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10 Fall Family Game Night Ideas That Aren’t Board Games

10 Fall Family Game Night Ideas That Aren't Board Games

A great way to get some family bonding time this fall is to get the family together and try out some family game night ideas! There are dozens of games you can play at home using items that you already have in your house.

One of the most exciting games categories is “Minute to Win It” games. These are games that seem simple, but when put against the clock become complicated and thrilling. Young kids can have short attention spans, so these games are perfect because they are fast and exciting. Alternatively, it can also be fun to put a spin on classic games by giving them some fall flare. You can bring out these family game night ideas at a Halloween party!

Here’s a list of ten family game night ideas to try on your next family game night!

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10 Halloween Family Game Night Ideas

It can also be fun to put a spin on classic games by giving them some fall flare. You can bring out these family game night ideas at a Halloween party!

The Dizzy Mummy

This game can be played with family members of just about any age. All you need are either a few toilet paper rolls or a roll of streamers. Divide into teams of two. One person wraps the paper around the other person as fast as they can. The first person to unravel their whole roll wins!

Spider Ring Toss

You can play this game with spider rings, acorns, Halloween candy, or any items of similar size. One person gets an empty cup and the other person tosses it into the cup. Each team races to see how many they can catch in 60 seconds!

Candy Corn Stack

This game is great for children because it helps them practice their concentration and fine motor skills while also having fun. Each player gets a handful of candy corn, and everyone races to see how many they can stand upright on a plate within a minute.

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Leaf Blower

Collect leaves from outside and line them up on a flat surface for a race. Each player gets a straw and has to blow the leaf through the straw to move the leaf to the finish line as fast as they can.

Apple Jack Thread

Apples are a fall favorite, so apple jacks are a fun cereal to incorporate into your fall themed activities. Each player has a pipe cleaner and races to see how many apple jacks they can loop onto their pipe cleaner in one minute, using only one hand.

Elephant March

Each player gets a panty hose with a mini pumpkin inside. Place the waist of the panty hose on your head so that pumpkin swings down at the end. Knock down mini pumpkins or bottles with the “trunk.” You can even make it an obstacle course and see how far through the course each player can get in one minute.

10 Fall Family Game Night Ideas That Aren't Board Games

Night Bowling

This is a really fun and relatively inexpensive game to play with all ages.   All you need are some empty water bottles and glow sticks, as well as a “bowling ball.” You can use a hamster ball and make it glow in the dark too!

Pumpkin Memory Game

This game is easy to make and great for younger ages. Simply use paper plates to design different jack-o’-lantern faces and turn them all upside down. Play following the traditional rules of “Memory” until all the faces are matched!

Fall Charades

Charades is an energetic game and it can be played just about anywhere at anytime. All you need are a pen and paper to jot down a few ideas of things for players to act out. You can use this fall themed chart, or come up with your own!

Hide and Seek in the Dark

This is an old classic, but always fun for any age and especially in the season of scaring! Turn all the lights out in the house and play traditional hide and seek, but in the dark. Jumping out and scaring the seeker when they are about to find and tag you is the best part!

Non board game family game night ideas at home! It can also be fun to put a spin on classic games by giving them some fall flare. You can bring out these family game night ideas at a Halloween party!

Jenna Lombardi
Jenna Lombardi
Jenna Lombardi currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Andrew, and their two children, Aaron and Clare. She loves to travel (even with kids!), find a good bargain, and enjoys an iced chai latte with soy milk every now and then. When she’s not wrangling the kids at the playground or the zoo, she can be found practicing hand lettering, reading about pregnancy and natural childbirth, or testing out a new recipe in the kitchen.