11 Favorite Games To Play On Yom Tov

Rachel Kor May 10, 2023

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Classic board games are great, but introducing a new game to the family every now and then can make a long Yom Tov or Shabbat that much more entertaining.

With yet another Yom Tov coming up, we thought it’d be a great time to introduce you to some games that we love, that your family may not be familiar with yet.

The games below cover a wide array of ages. Some require more energy and strategy, while others are more lighthearted and slow-paced.

If your family enjoys a game that is not on this list, let us know in the comments below!

Ticket To Ride

Ages 8+
Number of Players 2-5

The name of this game is to collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities through North America! It’s a fast-paced and strategic game that both kids and adults can enjoy.


Connect Four Spin

Ages 8+
Number of Players 2

This is a take on the classic Connect Four, with extra surprise and strategy! Players can spin the columns for added fun and suspense!


Monopoly Deal

Ages 8+
Number of Players 2-5

Love the game Monopoly, but not the amount of time it takes to play it? Monopoly Deal is a fast-dealing property trading game that takes only about 15 minutes to play!



Ages 10+
Number of Players 3-4

Although this game is a classic in most households, it’s so widely loved that we had to include it. Guide your settlers to victory by clever trading and cunning development, but beware of obstacles from other players along the way.



Ages 7+
Number of Players 2-4

Stake your claim and protect your territory with the Blokus game! It takes less than a minute to learn, but offers endless strategy and fun challenges for the whole family.


Spot It

Ages 4+
Number of Players 2-5

This is a fun, visual game that’s great for younger kids. It helps develop focus, observational skills, speech-language skills, and fine motor skills.



Ages 8+
Number of Players 1-10

Another classic that everyone should own, this game appeals to a wide age range, accommodates any number of players, and is a great game for kids and adults to play together!



Ages 10+
Number of Players 2-8

Codenames is a fun and challenging social word game, where teams compete to contact all of their agents first. Once you play this game once, you’ll be hooked into playing over and over again!


Ages 13+
Number of Players 4+

Race against the other team to say the Guess word without saying the forbidden words on the cards. This fast-paced game is great if your family is highly competitive and likes to have lots of laughs along the way!


Ages 8+
Number of Players 2-4

Azul is a tile placement game in which players become artisans and try to create the most beautiful tiled mosaics. In more of a slower-paced game, players compete for the highest score by claiming tiles and arranging them on their board to score points.


Ages 7+
Number of Players 1-16

Bananagrams is an educational and easy game to play with family. Players race against each other to build crossword grids and use up all their tiles.