14 Family Friendly Games to Play on National Unplug Night October 16

14 Family Friendly Games to Play on National UnPlug Night #UnPlugwithCarrom

14 Family Friendly Games to Play on National UnPlug Night  #UnPlugwithCarrom

I wanted to share with you some fun games that you can play in your living room on National Unplug Night.


Grab the checker board out of the closet. Set it up and play several games of checkers with different family members. This is a great game and helps your child develop strategy and critical thinking skills.


This is one of our family favorites. It is a great game to teach your kids because it is pretty simply. You can even use the game to teach your child about numbers, colors, and matching.


This is another one of our favorite card games. It is great for kids that are a bit older. It is a great game that helps build critical thinking and strategy skills.


I never really understood this game growing up but it is one of the oldest two player games that has lasted throughout the years.

Connect 4

This is a great game for younger kids. You simply slide colored discs into the game board and you try to line up 4 in a row before your opponent.

Old Maid

This was a favorite game when I was growing up and it is great for younger kids.

Go Fish

This is another one of my favorite games when I was growing up. It is easy to play and it is another great game for younger kids.


I remember playing this game with my grandfather and it was always fun. If you have dominoes, two people can play this game while the others play another game.


This game can get long but it is a fun game that you can play together as a family. They even make a junior version for the younger kids. This is a great game to use to help teach your kids about money.


This was one of my favorite board games that I used to play with my friends when I was growing up. It is a fun suspect game that your kids will enjoy for years to come.


My kids enjoy playing this game. It is a fun game for the entire family.

Chutes and Ladders

My youngest son got this game for his birthday and enjoys playing it. He can learn to count while having fun playing a game.

Candy Land

This is another popular game for toddlers to play. You can use this game to help teach them their colors while having fun.

Game of Life

I also enjoyed this game while growing up. It was fun pretending that you found a spouse, had kids, and even your dream career. If only it were really that easy. This game is another great game for helping teach your kids about money.

I hope this list of family friendly games give you a few ideas on how to spend National Unplug Night with your family. Of course, you don’t have to spend the evening playing board games but you can find other family friendly activities that you enjoy such as going to the park, playing outside, or even sitting down together for story time.

14 Family Friendly Games to Play on National UnPlug Night  #UnPlugwithCarrom

If you don’t have any of the traditional games, check out Carrom Games for all of your family favorites plus they have a selection of other table top games like hockey, foosball table, and balance boards. I was given the opportunity to review the Carrom Gameboard which features a ton of classic games and some that I haven’t ever heard of. My kids wanted to open the box as soon as I received it and would ask me over and over if they could play games. I finally let them open the game board over the weekend and they had a ton of fun playing games.

What is your favorite game to play on game night?


12 responses to “14 Family Friendly Games to Play on National UnPlug Night #UnPlugwithCarrom”

  1. Holly @ Woman Tribune Avatar

    I really love the idea of National Unplug Night. It’s a great way to get families to spend more time together, to really have great conversations, or play a game together. We learn to truly appreciate who and what we have in our lives when we step away from all the electronics. I have such AMAZING memories of playing Skip-bo with my family when I was a kid. It was pretty much my favorite game after Boggle. I LOVE Boggle!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Very true Holly, thank you for visiting. I haven’t played Boggle in a long time. It is a great word game too!

  2. Christy Maurer Avatar

    It’s definitely great to unplug once in awhile! I loved playing Yahtzee and Monopoly best when I was a kid.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I like Yahtzee too. I hope you can join us on Oct 16th.

  3. Rebel Sweetheart Avatar

    We love playing UNO and Monopoly! Oh, and don’t forget Scrabble and Millionaire’s Game, too. 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Scrabble is a great word game. I personally didn’t know how to play it until they came out with Words with Friends. I don’t think that I have heard of Millionaire’s Game. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Fathima Syedali Avatar
    Fathima Syedali

    Truly, parents are the role models for their children. When we get addict to spending more time in laptops and mobiles, kids too find their own way of addiction based on their age group. And in return most of them are not interested in playing outdoor games. National Unplug Night is a best way for family get together & to play favorite games together.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Very true, thank you for your insight and sharing. I know that kids today don’t play enough. They are either doing homework, have run watching television, or playing on their devices.

  5. Erika Avatar

    I love the idea of National Unplug Night. It blows my mind to see all these kids constantly involved in technology one way or another. Life would have been so different as a child that way. Time for more real connection.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree, I am personally guilty of spending too much time on technology. I will be unplugging on the 16th.

  6. cheryl Avatar

    And we need a WEBSITE on the INTERNET to tell stupid parents this…..so sad.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Cheryl, I have to agree with you but as parents sometimes we get caught up with busyiness that we forget to enjoy our kids. Thank you for visiting.