It’s no secret that a little friendly competition between generations always sparks joy and connection. And, there’s nothing quite like a feel-good family game night to bring everyone together for unforgettable laughs and true holiday fun. Tis’ the season to gather around the living room and crack open a great game, and we know just where you should start.
We’ve rounded up our favorite Black-owned family-friendly games and they are sure to make the perfect holiday gift ideas. Dive into this list for instant inspiration for your next family game night shenanigans.
Rhyme Antics Game
If you can make some really great rhymes, this gift will be right on time. (See what we did there?) If you can rhyme better than we just did, you and the family will enjoy playing Rhyme Antics this holiday season. It’s a unique and innovative party game for all ages that pays homage to the roots of hip-hop artistry—don’t you just love it already? Creator Chantel Calloway brought this game to life to help inspire positivity in our community and promote literacy. Get ready for hours of fun!
CultureTags Card Game
For your friends and family who speak in Twitter hashtags and live and breathe Black culture, CultureTags will be an instant hit. Players will laugh out loud while trying to get other players to guess the cultural references abbreviated by fun acronyms like WAGBT (Who All Gon’ Be There?) and YASNBAW (You Ain’t Said Nothing But A Word!). After a successful Kickstarter campaign, creator Eunique Jones Gibson has created an instant game-night classic to bring families together for endless feel-good fun. Check out #culturetags on social media to watch hilarious videos of families and friends playing the game together and bringing the laughs, for the culture.
Black Wall Street The Board Game Second Edition
Inspired by the real businesses and events from the Tulsa’s historic Black Wall Street, this Black-owned board game aims to teach players about Black history and financial literacy as they play. Each player will strategically “use” or “buy” Black businesses as they make their way around the game board hoping to accumulate wealth. Talk about a win-win!
Finally, a way to put our social media addictions to good use. ‘Verified’ takes social media prowess to new heights by letting players be first to “comment” by buzzing and answering the questions while on their quest to be the first player to get “verified” at trivia excellence.
One Gotta Go: Bundle Pack
Okay! On your Thanksgiving table, there’s only room for three dessert dishes, but you have four. One has to go! What will it be? The pumpkin pie, the sweet potato pie, the pecan pie or the apple pie. Which one will it be? And, just like that, you’re already playing One Gotta Go, a popular Black-owned adult party game that will have your family and friends debating culture favorites and fighting for their favorite things. Get ready to battle it out this holiday season!
Cards For The Culture: Friday Trivia
Only a movie as classic as Friday could keep the whole family laughing and guessing all night long. Which is the exactly the fun you’ll have when you whip out a deck of Cards For The Culture’s Friday Trivia deck, 54 fact-based questions based on the cultural classic. If Friday is not quite your gang’s speed, there’s also Fresh Prince and a 90s R&B edition offered on the company’s site. Nonstop laughs are sure to follow!