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Favorite Board Games + A Challenge!

by | Nov 4, 2019 | Decorating Inspiration

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Favorite Board Games + A Challenge!

We are so excited to have our game table in the living room! It’s already become a frequented destination for date nights, meals and games.

So many of you have messaged me about our wood game board (called Agitation/Aggravation) that I thought it would be helpful to share some of our favorites with you.

Favorite Board Games + A Challenge!

These boards won’t all be exactly like mine as ours have been in our family for so many years, but they are similar. 

Ours is only one-sided for 4 players, but some of the ones below are double-sided for 6 players!

Aggravation/Agitation boards similar to our wood one:

Favorite Board Games + A Challenge!

Here’s a holiday season challenge: 

Work hard, play hard. Unplug the devices, set aside the electronics, and play an actual board game or do puzzles with your family and friends! Even if it’s just yourself or you and your spouse, give it a try!

Christmas Gift Idea: Give your family the gift of experiences with a new family board game! Get a few games that are pretty enough to display on a coffee table, or set up a game basket! I love these classic games disguised as beautiful linen books!

Favorite Board Games + A Challenge!
Sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6

A few more games our family likes:





My kids have been playing Betrayal at House on the Hill (also the Legacy version).

Shop more games below:

Favorite Board Games + A Challenge!

What are some of your favorite games to play?


  1. Mary Anne Saunders

    We still love Sorry and Yahtzee. I actually have wooden game boards decorating a wall in one of our rooms.

  2. Cindy

    My son brought over a new game this weekend called The Game Goes to Eleven. Fast moving and fun! And a staple game in our house is cribbage!

  3. Marsha Norrid

    Apples to Apples!

  4. Mercedes

    Love games and having a spot ready really makes it easier

  5. Shari

    We love blokus! Nert’s is another favorite as is Clue.

  6. jen S

    I still prefer board games over electronic. We bought a giant jenga game a few months ago and are loving it!

  7. Angela

    Scrabble is always a favorite. Also, Clue and when time allows Monopoly.

  8. jo

    Our family plays AmericanHandNFoot. It is a new twist on the old favorite game Hand and Foot. Our family loves it and we always play it at holiday get-togethers. Specialty cards, varied ways to earn points. We found it online. The designers of the game called it “American” Hand N Foot because the designers love our country.

    • Ella

      I enjoy the original Trivial Pursuit.

  9. Rosanna

    If you like Monopoly,try the farming game! We enjoy Skip-bo,(n fast skip-bo),Uno,Phase -Ten,Dice,Aggravation,Rook,..lots n lots of fun times!! Ohh..n Rummikube! That’s my Mother-in-law’s favorite!

  10. Kim

    My family loves Kismet, Scrabble, Pictionary, Monopoly, and Clue. Lots of fun and good memories!

  11. Francesca Gunn

    Board games are a staple for my family. Even now, my grown kids still prefer a game to electronics

  12. Harriet

    We play Settlers of Cataan and Exploding Kittens every Thanksgiving at Cannon Beach.

  13. KJ

    Our family loves games! Tichu and Skull King are the current ones that gets pulled out frequently.

  14. Helene

    I’m intrigued now by the aggravation game boards…. and I want to get a puzzle to leave out in the living room for family to work on together off an on over the holidays….any recommendations?

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