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Best app games for family game nights

Developers and publishers make games with target players in their minds. For instance, action games are for players who are looking for the adrenaline rush from the gunfights, brawls, and gore. Horror games, on the other hand, are for gamers who are out there who want to test the extent of their courage for scares. There are already a lot of different game genres and categories ever since the invention of video games. But have you ever thought of a game for all ages? A game played not by just one person, but by a group of people or a family? A game played on a mobile phone that can bring more fun to a party? If you are one of those who are looking for such games, then you are in the right place.

What this page has below is a list of the top family games which can be played on game nights. It is a mix of board games, card games, and classic games ported by developers into a compact mobile game. You can also see trivia games, as well as other multiplayer games guaranteed to bring great entertainment. This list is specially curated to make sure users can download or buy each game, then install and play on their Android and/or iOS devices. Gather your family and friends and have a night full of fun and excitement with the best app games for family game nights below!

1.Smule

with in-app purchases

Smule is a free karaoke app where you can join the global karaoke party to sing your favorite songs from a huge catalog of top hits, or perfect a song and then share it with the world. The karaoke app is available on iOS and Android.

  • Gustavo Borges null

    by Gustavo Borges null

    This game is really cool! It can make you spend hours playing.

2.Heads Up!

Paid: $0.99 with in-app purchases
Heads Up! is a game for Android and iOS mobile games popularized by comedian and TV show host Ellen DeGeneres. In this game, the player/s need to guess the word on the "card" on the head of the other player.
  • Gustavo Borges null

    by Gustavo Borges null

    Really fun game! The only problem is the movies option. The names of the movies are all in English (obviously), what would be a problem for those who don't leave in an English speaking country. The names of the movies vary from countries.

3.Pictionary

with in-app purchases

Pictionary is a classic board game for a quick sketch and guess game also available for Android and iOS is the classic drawing game adapted to smartphones. It offers two game modes, solo to draw masterpieces or exciting 2v2 real-time challenges.

  • Christian Hoffman

    by Christian Hoffman

    What more can I say about Pictionary? It's a classic game that has been enjoyed by millions of people over the years. This version allows you to play on Android or iOS enabled devices, which makes it great for family game nights, or even small get to More

4.Reverse Charades

with in-app purchases

Reverse Charades is a free iOS app based on the classic game in which one person, without speaking, acts for others to guess the word. The game set the rounds with time limits with free and premium packs of cards.

  • Website:

    https://reversecharades.com/
  • Age rating:

    4+

  • Category:

    Games,Entertainment,Card,Word

  • Publisher:

    Simsaw, Inc

  • Size:

    64.49 MB

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  • Peter Contreras

    by Peter Contreras

    A fun family game that has a fun design. It's good for a few hours at least.

5.Trivia Crack

With in-app purchases.
Trivia Crack is a free online quiz game developed and published by Etermax in 2013 for both Android and iOS devices. Users can play against their friends even in foreign languages and even share their own achievements.
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  • Michael Anderson

    by Michael Anderson

    As a trivia junky this game keeps me occupied during my spare time. There are 5 major categories to choose from and can even play against friends and other online community members.

6.Draw Something Classic

with in-app purchases

Draw Something Classic is a free drawing game where users can play with their friends to the Draw and Guess classic game. It can be downloaded and installed on both Android and iOS devices, and also has in-app purchases.

  • Doris Vasquez

    by Doris Vasquez

    Draw Something Classic is so much fun to play. It is good for players of all ages and you can play with your friends. I wish that there was a way to play with multiple players using one phone. This would make the game more exciting, rather than waiti More

7.Just Dance Now

with in-app purchases

Just Dance now is the mobile version of the classic Just Dance's games for consoles. It supports Android, iOS, and Chromecast enabled devices.

  • Gloria Woods

    by Gloria Woods

    Have an embarrassing dad who likes to show off his dance moves? For your next family game night, try the Just Dance Now app! Everyone's played this game at some point on a console, and now you can whip it out anytime on your phone. Yes, it makes some More

8.Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Paid: $14.99 PS VR & PS Camera Required
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a game where one player is trapped in a virtual room with a ticking time bomb. The other players have to give instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the given information without actually seeing it.
  • Deborah Armstrong

    by Deborah Armstrong

    This is fun. Have fun with your friends and family. I like the virtual game night idea. This one is fun and can be funny when you're playing with others. It's not that great in graphics, but the fun makes up for that. Really great game!

9.Spaceteam

with in-app purchases

Spaceteam is a free local co-op multiplayer party game, where a group of players shouts directions at the player who has control of the spaceship. It can be played on devices running on either Android or iOS systems.

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  • Age rating:

    3+

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    Word

  • by Timothy Howard

    Looking for something to do on family night? Then this app is for you and your family. It is highly engaging and interactive and you can control who does what. Highly exciting times available through this app.

10.Karaoke Anywhere Lite

Free download
With this free app, you can get a streaming library of thousands of songs! It is a simple but complete application for those who want to sing until dawn!


  • by Angela Xu

    My family love karaoke! This app makes it really easy to set up for a family game night too.

11.Trivia Crack Kingdoms

With in-app purchases.
This is a Trivia Crack sequel, an amazing quiz game that lets you test your knowledge and challenge your friends to see who is the smartest.
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  • Christine Contreras

    by Christine Contreras

    A highly popular game that has been well-reviewed by many individuals. Easy to use with simple gameplay, many individuals can play the game with one another. Perfect for a family video game to play with friends and family members.

12.MONOPOLY

Paid: $3.99 with in-app purchases
MONOPOLY Game is the all-times-classic board game, available to mobile devices. You will have to buy the properties of your choice, then sell or trade them. Multiplayer up to 3 friends via local Wi-Fi or Bluetooth mode up to 2 players.
  • Margaret Murray

    by Margaret Murray

    I downloaded this thinking there would be more interaction between my family. We don't all have mobiles so it was pretty much was worthless for family More

  • Charles Estrada

    by Charles Estrada

    Monopoly, surprisingly, is one of (if not the) best app games for family game nights. I anticipated that it would have translated poorly but the app v More

13.QuizUp

with in-app purchases
QuizUp is a multi-player trivia game in which one player competes against another during seven rounds of timed multiple-choice questions in over 1000 topics. It gives players the chance to meet new people and join tournaments with them.
  • Website:

    https://www.glu.com/
  • Age rating:

    12+

  • Category:

    Games

  • Publisher:

    Glu Games Inc

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    14.Catan

    Paid: $4.99 with in-app purchases

    Catan is a board game where 4 players compete against each other to see which one can build the longest roads, the most settlements, and the bigger armies. Trade your resources wisely to build cities and roads to beat enemies.

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      15.UNO!

      with in-app purchases

      UNO! is a free online card game for both Android and iOS devices developed by Mattel163. It has different game modes to play such as tournaments and enables its users to play against other online players.

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