When you hold family vacations, games are great tools to keep you entertained in your rooms or accommodation. Plus, family games are a low-cost way of building deeper relationships with your parents, siblings, and other relatives.
After an energetic day swimming or hiking, spend time with your family at night with these five free games.
Yes, you can still play Pictionary even without the official board game. Prepare various categories such as movie titles, household objects, celebrities, events, or places. Use sheets of scratch paper or erasable boards for the game. Divide into groups and choose a representative to pick a category and draw the assigned item. The group with the highest number of correct guesses wins. You may introduce prizes to encourage people to play and enjoy.
Playing Pictionary with family members is a fun way to brighten the mood in your vacation rental. You might find remodeled houses and lots in Alfonso, Cavite as vacation houses that provide spaces with tables and chairs to enjoy playing Pictionary with your relatives.
Make swimming more fun for older kids with a pool treasure hunt. You may hide the “treasure” a day or night before the hunt. Hide the precious loot under the pool or around the pool area. The treasure can be a bag of sweet treats, some cash, or toys.
If you want a different kind of treasure hunt, use plastic eggs to store prizes and hide the eggs all over your vacation accommodation.
Like Pictionary, you can play the Taboo game even without the official board game. You may use the free mobile application or manually list down all the categories and items you want the players to guess. Playing Taboo is also a great way to brush up on your general knowledge while having fun with your loved ones.
Sharks and Fishes
Sharks and Fishes is a classic pool game that you can play with both adults and children. Assign someone to be the Shark while the rest will be the Fishes. Cue the shark to dive into the pool and chase all the assigned fish. The game ends when the Shark tags all the fishes. The first “Fish” to be caught becomes the shark in the next round.
Maximize your pool floaters by using them for a pool race. It will be fun watching the racers get to the other end of the pool with their donuts, arm floaters, inflatable animals, kicking board, and pool noodles.
Marco Polo With A Twist
Marco Polo is another classic swimming pool game. But instead of saying the usual “Marco! Polo!” catchphrase, use animal sounds to find the others, especially those who snuck out of the pool. Imagine trying to find “Polo” amidst a sea of various animal sounds? Playing Marco Polo with a twist might just make your vacation even more fun and memorable.
Having fun with your family during a vacation allows you to bond and forge deeper connections. Plus, you’ll also get to know more about your relatives’ personalities and interests. Consider playing these five games during your family vacation and spend meaningful time with your loved ones.