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10+ Great Games to Play with Your Teens

by | Apr 7, 2024 | Parenting, Teens

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The quote below is so true, and I am going to help you out this season to find some really great games to play with your teens!

Life is more fun if you play games (with your teens)!“–Roald Dahl

Many people think that they only have time to play games on vacation or at the holidays. Unfortunately, we fall into that group a lot of the time. But, when we do take the time to actually play a game, it is always so fun!

Have fun with your teens with Game Night!
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Have fun with your teens on Game Night!

Let’s face it, time with our teens is so precious. We know that the times that they are with us is limited. They leave for college, and are home for vacations less and less. Also, even when they are still living under our roof, they get busier and busier with school and work. Plus, there are real benefits for everyone if you do this!

So, my resolution for time going forward, is that we are going to try to play a game on those weekends when my boys are randomly home from college, or when we are just bored and turn on the t.v. for another binge watching session. I know we will be glad once we have done this!

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Great Games to Play with Your Teens

Here is the list of games to play with your teens that my family and I have put together for you. Some we have played, some have been recommended to us, and some look too great to not mention! 

In case you also like puzzles, check these out!

And, if you like card games, here are some great choices!

#1 Great Games to Play with Your Teens: Spontuneous

We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun.“–unknown

Spontuneous  -Do your kids quote movies or song lyrics like crazy? Then this is the game for them! Words are given, and then the race is one to blurt out a song with that word in it. You don’t have to sing, so no talent is required! I think that my teens will love this one.

#2 Great Games to Play with Your Teens: Catan

Families that play together, stay together.“–unknown

Catan -This is the game that my boys still look forward to playing when they are all at home! Here is the extension so that more can play!

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#3 Great Games to Play with Your Teens: Quelf

Some games are fun even when you lose. Even when you know you are going to lose before you start. It’s fun just playing them.“–Nevil Shute

Quelf -This game is sooooo much fun! You have to obey the card, and the commands can be super silly. The last time we played this, we laughed so hard. It is a more active game, and great for all ages–I’d say 12 and up.

#4 Great Games to Play with Your Teens: Trivial Pursuit

Spending time as a family is not a matter of convenience, it is a matter of priority.“–unknown, but true!! 

Trivial Pursuit -This is an oldie, but a goodie.

 Always fun to see what your people know-or not! There are so many versions, but the original is always a good choice. Here is the Star Wars version and the Harry Potter version.

#5 Great Games to Play with Your Teens: Pick Your Poison

“The single most important factor in our long-term happiness is the relationships we have with our family and close friends.” — Clayton M. Christensen

Pick Your Poison  -a modern day version of “Would you rather?” Super fun for all ages, and the answers just might surprise.

#6 Great Games to Play with Your Teens: Taboo

“Family time is sacred time and should be protected and respected.”—Boyd K. Packer

Taboo -This game will make you laugh so much. Get your teammate to guess the word, but the trick is to not use certain words which makes this challenging. This is fun to play with big family groups or friends. Here is the Midnight version, for older teens and adults.

#6 Great Games to Play with Your Teens: Goat Lords

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game!“–Michael Jordan

Goat Lords  -This sounds like a crazy fun game. The goal is to become the Goat Lord. The way to do this is to have the biggest herd of goats (cards) at the end of the game. There is much magic and dueling involved!

#7 Great Games to Play with Your Teens: Apples to Apples

“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” — Lee Iacocca

Apples to Apples  -Our boys love this game. We’ve played for hours with their cousins and my sisters. Some very funny red apple cards have been thrown down to describe the green apple card. Their is also a junior version and a Disney version!

#8 Great Games to Play with Your Teens: Wits and Wagers

“It is more important than ever to make our families the center of our lives and the top of our priorities.” —L. Tom Perry

Wits and Wagers -Questions, guesses and bets. Great multi-generational game with all sorts of crazy questions and answers. I have only played this once at a friend’s house, but we had a great time!

#10 Great Games to Play with Your Teens: Password

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“When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work.” —Anna Quindlen

Password  -(This is the original version)  I have many great memories of family and friends playing this hilarious game! You can play it so many different ways, and each way is fun!

#11 Great Games to Play With Your Teens: Kids Against Maturity

“Playing games can contribute to making you happy, perhaps even without therapy.” -Gyles Brandreth

Kids Against Maturity –Oh my goodness! We just came across this game at a friend’s house -hilarious! You have to know that a lot of the humor is geared towards teens, so farts are a part of this game. It is a game that is perfect to relieve any type of family tension!

#12 Great Games to Play With Your Teens: Sequence

Game night is the best night! -unknown

Sequence  -This is such a fun card game! It combines a board with a card game. It involves strategy, and can be played individually or with teams.

I hope these suggestions help you with great games to play with your teens!

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