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    31 Board Games From Target That Are Great For Rainy Days

    Also excellent for: snow days, days when it's too hot to go outside, days when it's kind of foggy, Tuesdays, days when there's nothing good on TV, etc.

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    1. A copy of Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza because it's so simple, yet you'll want to play over and over and over again. My girlfriend and I have spent whole evenings just playing this fast-paced card game and having a great time.

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    Promising review: "I own two copies of this game — one for my house and one for my purse. It's fast-paced and fun with simple rules but still challenging. It's very quick to learn and each play through is a blast! We mix it up sometimes by only allowing non-dominant hands. I keep a deck in my purse for entertainment with the kids when we're out. The new version is in a slightly larger box but the old version is perfectly portable. At our last game night, we played it two separate times — as in we brought it back out after playing a couple of other games." —Target reviewer

    Price: $9.99

    2. A Throw Throw Burrito game that combines all the best elements of Spoons and dodgeball (though we promise, those little burritos are much softer than any dodgeballs you got whacked with in middle school).

    two models with the cards and squishy burritos
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    Promising review: "This is such a funny game. My kids love it. The only trouble I have with it is the kids get a little too rowdy and have to be reminded that they're in the house. A great game to get everyone interacting and having fun." —Target reviewer

    Price: $24.99

    3. A chess, checkers, and Chinese checkers triple set so you can get three games for the price (and storage space) of one!

    the triple game set with photos of the game boards
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    Promising review: "Great game for all and well made pieces and board for price. Good for both out and indoors." —Target reviewer

    Price: $9.99

    4. A copy of Monopoly: Target Edition that'll hopefully harness the soothing power of going to Target, and make it so nobody flips the board or storms off in a huff (which can be a real issue with regular Monopoly, in my experience).

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    Promising review: "Give this one a chance. If you're expecting a regular Monopoly game, you'll need to get used to this version. This game is really fun once you get the hang of it and play time is much shorter than a regular Monopoly game. Instead of properties you have items that you can purchase at two designated stops. You'll hold these items in your basket until you're ready to check out. To win you'll collect piggy points with every purchase, like with Target circle. If you have a red card you'll collect even more points. It's been a hit with our kids." —Elle

    Price: $24.99

    5. A copy of What Do You Meme: Family Edition, the PG-rated edition of the hit meme-making game, to keep internet obsessives both young and old entertained.

    a model holding game cards next to a meme
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    Promising review: "We played for the first time yesterday and had a great time. The ages in our group were 10-70 and everyone couldn’t stop laughing. Highly recommend!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    6. A copy of Hedbanz Blast Off that adds an ~explosive~ twist to the classic "Guess what I am" game. Try to beat the timer and guess your card before it literally flies off your head!

    a group of models playing the game with headbands on
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    Promising review: "This is such a quick and fun game for the entire family. We also really enjoyed taking it to a sports tournament because the players had so much fun between games trying to guess who they were." —Target reviewer

    Price: $16.99 (originally $19.89)

    7. A set of Uno cards with customizable wild cards, to really amp up the drama and betrayal when someone hits you with a Draw Four.

    a group of models playing with the red and black cards
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    Promising review: "My kiddos are finally at the age where we can do a family game night once a week, and this was the first game we bought! I like how the instructions are fairly simple and easy to learn. Even my 4 year old understands!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $4.99

    8. A two pack of classic playing cards because the possibilities are truly endless. Whether it's Go Fish, a round of Texas Hold 'Em with loose change, or an induction into Spades or Euchre, you can't go wrong.

    a group of models playing with the classic deck of playing cards
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    Promising review: "This is a great little set of cards. They are nice and sturdy and I know they will last a good while." —Target reviewer

    Price: $4.99

    9. A pack of Phase 10 cards that are great for groups with a real competitive streak. By those last few phases, everyone is so into it, and that rush can't be beat.

    a group of models playing with the blue and red cards
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    Promising review: "What a fun, family friendly game! My kids (ages 12–17) love playing this game!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $4.99

    10. A Jenga set because there's no better way to test your precision and patience. Plus, it's just always fun to watch the tower fall.

    A group of models removing blocks from the tower
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    Promising review: "My 7-year-old cousins love this game! My 23-year-old friends love this game. My 56-year-old parents love this game. No age restriction. If you can work those fingers, you can play!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $13.99

    11. A copy of the fill-in-the-blank game Cards Against Humanity that DEFINITELY shouldn't be played with younger kids, but is a riot for groups that are all, say, 17 or older.

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    Promising review: "Pretty much the only game I ever want to play, this games gets people who don't like games into games, which is great for parties and get togethers. Even those not playing have a great time and feel included, and it certainly is a great ice-breaker lol." —Target reviewer

    Price: $25

    12. A Guess Who set for a great "process of elimination" game that basically everyone loves. I don't want to know anyone who isn't down for a quick round of Guess Who.

    a model looking at the game board with illustrated faces
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    Promising review: "This game is fun for children and parents. Two people play at a time, but you can have two working together. It’s quick and fun. My grandchildren and I enjoy playing the game. It works with details and listening and speaking." —Target reviewer

    Price: $10.99

    13. A copy of Scrabble so you can show off what you learned from that fancy English degree (okay, maybe this is just me).

    two models playing with the red and tan game board
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    Promising review: "This game is a childhood favorite. I recently bought this for my children. They love it. The game helps with thinking skills, which is a plus." —Target reviewer

    Price: $18.99

    14. A Pie Face set that you will have to buy extra supplies for — but picking up some whipped cream is well worth it for this crowd pleaser.

    two models playing the game, one getting pied in the face
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    Promising review: "I was reluctant to get this game, fearing it would be too messy. My son really wanted it, asking for it for many years. So, we bought it for him. It is a blast! He loves it! It is not too messy. It is easy to set up and play!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    15. A Connect 4 set, for anyone who wants to get their butt kicked personally by my mom. Just let me know when you're playing this tic-tac-toe classic, and I'll send her over to demolish you.

    two blue and red colored models playing the game
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    Promising review: "I had to buy a new Connect 4 game because we lost a bunch of the chips from our super-old one that is over a decade old. This newer version is better. The chips interlock with each other when you stack them, and the chip release latch at the bottom of the game is more solid, so that your chips do not fall if you accidentally touch the latch. This is a great game that makes us think of strategies." —Target reviewer

    Price: $10.99

    16. A copy of The Game of Life because that little spinner made this the most fun game imaginable when I was a kid. The actual game did not matter. Only The Spin. But I hear the rest of this life-planning board game is pretty fun, too.

    a model's hand spinning the game spinner
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    Promising review: "My 7-year-old granddaughter and I had lots of fun. She likes 'getting married' and 'having kids.' We played the game four times and she won three. A good takeaway from the electronics." —Target reviewer

    Price: $20.99

    17. A Mancala board for some deeply satisfying gameplay. There's just something about dropping those little marbles into their holes.

    the wooden game board and colorful marbles
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    Promising review: "This was my favorite game growing up that my grandma taught me. I bought it to teach my younger cousins, it’s a great game. It’s a great game for all ages." —Target reviewer

    Price: $9.99

    18. A copy of Codenames so you can flex all your spy skills while helping your team guess your words before the other team can.

    two models with the word cards
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    Promising review: "This is a great game. Seemingly endless word combinations paired with a completely different experience depending on the team makes for a game that never loses its excitement. This game is for the loud friends who argue for fun and the quiet friends who love to strategize and think. I recommend this to everyone out there! It's good, clean fun." —Target reviewer

    Price: $11.49

    19. A Twister set that'll get you up and out of your seats for game time — it's always exciting to see who's secretly incredibly flexible (or who's incredibly...not flexible).

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    Promising review: "Who doesn’t love Twister?! I’m so glad my kids get to enjoy it as much as I did growing up. Super fun to play with my kids ages 1 to 5!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $17.99

    20. A Bananagrams game so you can have all the best parts of Scrabble and a crossword in one. It's fast paced, easy to play multiple rounds, and great for groups of all sizes.

    the banana shaped game bag and tan tiles
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    Promising review: "Really fun game!! We are playing with my 8-year-old and it’s a fun way to teach spelling. Definitely recommend!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $14.99

    21. A Hungry Hungry Hippos game that's exactly the same as you remember it from childhood, because slamming that hippo's mouth shut is just fun. It just is.

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    Promising review: "Of course I had this game when it first came out in the 80s. Don’t recall if the overall construction was the same or not, but easy to put together and then of course you just go wild tapping your hippo to eat the marbles. A little annoying to take apart to fit into the box each time, but it’s so few pieces it’s not too bad. All kids love this game — plus side, any ages can play together."Target reviewer 

    Price: $20.99

    22. A Settlers of Catan game because it's fun enough to have a whole tribe of evangelists. If that's not a good recommendation for a game, I don't know what is.

    a group of models grabbing pieces on the hexagonal game board
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    Promising review: "My husband really wanted this game for our family game night and I was skeptical. I didn’t think the two teenagers or myself would find this game fun, or that we would care to learn it. Yet, here we are, playing it in rotation on family game night. It’s fairly easy to learn, and surprisingly fun to play. We went a month where we only played this game, and found ourselves slightly obsessed to the point of buying the pirate game expansion. This game takes about an hour to play, or more depending on the people playing. Either way, you’re going to lose track of time, because it’s actually fun. On the fence about this? Nah. Do it. Trust me."Target reviewer

    Price: $44 

    23. A copy of Telestrations, the game that combines Telephone and Pictionary for a genuinely hilarious time. You're basically guaranteed to guffaw, I promise.

    the game supplies on a wood table
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    Promising review: "This game is a great game to play whether you’ve known the people you’re playing with forever or just met. Wonderful way to break the ice and make people laugh." —Target reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    24. A copy of Clue so you can solve a mystery and also practice your "Flames! Flames on the side of my face!" impression.

    the blue box and game board with drawings of the rooms
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    Promising review: "Both of my kids love playing this game. We haven't even had it for one week and we have played it at least once every night." —Target reviewer

    Price: $9.99

    25. A Pretty Pretty Princess game that'll be the most fun if you can get people of all ages to participate in the accessories-collecting fun — there's no age limit on wearing a tiara, right?

    the game board and pieces on a table
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    Promising review: "My daughter played this as a little girl 30 years ago and so I bought it for my great-niece's seventh birthday. She loved it. Definitely recommend this game." —Target reviewer 

    Price: $16.99

    26. A copy of Scattergories because this category game is a great group activity — and a great way to learn if you and someone you know have basically the same brain.

    the red game box and the white sheets and accessories
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    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite games. I bought this for our Ladies Game Night at the townhouses where I live. No one had played it before; everyone loved it. SUCCESS!!!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $19.99

    27. A Rummikub set that's perfect for older people who love Gin Rummy, but equally fun and easy to pick up for younger folks who may have never learned.

    the blue game board and white trays and tiles
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    Promising review: "Great game for all family members! Teaches children strategies and progressive moves. We love it!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $17.99

    28. A copy of Electronic Battleship with noises and lights when you get a hit, so you'll be absolutely certain when you've sunk that destroyer. Plus, unlike the classic version, this has a single player mode.

    two models and the set up battleship board
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    Promising review: "This game is fun and although it says eight years and older, my five year old loves it and plays it by himself with single player mode. Instructions for set up and game play are easy. I would definitely recommend this for your board game stockpile. Oh, and the game pieces have a compartment on the side of the game, so when you fold it up to store everything is inside." —Target reviewer

    Price: $20.99

    29. A Perfection game that is somehow both wildly stressful and very fun at the same time. Set the timer, try to get all the shapes in the holes before they pop...but also, it's really fun when they pop.

    two models playing with the red game board and yellow pieces
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    Promising review: "I like that it kept my three year old and seven year old busy. They kept trying to beat each other’s record." —Target reviewer

    Price: $20.99

    30. A Hunt a Killer mystery game that's perfect for true crime obsessives, detail lovers, and riddle-heads alike. Follow the clues, examine the evidence, and figure out who committed the gruesome murder at the Old Scratch Tavern.

    two models examining the documents of the game
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    Promising review: "Purchased this because I’m always watching detective shows and I thought it would be fun and challenging to crack a case myself! Played by myself (asked my husband for help on the ciphers, not my strong suit lol) and solved in about two hours. Super fun!! Will probably sign up for the subscription after trying this!!" —Target reviewer

    Price: $29.99

    31. A copy of A Little Wordy that's great for a pair of adults, teens, or even older kids who love word games and puzzles.

    the white board and multicolored game pieces
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    Promising review: "Very fun two person game. Hard to find an engaging two person game, but this is it! I feel it is well made (pieces are sturdy). Can play with kids and adults. Rules are simple." —Target reviewer 

    Price: $14.99

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