Fun Family Games to Play at Home (No Board Necessary)

Fun Family Games to Play at Home (No Board Necessary)

Family time doesn’t only mean dinner time or movie nights. When I was a little girl, I remember spending lots of time playing several games with my family. And, I swear, those were the best and happiest moments of my life.

So, if you want to have some great family time, forget about movies or even board games, and try these fun ones!

Drawing Games         

The Scribble Drawing Game

The Scribble Drawing GameThis is a very quick, easy and straightforward game that kids can even play in the doctor’s waiting area or in the restaurant while waiting for food.

Materials you’ll need:

  • Any kind or size of paper
  • Pencils, pens, markers or crayons

Instructions on how to play the scribble drawing game:

Step 1:

The game starts when everyone starts scribbling something (it could be anything) quick on the sheet of paper. If you do not want to create something intentional, try to close your eyes and draw.

Step 2:

Now is the time to exchange the scribbles with each other. Here’s a tip you could consider if you don’t want to end up with your own scribble: make sure to hand your sheet of paper to the person on your left.

Step 3:

This is the phase where you take your time to have a close look and study the scribble in front of you. A few experts have claimed that this phase of the game can improve problem-solving skills and help you in becoming more creative and innovative.

Tip: You may want to rotate the paper and turn it in different ways to analyze the drawing from different angles.

Step 4:

Once you are done analyzing, add your own lines and scribbles and complete the drawing.

Note: This game can engage your brain like never before and create amazing responses. You could also create a story with a simple scribble. Trust me, the possibilities are endless!

Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite CorpseFrida Kahlo was not a comedian or an artist, but she became famous in 1932 when she gave birth to a fun drawing game, now known as the Exquisite Corpse. It all started when her husband, Diego Rivera, drew a human with droopy breasts, large and weird nipples and legs that looked pretty uncomfortable in odd shoes.

Today, some have renamed it as Mix-Up Madness because there’s nothing but pure madness and fun in that game.

How do you play?

It’s pretty simple, actually. You take any kind of paper and fold it into thirds. And, remember, your aim is not to create a beautifully-eyed human with even hips and long legs. Think as if you are Victor Frankenstein and you have to create a new bizarre creature that might have a few human-like features.

So, in the first third of the paper will be your character’s head, the abdomen and the arms will be featured in the second third and then finally the legs will be on the third part.

When the first person is drawing, remember that the first artist will have to create small marks for the next third before he/she passes along the paper to the next person. (This way, the next artists will know where to start adding their contributions.) This step will have to be repeated for the third person.

Note: Usually, this drawing is recommended for three persons only, but if you can customize it to incorporate more players, good for you!

Collaboration Chaos

Collaboration ChaosHonestly, I think drawing isn’t that much fun when you work at it. It becomes work, like real work, when you apply yourself and that can sometimes be frustrating, challenging and tiring. Take little kids with crayons, for example, they play with drawing and have fun.

Similarly, this drawing game is meant for entertainment.

How to play?

Player 1 starts by drawing anything on a sheet of paper – it could be a face, an eye, a table, an oval or even a line – and then player 2 adds to the drawing. So, in other words, you’ll take what is given to you and just go with the flow.


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