The Best Indoor Games to Play with Your Kids

If you’re a parent with children, chances are by now you’ve already exhausted your limited supply of indoor games and are looking for some new options to get you through the rest of the wet spring season. Lucky for you, generations of parents before you have thought up easy games that they can play with their kids, and we’re here today to help pass their wisdom on to you.

You don’t need to spend lots of money to keep your kids entertained. These games that we’ve collected today are either cheap, or completely free. If you save this list, you’ll never need to put on another episode of Paw Patrol or Storybots again.

1. Monopoly

This classic game is suitable for slightly older children. The minimum age suggestion on the regular version is eight, but there’s a junior version that’s marketed to children five and up.

Whichever version of the game you pick, the rules are generally the same: buy up properties around a board and collect rent so that you can be the richest person in the game. This game is well-known for its tendency to go on forever, which makes this a great game to leave and come back to if you have to stop for any reason.

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2. Charades

Charades is probably one of the easiest games to play. It doesn’t require any materials other than a creative mind and can be played with any size group.

Charades is one of the earliest parlor games. It’s been played since the 18th century and is still popular today. All you need to learn are the various common signals that denote categories, and shortcuts like “sounds like,” and the possibilities are endless. When you’re first teaching this game to younger children, you may need to help them out a bit, but the more they see it played, the easier it will be for them to learn.

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