Best Games to Play on Family Reunions

Posted on Apr 22, 2017 in Parenting

When family reunions take place, there’s inevitably at least one person who doesn’t really want to be there, and would rather be anywhere else having fun. This is especially true for teens and children as they tend to get bored and distracted the quickest. But there is a fantastic solution to making such reunions more fun and entertaining for everyone involved, the solution being to play a game together. In the following lines, we will take you through some of the best games that you can play on your next family reunion, games that will make everyone feel good, no matter how young or old they are.

Broken telephone

This is a classic game that everyone has surely played before, so you most probably won’t need to explain it to any of your loved ones. What you need, to play it, are chairs that you place in a circle so that everyone has a chair to sit on. You all sit on them, and a family member starts the game by whispering a short sentence in the ear of the person sitting on the chair next to them. The chain continues with everyone whispering what they think they heard to the person sitting next to them until the circle is complete and you come back to the one who started the game. That’s the moment when the player who started says the sentence out loud. This easy game is immensely fun because usually, the sentence is distorted a lot as it’s passed on, the results being very funny and far away from the original sentence.

Capture the flag

This is another hit game for family reunions as it has everyone involved running and competing with each other to catch the flag of the opposing team. Of course, you have to divide the family into two teams, each team having their own flag that they hide to make it as hard as possible for their competitors to find it. A fun variation of it is the Redux capture the flag game where you use flashlights, headlamps, or glowing lamps to play, and you do it when the dark settles. The Redux capture the flag game, even comes with special variations. For example, instead of trying to find a flag that is hidden somewhere, each team carries the flag with them and the opposing team must see who exactly has it and capture it. All in all, no matter the version that you choose, it’s a great game that you’ll have a lot of fun playing.

Trivia games

Undoubtedly, trivia games are the best to play at such reunions. But when we say trivia games, we’re not actually referring to the classic game where your intelligence is tested, but rather at a much more fun and personal version. To play the perfect trivia game on a family reunion, we recommend that you personalize it. For example, create your own cards where you write down interesting questions about personal experiences of family members, and divide the cards into categories of questions to make the game more appealing. Afterward, divide into teams, and at each turn, one member of one team must draw a card from a category they want and ask the question written on the card. The team whose turn it is must answer within a certain time limit that you cordially set prior to the game, and you mustn’t forget to keep track of the score to see in the end who is the best at your version of family trivia.