Playing the Wii U with family made it feel awesome at night with the giggles and the togetherness. Hearing my son laugh and kick butt sealed the deal for me to bring the Wii U upstairs for more family fun. I like the idea of playing video games together. Both my boys chilled out more when we all got the chance to kick grandpa's butt on Super Smash Bros. Yeah I held last place most of the time but it was the fun and comradery that made it all worthwhile.
This year, I want to incorporate more board game time too. I made a sheet here to roll a d20 to see what games get played for the night. No fights, no pouts (even from the adults), just roll the die and see what will get its chance to be played. We can update the list every few months. For you readers, Go check out what is in your game cabinet and see what you can bring out for your family fun.
This is my starting list:
Games for Family Night (roll d20)
3. Kittens in a Blender
4. Pass the pigs
5. Settlers of Catan
11. Dread Pirate
12. 1000 white cards
14. Pirates! Ship game (plastic card miniatures)
16. Sushi GO!
18. Cthulhu Dice
19. Zombie Dice
My shelf needs to be played, we have another closet full of our RPG books too!