Classic Games for Family Game Night

Most families have a family game night tradition in their homes at least one night a week. Finding great games to incorporate into your family game nights that everyone will enjoy is important, especially if you have older, or even younger children.

Classic Games for Family Game Night

Some games are just not meant to be updated. They are called classic games for a good reason. And best of all, they are still available if you want to add a classic or two to your game collection. Did you know that the classic editions of some of the games you played as a child are still popular after all these years? I didn’t either until I was asked to review a few games from Winning Moves Games.

Classic Games for Family Game Night

Classic Games for Family Game Night

We were sent three games for our family game night. Two are classic games that I enjoyed playing as a kid. The first game is Payday the Classic Edition. This game is for kids (and adults) ages 8 and up. This game is based on making, and spending money. This game teaches the challenges that we face after real life paydays. Sure, you may make some money, but it normally gets spent as fast as you make it! This game is for 2-4 players and comes with: Game board, 4 tokens, 1 die, 64 deal and mail cards, savings and loan pad, money, and game instructions.

Classic Games for Family Game Night

The second game is Classic Yahtzee. I’m pretty sure that most of you remember playing Yahtzee. If you’ve never played, this game is a classic dice game that was invented over 50 years ago. This game is for players ages 8 and up, and you can play with 2 or more players. This game comes with: dice cup with aluminum rim, 5 white dice, score pad, 8 bonus chips, storage tray, and instructions.

Classic Games for Family Game Night

The third and final game is Stop It! Game play for this game is simple…No waiting for turns. You’re always in the game! There are 5 colored suits of cards, and everyone plays cards constantly on the table. If you notice a player that is on a roll, place a Stop It card and bring their playing to a halt. If you’re the first player to go out during a round, you win big! This game is for players 10 and up, and you can play with 2-4 players. Each game comes with a custom set of Stop It cards, score pad, and illustrated instructions.

All of these games are not only great for family game night, but also for winter break! We get three weeks off here, so I can’t wait to pull these games out when my nieces, nephews and godkids come to visit. I’m sure they will keep them busy for hours!

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Have you played any of these games before? If so, which is your favorite?

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  1. Melissa Teears says

    I rember playing Pay Day and Yahtzee when I was a kid. We try to have a family game night at least once a week. So much fun. We have a great time as a family.

  2. Leanne V mckenna says

    Yahtzee is a classic! Used to play it at school! :)

  3. Tanya Holland says

    I remember playing pay day when I was young. I still play yatzee with my two daughters although they make up their own rules. We also play operation, battle ship and uno.

  4. I can’t wait until all of my kids are older so we can have a family night. Right now the only board game we have is Candy Land, which my husband and I play with our 5 year old son. I have never played Pay Day but I have played Yahtzee. Stop It sounds fun.

  5. Mary Preston says

    We love to play games. Building happy memories.

  6. When my 7 were still at home we had Game night 1-2 a week. It was something that kept us together as a family unit instead of everyone going off to their own pursuits. It was filled with lots of laughter and teasing. Now my kids do the same with my grandchildren. Yahtzee and Payday were two I remember along with Uno, Monopoly, Risk , Battleship and Scrabble. Thanks for the post.
    Carol L

  7. Beatrice Lawson says

    Oh we have played Yahtzee tons of times! I am shocked not to be familiar with Pay Day, but we have certainly played Stop It. I guess our favourites change as my son grows, right now we are playing Settlers of Catan which is amazing and challenging and fun, and we love the card version of Monopoly. Great for travel and does not take as long, pretty fast paced. We love it.

  8. Anita Yancey says

    I remember playing the classic Yahtzee game years ago and it was so much fun. I have one of the newer versions and we play it often. Thanks for the walk down memory lane with the older games.

  9. Danielle F. says

    I love family game nights – board games are so simple but so much fun to play together. A personal favorite in my house is Trouble and Chinese Checkers.

  10. I’ve never played any of these games before but I wanted to play Yahtzee when I was a child because of the Tony Randell and Jack Klugman commercial.

  11. I’ve played Yahtzee and Payday but Stop It is a new game to me. It sounds like something we would enjoy. I always played checkers with my dad. He was really good and taught me a lot about the game.

  12. Brandi Price says

    I always loved Yahtzee! My son will love this one day when he is a bit older too.

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