles. This is another game with several variations, such as Marvel and Disney-themed, so you can find even more ways to enjoy this holiday family game!

Where to Stay for the Holidays

You have plenty of affordable options when it comes to a vacation rental in Southern Utah. From lagoon-front properties in St. George to golf course communities and pet-friendly rentals, Red Rock Vacation Rentals can accommodate every family’s needs during the holiday season.

Now you know the best holiday family games to play during your stay at one of our Utah vacation rental communities! Browse our St. George vacation rentals and secure your holiday plans today!