A card game with simple rules (so younger kids can join in) but a chaotic pace. Everyone plays at the same time to make matching sets. First empty hand wins.To buy: $15, amazon.com.
Like playing Telephone—only with markers! One player sketches; the others try to guess what it is, then draw something based on it.To buy: $16.50, amazon.com.
Word on the Street
Teams use tiles to spell words that fit categories (types of cheese, for example). The challenge? The other guys can steal your letters.To buy: $16.50, amazon.com.
Sort It Out!
Instead of you-know-it-or-you-don’t questions, players sort things according to time, weight, speed, and so on. (Psst! A cockroach can hold its breath longer than a dolphin can.)
To buy: $15, target.com.
The key to winning this game is dropping colored pieces into the holes designated as safe zones. How far you’re able to go depends upon the numbers you roll.To buy: $15, amazon.com.
Murder Mystery Mansion
A team stages a crime for another to solve. At each turn, learn how many elements (murderer, method, motive, location) you got right, but not which ones.To buy: $12, amazon.com.