Family Day celebrates the importance of families and family life to people and their communities. It’s a fairly new holiday, only launched in 2008, and is celebrated on the 3rd Monday of February.

This year, Family Day falls on February 18th. What are your plans for Family Day?

Since its inception, we’ve been trying to spend Family Day unplugged. We try to do something fun together as a family outdoors, such as tobogganing or skating. Just before our fingers and noses become freezing numb, we’ll head back home to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and coffee for the adults. And what a better way to get the family involved in an indoor activity together than playing board games?

Playing games together brings families together, which is why Mattel is also asking families to reconnect and enjoy some fun together with board games:

Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples is the hilarious comparison game where players make Outrageous comparisons and can be totally subjective in deciding the outcome. It is perfect for any game night with family and friends! 12+. Available at Indigo, Mastermind, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Amazon. $29.99

Family Day Fun with Board Games

Bounce Off

Bounce-Off game is simple for everyone to understand and play, but don’t be fooled by the easy instructions – the competition is fierce! Whether you’re playing against others by bouncing balls in a frenzied race to match the card or the (slightly) more civilized turn-based play, Bounce-Off game brings the action and the results are wild! It’s perfect for parties and game nights and a great way to get the fun going and bring guests together. Age 7+. Available at Toys “R” Us, Walmart,Amazon. $29.99

Family Day fun


This quick-draw classic, the guesses can be just as hilarious as the sketches, making it the perfect way to get the party started. Pictionary now includes two erasable markers, boards for drawing and an updated Pop Culture category of clues. Year after year, since 1985, Pictionary has proven itself to be the ultimate party game! Age 8+. Available at Mastermind, Real Canadian Superstore, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Amazon. $29.99.

Family Day Activities


Balderdash game features interesting, unbelievably true content and categories about people, words, initials and movies. Once a category is chosen and the question is read, each player writes down what they think the definition or answer to the question is. The real fun begins when the phony definitions are read along with the legitimate ones! You will be sure to laugh out loud as you hear the hilarious and creative definitions! Age 12+.  Available at Indigo, Mastermind, Real Canadian Superstore, Toys “R” Us, Walmart, Amazon. $24.99

Family Day board games

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Disclosure: I was given product in exchange for review and giveaway. As always, the opinions expressed herein are my own.



Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Stephanie LaPlante Reply

    My favorite board game is definitely old-school Monopoly.

  2. My favourite boardgame is Pictionary. It is so fun trying to figure out the image..

  3. My favorite board game is Stop Thief (its an oldie but a goodie) 🙂 and also Canadian Monopoly.

  4. Jennifer P. Reply

    I love a lot of board games, but The Game of Life is probably my all-time favourite – lots of great memories playing it in my childhood/youth, and now I enjoy playing it with my older daughter who loves it too.

  5. Just one? Impossible! I have been getting into The Sheriff of Nottingham with my kids – and Cahoots. We love games and it is hard to narrow it down.

  6. My family loves playing board games and we seem to be playing them a lot over the cold days. We play Monopoly with the set I had as a child!

  7. Our family has game night every Saturday night. It’s changed a LOT with a two year old but still a ball of fun. We’ve adjusted the games and he has a blast!

  8. Settlers of Catan is my favourite board game with Monopoly being a close second.

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