A New Twist to Family Game Night

Smartphones and tablets giving new life to a family tradition.

By on February 26, 2013

It wasn’t that long ago when board games would be taken off the shelf or out of the closet for a night of friendly competition. After fighting over which game piece each person would use and who could go first, there would be a quick refresher of the rules before the fun would begin.

Whether your family takes the knock-down, drag out competitive route to game playing or is participating more for the academic and social benefits, a new and improved family game night has emerged.

Apps bring all of the fun of traditional board games to the kitchen table without the typical arguments over where the missing pieces might be, who is cheating or the best way to convince everyone to help clean up.

For those looking for to relive their childhood, the app versions of The Game of Life, MONOPOLY or Risk are only a touch away. Yahtzee and charades are family favorites sure to bring out the competitive spirit in all of us.

Newer games like Pictureka!, which allows for both a solo adventure game and a multi-player option, have players racing to find the hidden pictures. 

Apps for chess, backgammon and checkers as well as a litany of card and word games help families and friends forge the type of bonds that emerge only after spending quality time spent over a board game. No need to wait. Start downloading game apps today and bring family game night back into vogue.