FUN Family Reunion Games for ALL Ages!

You NEED fun family reunion games!

children playing a stick pulling game

A smart family reunion planner knows that fun group games can make a BIG difference at the family reunion. And you know what? Good news! Because usually the fun kid games, most memorable outdoor yard games and wackiest icebreaker activities are completely FREE and require very few props.

I promise - 

Fun family reunion games will create memories. And that's what it's all about! (And here you thought it was all about the Hokey Pokey.)

cousins open giftsCousins celebrate an UNbirthday party.

I'm so excited about my most recent find! Playmeo - a searchable online database of group games, activities and ice-breakers with video tutorials. PERFECT for family reunions!

My memories of family reunion games

Playing games and having fun together is a great way to turn relatives into friends!

One of the most memorable family reunions I attended as a kid was the one where I was in charge of running some simple, fun kid games with the younger children. Wow!

Running those games made me feel like I belonged! (Not to mention that the party planner in me was born!)

I was a very shy child and really needed some getting to know you activities, even though I was supposed to already know my family.

What kind of fun group games are you in the mood for?

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Big and Silly

Calm and Quiet


Crazy and Fun

You have to think about what YOUR family will enjoy the most. Do you need some getting to know you questions? Or maybe some icebreaker activities? Do you need indoor games for kids or outdoor lawn games? Or both?

You have a gazillion choices

I am constantly on the look out for new family reunion games and am always adding more of my favorites to the various categories below. Use what's here to spark your own creativity to find the games that will be most suited to your family. Submit your own family's favorites and help me add to the list!

Make Your Own Custom Photo Playing Cards

Indoor Games

Make a Treasure Hunt

Fun Outdoor Games

Outdoor Lawn Games

Fun Family Board Games

Ice Breaker Activities

Relay Races

Games with Puzzles

Group Games
(including Everything You Need to Know About Human Piñata)

Kids Games

Cooking Games

Water Games
(including Kids Pool Party)

Games Submitted by Site Visitors

What benefits will you see from family reunion games?

I'm a firm believer that carefully selected games can be THE single most important aspect of your family reunion.

They will:

  • Promote fun and liven the mood.

  • Give the kids something to look forward to. And something to do once you're there (read: expend energy). Check out Best Children's Games for even more great game ideas specifically for kids. 

  • Encourage interaction and help everyone feel comfortable. Fun family games provide an easy way to get reacquainted with the cousins.

  • Icebreakers will, well, break the ice. There’s nothing worse than that awkward first-person-to-arrive-nothing-to-do-maybe-I’m-too-early moment; especially if it's family that you're supposed to already know.

go to the reunion prepared

Even if you're not the family reunion planner, it's still a good idea to go to the family reunion PREPARED with a few activities, games and props for those dull moments. Time is too precious to waste!

My favorite grab-and-go props include:

  • a beanbag
  • deck of cards
  • ball
  • paper and marker
  • conversation starter questions (The Planning Guide includes 60 of my very favorite!) and
  • a game book or two

You could also grab a couple of family board games, the croquet set or a few printable word puzzles.

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