Your family will never be bored with these large family games on hand. Not only are they a ton of fun, but all of these options allow at least five to play!
That rare moment that you find a board game that everyone in the family can play together is almost magical, isn’t it?
Especially something that everyone actually wants to play…and doesn’t end in tears.
Are we asking too much?
Large family games are harder to come up with, but happily there are still a lot of options for us.
Most people consider a family of six to be a large family.
All of the games I’ve listed here will let you play with at least 5 players. Many of them will let you get all 6 (or more!) people around the table for a good game night.
Ready for the list?
The Best Large Family Games You Can Play
The Board Games
These board games for large families let you all play together.
You may have to help out kids who can’t read yet. (Sometimes they have a game designed for younger kids, too, and I’ll share that when I can.)
You can find most of these games on Amazon. (Easy!)
These are games that either my family has played and loved or that come highly recommended to me by trustworthy people.
So, here goes.
For Families With Older Kids
Risk A strategy game where you try to take over the world! My brothers loved to do battle in this game when we were kids. And now my own boys love it play. Younger kids can play, but they may not understand the strategy.
Would You Rather This takes the classic “Would you rather to this or that?” question and adds some fun twists. My sister in law recommends you do NOT play this game with your mother in law. 😉 (She ended up shaking her booty to some music. haha!) Ages 13+
Ravine This is a cooperative game. The family has to work together to survive after a plane crash. Ages 10+
Ticket To Ride This game has been recommended to me a million times, but because it’s on the more expensive side, we have not tried it yet. 🙁 Apparently, it’s a ton of fun to play with the family.
Telestrations For families who like to laugh, this game will remind you of “telephone”.
Codenames People who love spies and speaking in code will love this one.
Scattergories One of our family’s favorite games! Try to come up with unique ideas for each category, but they all have to start with the letter on the dice. The more you play, the better you’ll get.
Unstable Unicorns (for teens and adults) Their slogan: Build a unicorn army. Betray your friends. Unicorns are your friends now. (You decide if that’s a fit for your family, but friends tell me this one is hilarious.)
Catchphrase This link is for the version that we play here, but just about any version of this is fun for anyone who can read.
Name 5 Looks like a fun game. You have to name 5 of anything from TV Dads to words that end in “ing”.
Encore If your family loves song games as much as ours does, this game will be a hit for sure.
Pointing Fingers One of the kids got this for Christmas, and they all love it. It says ages 12+, but our younger kids love it. (And I’ve never found it inappropriate or anything.)
Clue The classic game you remember playing as a kid. (But if you’re like me, you might be thinking “Oh yeah! I haven’t thought about that game in years!”)
SKYJO A super fun numbers card game.
For Younger Players
Would You Rather…Prove It! We own the original Would You Rather game, which is aimed at teens and up. This version is great for the younger crowd!
Pictionary Air: It’s Pictionary for the digital age.
Twister You can probably get 5 people on there if you want a real challenge!
Spot It This game is one of our favorites! You can play 5 different games with the same deck of cards. And it uses mostly pictures, so even the young kids will get the hang of it.
Skip Bo Tons of fun. The kids got this for Christmas and we’ve played it constantly ever since.
Apples To Apples A game where you try to choose the best card in your hand that goes with the card laid down in front of the judge. (Knowing the judge well has its perks!) There’s also a Jr. version. Check the Walmart price, too.
Slamwich My kids love this one. And they beat me every time, because I can’t seem to figure out how to yell “Stop, Thief!” in time.
Babble On Haven’t tried this one yet, but it looks like fun. The point is to try to think of the word…kind of feels like regular life when you have 6 kids, though.
Uno Who doesn’t love a good game of Uno?
Phase 10 I have friends who absolutely love this one.
Pictionary (The Card Game) No drawing required! That’s a totally different pictionary.
Memory Why not a good old fashioned game of memory?
Deck of Cards There are tons of games a family of 5+ can play using just a deck of cards.
- Egyptian Rat Screw (you might want to call this something different for the kids)
- I Doubt It (also known as BS)
- Hand and Foot
Forget about boredom! These games will keep your large family busy for a while.
Which one is your favorite?