The Best New Family-Friendly Games
If Your Family Loves Uno, Try...
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: $9, areyougame.com.
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If Your Family Loves Pictionary, Try...
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: $30, amazon.com.
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If Your Family Loves Scrabble, Try...
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: $25, amazon.com.
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If Your Family Loves Trivial Pursuit, Try...
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: $23, target.com.
If Your Family Loves Sorry, Try...
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, biffleys.com.
If Your Family Loves Clue, Try...
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: $26, amazon.com.