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Family Getting Too Much Screen Time? 4 Classic Games to Play with Your Kids

Often, it can be easy for children and even adults to get too wrapped up in their devices, such as video game consoles, televisions, and smartphones. This can help to pass the time, but it also can take away from your ability to make lasting memories and can detract from building strong personal relationships. It is important to remember the significance of spending time with your friends and family and completing fun, engaging activities with them. The following information provides a closer look at four classic games you can play with your kids together as a family if you feel everyone is getting too much screen time:


Monopoly is a fun pastime that nearly every age group can enjoy. It is fun and engaging while still offering plenty of opportunities to learn a bit more about the world of finance. This game is a great way to bring your family together to create an enjoyable experience that doesn’t involve modern technology and devices.

Trivia Games

There are many fun trivia games you might want to try. Examples of popular options include Trivial Pursuit, Bezzerwizzer, Cranium, and Jeopardy. Each of these games will help to test your general knowledge skills and will give you the opportunity to learn new, interesting facts.

Pictionary and Charades

Pictionary and Charades are fun, interactive games that most people thoroughly enjoy. They are quite engaging and can allow you to work on your artistic and acting skills. They are both simple to learn and can be played without purchasing a lot of supplies. Therefore, they are great games to consider if you are on a budget.


Chess is a great hobby to learn. It helps you to think more strategically and use your problem-solving skills. It can sometimes be challenging to learn. Therefore, if it is something you are interested in learning within your family, you may want to consider online chess lessons, which will give you a deeper understanding of the game and its rules.

Overall, playing games together is a great way for your family to bond. Often, people become too consumed in their devices and forget the importance of family time. The aforementioned activities make excellent starting points towards engaging with your family more often and learning to enjoy each other’s company without the distraction of technology, which can often get in the way.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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