Cover photo: Brian U
I don't know if you noticed, but while we were busy dancing on bars and, well, procreating, game developers were still making games that are just as lively as Life, Candyland, and Clue.
Since Family Game Night is not only fun but cheap, I consulted independent toy store employees, scoured message boards and blogs, read reviews, and talked to friends (and my own kids) to find the best board games for families.
All created in the last twenty years, and appealing to kids from three to 55, these games are so good you'll play out your money's worth and make memories that are priceless.
Apples to Apples Jr. | 8 and up
Players keep each other in stitches in the junior version of this award-winning party game when they make unusual matches between descriptions like "chewy," "amazing," or "scary" with things like "diaper," "unicorn," or "burned toast." Great for expanding vocabulary and thinking skills.
(Apples to Apples Junior, $20)