Family game night is a beloved tradition around the world. Kids, teens, and adults come together to play a game that entertains and challenges the lot. If you’re a trivia-loving parent, you probably want to seek out a trivia game that can be enjoyable for both you and your children. Lucky for you, plenty of board game creators have beat you to the punch.
There are a ton of family-oriented trivia games out there, so many so that it can be hard to sort through them. We’ve done the hard work for you and parsed out ten favorites that are appropriate for kids and adults alike (and, who knows, maybe your unruly teen will like these too!). Read on to learn all about the ten best trivia games to play with family and find one that best suits you and your loved ones.
First up on the list, we’ve got All of Us, a family trivia game intended to bridge generational divides. Made by the people who created the smash hit card game What Do You Meme?, this game features trivia questions about decades present and past in an attempt to help older and younger family members understand each other better.
During All of Us, two teams battle it out as they traverse across a game board, acquiring points as they answer trivia questions correctly. The twist? Each trivia card is labeled as a different generation, either Boomer, Gen X, Millennial, or Gen Z. Regardless of what their own generation may be, teams must take turns answering questions about each generation. Each card features five questions, and teams must answer questions within 60 seconds to gain points. Answer all five questions correctly, and you get to move one spot forward on the board and earn a point. The first team to ten points wins the game.
There are also certain special questions, labeled as Time Travel, that can only be answered by those who are not a part of the generation that the question concerns. There are over 2500 questions in total, so you’ll never get bored playing All of Us.
This game is intended for ages 12 and over, so if you’ve got trivia-loving tweens and teens, consider purchasing this incredibly fun board game.
Hasbro Gaming Trivial Pursuit Family Edition
If you know anything about trivia, you’re definitely familiar with Hasbro Gaming’s classic trivia game, Trivial Pursuit. The Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is one of the best kid-friendly trivia games on the market. It’s got all the Trivial Pursuit features you know and love, like the six trivia categories and the accumulation of colored wedges as the game goes on.
A unique aspect of Trivial Pursuit Family Edition is that the game has different cards for kids than for adults. This way, all members of the game can be challenged fairly, i.e. kids won’t be struggling to answer questions and adults won’t be bored out of their minds by kid-level trivia questions. There are over 1,400 questions in each game box, so you’ll be sure to get new questions each time you play.
Another difference between Trivial Pursuit Family Edition and traditional Trivial Pursuit is that it’s got faster gameplay. It’s more quickly paced to withstand a child’s shorter attention span (and so they can get to bed on time, too!).
- Quick play trivia for the whole family
- Features cards for kids and cards for adults
- Includes over 1,400 trivia questions
- Includes over 1,400 trivia questions
Dr. Moku STEM Family Battle
Dr. Moku’s STEM Family Battle is another great board game option for your whole household. Like the name suggests, this game deals with questions about STEM topics—science, technology, engineering, and math. Each card features four questions, one for each of these categories.
Players gain points as they answer trivia questions correctly, and they move an icon around the board as they do so in an attempt to reach the coveted treasure chest. However, other players may sabotage them with traps to delay their progress—one player can even send another all the way back to the start of the board if they’re feeling especially ruthless.
Like Trivial Pursuit Family Edition, STEM Family Battle includes two question difficulty levels: flyweight, for younger kiddos, and heavyweight, for teens and adults. With both of these options there won’t be complaints that questions are too tricky or not challenging enough. Still, many of the flyweight questions could be tough for a younger kiddo, so consider playing this with tweens and teens, instead.
Alternatively, if single player gameplay isn’t your style, or you’ve got a big family, let your kids team up to play against you. This can add a fun element of extra competition to STEM Family Battle.
- Family game night will never be the same - Prepare to be stumped by this seriously challenging STEM trivia game while kids team up against you...and learn as they play. Full of traps, sneaky shortcuts and secret details.
- 800 balanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math questions for both kids and adults including references to video games and other pop culture tropes.
- Battle time - Help or hinder other players as you race to be the first to unlock the chest! STEM Family Battle plays like a tabletop video game. Ideal for your screen free family game night and parties.
- A level learning and playing field - Can you work out math puzzles without paper? This board game is an excellent teaching tool when used as a science and math game for the classroom or during your family game night.
- Again and again - We know that it can be hard to get older kids engaged with family board games so we created two sets of STEM quiz trivia questions for different ages. Perfect for teens or younger smartypants.
Wits and Wagers Family Edition
If Final Jeopardy is your favorite round of the fabled show, then you’re sure to love Wits and Wagers Family Edition. Made by North Star Games, Wits and Wagers has earned a glowing reputation amongst game lovers, and it’s got an array of accolades and awards to prove it.
In Wits and Wagers Family Edition, a tricky trivia question is read, and players write their guesses down on mini dry-erase boards. After all guesses have been written, they are laid out for all to see. From there, every player or team must place a wager on the answer they believe is most likely to be correct. These wagers are represented by small icons called Meeples—they’re cute, people-like figures that are sure to entertain any little ones playing. Those who placed their wagers wisely will earn points, so it’s not all about knowing trivia facts—you’ve got to learn how to bet well, too.
This game can be played either individually or on teams, depending on how big of a family you’ve got—there are enough materials for five people included, so anticipate splitting into teams if you’ve got more than five interested players. Wits and Wagers Family Edition can accommodate as many players as you like, so no matter the size of your family, you’re sure to have tons of fun.
The questions in the Family Edition are a little bit simpler than those in other versions of Wits and Wagers, so if your kids are older teenagers, consider buying a different edition of the game.
- History's Most Award-Winning Party Game – It’s the trivia game where you don’t need to know the answers to win!
- Easy to Learn – Read a question. Just write down your best guess. Whose guess is closest to the correct answer? Collect your points. Ages: 6+ Players: 3+ Play Time: 25 minutes
- Family Fun – Simple rules and family-friendly questions get the whole family cheering and laughing together.
- Play with Many Players – Play with 3 to an unlimited number of players. Perfect to play in teams with your friends!
- Includes – 250 Questions, 5 Large and Small Meeples, 5 Dry Erase Pens, 1 Dry Erase Scoring Board, 5 Dry Erase Answer Boards, Rules Manual
Confident? Board Game
Do you know enough trivia to answer every time with confidence? The board game Confident? challenges its players to do just that.
In Confident?, all questions have a numerical solution Players answer by guessing a range of numbers that they believe the answer falls within. Points are accrued if the answer falls within a player’s range, and the smaller the range, the more points they’ll earn.
There’s a lot to be said for an educated guess, and Confident? aims to reward those who take risks. That being said, because there’s some guesswork involved, players of any age can win, regardless of whether or not they knew the answer ahead of time. It’s cool to watch and see how many points your kids can win!
This game can comfortably be played by as few as two and as many as 30 players, so it’s perfect for a quiet night at home or an enormous family reunion. It only takes thirty minutes to play Confident?, so you can participate once for a briefer game night or opt for multiple rounds to increase the trivia fun.
- FAMILY & ADULT PARTY GAME: In this hit trivia game you answer entertaining questions with a RANGE. The smaller your range, the more points you score. Everyone stands a chance but are you CONFIDENT enough to win?
- TRIVIA WITH A TWIST: How many episodes of Friends are there? How long do couples date before getting engaged? A wide variety of quirky questions get you chatting, hilarious guesses get you all laughing!
- A HUGE HIT EVERY TIME: This award-winning board game is the go-to family party game that kids and adults will want to play again and again. Every family needs CONFIDENT? in their games cupboard.
- EASY TO LEARN: Simply read a question, guess a range and reveal your answers. The game's addictively simple concept allows you to play straight away. Unlike other trivia games, no knowledge is required - anyone can win!
- LOVED BY ALL AGES: A family favorite for 2-30 players. Suggested for ages 12+ and can be adapted for children as young as 8 if you play in teams and pick suitable questions. Quick to learn, 30 minutes to play.
Trekking The National Parks Trivia
If you’re a big fan of the great outdoors and natural wonders, try your hand at Trekking the National Parks Trivia. Based on the original Trekking the National Parks board game by Underdog Games, it’s a card game that’s well-suited to the whole family.
The game is chock-full of questions about a wide array of United States national parks. It comes with mini dry erase boards and markers for players to write down their guesses. Plus, there’s a handy reference sheet to help players with any mathematical conversions or time-related queries they may need to take a stab at throughout gameplay.
Trekking the National Parks Trivia is the perfect game for a family on an adventuresome vacation visiting a United States national park themselves. You can play it in the backseat of your minivan during a cross-country trip or during a break while in the middle of your travels.
- From the Creators of the Award-Winning National Parks Games: This trivia game builds on the love of national parks from the best-selling game, Trekking the National Parks.
- A Trivia Game for All! Specially designed so anyone can play. Even if you know nothing about the national parks, you can play, learn, and win
- The Perfect Gift: Give a meaningful national parks gift. It’s the perfect present for anyone who loves nature, the outdoors, and our beautiful public lands.
- 600+ Questions: Challenge your family and friends to a clever game of guesstimation with both text and image questions.
- We are proud to be a small, independent business, founded by two people’s mutual love of the national parks. We always donate a portion of all proceeds back to nonprofits making a difference around the world.
If you’re a fan of some major family competition, take Beat the Parents Ultimate Family Showdown for a spin. This game’s unique aspect is its initial wager. Before the game even begins, each team must designate a penalty they’ll take on if they lose—maybe parents will buy the kids a treat or extend bedtime later, and kids can give up screen time privileges or complete more chores. After the wagers have been written on the dry-erase board provided, the game begins.
First, family members must split into two teams, one for children and the other for adults. Each card lists three questions for kids and another three for parents. Players must answer their designated questions before the sand timer runs out to advance on the board. They’ll encounter other challenges along the way, like mini-games and physical activities that can earn them extra points. Once one team gets to the end of the board, they get to reap the benefits of the other team’s wager, whatever it may be.
Beat the Parents Ultimate Family Showdown is suitable for ages six and up, and it can be played with two to six players. With 200 cards, this game can provide entertainment for the whole family, game after game.
Who Knows More? Kids or Adults Trivia Game
In your family, who knows more: the kids, or the adults? This game aims to find out just that. Like many of the games above, Who Knows More? Kids or Adults pits different generations against each other in lighthearted competition. The premise is simple: answer questions to gain points and work your way towards a win.
The game comes with an array of trivia cards that cover plenty of categories, including pop culture, science, and history. In addition to trivia cards, the game provides an array of Think Fast cards, which give players timed challenges that exercise their brains rapid-fire-style. Often, these are mini-word games that require your brain to switch gears quickly. No matter the challenge, they make for great fun and add some variety into the mix.
Who Knows More? Kids or Adults is suitable for all players ages eight and up. Both adults and children will be challenged by this entertaining and lively card game.
- KIDS VERSUS ADULTS - Split up into opposing teams for the ultimate battle of the brains in this fun and simple trivia game.
- EASY TO PLAY - Collect points as you take turns answering fun trivia questions. First team to 20 points wins!
- FUN TOPICS FOR EVERYONE - Categories range from history to pop culture, science, random facts and more!
- GREAT FOR FAMILY GAME NIGHT - The perfect trivia game for kids 8+, teens and adults.
Ridley’s Games Family Games Night brings several unconventional trivia methods to the table. It revolves around guessing a specific song or character, depending on the game you choose to play. But there’s a kicker: these games involve exceptionally fun props. Seriously, have you ever played a game with kazoos before?
In the game Kazoo That Tune, one player hums a designated tune, and others must guess the song correctly to earn points. There’s one easy and one hard tune listed on each song card, so take your group into account when deciding which one to play.
Family Games Night also includes Who Am I?, a celebrity and character guessing game. In Who am I?, one player puts on a pair of silly glasses with a mystery person card attached. From there, they must ask pointed questions to determine their new identity. It’s a fun activity that requires plenty of pop culture trivia to win.
No matter your game of choice, you’re sure to flex your trivia muscles with Ridley’s Games Family Games Night.
Family Feud Kids Vs. Parents
This game follows the TV show’s traditional structure fairly closely. Players must guess what the “survey says” after being prompted by a Face Off card. There are different cards for kids and parents to level out the playing field. All must make their best guesses to gain points for predicting the survey’s results correctly.
Family Feud Kids Vs. Parents can be played with two to four players, and it’s appropriate for ages eight and up. Enjoy replicating the fun you see on television at home with your loved ones.
- It's a Family Feud Face Off! Parents vs Kids - who will have more correct answers?
- Different cards for the kids and the parents
- 160 Game cards, 3 "X" cards, and 1 instruction card included
Thanks for reading through Trivia Bliss’s list of the ten best family trivia games on the market. We hope you’ve found one or two new ones that can bring your whole family joy the next time you sit down for a game night. Looking for something for fewer players? We’ve got you covered.
Got a favorite family-friendly trivia game that we failed to mention? Or do you have good memories of playing one of the games listed above? Drop a comment down below to let us know all about it.