6 Incredibly Fun Games to Keep Your Family Entertained Without a Screen

Close-up of scrabble board game with kid-friendly words

Set down the tablets and turn off the TV, because these fun finds will take family game night to a whole new level. From kid-friendly games like Go Fish to more challenging brain teasers like Scrabble, we've rounded up six games that everyone can enjoy.

Six card games for kids including Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Memory, Slap Jack, Matching, and Old Maid from Target photo

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Kids Game Value Pack

This value pack might be a throwback to your childhood, but these classic games are a great option for families with small children 3 years old and up. The six-in-one fun pack includes card games (Memory, Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Slap Jack, Old Maid, and Matching), that are fun and help develop basic learning skills. Each game can be played in 15 minutes or less and requires at least two players.

To Buy: $7; target.com

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Perplexus marble game from Barnes and Noble photo

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Perplexus Original

If you're looking for a unique and challenging game to capture your kids' attention, Perplexus Original might be perfect for your family. It offers 100 different maze puzzles and can be taken anywhere from the doctor's office to restaurants. The object of the game is to rotate the sphere 360 degrees and move the silver marble from start to finish without falling. If the ball drops off the course, simply go back to start and play on!

To Buy: $25; barnesandnoble.com

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Travel-size Scrabble game wuth red packaging from Bed Bath and Beyond photo

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Scrabble To Go

Take your favorite game of Scrabble on the go with this travel-size set. It comes with a gridded board and snap-in letters, making it easy to stop mid-game and pick back up where you left off. Pack it before heading out on a long car ride or bring it to the airport for something fun to do during your layover. When the game is over, zip everything into the small travel case to make sure you don't lose any pieces.

To Buy: $45; bedbathandbeyond.com

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Set of 16 metal puzzles in blue and yellow with a travel bag from Amazon photo

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Brain Teaser Puzzle Games

This brain teaser set comes with 16 challenging puzzles that are fun and help develop concentration, focus, and problem-solving skills. All you have to do is figure out a way to seperate the two metal pieces and put them back together again. But don't be fooled—it's more difficult than it looks! Once you've completed one, move on and try the next to see how many you can get through. Each piece is made from sturdy metal and free of sharp edges, making it safe for kids 6 and older to play.

To Buy: $12; amazon.com

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Twister game with two more moves from Walmart photo

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Twister

Family game night isn't complete without a Twister match, and this version comes with two new moves to keep things interesting. Of course, the spinner features all the classic moves like right foot green and left hand red, but if the spinner lands on air you have to put your hand or foot in the air, and if it lands on spinner's choice the spinner gets to make up a move for the other players to do. Be the last one to complete all the moves without falling over and you win! It's great for ages 6 and up and can be played with two or more players.

To Buy: $14 (usually $16); walmart.com

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Travel size deck of The Game of Things from Walmart photo

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The Game of Things

The Game of Things is a great way to bond with your kids and will inspire fits of laughter! This travel set can be played on its own or act as an expansion pack for the full-size version. It comes with 170 topic cards and one storage case, so all you need are pencils and paper. One player chooses a topic and the others write down the first thing that comes to their mind—you never know what someone is going to say!

To Buy: $6 (usually $10); walmart.com

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