As your children grow, you will want to soak up as much time with them as you can. The days of them napping on your chest may be over, but that doesn’t mean quality time is a thing of the past.
Board games are a great way to hook your older kids and teens into some quality family time. Board games are particularly great for tempting older children away from their screens on bad weather days.
7 Fun Gifts For Family Quality Time
We’ve compiled this list of our favourite gifts to bag yourself some quality time with your children.
There are lots of great options when it comes to fun gifts for family quality time.
#1: 5 Second Rule
Suitable for age eight and over, this fast-paced game will push your family to its limit as you all compete for the crown*. With only five seconds for each turn, you will be forced to ask fast as you desperately search your brain to think of three breeds of dogs (sounds easy, but the timer makes it challenging).
Your children will love the chaos and hilarity that ensues with this brilliant family game. This is particularly great when you have family visiting and can enjoy the extra fun that mixed generational family time provides.
You can buy 5 Second Rule here.
* Not an actual crown, just the pride of knowing you are the family winner.
Uno is a great family card game. It is fast-paced but easy to get the hang of, so even the youngest players will be able to enjoy themselves. Uno is suitable for age seven and over.
Uno is famous across the globe, and it’s not hard to see why.
Perfect for taking on holidays and days out, Uno is a compact card game that will provide hours of entertainment.
The aim of the game is to get rid of all your cards first, so go up against your family and see who can empty their hands in the shortest amount of time.
Alternatively, you can enjoy a scored version of the game, which allows you to play several rounds – the first player to score 500 points wins.
You can buy Uno here.
#3: Avengers 1000pce Panorama Clementoni Puzzle
A jigsaw is a great way to spend time with older children. Without the distraction of a competitive board game, you can chat while you enjoy some quality time together. This 1000 piece jigsaw will provide hours of calming distraction, giving you plenty of time to find out what’s going on in your child’s life. This colorful jigsaw features six of your child’s favourite superheroes. The panoramic design looks fun and bright, and the block colors mean it will be fun to piece together.
You can buy this super jigsaw here.
Your teens will love playing Scattergories as they rack their brains for unique answers that nobody else will come up with. Suitable for age 12 and over, Scattergories is a race against the clock to write down unique answers in each category.
Pick a category card, roll the 20-sided letter die, flip the sand timer, and race to come up with as many answers as you can. Score points for writing down answers that nobody else did. The more creative you can be, the more points you’ll score.
Featuring 190 categories and 20 letters on the 20-sided die, Scattergories provides more than 3,500 category combinations. Your kids won’t tire of this wild game that they can play time and time again.
#5: Trivial Pursuit Family Edition
If you’ve struggled to find a game suited to both the adults and children in your family, look no further. With separate question cards for adults and children, Trivial Pursuits Family Edition is the perfect game to keep you all on the edge of your seats.
Travel around the board, answering questions and collecting as many wedges as you can. There’s no need to wait to land on a wedge space; the family edition turns every space into a wedge space, saving you time and making every turn exciting.
Featuring never-asked before questions, Trivial Pursuits Family Edition allows you to play individually or in teams. Test your general knowledge and swot up on your Geography, Entertainment, History, Sports and Leisure, Arts and Literature, and Science and Nature. Wild spaces put you in control, allowing you to choose whichever topic you like.
Think board game, think Scrabble. There’s a reason this game has been around so long – this fun game is the perfect way to showcase your vocabulary. Perfect for age eight and over, this game will provide hours of family fun.
Help your child improve their spelling, vocabulary, creativity, and math skills while having fun. Look out for the treasured triple word spaces and the other ways of boosting your score.
You can buy Scrabble online today.
#7: Who’s The Dude
It’s not always easy to prise teenagers away from their group chats, but Who’s The Dude is sure to be a firm favorite.
Designed for age sixteen and over, Who’s the Dude is a hilarious charades-based party game that features a life-size inflatable Dude. Use the Dude to perform as many charades as you can within the time limit. Act out movie scenes, love ballads, and undertake other ridiculous activities while the other players try to guess what you and the Dude are doing.
The game works with the Dude app, making it a sure-win for any tech-obsessed teen. This game features 440 hilarious charades.
Order Who’s The Dude today.
Myer is Australia’s largest department store and they know a thing or two about helping families reconnect.
Whether you’re looking for a classic board game to fill you with nostalgia or a new, trendy game to impress your teens, Myer has plenty of options when it comes to games and gifts the whole family will enjoy.
See their full range of great family gifts.