What Are the Best Games for Family Games Night?

The best family games nights deserve the best family games to play.

That means providing as much fun for grandparents as grand-kids, whilst also ensuring that mum and dad aren't stuck with hours of complicated rule reading. So, let's create some unforgettable memories, as Jaques of London guides you through the very best games for family games nights in.

Whether hunting out the best family board games or indulging in some unique familial fun, consider us your experts in household hilarity.


Games for the Whole Family


Bingo Hall

It’s time to work on your calls, because when it comes to family games night, there is no better way to hit the jackpot. Ignore the stereotypes, bingo is far more than gambling granny gratification. Instead, it is the perfect game for family games night. Proving ideal for young learners taking their first steps in numerics, it also affords experienced players the chance to show off their long-trained calling credentials. Number 8! Come play with Jaques.


A Jaques Classic

Jaques of London are the creators of some of the world’s most beloved family games. From Tiddledy Winks to Snakes & Ladders, our lineage is your direct route to family games night glory. For centuries, we have invented gaming titles that are guaranteed to delight the entire family. So, whether growing baby teeth or popping in dentures, Jaques range of classics are ready to take a giant bite out of boredom, with the best traditional family board games, for players of every generation.


Puzzle Party

All hands on deck for a family jig. Don’t worry, we aren’t talking about an evening of tearing up the dance floor. At Jaques, the only shuffling required is that of jigsaw pieces into perfect order. Our range of jigsaw puzzles are the perfect way to bring everyone together, for a night of relaxing family play.


Family Casino

Place your bets and show your hands. It’s time to play croupier and invite everyone in on the family shuffle. Games night will be a shining beacon of excitement, as the bright lights of Vegas grace your home, for an unforgettable evening of play. Jaques is your friendly casino dealer, with our fabulous deluxe card designs and roulette wheel set ensuring that the fun will never stop spinning. Just be sure to follow the house rules... Kids must always win!


Ping Pong

We wouldn’t like to toot our own mini-tennis trumpet, but Jaques of London is also the original home of ping pong. Still creating exact replicas of our original 1901 ping pong set design, there is no easier way to turn the dinner table into a winners table, as your centre-piece gives way to centre court. Simply set your net up and prepare to crown your homes‘ king-Kong of ping pong.


For the best traditional family board games, leisure activities and after dinner delights, Jaques of London guarantees fun for the whole family. So, the next time you ask, ‘What are the best games for family games night?’, feel free to take a tip from our own play-pros and turn your evening into one you will want to relive over and over again.

Kate Luke
Head Of Brand
After graduating with a 2.1 Music degree, Kate pursued a career in the Music Industry, becoming a professional West End vocalist and a fully qualified Music Teacher, School Choir Leader and Songwriter. As one of Jaques of London’s Creative Editors, her specialism surrounds building confidence and expression through music & play—drawing upon her qualifications in Music Psychology & Child Development. As well as this, she is an accomplished blog writer and published journalist who enjoys promoting the importance of Montessori learning for all ages.
Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.
Jess Casson
Marketing Assistant
Jess graduated from the University of York in 2022 with a degree in Sociology and Criminology; kickstarting her career in the creative marketing industry through content creation and social media management. One of these roles involved creating content for a children's holiday camp, which alongside a knowledge of Montessori Teaching, formed an interest in childhood development. Utilising her expertise in both these fields has allowed her to promote and share her passions with the online community while exploring her talent for writing and establishing collaborations.
Laura Henderson
Interior Designer
Interior Designer, Laura Henderson, lives in Surrey with her husband and two daughters. Taking a timeless approach to her designs and drawing on her love of colour, antiques, art, modernist furniture and photography she delivers luxurious compositions and peaceful sanctuaries within every space. Her previous experience in furniture design plays an integral role in the development of each of her projects, as does the time she spends getting to know her clients. She uses this to achieve beautiful, practical, reimagined layouts, resulting in projects that enhance a client’s lifestyle, reflecting their individual passions. To learn more see her website www.laurahendersoninteriordesign.com.

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