Board Game Night Made Easy with ThinkFun

When was the last time you had a board game night in your home? It’s been awhile hasn’t it. My friend and I try to have them every other week. Depending on when everyone is working, it normally falls on a Friday. A week or two we played these games; Balance BeansEscape the Room: Mystery at the Stargazer’s ManorYoga Spinner & Clue Master from ThinkFun.

Board Game Night Made Easy with ThinkFun

I have to admit out of all the games – I’m not sure I could picked my favorite. They all cover different aspect in a game, to the point it makes it enjoyable for all ages. The kids loved the Yoga Spinner game. While it was entertaining as all get out watching the adult do the different poses – the kids won that game. Clue Masters reminded me as sudoku – first I was kinda confused, but then when someone said it was like that – it all made sense after that. The younger kids didn’t catch on as fast as the adults. It was overall fun though.

Balancing of the Beans is fun for all ages. I think I had the most fun with. It definally made you think if nothing else. Last but not least, Escape the Room –  Let’s face it, first we were confused. There’s clues for the game on ThinkFun’s website, that helped us out to get the game started. You have 2 hrs to “escape” the room and we solved it in less than a hour. I played with people who wanted to figure out all the puzzles themselves, not much of sharing the task, that kinda ruined the game to me honestly. To be able to have a game night without electronics is always a win-win for me.

Board Game Night Made Easy with ThinkFun

Clue Master™, Ages 8 and up, single player, MSRP: $12.99
Your goal: Help Tippy the dog return to his dog house! Young players use deductive reasoning to place Tippy’s chew bones, tennis balls, and food bowls in the correct order to unlock the secret door and send Tippy home. The more you play, the more deductive tricks and strategies you’ll learn as you reason logically from the clues you’re given!

Board Game Night Made Easy with ThinkFun

Balance Beans™, Ages 5 and up, single player, MSRP: $17.99
This bean-filled game with a fun seesaw, introduces algebraic equation and physics. The player must determine where to place the colorful beans on the seesaw to keep it from teetering. As challenges progress from “easy” to “super hard,” players rely less on trial and error, and more on their math and reasoning to balance the beans.

Board Game Night Made Easy with ThinkFun

Escape the Room: Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor, Ages 10 and up, multiple players, MSRP: $21.99
Escape the Room events are happening in cities all over the world, and now one can happen in your home with the first play-at-home version. In this timed party game, players decipher clues to unravel the mystery of the town’s well-respected astronomer – without actually locking anyone in a room!

Board Game Night Made Easy with ThinkFun

Yoga Spinner®, Ages 5 and up, two or more players, MSRP: $14.99
This game stimulate and calm the mind simultaneously, while encouraging teamwork & physical activity. Yoga Spinner players give the spinner a whirl and perform the corresponding pose to win the pose card. To win the game, players need to collect a card from each of the four categories of yoga poses.

Which of the ThinkFun games do you want to try?

Disclaimer:  I’ve been compensated in the form of receiving the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

About Natalie

Natalie is a North Carolina single mom who enjoys the simple things in life such as live music, great food, travel. When she’s not blogging, you can probably find her making graphics, binging netflix or spending time with friends.


  1. Debra Holloway says:

    These games look totally fun and awesome. These would make for a great family night.

  2. We love to have game night several times a week with my grandsons. These games look like so much fun!

  3. My family should start making Friday’s family game night!

  4. Cathy French says:

    Board game night is so much fun and a great way to get away from the electronic gadgets that seem to be taking over our lives.

  5. I’d like to play Escape The Room, I like mystery and adventure games. Bonus for involving an astronomer!

  6. Board games are so fun! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Jeanna Massman says:

    My grandson and I love to play board games.

  8. jeanettesheets says:

    my family and i love game nights ,these are so awesome

  9. We haven’t played these games before but we love board games, card games, and puzzles.

  10. These look like cool games, but I have no young children in my life.

  11. Sherry Compton says:

    Games are so much fun, and it would be funny to see my grandkids try the Yoga Spinner game.

  12. I would love to try the Escape the Room game!

  13. One of my favorites is a card game called Gloom, great for Halloween fun!

  14. Pamela Gurganus says:

    My family loves to play games together! I know we would love the Escape the Room: Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor! This would make a great game for a Christmas, as we always buy a new game for the holidays.

  15. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I love board games, so this is right on time! Thanks for the information on a fun and creative game.

  16. I haven’t played any kind of board game in SO LONG! I think that the “Balance Beans” game looks especially fun– and cute, too!
    Thank you for posting about this. It actually makes me want to go out in the living room and dust off our board games!

  17. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I had not seen these games before they all look like so much fun for the kids nice for game night with the family.

  18. Those look like fun games. I think we’d especially like Balance Beans.

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