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The Board Game Family

About Us

We started doing video reviews of family board games, card games, and dice games as well as writing articles about the importance of family time in the fall of 2009.

As of Dec 2011, the number of family games we’d reviewed surpassed 100. And even though there are over 1, 000 new family board games released every year, we think an average of 1 game review a week is quite an accomplishment.

While we’ve had fun doing reviews and writing about family time, we’ve also loved hearing from people all over the world. When we get comments from parents and future parents in distant countries about their family time it helps brighten our day as well.

So who is The Board Game Family?
Trevor - oldest son, pianist extraordinaire, musical theater, edits our video reviews
Jaden - second son, inventor and avid reader, game strategist
Brooke - our favorite daughter, gymnast and puppy lover, game enthusiast
Caleb - youngest son, Mr. Smiles and Energy, soccer player, budding gamer sneaking out many wins
Mom and Dad – spend our efforts trying to build a strong and happy family

What are the other things that keep us busy?

Like most families, there are always plenty of activities that keep us busy. For us, they include work, school and homework, church and volunteer activities, sports (wide mix), boy scouts, youth groups, and everything else that keeps the engine running and the home in good order.

And that’s why we play board games. With so much going on every day, we really need time to connect as a family and enjoy time together sitting around a table and laughing. So we make the time to pull out a game and have fun.

Our Board and Card Game Rating System

Like many types of reviews that you’re familiar with, we rate the games we review on a 5 point scale. Of course, since we’re reviewing games, it can’t simply be a “5-star” rating system. So we rate our games on a “5-Meeple” scale. And everyone in the family has their own Meeple color for our rating system.

What’s a Meeple? you ask. Well, we don’t know exactly when the name first surfaced, but as close as we can tell it stands for miniature people. It’s the cool little wooden people that are found in many games (originally from “Euro-Games”) – the most popular of which is Carcassonne.

Hallmark Rejection #4,763

by NotAlenThack

Our Anniversary
Today’s our anniversary
It’s been six years (or eight?)
I’m glad you finally took the time
To lose a little weight
I didn’t screw your sister
I didn’t kill your dog
I tried to be a gentle man
I tried to act enthralled
With you it’s always special
I really feel we’re blessed
And once the game goes off tonight
I’ll give you all the best
Forever and ever,
Your Loving Husband
Dear Mr. Thack –
We have reviewed (again) your recent submission for our new line of family value cards and have found your taste to be utterly repugnant. One does not refer to a spouse’s weight problem, intra-family affairs, or the demise of a pet within an...

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What is the best board game for family

In my opinion, the best board game for a family is the classic board game Monopoly. Thank you very much for using

What are the best family board games?

I have 4 kids and we like to play board games and card games, but do not have many to choose from. I always loved the game Scattergories and noticed that there is a jr. version? We have apples to apples and it is ok and this game called In a Pickle..also ok. We play a lot of dominoes-Mexican train and I have a couple the my 5yr old can play too like Pass the Pigs, Go fish, Life...My other kids are 14, 10,and 9. Any games that I should look into that would be fun for all of us or for the older 3 at least?

Monopoly is a little nature for a 5 year old. You can do hungry hippo for him and possibly scrabble? Pictionary is fun too.
My mom also brought home a colorful game. It's called Dutch Blitz. Basically it's a variation of Speed (card game) and its high paced. It's meant for 2-8 players. You can be on teams of two :)

What's the best family board game?

I'm going to get a family board game for Christmas. We've got Monopoly, Life, Clue/Cluedo; what classics are we missing? What's an undiscovered game we might enjoy?
Mom, Dad and a 9 year old girl and an 11 year old boy.

Problem: find a game to entertain the kids that won't bore the parents.
Solution: This list -
I recommend Carcassonne Hunters and Gatherers by Rio Grande Games, Ticket to Ride by Days of Wonder, and The Settlers of Catan by Mayfair Games.

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