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Family Game Night Lives On: Having Fun With Family In The Modern Day

What Is Family Game Night?

A time for all of your close family members to come together for one night and participate in some friendly competition, family game nights are the perfect event. Not only does this create an amazing bonding experience for the family, but it also creates lasting memories with loved ones! That’s why Manzanilla Sophia created this blog.

Whether your kids just entered kindergarten or are full-grown adults, there are games out there for everyone to partake in.

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Set Aside A Time For Everyone To Play

It’s important to plan accordingly when setting up a date for game night. It should accommodate everyone’s schedule between school, work, and extracurricular activities.

Game night can occur as often as once a week or once a month. The best things in life are ones that become traditions. This will give you and your family something to look forward to outside of the daily routine/responsibilities!

What Games Should You Play?

Offering lots of variety on game night is important because the first or even second game might not stick. From cards to your standard board game, the options are endless!

Top board games to choose from for all ages:

  • Monopoly
  • Spot It!
  • King of Tokyo
  • Scattergories
  • SlapJack
  • Pictionary
  • Do you really know your family?
  • Ticket to Ride


Just to name a few – all of the games listed above can be played with up to 8 family members! Pro tip: Don’t go over the person limit for each game because it could take too long for your next turn.

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Be In The Moment


Life can feel crazy at times with the pace our schedules tend to go at. Don’t forget to be present in these unforgettable moments with your family. You can always pick up where you left off at your job or on that homework at another time!

The purpose of family game night is for those closest to you to come together, talk, enjoy each other’s company and see how everyone is doing. Of course, it doesn’t put a pause on our professional commitments, but it helps you regroup and remember why these times should be cherished.

This is the time for real-life connections and conversations – tuck your phones and tablets away for these few hours while you have game night. In today’s society, technology is always at the forefront of our minds, but sometimes it’s good to unplug!

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Snack / Drink Ideas

What’s a game night without some yummy snacks? For less of a mess at the snacking station, the best option is finger foods! Keeping it simple and still delicious, will save you time on the clean-up afterward. 

Some great snack options to consider for your next family game night:

  • Mini sandwiches
  • Pretzels or Chips
  • Cheese Platter
  • Cookies / Cupcakes
  • Popcorn
  • Candy


Some drink options to consider for your next family game night:

  • Lemonade
  • Iced Tea
  • Soda Pop
  • Sparkling Water


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This is going to be a family tradition that everyone will love. With all of these fun and exciting board games + snack/drink options to choose from, your kids will be asking you when the next family game night is!

Check out our other Manzanilla Sophia blogs to learn how you can bring your family together! Read our blog “Using Sunday To Ensure Weekly Success” to learn how to prepare your family for the weekdays. Keep your family’s eyes prepared for the week and family game night with Manzanilla Sophia eye drops!

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