These are the best board games for camping. They're perfect for when kids need a break from all the action. Here are seven must-have games!
Camping is one of those genuinely sacred activities that top the list as one of the best ways to connect and bond together as a family. The beautiful part about camping together is that there are no outside distractions pulling each and every one of you in a different direction.
Camping is the perfect time to leave those electronics at home, silence the cell phones, and unplug 100% from the outside world.
While exploring nature on vacation is amazing, one activity that stands out and tops the list is playing camping board games together as a family.
There is just something so calming about sitting around the campfire and connecting mentally with the other members of your family.
While any game will create that family-friendly atmosphere, there are a few that top the list and are a must to take when we travel!
The Best Board Games For Camping
Here are our seven favorite board games for camping with kids…
Not only is Rummikub fun for the entire family to play, but it also plays a role in STEM learning as well. To be able to find a game that is educational and full of fun is quite unique, but this game does it well. Sitting by the fire and taking your turn placing your tiles is guaranteed to bring hours of fun to you and your family.
Waking up in the morning and playing a game of cribbage while drinking a cup of coffee is the perfect way to start any camping morning. Not only does it get your brain working bright and early, but it’s also a game that can be played by anyone at almost any age. Just grab the cribbage board and a deck of cards as you pack for your camping trip and head out the door!
If you have younger children in your family camping as well, this card game is an absolute must. Not only was it designed and created by a child herself at the age of 6, but it is also seriously beyond fun. While there may be a lot of moving parts going on within the game, all ages will love every moment of it.
Who says you can’t bring a bit of strategy and coding along with you when camping? This game is truly perfect for any age, and simple to adjust as needed. Get your thinking caps ready with this family-friendly brain teaser!
No other game out there gives quite the laugh as trying to guess what your family members are drawing by the light of the campfire. Brushing up on those artistic skills are highly recommended if you want to stand a chance of winning a round or two. Choose your partner wisely in this wild and interactive game.
There is nothing more satisfying than getting to yell out “Yahtzee” after rolling those dice. With this fun and fast-paced game, your entire family is certain to fall in love and request to play it over and over again.
Trust me when I say that you’ve never played a card game quite like this. Wildcards are aplenty, and there is even an extra suite added to give it an extra level of fun. It is perfect for families with a wide range of ages.
This family card game comes in an easy to store, on-the-go, metal container. It is perfect game for camping and playing on picnic tables!
Don't skimp on the games! Once you set up camp and are ready to relax, you'll find that you and your family will be ready to bond, connect and play game after game after a fun day of exploring.
When you're prepping for your next adventure, plan ahead and make certain that you pack a few of these fun camping games for kids. The more games that you can pack to play, the more fun and engagement that you and your family members will have when taking a break from adventuring!
^ Heads-Up: The Camp Board Game featured in this video might be fun if you have really young kids, but... we played it once and then passed it on. I should note that we did LOVE the fact it had a giant die.
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Thena is an avid camper, loud laughter, and lover of anything and everything pertaining to family. She spends her days dreaming of a never-ending cup of coffee and new ways to travel full-time with her family. When Thena isn’t writing, she can be found snuggled up in a warm blanket, reading the latest and greatest book.